Sunday, January 28, 2007

Bowling Birthday Party

The Brothers Osto
Hunter and Tyler - Tyler won the first game!
Chooch - this ball stopped mid-way down the lane and had to be rescued by a bowling attendant.
Riley and Calli
Hunter shows his style.
The birthday boys.

Saturday, January 27, 2007


The end of January brings birthdays to two important Osto people in my family.
January 26 is Matt's and January 27 is Hunter's.


We will celebrate "the boys" birthdays tomorrow with a bowling party, pizza and Matt's favorite birthday cake -yellow cake with chocolate frosting. Baked especially by yours truly.

We celebrated Matt's birthday last night with a trip to Red Robin, where the kids can be loud and obnoxious and no one cares (except me and Matt). And the California chicken burger is to die for...;)

His birthday present was spending $288 on new tires for my car. Isn't life grand when you turn 34? You don't even get birthday presents any more because your life is consumed by well, life. What do we possibly need anyways, oh wait, except more hunting things? Hunting is an endless supply of needful things, isn't it? The kids did make some charming homemade cards for Matt, which are always the best anyways.

Happy Birthday Matt. I love you! You are my superman. I hope you have a wonderful year.

Monday, January 22, 2007

For your entertainment

Check out Chooch's new video on the right. You can also view him at, just search for Jack and the beanstalk.


Friday, January 19, 2007

Count down is on...

One month from today, Matt and I are heading to sunny Mexico. Its official, we have confirmations and reservations (the hotel kind)! We are heading to the lovely all-inclusive Adventura Spa Palace on the Mayan Riveria. Check out the link on the right...

I know you are jealous!

Monday, January 15, 2007


Stapstick = chapstick

Nick and Cole = imaginary preschool friends

John = imaginary fireman / rescue worker

"Hold my hand while I poop."

Thinking the guy with the white beard at the restaurant was Santa, and then talking with him.

"Do baby skunks poop?"

The Griffin mascot is called "the big squishy bird" or "the turkey"

Saturday, January 06, 2007

January - so far, not so great!

Isn't this a beautiful photo? It's called "First Light of Dawn." (see more photos - click on Curlyson link at the right).

I'm about to paint a big X over my front door to signify that the plague has hit! We've been struck (stricken?) with the norovirus this past week, and its been lots and lots of laundry for Amy. All 4 of my babies have been sick, but I'm bound and determined that I will not get this stuff!

President Ford's funeral and all the surrounding hoopla ("Operation Bury Jerry") was actually really cool. I wish the kids hadn't been sick or I might have taken them downtown to see the processional and flyover. Way to go Grand Rapids, some how all the idiots were kept underwraps for 2 days and you pulled off a first class tribute.