Friday, August 29, 2008

First Day of School

Here are some pics from the 1st Day! I'm getting ready to go out of town for the weekend (woo hoo Vegas!) so I thought I'd get these pics up before I go.
Ready for his 1st day of Kindergarten!

He insisted on riding the bus

hanging up his backpack in his classroom

after school cookie!
Kolbi was not into pictures for the 1st day so they didn't come out very good. Nichole says she got a good one so I'll get back to you with that! Here is a good pic of her super cool hand warmers! LOL

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Meet The Teacher

Well, last night was meet the teacher at Riley's school. He will start Kindergarten tomorrow
and I couldn't be sadder! Riley is very excited even though Kolbi is the exact opposite.
Here's some pics I snapped from last night.

Lexi will be in the same class as Riley (so will our neighbor - that poor teacher)!

He didn't want me to take anymore pictures but I forced this one.

Monday, August 25, 2008

My Birthday Week

Well, it's over. My birthday was Saturday and my week of 'all about me' has come to an end. It was a great birthday for me starting with a tattoo (my gift from Justin) and ending with a full day at the Lake on Sunday. Here's some highlights...
I love my new tattoo and will soon be adding two more stars to it (I feel like the one is lonely).
We had a nice birthday dinner on Friday at Red Robin. Just so you know, when you turn in the birthday email they absolutely will sing and embarrass you! I was under the impression that someone at the table would have to request it and boy, was I mistaken! I did have a very delicious California Chicken Burger - my favorite there!

Riley lead me by hand through our neighborhood to the coffee shop on the corner for my 'surprise' coffee on Saturday morning. This was so cool because it was his idea and he was so proud of himself for coming up with my present!
My birthday box arrived from Angel and it rocked! LOVE my Macayo's salsa :)

Saturday evening was full of so much fun with the girls. We had a dinner before scrap night and they went all out with a cake and wonderful gifts! I don't have pics from that night though because I think they are on Aimee or Nichole's camera... I'll have to work on that. There was even a 'guest gift' from Sandy - a so cool pin-up girl book (to add to the Bettie Page lunch box she sent earlier in the week)!

To round off the weekend we spent all day Sunday at Owyhee Reservoir on the boat. I took so many pics and here are some of them...

Friday, August 15, 2008

Got Me Some Cowgirl Hair

So here it is, the pic to prove that I went to a Rodeo. There's a lot of cowboys in Idaho, and they love the CNR (Caldwell Night Rodeo). It's a huge deal around here and I guess in many rodeo circles. I hear that our local CNR is one of the worlds top 25 rodeos and is filmed in full to be played on ESPN. My friend Aimee is a huge rodeo fan (and former Ms. Idaho Rodeo Queen) and she insisted that Nichole and I go with her to this years rodeo. We loaded up on western wear, jewelry, makeup and hairspray for a girls night out. I took several pics of the riding but it was getting dark and the pics aren't that great. I'll work on touching them up in photoshop so that they look decent. We had fun, the rodeo was totally a blast and we hung out until the wee hours of the morning. Can't believe I even woke up this morning! So more pics later and no makin' fun of the big hair! Ha Ha

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Sunday Bargain Shopping

Well, in an effort to share my coupon madness, I'm posting this photo of my super shopping trip on Sunday. My total spent was: $45.06 - here's a list of what I got:
30 boxes of Mac N Cheese
7 bottles of Powerade (only 4 in pic - sent the rest home with Nichole)
2 Kid Cuisines
1 Southbeach Diet Pizza
1 package of Lean Pockets
6 Post It Notes
2 packages hot dot buns
1 package hamburger buns
1 bag of potatoes
2 packages of Kraft Cheese Singles
2 packages of Ball Park Franks
2 bottles of Kraft Ranch Dressing
2 boxes of Wheat Thins
2 packages of Crystal Light Drink Mix
6 boxes of Electrosol Dishwaser Tabs
1 can of Coffee
3 jars of Valasic Dill Relish
5 cans of Diced Tomatoes
5 Glade Plug Ins
2 packages of Cherry Jello Snack Packs
2 packages of kotex
2 boxes of Suddenly Salad
1 Gallon Milk
1 Newspaper
1 All You Magazine
My total coupon savings was $88.39 - very good shopping day,
used lots of coupons as you can tell and got a great deal!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

A Day On The River

That was us, earlier today, on our rafting adventure. Justin arranged for some of the Fogles and most of us to go on this great, all day, raft ride. You'll find Justin on the Payette River floating these rapids every week in the kayak and he wanted to share this day with us. On the boat is Carol, Nichole, Lilly, Tanner, Riley and me. We don't have pictures (yet) of Justin and Chris kayaking beside us. Nichole brought along a water-proof camera and snapped a few pictures but those crazy 'film' cameras require so much time that I won't be able to post those photos tonight! These pics were taken by the professionals that follow along the bank and try to take some great shots of us getting drenched. We were guided along 11 miles of class II and III rapids by the staff of Cascade Raft and Kayak . It was so beautiful up in the mountains and I recomend this trip to everyone! The kids did get a little cold but loved it just the same.