Monday, December 31, 2007

Momma and baby...

Such a sweet picture. Not sure how I missed this earlier.
I sure love my family.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Mister Man's First Birthday!

Gideon had all kinds of family to help him celebrate his first birthday. All of the Doans that were in town joined the small numbers of Richardsons. All together, I think we had 27 people here at one time or another... yeah! good times.

Gideon thoght the cake was pretty cool!
He like his little mini cake the best.

This shows the progression. His shirt will never be the same. Oh well, It was his first birthday. We had a lovely evening and thank everyone who joined in the festivities. We love you all!

Getting ready for Gideon's Big Day...

Grampa is entertaining Gideon while we waited for his guests.
They look pretty cute.

Grampa was trying to put the track together and
Gid managed to take it a part faster.

Gideon liked his Birthday balloons.

Gideon's First Ride in Grampa's Wagon...

I love these shots... not sure which I like the best...

Boo wasn't sure she thought this was fun.

Gideon was lovin' it though.

Look at this sweet birthday boy... I just love him to pieces.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Sweet Reflections...

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

On the Second Day of Christmas...

Everyone had a great time on Christmas morning opening their gifts. The three gents; Jacob, Zachary, & Alexander were loving their new slippers. Santa got Jacob icemelt for his windows... I guess that was all he deserved... jk, Really he got a commercial grade mike, amp, and boom stand for recording his music. He was pretty pumped. He sure does a beautiful job with his music. Alexander got his new skateboard, a warm fuzzy blanket for his bed, and money... and Zach got new aftershave, a game and of course money. What is it with money? As you can tell Misty loved her new sculpture and face stuff. She gets the good stuff. Santa brought me a new Shiatsu massager... it's awesome, but a little crazy. Brent got a better mike than Jake of course... you know... more power or some such... it's a guy thing I'm sure.

As you can see, Gideon had a great time opening his gifts. He loved taking his train apart... he could do so faster than Grampa could assemble it... it was pretty funny. All in all it was a great day. Very quiet and pleasant, which was good because half of our bunch were fighting colds... oh well, what can you expect with our crazy Missouri weather? It did give us all a good excuse to watch movies and veg... which worked out great for me.

Monday, December 24, 2007

On the First Day of Christmas...

We had a lovely afternoon at the Richardson House. Poor Zachary had to go to work right after our late lunch (mmmmm Hunans)... it stinks being a working man... Thats life in the fast lane though. Saddly some how or other there are no shots of Alexander... probably because he shuns the camera... where did that come from? idk.... anywho, It was a very pleasant afternoon. We had all of Brent's family over. You would think with us all living fairly close this would happen more often... for some reason there always seems to be something standing in the way... life at the speed of sound. Thank goodness for holidays like Christmas that bring families together even through difficulties. We love you all and were so happy to have everyone with us.

Merry Christmas Everyone... May God bless and keep you in his care.

All our Love, the Richardsons


Now, on to Gid's awesome, chick magnet, new do... Is he cute or what? Uncle Zach helped Gid out with this awesome hairdo. We are going to start him out early, then no do will be to bold for him... he he he. Notice he is standing in the bottom center shot... he looks too tiny to be standing on his own... hard to believe he will be a year old on Saturday.

I think there will be a party at our house on Saturday - Dec. 29th... hmmmm, funny how that matches his birth date.... more later... you might check with his mommy to find out for sure, but I think that's maybe the deal. The time has not be set in stone yet, but I think it will be late afternoon, just cake and beverages. Everyone, and I do mean everyone... this is your invitation... yes, that means you Sarah, Natalie, Hilary(if you are still in town) and Super Awesome GrandMomma Doan and your whole dang families too. All we need is your presence, no presents required. Hope this Grandma is not in trouble.

We hope to see you all.

Kearney HS Old World Feast

The Kearney HS Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, Glee Choir and 9th Grade Choir put on an Old World Christmas Feast. You can see Zach is looking quite dapper. They served a four course meal and performed throughout the entire evening. Dad and Phyllis came to town for the evening and joined in the festivity. They also celebrated their 1st Anniversary, Dec. 13th, which just happened to be the day of the feast. So help us wish them a very happy 1 year anniversary. We love you Dad and sweet Phyllis.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

A Little Ice and Snow

It wasn't full light yet when I took these.
This is the best I could do.

I think this picture seemed a little sad...
no more use 'til next year
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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Sunday evening at home...

Here is one handsome little man in his church clothes Mommy and Daddy got him. I couldn't get him to sit still long enough to get a close up, but trust me, he was stylin'.
Once he was ready for bed, Grandma had to get her kisses in. Love those sweet baby kisses.
Okay, I'm not really sure what this face is all about. I think it is just normal Zach acting a little goofy. This was right before his haircut. It was a little on the long side, or maybe a lot on the long side. He's a mess.
Alex played a few riffs for us. He is getting pretty darn good considering he has not had any lessons yet. Thank goodness for Jake and Alex's ability to pick things up quickly. He sure is loving his guitar and we enjoy listening to him.

More later.... keep on blogging.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Cute Little Drawer Ornament...

While Misty and I were making Ham and Cheese Rolls
Mister Gid thought he would become a drawer ornament.
I don't think you can tell, but he had to climb up into this drawer.
What a silly little man.

Pretty much he was just chucking things out of the drawer.
I think he was trying to help me organize my drawers.

So what is this? Do you really need to save this?
I don't think so!
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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Brent's Nativity...

"Away in a manger no crib for a bed,
the little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head."

This season fills my heart with wonder and awe...
I am so thankful for the knowledge we share.

May your Christmas be filled with peace, wonder, joy and awe.
We love you and are blessed to have you in our lives.
The Richardsons

It's Christmas Time...

I Love Christmas!
Here's our tree... Brent says
I'm crazy because I like to coordinate
my gifts with my tree. So, doesn't everyone?
... more later.

I Love to dress the mantle!
ps... Renee, check out the little plates.

Here's a close up... cool how the decorations
go so prettily with the temple picture, huh?

Here is mister man, checkin' things out.

No... I'm not touching anything...

Well... maybe I'll just gently touch.

Okay... so I really wanted to hold it...
Is that a problem?

Friday, November 23, 2007

Thanksgiving Thoughts....

We had such a pleasant day yesterday. It seems like on most days someone is gone doing something with someone else; better, or funnier, or prettier, or just pretty much more than us. Well not yesterday. We had everyone home; Misty, Jake, Gideon & Tamra spent the day with us. Dinner was a huge success and a joint effort. Misty cooked her little heart out. Brent and I made the turkey & a bunch of other whatnot, gotta love that turkey & whatnot... not many left overs, makes me a little sad. We ate at One'ish and then the kids played or attempted to play Risk. I'm not sure who was victorious, but they sure made a lot of noise and seemed to have a blast. I think Brent watched like a dozen movies in his Man Lair. Oh... and I have never seen Gid eat so much... it was hilarious... he would grunt or growl or pull on Misty... We were all laughing. Jake had to start helping feed him so Misty could get in a few bites as well. Anywho, it was such a nice dinner, and I have to say it's not true... many cooks don't spoil the whatever... they lighten the load. Thank you to everyone that assisted making yesterday a wonderful peaceful meal & day. I love you all.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Handsome Gid...

One handsome little man rockin' out...

This rocker is just my size...

Getting ready for the dismount...

Yeah, so I'm big and I can get in Grampa's rocker...

What do you mean I need to sit down...

Well... this is as close as I can get... give a boy a break!

I told you I didn't want to sit down... I was having fun.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Mister Man...

So Mister Man thinks he needs to help in Grandma's Pantry. I think he was pretty much lounging here... the little goofball.

He was pretty much helping himself... rearranging things as he saw fit. He is such a funny little man. He makes me giggle.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Mayer's Christmas Tree Lane Lighting Ceremony...

Zach and the Kearney High School Chamber Choir sang at the Mayer's Christmas Tree Lane Lighting Ceremony. They were the third group to perform, I guess they left the best for last.... Too bad they only sang four songs, they were awesome. The Assistant Mayer even gave them a plug for their trip to New York to sing at Carnegie Hall.
Here is a sweet picture of Gideon and Misty, taken while waiting to hear Uncle Zach sing... He sure loves his momma.
Brent snapped this shot while Gideon and I were snuggling to stay warm. I even liked it and that is rare.... Do you see those wrinkles though... Where the heck did they come from???

Grampa and Gideon hangin' out and listenin' to the tunes. They're both pretty studdly... don't cha just love 'em?

I loved this picture... I love these three to pieces.

Here is the another shot Grampa shot of Gideon and Gramma. I love his little pink button "Rudolf" nose... lucky me, mine usually looks like that too... not near as cute on a full size nose.

It was a fun evening... maybe later when we are better prepared we will walk Christmas Tree Lane. ie... warm shoes and a stroller. It was beautiful... for some reason we didn't get any pictures of the trees. We did get a super cute picture of Gid with Santa (first one ever)... I've been forbidden to blog it.... hmmm... How come even though we took the picture, someone else gets to blog it... I guess just because she's his momma, she rules... hmmm.... go figure. It was a fun evening, even if our feet were cold and wet.... look for pictures of Gid with Santa coming soon to a blog you know and love.