Wednesday, December 23, 2009

grays first hit

videoThe Lourias gave G his first guitar for his birthday and as you know brooke gave gray a hippo the day he was born. It became his best buddy and has ended up being the subject of his first hit give it a listen.

Christmas has brought some of our favorite people home

pure joy just being together
gray waited no time showing abbie and chris his new shoes

what a great day seeing people we love so much, welcome home friends!

we have been doing a lot this month, blogging isn't one of them

hooray for zoo lights, snow, cousins and friends
their grandma gail loved the seal pond, she would have loved it tonight

it really was the perfect holiday outing.

remember me?

our annual Power shopping day and I would say it was one of our best ones
ever have Christmas in a mall? believe me we got some strange looks!
liv well you can guess, the nanny was bust tonight (and in pure bliss)

Saturday, November 28, 2009

our black friday (out of order)

we did a lot of nothin just a lazy day of being together
we finished the day with a grand fire works show

can't do this at home



gray got this race track for his birthday and it was running for 12 hours straight , F-U-N times
one thing we didn't lack is yummy food or hands to help make it.

Friday, November 27, 2009


the best birthday/ thanksgiving EVER!!!

it began at 7.30am with a 2 mile turkey trot
we had a good turn out. some of us rode in the "press van"

Happy birthday Gray! we started the celebration with 12 pans of sticky buns and a costume breakfast


now that's a good looking group I say
turkey bowl
many hands...
I excel at turkey carving, I took extra pain killers for this!
this is a traditional picture and it looks even better this year
what does a child look like who has never seen snow before?
pure joy! "mom look its so much snow" oh just wait baby

mei has been saying the picture grandma we have , "no mei mei" so we took a fixed that

after dinner we had grays birthday party


and many more

aunt lynns 5's

so cute after he opened his gift from gramma he got up and gave her a huge hug
we don't get kira and jenna at our birthday party's to often, this was a real treat

crazy kids

david pile, yes he is under there

then some worship

a little roller disco

I've heard there's a movie out about a family "in real life", who needs Hollywood we live the fun every time we get together, God is good and we have so much to be thankful for, especially Gray who if you can believe it is 5 today UGH

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

a taste of day three...

we are having the best thanksgiving camp EVER!! don't let the baby's yawn fool you, she s exhausted from all the F-U-N!




meis first wall climb_ all the way to the top