Monday, November 2, 2009

NO Halloween, but other STUFF!

No Halloween pictures, but I will explain. All last week when we dressed Saydee up like a super cute bumble bee for Halloween I thought, SHOOT! I don't have my camera. I must have left it at my mom's house. When we went to my mom's house for Halloween I looked everywhere. IT WAS NO WHERE! Bummer. Finally I found it, after Halloween, while digging for a something in the diaper bag! It was in the very bottom of the diaper bag the whole time! There is my dumb mom moment for the week. I don't have Halloween pictures because my camera was lost in my OWN diaper bag! Watch out for those things.



Syd and little Saydee


The pumpkin patch. It was lots of fun, although David and Lindsey came and they were both sick. Saydee and I just waved to them from across the pumpkin patch. I know I am mean, but I am thinkin of my BABY!



Grand-mamamama, as Saydee calls her. She was obsessed with the "fake" cows when we were there. We did not plan on matching Saydee with the cows, by the way.













Fall Fiesta! For my job at UW Family Housing we get to plan fun parties like this one. We had face painting, pony rides, 2 huge bounce houses and a slide, a magic show, and tons and tons of pizza. It was lots of fun.


Syd came to Fall Fiesta to help with the face painting.
















































































The Puyallup Fair! This was in September, but I am just now getting the pictures up. I think that Brynlee is in there somewhere!













The "choo-choo." We had a lot of fun, although I lied to the woman taking the tickets because Saydee wasn't quite 2 yet, so she wasn't supposed to ride. She asked, "How close is she to being 2?" I answered..."just a few months..." Doesn't a few months mean like 9 months away?




























Ted and Saydee on the GIANT SLIDE. We didn't even ask about the you have to be 2 thing. We just went on. We are so daring!



















Brynlee!




















The "am-nals" as Saydee says. We had a lot of fun petting all the crazy goats, and chickens, and stuff.

















































Friday, September 18, 2009

Scott and Chi-Town





Our trip all started with this Wendy's in Colorado Springs. We had a good laugh at the color of Wendy's skin. Then it got better. We got our food...it was disgusting, and our Diet Cokes tasted like bleach! I ran back to the guy at the window, and he didn't know what the heck was going on. He was blasting some heavy metal, and said he was from California. He had me taste the pop again, and told me I probably shouldn't drink it. (Duh!) He gave us our money back. We later realized that it was the water that was chlorinated and we were just not used to it. That was one crazy night. We finally made it to our hotel room at like 12:00 midnight.


Scott in his dorm room at the USAFA with everything perfectly organized.



This was the lunch for the cadets and families. You eat family style and pass everything around the table. Isn't it kinda crazy how big, and perfectly set everything is?




The Chapel. Cool huh?!












Scott and Mom.







Bryn and Saydee on Sunday.








Grand"mama" and and Bryn. This is the wall right before the Terrazzo, where it was super high security. We couldn't go down there unless Scott escorted us, and he swiped his "legit" USAFA card.









Saydee loved this little ledge by the airplane statue. She thought she was pretty cool stuff.






Me and Scooter Dude on Sunday at the dinner his ward had for all the cadets and their families.











Scott in front of some airplane. I don't know my stuff.
















We read a lot of books in the hotel room. Saydee has the shirt on that I got her at the Air Force Academy gift shop.




























Scott in front of a B52 Airplane. This is the plane that my Grandpa Shuman flew in the Air force.















Scott and Saydee. They were so cute together. At the hotel fountain, and blowing dandelions.























































After our visit to the Air Force Academy we headed to Chicago. This is the outside of Great Grandma and Grandpa's house. Grandpa works so hard in the yard to keep it looking this good when he is almost 90!


















This is Tillie. She is the cutest dog ever. We went to visit Saydee's Great-Grandparents down the road. While we were walking she had an "accident." We didn't bring any extra clothes for her, so we visited them with Saydee only in a diaper. I tried to explain to Grandma Virg that I had extra clothes back in our suitcases, but not with me. She was so concerned and didn't understand what I was saying. She gave me money to buy more clothes for her. Thanks Grandma!

We found this sweet plane at the park by Ted's family's house. This picture was taken for Scott. Saydee is also obsessed with airplanes after visiting Scott.
Saydee's favorite spot in Grandma Sutarik's house. She even put towels in there and laid down one day. And yes, she has a scraped nose.


Ted's high school buddies at dinner. Francesca's restaurant...fancy huh?



Grandma, Grandpa and Saydee girl.



Family picture...a reflection.

The BEAN! Saydee thought it was the coolest thing ever! At least it made for some fun pictures.

A picture at the Lincoln Park Zoo. I don't know what the heck is on my shirt. :)

This is the fountain that Saydee got totally soaked in at Millennium Park...watch out grandma in the background here comes crazy Saydee girl!

Monday, August 17, 2009

What the heck have we been up to?

We went to the Seattle Temple a couple of times.

My Aunt Heidi and her cute little family were sealed in the Seattle Temple. I have been to other sealings, but there is something super special when a family is sealed, especially when you love them so much.

Aunt Linz and Saydee




James and Stephanie Lefevre came for a visit. James and Ted served in Rome, Italy together on their missions. It was fun to get together again and explore Seattle. They are expecting a baby pretty soon!
Yes, we are at Ivar's fish bar again! Have I mentioned that I LOVE that place?

At the zoo again. This time we went and fed the birds. Saydee is holding a stick covered in birdseed and the birds would come right up and eat the seeds. She smiled, she squealed, she loved it!


Saydee and Jackson sitting at the Penguin Exhibit. How romantic.

Jessica and Jackson came to visit Seattle. We had a great time together. I hadn't realized how much I miss her.


Jackson and Saydee went on their first date to the Woodland Park Zoo.

We had a bite at the BITE of Seattle...these are called shishkaberries. They were de-lish!



ALSO...but I have NO pictures of...


  1. Ted's 27th Birthday was August 12th. It was super fun. We had a baked potato bar, cake, and opened presents. Why didn't I take pictures!?


  2. Our GOOD GOOD friends Jennifer and Wes are going to have a baby! I am so EXCITED for this. I will have to make a trip out to Utah next summer to see the little "booey woo."


  3. Ted and I are celebrating our 5 year anniversary this Friday, August 21st. We will have to do something fun and then I will post again. Any ideas of what would be fun?


  4. Ted has been doing a Physical Therapy rotation in Federal Way at Apple Physical Therapy and LOVES it. I am so happy that he is SO happy doing what he is going to school for. That also means that I get to go visit my mom a lot...which I totally do not mind because she lives really close to Federal Way. Woot Woot.


  5. In a couple of weeks I get to go with my mom and sisters to visit "Gott" as Saydee calls him, or Scott at the Air Force Academy. It will be super fun to see him after so long. He went through basic training while having Swine Flu, and Pnemonia. Now that he is in the swing of school and studying we are going to interrupt him at Parent's Weekend!


  6. For a week in September Ted, Saydee and I get to go to Chicago and see Ted's family. It will be super fun to visit them. They haven't seen little Saydee in 8 months, and she has grown so much. Ted is also totally EXCITED to go to a BEARS game with his little brother. What-Ev...I think the Bears are dumb. :)


Well...that's about it. For sure I will post again in September! Love you all!