Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Christmas Day Sledding

So...... as promised in my post below, here's some pics of our sledding fun out in my parents timber on Christmas Day. They had about a foot of snow on the ground. Katie, my brothers girlfriend from Alabama, had NEVER been sledding before. In fact, this was her first white Christmas ever.

Complete with Jason like jumpsuits (from the Halloween series), ski masks and a FLASK of whiskey, we took to the hills.


Do we look hot? I didn't wear the cowboy hat out.

Katie....the "snow fairy princess" :)

Grandpa Hill

Landon was giggling very loudly at this time...

Christmas with Charli

Our good friends Chad, Brenda and Charli were in town for a family Christmas so we were able to get the kids together for some food, gifts and swimming at the hotel. I've attached a CUTE video of Landon and Charli having a good time in the hotel room together. Notice how Landon copies Charli! Adorable kids!

Winter Update!!

Hey my fellow Russell family stalkers!! :) Welcome back!

I am FINALLY updating as it's been just about two months! I need to get better at doing this. I had some awesome pictures from Thanksgiving and our family outing to the Christmas tree farm, however, due to my memory card being on the fritz, I've lost all of those pictures. I was so sad.

Christmas was great here!
Santa was good to Landon and he really enjoyed leaving him cookies and milk by the fireplace on Christmas Eve. Santa left him a stocking full of goodies, a new semi-truck, a new "big boy" bike complete with training wheels and all sorts of toys. Brad and Katie flew in on Christmas morning from Alabama and Eric, Landon and I were lucky enough to be at the airport to greet them when they arrived. We all piled into the car and headed to my parents house to enjoy Christmas Day. What a great day it was! We had awesome food, presents, family time...oh and did I mention sledding in the woods complete with a flask of whiskey to keep us warm? Only at the Hill house would that happen. I will try to post a video of that, or at least a few pictures because the gear I sported was pretty hot. Friday we headed to Lincoln for the Russell family Christmas. We were able to catch up with some friends we haven't seen in a while and spend some relaxing time with family. I was able to do some shopping and get some extra (well needed) sleep too, so that was nice! Our Christmas was at Uncle Matt's house and the kids were all spoiled of course. New Years Eve was spent at home for us. This has been our tradition for quite some time now. I hope you all had a wonderful 2008 and CHEERS TO AN EVEN BETTER 2009!

Christmas at Uncle Matt's

Landon and his cousin Adam

Watchin the boys play video games

Brad and Katie....home for Christmas!

Chase and Landon played trains for hours!!

Grandma and Grandpa Hill's tree

Does he look happy?

Christmas morning....his new bike!

Our tree, Christmas Eve


All bundled up for a cold day outside!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

ALMOST forgot....

I thought I had posted about our trip to Omaha, and I haven't! We went to Omaha and spent time with Chad, Brenda and Charli (friends from NE). We took the kids to the pumpkin patch and an indoor waterpark hotel, which they loved! We had a great time and it was a great trip!! Last year we did the Omaha Zoo and so we plan to keep this a yearly tradition! Here are a few pictures....Enjoy!!

Landon and I

Miss Charli!!! Looks so innocent :)

Daddy and Landon

Eric/Landon & Chad/Charli on their ride


That's all I can say. It's been over a month since I last updated so I am slacking big time. No excuses really, just been lazy!

All is going well. We had a great time carving our pumpkin for Halloween and went trick or treating with Chase and Skyler in Madrid on beggars night. It was Landon's first time and he really enjoyed it!! I wanted to post some pictures of Landon in his new Husker outfit that Brenda, Chad and Charli bought for him.....he looks so cute in it! He and his Daddy really are two peas in a pod. Landon looks more and more like Eric everyday.

We're excited to FINALLY be getting the new carpet for the house I've been wanting for a few years now. It took us a while to just buckle down and go pick it out but we did. It should be installed in a few weeks....yeah!!

While I can't believe it's November, I am anxious for the Holiday season. I'll be celebrating my 30th birthday next week (yuck)! I love the cooler weather, crisp air and the leaves on the ground. I don't, however, look forward to the snow that I hear could be showing itself for the first time TONIGHT! Better be just a "dusting" like they say!

Tigger and Mom

Carving the pumpkin

Love to be here every morning.....

More of the pumpkin...

Stuffing his face...HUSKER POWER! :)

Thanks for the outfit Brenda! We love it!!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

GREAT weekend!

What a weekend! I had my friend Reesha's birthday party Friday night and Saturday we went to my parents to see some family visiting from Texas. My cousin Kelly is a pilot and so he flew the family up in his plane. Eric, Kelly and I went up for a plane ride yesterday and had a ton of fun! I got to sit up front with Kelly at the controls--head set and all! We flew over my parents house a bit, over the Des Moines River then over to Ames to see the ISU football stadium.

Landon loved seeing the plane! I almost took him up--but wasn't sure how he'd react so left him on the ground with my sister. Maybe next time????

Enjoy the pictures!

SO big!

The girls celebrating Reesha's birthday

Skyler and Landon checkin out the plane

Skyler and Chase

Ready for the flight!

My parents house at birds eye view

ISU football staduim

My cousin Kelly (pilot) and me (co-pilot)!
Scary, I know!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Ready for Fall!

I can't believe another summer is ending! Football season is here and the leaves are falling!

Wanted to post a few recent pics from late Summer, and also a few from our trip to St Louis a few weekends ago. Eric had to go to Columbia and St Louis for work so we left Landon with Grandma and Grandpa Hill and had a weekend alone....it was great! It was also our first weekend we were BOTH away from Landon together.....he is TWO! I think it was long overdue.

We have some fun things coming up we're looking forward to. We're heading to Omaha soon for a weekend to meet up with Chad, Brenda and Charli at CoCo Keys hotel with the indoor water park. We're also planning to hit up a pumpkin patch while out there so I know the kids are going to have a ball. Also coming up is the ISU vs Nebraska game!! GO CYCLONES!! (hey, I do this blog....not Eric) We'll have a day of tailgating for that while we ship off Landon again.

All is going well and Landon is a ton of fun these days. A pistol at times, but fun. He's very stubborn and independent, but he's two!!!!

Cardinals vs. Marlins game

On the Budweiser Tour-they give you free beer!

My sister....aKa Aunt Traci

Summer night at Aunt Traci's house chillin

Sunday, August 24, 2008

LONG overdue!

I just want to post some recent pics. I am slacking big time. Landon is becoming quite the little man and talks and talks and talks! He's a joy! He recently spent some time at the Lincoln, NE zoo with his cousins Devon and Owen and his Grandma and Grandpa Russell. He loves playing outside and his new passion......TRAINS! He loves trains! He's especially into Thomas the Train. Well, I will stop rambling. Enjoy the pics!

Lincoln Zoo

At the lake

Hard at work!


Ah, look at those eyes.....

Playing trains w/cousin Chase

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Finally updating!

Happy Summer, well almost! Saturday marks the official start of Summer and we can't wait! Landon LOVES being outside and if he could, would eat, sleep and live outside I think. He would rather be outside than eat dinner, which for those who know him is odd! He's really enjoying mowing with Dad, and helping out around the house. He is Mr. Helpful! He's growing like a weed and will be turning 2 in a few weeks (July 3rd to be exact)!!!! Where did my baby go? Now I have this kid who runs around the house entertaining me!!

We have had lots of things going on lately and last weekend we took him to Grimes Funtastic days where he rode the carousel TWICE and went down the big slide with Dad, FOUR TIMES! He loved it! This weekend, Uncle Brad and Katie are back, so pool time and a family and friend BBQ will be taking place.

Next weekend, we're so excited to be heading to Columbus, NE to see a dear friend of mine Brenda, her husband Chad and daughter Charli. We're going for a visit and to participate in the Relay for Life in which little Charli is going to be honored!! We could not be more excited to go see them and take part in this fun MEANINGFUL event. I think Brenda and I plan to hit the water park with the kiddo's too--so fun times ahead! I will take pictures!

Well, enough babbling. Enjoy the pics!!


Helping Dad mow

Is that Dad's Husker hat??? GROSS!

Sitting on Grandpa's front porch with Grandpa
and cousin Skyler on Father's Day

Coolin off in the sprinkler!