24 December, 2012

Christmas Eve

Acting out the First Christmas Story before bedtime,
Wise Man and Little Lamb

Seriously - Best Christmas Ever-
Love you Lizzy

Lizzy and Elias-  enjoying a snuggle by the fire.
Eric reading the Christmas Story in Luke 2 - Ruby (dressed as a little lamb) listens.

02 December, 2012

Our Favorite Christmas Things

Reading Christmas Stories by the fire (usually in our pajamas).

Cuddling with Mama by the tree

Being on our best behavior-
Especially when Brandon our Elf on the shelf is visiting

Getting warm by the fire - this is our favorite place in the house November- March

Mama Loves matching dresses-  there will be more of this to come. 

Christmas is such a great time for Good Friends and neighbors to visit.
We adore Jenna- who is building/remodeling her house next door.

24 November, 2012

Left Over Pie and Ugly Sweaters

We love this Castle Family Annual Event-  
We had about 30 people stop in and enjoy some pie and fun.

Wendy, Phil and Tory-
Phil won 1st place-  votes were by secret ballot
The photo doesn't catch the bling of the sequins on his sweater.
He is the director of the tri-county jail system in our area (Warden)-
funny to see him wearing something blingy and fun.
It was a hit.

Liz and JP Legerski
Brian Christiansen
Rockin the 1990's cardigan 

The Chris and Tasha's Family

10 November, 2012

Mother and Child Blonde and Brown by JK Richards

My mom gave me this painting for my birthday today.
Mother and Child Blonde and Brown
by JK Richards
Oh how my heart longs for little Madison-  I can't stop thinking about her.

09 November, 2012

03 November, 2012

2012 Deer Hunt

Lalo's first time deer hunting-
He said it was "Awesome- except Eric shhhh-ing me".

Roger's Buck- Opening day at the Barlow's  place.
Deer season brings us guests every year!

31 October, 2012

Happy Halloween 2012

"Don't tak-a me!"
...unless you have Candy!

I love these little goblins!

I love this picture of Lalo.
What is he looking at?
Lalo is such a great kid.  He has lived with us since March.
He is great with the kids- they love him.
We hope he stays for a long, long time.

A W"WONDERFUL week with Grammy and Grandpa-
Just enough time for Grandpa to get everything fixed and working again!

This Batman rides horses!

Ruby LOVES horses.

Bat girl and Bat man

25 October, 2012

Fall Happenings 2012

We love the Tooth Fairy

Ruby and our beloved Nette

Cinnamon Bear and Elias can be a little on the grumpy side in the  AM.
Grandma Laura- who we have adopted comes over on Thursday afternoons.
She reads to the kids and keeps us company.
Best mess maker on Earth... I am pretty sure.
And I love her more than life itself.
Show and Tell-  Elias's class shared a chore they do at home.
Elias brought in Amelia Earhart- one of his jobs is to put the chickens back in their coop when they fly out.
Amelia is famous for her flights.
He bought and prepared the material and built it in my garage Grandpa Lamb is Amazing-
 I just emailed him a picture of what I wanted -
I will post a final picture when I decide what color paint.
Pottery Barn image that I sent to Grandpa a few weeks ago.
Gramy Lamby was so helpful at Elias's Halloween Party

18 September, 2012

A Beautiful New Addition~ September 2012

A very happy day for the Castle Family!  14 September 2012

Ruby is always full of surprises-
I was working at the computer and heard chicken sounds,
turned around and found  this-

3  1/2    months old

Ruby is Big sister... Or Mom jr??  I believe it is the latter.

Enrique Nacho Tigre Fernandez Castillo de Jesus

I love this cat.  So much.   He is our family therapist, our entertainment, and my mid-life motherhood fulfillment.  And he is naughty... ...