Monday, January 19, 2009

Sweet 16.....

Today is a special day!
For today, my sister Tori turned 16 at 8:08 AM!
She is a really great sister! And I'm so blessed to have one like her!
Here are some of her things that she does that I appreciate so much about her!
She is... Loving, Caring, Always willing to challenge me to a game of pool, fun, funny (she is always coming up with her latest joke), God loving, Hockey fighting, Type of gal!
And I LOVE her for it!
(Picture of Tori before the 2008 Christmas program)
Now.... what I would like you to do, is if you would all comment and leave her a very happy Birthday I would be very thankful!!
Or send her a E-mail or E-card you can send it at, . THANK YOU!!
I will post pictures later!
I love you Tori! Happy 16TH Birthday!

Friday, January 16, 2009


I've been tagged by Lacey and Abigael!

Thank you gals!

This picture is a picture of some cookies that Tori scanned onto the computer awhile ago for her "Tasty Tuesdays"

Here are the rules!

1. Select the 4Th folder where you store pictures on your computer.

2. Select the 4Th picture in the folder

3.Explain the picture

4. Tag 4 people to do the same

5. NO cheating ( cropping,editing Etc.)

6. let the bloggers know when he or she has been tagged!

I tag:

Now, I was tagged by Rachael to do "Remembering 2008"

So.. Here we go!

1. Fill in your memories of 2008

2. Link my blog to yours

3. Tag others and comment on their blogs so they know they've been tagged.

Remembering 2008!

A good book I read:Hockey Hotshots

great film/movie I watched: The untold Stories of Columbine

A new place I visited: Visited downtown Chicago

An inspiring verse or quote I read: Trust in the Lord with all of your heart, And lean not on your own understandings; In all your ways acknowledge him, And He shall direct your paths! Proverbs,3:5-6

discovery I made: That it is very fun and encouraging to read other peoples blogs and writings!

A new skill I acquired:Beating Dad at a game of pool!

A lesson I learned: Don't tell your sister she's in a bad mood! It'll make them in a worse one! LOL.

A moment I will always remember: my 10Th Birthday!

There you have it!

Now I tag :

Have fun fellow blogging mates!!

B.T.W. I joined another blog called Pilgrim Pals, Click Here to see it!
Well see talk to you all later!
I will have part two of the pictures up soon!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Pictures... Part 1

Hello all!
Can you all believe that it is already 2009!!!
I'm sorry I haven't been posting much lately,
But now that Christmas and New Years is over I'll be getting back into the routine of posting!!
This is only part 1 of these Christmas pictures!
There will be like a part 2 and 3 coming up soon!
Anyway here are some pictures!
Making sculpy people!

It is a tradition that every Christmas we sculpt a Nativity person to add to our homemade nativity set!

All of us have our own that we add to, it is fun!

Tori painting Joseph .

Me molding my Shepherd, (right)

while trying to copy the Shepherd to the left!!

Deanna holding her Shepherd proudly!

They are all about ready for the oven, then when there done we paint them!

Me with my gingerbread house that mom and me made together!

Making fudge 2 days before Christmas, that night my dads family was coming up! It was a lot of fun!

The finished product of the fudge!

Tori having a little lick!

Or a big lick! LOL.



This picture was to prove that while mom, Deanna, and me were cooking that Tori sat around and did Nothing!


Mom holding up her peanut butter balls proudly!



Wrapping up our gift cards for some family members!

Are CUTE little cousin SOPHIE!!

-Brother-to-Brother- Convo!


(with pop)! LOL.

Mom, Rachel, and Deanna!

G'pa & G'ma Rittgers!

Brian & Lindsay's 1st Christmas married!

Heidi & Chris!

Uncle Bob going for seconds!

Cousin Nikole and Me!

Rachel ready for anything that comes her way!

Opening up our Gift cards and some gifts!
LOL. This is very unique!

"What do you think?"
Me and Nikole showing off our gifts!

Sophie opening her big "bunbob" A.K.A. Spongebob pillow!
She absolutely adores spongebob!!

This tree is has a very neat background!!
This tree is my G'ma's, She made it and it was destroyed in the flood. That night, my uncle came over and took it out of the junk pile without them knowing and fixed it up and gave it back to them for Christmas!!
Playing pictionary!!

Finishing up Christmas letters!
Playing pool Christmas eve with my uncle Kenny!!

Then that night we went to bed... anxiously awaiting the next moring!
There you have it!
Have a great 2009!
What are some New Years Resoloutions that you have planned to do in 2009??
I will have more pictures up in a few days!
Be praying for Dad & Mom who are in Fort Dodge IA.
Pray that all goes well, and that they'll have a safe journey home!