Thursday, December 11, 2008


Ruthie can't wait to open her presents!  Thank you!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Snowsuit and Shades

Ruthie takes a break from making pretend cupcakes to dance with her Daddy.
They are jammin' to some crazy techno Chritmas song Nate found.  Notice the chip in hand.
(There is a video of this one, but I am having trouble downloading it.  Still trying.)

It took us 30 minutes to put on our snow gear.  Ruthie just wanted to wear her jacket and boots with no clothes underneath.  There were a few tears when Mommy insisted she wear more.


She loved crawling in the snow.
Even though there were tears before we went out and tears when we had to come in, all in all it was a successfully snow day.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Bible Study with Doggie

Ruth crawled up on my bed with Doggie and her pocket Bible.  She then pretended to read the Bible to Doggie.  Notice Doggie has a hairbow too.

She pushed Doggie's face into the pages.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Happy Almost Birthday Jesus!

Ruthie found her Little People Manger Scene that I wasn't planning to get out until after Thanksgiving.  She was screaming "BABY JESUS!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!" at the box so I gave in and got it out.  She has loved it and even brought baby Jesus to have lunch with her.  She put him on a chair and said, "Sit down, baby Jesus".  She insisted that I give baby Jesus some of her bread and green beans.  She also kept pointing her sippy cup at him and making a slurping sound pretending she was giving him something to drink.  Ruthie loves her some baby Jesus!

Friday, November 14, 2008


The high today was 37, but it was very windy and the windchill was 24.  So Ruth got a chance to wear her winter hat to MOPS.  She calls it "ball hat" because of the ball on top.  She loved it so much she wore it all day.

This afternoon Ruth told me she was going to church.  She put two babies in the stroller, got 2 bottles and 2 fake cookies for their snack, and a toy for each one.  She then got a purse and put a pocket size Bible inside.   Where do you think she learned this one?

Ruthie making her first batch of JELLO pudding. 
Ruthie after feeding herself.  Look at those lips!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Two Peas in a Pod

Our friend Spence's mommy had a baby today, so Ruthie got to spend the whole day with Spence.  They had fun playing hide-n-seek in the cabinets!  Too cute!

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Happy Halloween!

I was very nervous because Ruth wouldn't put on her costume all month.  We tried several different ones and she would scream when we would try to put them on.   After she saw everyone else in a costume she ran to put hers on and wore it all night! 

Grandma Deb came to visit!
Showing off her Halloween outfit...even doggie has a hairbow.  Thanks Grandma and Grandpa Guthrie!
Reading Clifford no less
Ruthie was very interested in carving the pumpkin.

We had my mom's annual Halloween party complete with her chili.

Our friend Martha Stewart...I mean Hartley... made great desserts.
So cute!
Here are just a few of the costumes...

"Pumpkin Pie"

The kids loved the bubble machine!
The boys cooking hot dogs over the fire.
Going trick-or-treating... Ruthie did a great job saying "trick-or-treat" and "thank-you".  She got a little excited at one house and went inside.  There were too many people on the porch for me to reach her.  It was pretty funny.  The weather was perfect...seeing that it usually snows here on Halloween.
Spence and Ruthie on to the next house.
Reese cups...Mommy and Daddy's favorite too.
We had a great time and can't wait for next year!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


It's October and we have snow!!!! Does that mean Santa comes earlier? Ruthie and Mommy were screaming snow as we opened the blinds this morning.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Ruthie "helping" Daddy rake the leaves.
What fun being a kid!
Ruthie is holding one of the many mini pumpkins Mommy has bought for her over the last 3 weeks.  Who can say no to a mini pumpkin?  

A Weekend Away

We went about two hours west to a lodge that was originally built for one family.  Now it hosts paying guest and includes horseback riding, fishing, 4 wheeling, etc.  Everything in was about 4x's normal size.  You will see in pics below.

This is the cabin where we stayed.  It is one of two cabins that is across the lake from the lodge.
Nate did a lot of fishing.
This was the view.

My mom would love how it is decorated.
Even the chairs were HUGE!
You can't even see 1/3 of the room in this picture, but you get the idea.
There was so much detail to everything...enlarge pic to see the mantel.
Nate is standing beside one of the rams holding up the mantel.  This helps you see the size.
Part of the beautiful kitchen
The barn was huge and the horses enjoy much better accommodations than most people.
Again, Nate is in the picture for scale
We drove to some small neighboring towns.  We happened to come across a hotdog stand that we saw featured on the food network.  Yes, it is a huge wiener.