Thursday, December 24, 2009

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Friday, December 19, 2008

Heeerree's Johnny!

Jack Nicholson - The Shining Photo

So I'm beginning to feel like Jack Nicholson in The Shining, after being snowed in on the hill for several days! Yes...a bit more snow last night now bringing us to 12" with a nice sheet of ice on the road down.

Good more snow today.

Bad news...too cold to melt, and about 4-6" more on the way for Saturday.

The kids now have some nicely grooved sled runs with berms, jump's, and all kinds of bone jarring fun! They're getting an extended Christmas Break and aren't too bothered by it all.

More snow pics to come later!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

It's Still Snowing!!

Okay, I'm all for a cool appearance of snow, but this is getting ridiculous! As of this morning we have 10 INCHES of snow on the ground.

We had a small break in the weather to get a few pictures with semi-clear skies, but the snow has rolled back in again....will it never stop!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Let It Snow!

And boy did it snow today! Starting at about 8 am this morning, the white stuff started floating down upon our little hill. By late this afternoon, we had almost 7 (yes, I said 7) inches of snow and still going. Here's the proof:

While the snow brings quite an inconvenience when you live on a very steep, long driveway, it makes for a great day of fun for the boys. Here's some photos from the crew:

Drew Dog! Peace!
Spence Diggity!
The snow always brings a visit from the A-Train!
(wasn't Mikey just in that area?!)

Rich & Drew - snow buddies!

Drew on the move!

Even Tracy got on the sled!
The boys in the blizzard!
Spencer, Riley & Aaron

Forecast is another possible 2-4" tomorrow. We may never get off this hill! And somehow we don't think the boys would mind!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


The boys went out for some fun last Friday for Halloween! We went to our good friends Steve and Debbie's home for a get together and then some good old trick-or-treating! Here's what the little goblin's looked like!

From left to right:
Drew was Jake Locker (Huskies star quarterback), Spencer was a hockey player (with a black eye, knocked out teeth, and apparently a do-rag on his head), Evan Troy was Steve Erkel (from a TV sit com), Grant Gibb was a hot dog (which if you know Grant, it is a very appropriate costume), and behind the scary mask is Tanner Sweet (the scariest, but goofiest of the bunch).

Here's a few more pics of the Halloween fun!

Rich & Drew carving the pumpkin!

Future Football Star!

Collecting the "loot"

Ummm...I've got nothing.

Another Sports Transition...

Football is over!

Spencer's first football season wrapped up last weekend with a win! Although it was Spencer's first season, he caught on very quickly and played like an old pro.

He gave up soccer for the pads this year and enjoyed the experience. He played offensive right guard and loved to pull on plays where the team tossed to his side. "I love getting outside and leading a block for our half back." Often times he got to block a smaller line backer or safety during that play, which brought a smile to his face!

He also played corner back on defense. He recovered one fumble and stripped the ball from a half back for his two big plays/turnovers!

Next year he plays middle school football for the 7th grade team and is already looking forward to it.

Because he didn't really want his parents to rest, he started tournament basketball practice two days after football was over. We're now practicing 4 nights a week and starting tournaments the weekend of Nov 14th! No rest!

Drew has also kicked off his basketball season playing at the Longview YMCA league. It's already his 3rd season (at age 9!), and he's off to a great start. He currently practices two nights per week and squeezes it in between guitar lessons!

More sports updates to come!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Moving Day!

After much planning and work, Mary Anne and Barrie have re-located! Last weekend, they moved closer to the Best family by moving to Longview. They now live just a few minutes away from the Best Grandkids. Everyone is very happy to have them in town.

Here's a few pics of the new place:

Grandpa hard at work painting the master bedroom!

The new kitchen (with walk in pantry!)
(It's only messy because of the move....sorry Grandma!) :-)

Drew testing out the chairs in the newly painted family room!

More to come while they settle into the new house, but we're very excited to have them in Longview! Drew and Spencer are excited to learn the new card games that Grandma & Grandpa love to play. Tracy and Rich might even try to sneak away for a dinner alone while they're hanging at the new place.