Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween Pics...

The kids had a really fun halloween this year!! As usual, we trick-or-treated at the neighbors around us (we live in the country, so there was a grand total of 3 houses we went to!), and then we went to our church for Great October Days (G.O.D.) - kind of like a carnival with games and bounce houses and of course lots of candy!! For the Cutest Costume Contest - Abby & Katelyn (well actually they were "the cheerleaders") were in the top 3 in the 3-5yr old category! They didn't win, but they LOVED just getting to go up on stage!! They weren't sad they didn't win though...they were just sad when they had to come down off the stage!! But they got to spend the night at Grandma Cheryl's afterwards, so overall - a VERY fun night!! :)
Abby on left

Getting to say their names into the microphone on stage...very exciting!! :)

Katelyn on left

The pink poodle won...she was so cute!! :)

A Super Cute Turtle!!

Micah was the cutest turtle ever!!! In fact, he won the Cutest Costume Contest for the age 0-2yrs category!! Although with Beth and Teresa as two out of the three judges...the deck was kinda stacked in our favor!!! :) (I am including a picture of him from behind because the back was the cutest part of the costume!!) :)

Two Cheerleaders!!!

Two stinkin cute cheerleaders!! Katelyn wanted pig tails "towards the front", and Abby wanted "3 pony tails in the back!" I think they're both gonna big major "type A" personalities!!

Abby on left, Katelyn on right



Oh yeah...the outfits came with megaphones too!! Our house is very very noisy nowadays!! (As if it wasn't already?!)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pumpkins!!!! a little late...but tonight we finally carved pumpkins with the kids. (Well actually, just with A&K because Micah was in bed!) They were both very specific this year about what they wanted their pumpkins to look like. (And I mean VERY specific!!) Abby wanted circle eyes (which daddy had to re-draw a 2nd time b/c the 1st attempt at eyes was "NOT big enough!", a triangle nose, and a mouth with two teeth! Katelyn wanted a girl pumpkin - with rectangle eyes WITH EYELASHES,eyebrows "that slant down so they look mean", a square nose, and "girl lips." Then of course when Abby saw that Katelyn's was a girl pumpkin, she started to get upset because she didn't want hers to be a boy pumpkin!!! So mommy swooped in and saved the day by drawing long eyelashes on hers, and all was well!!

We had a good time though (very specific instructions and all!), and they were so excited to light them up and put them on the porch "so all the people who drive by our house will know what our faces look like!"

Here's some action shots. (And if you'll notice, both girls are in leotards!! They were playing dress up, and making their mommy freeze just by LOOKING at them!! But of course - "we're not cold mommy, we're hot!" Yeah right!! More like, "we're not gonna admit to being cold because we really want to wear these!" They think they're so smart!!) :-D

Abby's pumpkin - at the pre carving stage! (Abby's in pink)

Aaron "The Butcher" Moser

Notice the way Aaron's holding the knife? Nice example, right?! :)

Mommmy carving Katelyn's

Finished Products!! (Aaron drew and carved Micah's in the middle)

Didn't Want to Leave Micah Out!!

Micah had to go to bed before we carved A&K's pumpkins, so here's some pics of him with his pumpkin before he went to bed!! I tried to get him to just sit still and hold his pumpkin, but of course he would have no part of that, so if you'll notice - all the pics of him with his pumpkin are of him doing something with it!! His two favorite things were picking it up and letting it drop (luckily it never hit his toes!) and "drumming" on it! :-D Too cute!! (Oh, and please ignore his runny nose in the pics - I didn't see it until after we took the pictures and he was in bed! Aagh!! That's really gonna bug me!) :-D

Little Drummer Boy - just like Uncle Kyle!!

Trying to pick it up!! (He couldn't figure out how to do it from a sitting position! :-D

Finally-success!! Then there was no stopping him!!

He looks so ornery here!! I love it!!

What a cutie!!

Finished Products!!

Here's Abby & Katelyn with their finished pumpkins!!

Miss Abby Lynn

Miss Katelyn Ann

Completed Roof!!!

Our roof is officially done!! YEAH!!! Aaron finished it last Sunday, but of course did I post the new picture this week - of course not!! (Sorry!!) Here it is for all of you who were just dying to see it! :-D (Next step - build a wrap-around porch, hopefully this spring!)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

New Roof!! I have been trying to post something new since last night and was getting SUPER frustrated. First - last night - our internet was down when I finally had time to post, and all this morning/afternoon (until 2:20pm) - the internet was working, but for some reason - I couldn't upload pictures into my post. (I literally tried about 15 times!!) For some unexplainable reason - it finally decided to go through this last time, so here it is - pictures and all!! :)

Part of our crazy, busy, biten-off-more-than-we-can-chew lives is our roof. All last week Aaron was tearing off our old roof (nasty orange color - YUCK!) and working on putting a new roof on (fixing a couple bad spots, putting new tar paper down, and then shingles and whatever else goes along with all that!), and then cleaning up all the old shingles, tar paper, and nails from the ground. Depending on the day/hour - he was either working on it by himself (for all of the tear off, clean up, and fixing the bad spots) - or with help from 1-2 other guys, depending on the day.

By him doing it himself, it's saving us A LOT of money (like around 10 grand!!), but he's finding out just how much work it really is to re-roof a house!! (He's a super hero, as far as I'm concerned!!) :)

Right now - all of the main part of our house is completely done, and all that's left is the garage - which they think can be completely finished this Saturday!! (YEAH!!) Here's a few pictures of the progress so far.


Tear off in progress...

Putting tar paper down...

Beginning of shingles...


Oh yeah - also happening last week (which was another reason there were no posts in so long) - Micah's 3rd cold in a month, Katelyn had croup (HORRIBLE cough mainly at night), and Abby had/has bronchitis. I am over my cold, and we're praying Aaron doesn't get any of that too!! We all just seem to keep passing everything back and forth between us all, and can't seem to shake being sick yet - and winter isn't even close to being here yet!!!!!!

So all that - plus the regular craziness (Disciple classes, various other church stuff, etc)- about sums up our life the past 1-2 weeks. I'm gonna try and be better at finding time to put up new posts more often though, so keep checking out the blog!! :)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Wondering Where the Heck I've Been?

Hey Guys!! So it's been about two and a half weeks since my last post!!! SORRY!! I think I'm finding out what it means to bite off more than you can chew right now, and I feel a little like it's a struggle just to keep my head above water and maintain the status quo - forget getting anything extra done!! Anyways...just wanted to let you know I plan on putting some new posts up in the very near future!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

A Fun Night...

Tonight was fun! We went to LOTW Park for our extended Moser family pictures. It was Aaron's mom and dad, his sister Emily, his brother Dave and Dave's wife Beth and their 3 kids, plus Aaron and I and our 3. (Same kids in the Labor Day weekend pictures last month - 6 kids under age 5...well actually Jana just turned five 2 days ago, but you get the picture!) I was thinking it would be a nightmare trying to get all 6 kids to do well for numerous pics, but they did amazingly well for the most part!! Micah was sleepy so he never really smiled much (which is a bummer b/c he has such an ADORABLE smile!), but that's ok...he wasn't crying, so we look at it as a success!! :) Then after the pictures - we all went out to dinner at Olive Garden to celebrate my bday. It's always fun hanging out with Aaron's family, and we had a really great time. The best part of all - since we were technically celebrating my bday, I was "off duty" from mommy duties. Aaron handled Micah, and A&K each sat on one side of Grandpa (poor guy!) :) It was a really fun night!!

Also - in case you're wondering what gifts I's the scoop: August Rush (AWESOME movie - go rent it if you've never seen it!! - it's my new favorite movie!!), a really nice new watch from Aaron's mom and dad (which Aaron is re-sizing for me right now so I can wear to church tomorrow), Godiva chocolate - YUM!!, and the first two books from the Twilight series (I already have the 2nd two.) I'd say I made out pretty well!! :)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Belated Pics from My Bday

Hi Everyone!! We've been super extremely busy this week so I haven't had a chance to put up pictures from last weekend. These are a few pictures from Saturday night when we celebrated my bday with my family.

Here's my fam: Dad (Terry), Mom (Cheryl), brother (Kyle), and me. We hadn't taken a picture of the 4 of us for a few years (that I can remember)!!

Katlelyn (on left), Abby (on right) and Grandpa at Applebee's.

Micah - cutie patootie! How bout those eyes - so handsome!! :)

Friday, September 19, 2008


Today's my 27th birthday! Twenty-seven sounds old to me!! Twenty-six didn't phase me, you're still in your mid twenties, but twenty-seven - for some reason - sounds so much older (and closer to 30!) Anyways!!! As part of her birthday present to me - my mom came over last night after the kids were in bed and spent the night. She got up with Micah all through the night whenever he'd wake up not feeling good, and then she got up with all 3 of them this morning so I could sleep in on my birthday!! How nice is that?!!! It was a great way to start my birthday!! And if that weren't enough - she went home around 11:15 to start right on a term paper that's due for her class tomorrow morning, and then (if she gets her paper done in time) she's coming back for Aaron and I to go out tonight to celebrate my birthday with just the two of us!!! THANK YOU, MOM!! You always go so much above and beyond for us, and I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate you!! :) I love you, mom!

Side note: Thanks to Jackson, I now know that September 19th is also International Talk Like A Pirate Day. Man what an honor for that to be on my bday! :)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


If you get a chance, please pray for my kids - especially Micah. A&K have had colds since Friday night (not a huge deal), but Micah went from going to bed perfectly healthy Sunday waking up on Monday morning with bad cold symptoms and a temp of 103.2!!! He's pretty much had a 102-103 degree temp since then (it goes down with tylenol but always comes back up after 3 - 3 1/2 hrs). After a night of no sleep for Micah and I because of his heavy congestion and still very high fever - we're taking him to the doctor this afternoon. I'm thinking he has another (his 5th) ear infection - which would mean antibiotics and hopefully feeling better within 24 hours. Hopefully that's all it is. Plese pray for the little guy if you get the chance!! He's miserable right now and doesn't understand why he doesn't feel good! :( THANKS!! :)

UPDATE: We're back from the dr's office, and Micah did in fact have an ear infection in one ear, so hopefully with this antibiotic he'll be feeling better soon! Dr said that if he has another ear infection within the next 2-3 months that we would have to see an ear doctor about maybe getting tubes in his ears! :-(

Monday, September 15, 2008

Our Life is Nuts Right Now!!

Ok guys...sorry for not posting in 11 days!! Our life is crazy right now!! I am beginning to think we have bitten off more than we can chew, so to speak!! Here's a glimpse into our newly busy week - I am working part time at our church on Monday and Wednesday mornings in the nursery (all 3 kids come too!) :-) Abby and Katelyn have pre-school on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. I am singing at church twice a month now, so every 1st and 2nd weekend of the month I have practice on Thursday night and then I'm at church from 7am-12:30pm on Sunday (but I absolutely love it, so I'm definitely not complaining!!) Aaron is co-leading a DISCIPLE Bible Study class at our church on Monday nights, and I am leading a different DISCIPLE class (also on Monday nights), so we both have to be at church from 6pm-9:15pm on Monday nights. I also am an usher/greeter at church for every 4th Sunday of the month for all 3 services. The kids and I also go to MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) on Thursday mornings twice a month, and playgroup on Friday mornings twice a month.

So just to sum all that up - Sunday: 3 out of 4 weeks a month I'm at all 3 services at church! Then come home and plan a lesson plan for DISCIPLE when the kids are napping. Aaron and I each talk to our co-leaders at 9pm Sunday nights to plan the next night's meeting. Monday - church in the am (nursery) and back to church in the pm for DISCIPLE! Tuesday - A&K pre-school in the afternoon. Wednesday - church in the am (nursery). Thursday - MOPS in the am twice a month, A&K pre-school in the afternoon, Alli practice at church in the pm twice a month! Friday - Playgroup twice a month in the am. SATURDAY - usually filled up with various commitments/family/other fun stuff...but sometimes we have NOTHING going on on Saturdays!!

I love everything that's on there, so I'm not listing all that to complain!!! Just explaining why I haven't posted in a while! Hopefully once the shock of our new busier schedules wears off, I'll be on the blog more with new posts!! :-) (I can't wait until the kids are in school and sports and we're doing even more stuff...)(that's sarcasm there!) :-)

Thursday, September 4, 2008

God's Beautiful Creation

View of the sunrise from our back yard.

View of the clouds in a sunset from our front yard.

View of the sunset from our front yard.

How can someone look at skies this beautiful and not believe there's a God who created them?! We serve an awesome God!!

A Bittersweet Day for this Mommy

Tuesday was both a very exciting day for all of us, as well as a somewhat sad day for this mommy. My babies had their first day of school!!! Abby and Katelyn started their first day of pre-school on Tuesday, and they were SO excited to go to school!!!! They each had their own back pack, and they were so cute!! Since it was the very first day, the parents were allowed to stay the whole time, part of the time, or none of the time - depending on what the kids wanted. The last couple days before school started, Abby kept saying she was "gonna be nervous" and that she wanted me to stay the whole time, and Katelyn said she didn't want me to stay any of the time! I told her I'd leave her alone and just stay by Abby if that's what she wanted, and that was the plan. Once we got there, they each sat down on the circle rug (not anywhere near each other!) and they never even looked at me again after that. After about 45 minutes, I asked them if they wanted me to leave, and they both very animatedly told me - yes! they wanted me to "go away!" :-) They did great, and they absolutely loved their first day of school!! The other half of their class is having their first day today, and next week, they'll start going every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. They're both telling Aaron and I (quite often) that they're "big pre-school girls now" - it's very cute!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

We're Back!!!

We had a GREAT weekend with family this past weekend!! The weather was absolutely perfect (80's during the day and lower 60's at night); the kids LOVED swimming at the pool and riding on the boat; and we had a great time playing games each night after the kids went to bed!! New this year was a jet ski, so it was fun taking the kids out for rides on that too!! Aaron's sister brought her boyfriend, so it was nice to get to know him a little better too. There were 6 kids total - all under the age of 5!!!! (I know - What?! Are we crazy!!) They all did really great though, and they had so much fun playing and swimming together!! We were a little worried about how Micah would do (he's kinda a handful right now), but he was amazing!! Very content to stay in the stroller or be held or swim with the big kids in his "boat" floatie or being held in the pool. Looking back, it was a wonderful weekend!!

Here's a few pics:

A & K watching mommy ski

Aaron driving the boat

Micah in his life jacket - so cute!! (That's the lodge where we stayed in the background.)

The 5 of us on the boat...

All of the kids and grandkids

Friday, August 29, 2008

Time For Some Fun!!

Well we're leaving this afternoon to go boating for the 3 day weekend with Aaron's family! We usually go once a year for a weekend each summer to the same lake where we all swim, ski, tube, wakeboard, etc. It's usually very fun, so we're excited for Aaron to get home from work so we can leave. Aaron's parents own the boat, and along with them - Aaron's brother and his wife, along with their 3 well as his sister with her boyfriend. New this year - Aaron's grandparents will be there!! Needless to say - I don't think we'll all fit on the boat at the same time, but it should be a fun time anyways!!! The weather is supposed to be absolutely gorgeous this weekend too, so that's a bonus!! I'll be sure to post some pictures when we get back home. Have a great labor day weekend!! :-)

Friday, August 22, 2008

Very Very Cool Video!!!!!!!!!

My mom emailed me a link to this video this morning. IT IS THE COOLEST VIDEO EVER!!! =)

Who Knew?
LogoThere are
people with my name in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

There are 15 Allison Moser's in the U.S. Who Knew?!
(I'm sure you were wondering, weren't you?!) =)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Peace and Quiet?

Well Aaron's mom just came to pick up the girls and take them to her house to spend the know what that means? FREEDOM!!! :-) I am officially a mother to one (Micah) for the next 24 hours!!! Anyone know of a good masseuse? (Yeah right...more like time to clean the house!!) :-) I will enjoy the quiet while it lasts though! :-)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Next Mozart?

Sorry for not posting in a while. I have been trying to recover after planning a church baby shower (this past Sunday) for some of our best friends. The shower was a success, but I kind of felt like I needed to do nothing for a while after it was over!! (Anyone ever been there?!)

Here's some pics I took of Micah this morning!! Super cute - if I do say so myself!!! Think he'll be a drummer like his uncle Kyle or play the piano like his mommy? I just hope he loves the Lord and loves music! (In that order!) :-)