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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

{a little peek}




Don't they look like a Ralph Lauren ad???

Monday, April 26, 2010

{my weekend}

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I love any excuse to have people over.  I love a good party.  It takes me a long time to prepare because I get LOST in every detail.  This weekend after a wonderful photo shoot (pics coming soon), I began preparations for a Pampered Chef party.

 A friend of mine jokingly quipped that she may set out a bowl of carrots for such an occasion, but I pulled out all the stops.  I love to spoil my girls. Love to feed them, visit, laugh, and  create memories. 

This party had a guest of honor.  I couldn't wait to see her and help her business to thrive!


I had my own selfish reasons to have this party. Not the free products (though that will be nice!), not learning new tips and tricks to cooking, not even having a full house with food in the oven...




                                                       

...this.  This was the highlight of my day.  Getting to see that huge smile on my husband's face.  The kind that only the oldest of friends can bring.  Thanks Julie for making it out here. You are a blessing!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Welcome To Our Jungle, Mason Mackenzie

First off, I would like to welcome the newest member for the Boose family....




Our family LOVES babies.  Now,  I know your thinking "who doesn't love babies?" Let me tell you, my readers... the Boose's have an adoration for babies that is unreal.  You are probably sitting there shaking your head thinking "Amy is embellishing right now"  Well, I'm not sure, but I think I've heard rumors of  "nibbling" cheeks when the mom isn't looking.  They love babies so much, they want to eat them!  And what's not to love?  The smell, the squeaks, the little diapered butt, and the FEET!
Dustin and Kierston, let me take a minute to say CONGRATULATIONS!  You have a beautiful family!
but like Grandma's always saying... we're kinda biased.


Why is this post named "Welcome to our Jungle" you ask?? Well, there is always some questionable behavior when we all get together...





And you never really know what might spontaneously occur when you're not looking..

But we really know how to have fun!  {and eat}
Here's a few more pics of what Easter looked like for the Boose's!



I think he's on to me...

can you believe I made it into one of the pictures???
Nana giving directions for the egg hunt

"the gatherer"
"The Lady" and her newest grandbaby. Love it.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

mmmm!




I would like to take this opportunity to do a little dance because.....SUMMER'S COMIN'!!  See? We made it through another winter!  Happy Tuesday, everyone!

Friday, April 9, 2010

and did I forget to mention...

...that the blessing of siblings (and cousins) continue as our kids now have built-in friendships with their cousins??  here's a glimpse of family dinner night at moms.  If its Monday night, and mom's cooking, here's where you'll find us! 

Siblings

When you are young, you don't appreciate the blessing of a sibling.  Growing up,  I would've sold my brother to the highest bidder on any given day.  2.5 years apart, my brother and I have never really had much in common.  When he was a baby, he was like a goat.  He would eat anything I gave to him.  Poor mom had to constantly be on the lookout at diaper changes for watch batteries, pennies etc.  Poor mom.  (I'm really sorry, mom)  Things didn't really improve as we got older, we were always looking for ways to torture each other (throwing items out the window on the highway, singing annoying songs (SEVEN LITTLE RABBITS WALKIN DOWN THE ROAD!!! hahaha). 

Something shifts as you get older and realize that ALL your memories of growing up are pretty much identical.  All the wierd shows mom would let us watch (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBTrjZCyO94&feature=related), the yummy and unappetizing meals she prepared, sneaking cookie dough when mom and dad weren't looking.  And I think one of the greatest parts of growing up was that we lived in a house that was about 1,000 square feet.  We had no choice but to be together.  One TV, one bathroom (ohhhh that was tough), and dinners at the kitchen table in our tiny kitchen.  All this to say that my opinion of my brother changed somewhere between me starting a family and him starting his.  He's no longer the smelly, annoying, wear-the-same-clothes-every-day-of-the-week brother that I remember from my youth.  He's a decent guy with a family of his own who happens to be one of the few people who can make me laugh til I cry.  My siblings and I have a language that most people don't understand... Mostly lines from movies and inside jokes from YEARS ago.  (Remember when dancer puked on Emily???, you want some KWAFFFY?)

We have all grown to appreciate each other, support each other.  Encourage each other like no one else can.  I'm so glad we have each other.

The other night, our kids got together to tie-dye t-shirts.  We decided to make one to send to Em in Phoenix.  Nick didn't hesitate to take the SHIRT off his back to use.  He loves his sister.  Thought I would document it with this photo...