Thursday, October 31, 2013


Getting ready for Trunk or Treating at the school last Friday.....yes, we've been celebrating Halloween for almost a week and I'm ready to be done! ;-)
Jessie the Mermaid, Gracie the Black Cat, and Emmett as Jango Fett (bounty hunter from Star Wars ;-)

Tarzan and Jane?

We wanted to carve our pumpkins before Jason left, so we did them a little early. Unfortunately, they only lasted three days before I had to scoop them off the porch with a shovel and put them in the compost bin.....

Friday, October 18, 2013

Happy Birthday

We met when she was 19 and it's been an amazing 16 years...  
Happy Birthday Sweetie

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


Last weekend we met my parents and our friends Byron and Barbara to watch the Cougs play at Cal in Berkeley. It was a great weekend, especially with a Cougar win! I don't think I'll ever go back there for a game, though. Berkeley was dirty and crowded, the campus was overgrown and cramped and almost every Cal fan who even acknowledged us was either sarcastic or just plain rude. (The people we've met in Fairfield have mostly been really friendly.) My parents and the Rickerts decided that they still haven't been on a campus (and they've been all over the PAC-12 and several others) that could compare to WSU in Pullman.  Sidenote: It took everything that Gracie had in her to take this pic with Butch - she is still terrified of mascots - or anyone wearing a mask.  I love her for the effort because this may be the only picture I get of all three kiddos with Butch!