Friday, January 25, 2013

Fun, Fun... Coming Soon!

I wanted to share just a few of my favorites from previous fundraising events.  I'll post registration up when I have it!  Happy weekend XOXO

Monday, January 21, 2013

Sutherland Trail

Jeep adventure:
Sutherland Trail
Oro Valley, Southern Arizona

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Bobcat of the Month

Two awards this month already!  This kid's on a roll.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

This Is Home

Looks like we will continue to call this home for a little while longer.

Friday, January 4, 2013

An Amazing Race / Chinese New Year

The Brunette family party this year was based on Grandma Brunette's favorite television show: The Amazing Race.  Military Man and I were on a team with the 9-12 year old grandkids.... meaning three of them were ours and the fourth was cousin Jacob.

We were ahead of all the other teams until we got to the combination locks... the darn locks slowed us down so much that we ended up in last place.

By the time we got to the final challenge - launching our Chinese lantern - everyone else was already back home eating dinner.  I would have LOVED to get a photograph of ALL of the lanterns in the sky at the same time.

My best attempt at writing "SNAKE" on the snake balloon.  It was also nice to see family members we hadn't seen in a couple of years, like Devon and his little kiddos, and those loveable family members ya just can't miss like Aunt Mickie!

Daisy In The Snow

I'm not so sure she liked the snow.  She does quite enjoy hot and sunshine... all this cold, wet Utah snow was not her forte.

She was however, keen to the next door neighbor's pony that kept prancing around the yard every time she ventured outside.  I think he may have been showing off for Miss Daisy, she could easily be mistaken as a small horse.  I didn't realize just how big she really is until I saw her next to the pony.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Teppanyaki - Japanese Steak House

Disappointed to learn we would not be moving to Japan, Grandma and Grandpa treated us to Japanese Teppanyaki/Hibachi-style cooking and entertainment.  We had a lot of fun.  Joey's favorite part was catching a shrimp in his mouth - the girls loved the onion volcano that exploded into flames.  Sam and I loved the food, it was absolutely outstanding.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Snow Fort Fun

GG brought cousin Gage over to play with the kids in the snow before we had to leave for Arizona.

Sam and I figured we would teach the kids how to build a snow fort.  But I think we ended up doing all the labor, with GG's help, while the kids threw snowballs for the dogs.

Copper decided he could help out by digging out his own entrance into the fort.

Before And After

BEFORE Christmas we enjoyed playing card games and ping pong.  Joey even took to Grandpa's workshop and started on his Pinewood Derby car.  But AFTER Christmas it was difficult to get anyone to do anything other than play with their fancy new electronics.