Friday, November 30, 2012

A Christmas Carol

The school theater department put on "A Christmas Carol" tonight.  I generally take the girls to the shows at school and they always love going.  I was afraid Kailei might get scared but she was fine for the most part.  Of course at one point she grabbed my arm and when I looked at her she said, "I'm not scared, I'm just snuggling!"  Only she knows the truth.  :) 

Thursday, November 29, 2012


Shortly after Thanksgiving, we went down for the count.  I got sick on Sunday with the flu.  I NEVER get sick so you know it was bad.  Zeb got even sicker and then Keara got sick.  So not fun!  When both parents are out of commission it makes things hard.  Kailei just didn't understand and kept saying that all she wanted was a "friend to play with."  We have all had different versions of the illness so it has been weird.  Kailei was the last to get sick but she has more of a cough and congestion thing going on.  Anyway, I stayed home for two work days and I'm sooo behind.  This holiday is creeping up fast.  Keep your fingers crossed we don't get sick again. 

Monday, November 19, 2012


So I was dancing with Kailei in the kitchen and out came the following...
"If you were in 6th grade, you'd never be getting to high school with those moves!"


At Kailei's Halloween party she did not want me to go so she said..."But wait Mom, I want to remember this moment forever."


"There was a bowl of candy on the porch but no note so I just took two. "


Keara told Kailei she was Irish and Swedish. So Kailei told Keara she was Chinese and "Sweet-ish."

"Mom, do you ever just get the urge to rock-n-roll?"


On the night of the election, we were going around the table stating who we were voting for.  When it came to Kailei, she stated Romney.  I asked her what was her reasoning for voting for him and she said, "Well, he just kept calling the house a lot."   

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Castlewood Canyon

The temperatures this week have been amazing.  Hard to believe we have been in the 60's and it is November.  Had to take advantage of it again and we headed down to Castlewood Canyon with the Wyman's for a hike today.  Loved it!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Beauty Lou and the Country Beast

The girls tried out for another Missoula Children's Show this week and they both made it!  They were thrilled and even more excited to be playing actually people instead of animals.  It makes for a crazy week with the rehearsals but it is always worth it.  Today the girls performed two shows and they did a great job.  It was even more exciting today because their cousins from Texas got to come.  Grammy, Aunt Jess, and Aunt Lynn came too.  They will be signing autographs at Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Tea Time

Escaped for a short while and had some tea/coffee with my mwcc group.  So very thankful for these women in my life. 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Pretty as a Picture

Friday, November 9, 2012

Kailei's New Look

Kailei has been having a little difficulty seeing lately so we took her to the eye doctor and sure enough she needs glasses.  She is very happy now that the world is "crystal clear."  And of course she looks cute as a button! 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Keara's Foot

Poor Keara.  She has bad luck with bones but was a trooper.  She apparently hurt it on Monday but really didn't complain enough about it until today when Zeb mentioned her riding lesson.  The thought was just too much for her and she just lost it so off to the doctor she went.  Found out she has a fracture in the growth plate of her left foot.  She will be a foot boot for the next few weeks.  She was a little disappointed it wasn't a walking boot so Dad ironed on a little bling for her. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012

Kailei's Artwork

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Our New Car

It doesn't happen too often so you have to celebrate when you can. We turned in our old Subaru and came home with a new Honda CRV. So exciting!

Friday, November 2, 2012


One tree can start a forest,
One smile can begin a friendship,
One hand can lift a soul,
One word can frame the goal,
One candle can wipe out darkness,
One laugh can conquer gloom,
One hope can raise our spirits, choice can change your life.

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Had a nice Halloween.  I was off work so got to go to the girls Costume Parade at school which is always fun.  I just love seeing all the costumes.  I then split my time between Keara and Kailei's class parties.  I really liked the crafts that were being done in Kailei's class and Keara's class was having pumpkin shaped pancakes and decorating them.  Not a bad way to start the day.

The rest of the Archer crew joined us late in the afternoon for pizza and trick-or-treating.  Nic's costume was hilarious and he really got into playing the hippy part.  Keara was Athena, Kailei was a princess and Syd was a racoon.  As usual they got a ton of candy.  We could hardly keep track of Kailei as she ran from house to house.  It was also a beautiful evening which made it even better. 

I'm sure Mom and Dad thought their years of taking kids trick-or-treating was over but they are troopers and join in the fun.  We left Mark to answer the door.  Pretty scary, huh?