our weekend fun…

Our nephew Hunter will turn 2 years old on Monday (which is also my grandpa Brooks birthday!) so we celebrated this weekend.  My brother and his wife just bought the most beautiful home in Eastern Oregon I swear!  It is spacious and has tons of windows and just feels like “home”.  It was a great party with lots of family and Hunter was having so much fun opening his presents!  He was very animated and really appreciated everything he got, at least that’s what I think because he literally “oohed” and “awwed” over each gift (and even the card in some cases, because Elmo is awesome!).  Here are some pictures…


He had his birthday mohawk going on!

He had his birthday mohawk going on!


Sorry this is upside down, but the colors are so pretty!

Sorry this is upside down, but the colors are so pretty!


Blowing out the candle...

Blowing out the candle...


Hunter and Wyatt

Hunter and Wyatt


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Hunter and his beautiful mama Amanda!

Hunter and his beautiful mama Amanda!


Nephew Wyatt who will turn 6 in May...

Nephew Wyatt who will turn 6 in May...


My cousin Chet and his gorgeous family, wife Natalie and munchkins Kade and Kallyn

My cousin Chet and his gorgeous family, wife Natalie and munchkins Kade and Kallyn


Sibling love!  This is our standard pose, and my brother always tries to look like he's being tortured or something!

Sibling love! This is our standard pose, and my brother always tries to look like he's being tortured or something!


Papa Ron and Hunter

Papa Ron and Hunter


haha... I just have to brag that I'm the TALLEST in this picture... that's pretty sweet since I'm only 5'3"! (My mom, Claire, me, my Grandma and my big Sis)

haha... I just have to brag that I'm the TALLEST in this picture... that's pretty sweet since I'm only 5'3"! (My mom, Claire, me, my Grandma and my big Sis)


Birthday Boy!

Birthday Boy!


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I also took some pictures of the sleepy little town that I grew up in, called Arlington.  I am a country girl at heart, it helped that I was raised in a town of just over 500 people, where community and pride were very important.  Our school mascot was the Honkers.  As in, the Canadian Goose.  This is great, because there are a lot of geese in that part of the state.  However, I was a cheerleader and walked around with the word “HONKERS” printed across the front of my uniform.  Do you see what I’m saying?  Yes, anything would have been better than that.   So here are some pictures of my hometown, enjoy!


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The cafe in town, which I worked at in high school, as did my mother and my aunt...

The cafe in town, which I worked at in high school, as did my mother and my aunt when they were in high school...


H-O-N-K-E-R-S, Honkers are the very best!

H-O-N-K-E-R-S, Honkers are the very best! .. haha...

We hope you have a great week!  Talk to you very soon!

xoxo

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  • auntie andi says:

    or like my junior year and we used the gothic writing on our cheerleading uniforms so it looked like the H was a G…. so all the other schools that year called us the GONKER cheerleaders!!! blech!! and to add insult to injury the material our sweaters were made out of that year was really itchy.
    that last shot of Hunter looks like the “wait, waaaiiiit….GO!!” pose!! lol… love it. he was too cute for words!!
    xoxoxo

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