Sunday, March 20, 2011

He's Here!

We welcomed Nicodemus Everett Rogers into the world on March 15, 2011. He was born at 7:10 pm and like the Nicodemus of the Bible, "he came at night". He weighed in at 8#1oz and was 20 inches long! He is a cutie pie! He has lots of black hair like his daddy.
We will call him Nico. (nee-co)
Cinda is liking the big sister gig AND she is learning about gentleness...

He was born within 3 hours and so he doesn't have that squishey newborn look!
He is just about perfect!

Kris, Cinda, Nico and Thomas! What a nice family!

Aunt Alena was there too!
We couldn't be more delighted with the whole thing!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A few more thoughts!

Hey, I am actually posting within a week! Good for me. I thought I would share before and after pictures of Brett and I from our diet. We finally got motivated enough - something to do with wanting to be around for our grandkids... Anyway, here you go!
Me, before...(ugh...)

Me, after...
Brett, before...

Brett after...
It is really hard to see how great Brett looks! Mostly because his clothes are all to big, but let me tell you...he's a looker!!
Yes, we are proud!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

It's been a long time!

It has sure been a long time since I posted on the blog. I think that I am just going to start from scratch! I still live in a small town, but so much has changed since I first started blogging here! For starters, Brett and I visited the Jelly Belly Factory for Valentine's Day. Now most people go out for a nice dinner or something romantic, NO WAY! Not my man! We went on a train ride (wearing silly paper hats) around the Jelly Belly Factory! Of course, I did get free jelly beans! So it was worth it!

We are grandparents to the most beautiful girl in the world! AND soon to be grandparents to the most beautiful boy in the world. He hasn't yet made his arrival, but check for pictures later on!

There's the little bugger now!! Happily resting inside his mama's tummy! Yep, we are pretty excited! Brett said he can't wait for his new best friend to arrive! It has been pretty awesome having Kris close for this one. She was in Wyoming when Cinda was born. Brett didn't get to meet Cinda until she was 2+ months old! Pretty nifty to be around to see him the same day he is born! Come On, Baby...come on out!! ( I think Kris looks like she is carrying a basketball around under her shirt! I always looked like I had a round beanbag chair!)

I think I stopped posting here because of Facebook. I feel like I am redundant when I post pics on facebook, then again on the blog! I know some of you aren't on facebook, so maybe this is better.

AHH, the great blizzard of 2011! About 4 feet of snow drifted up against the back door. The only door we could get out was the side door, which is good, cause that is where the dog goes out to do her "duty". In Montana we had to pitch her off the deck to get her to go in the snow and not on the deck! Here, she just goes in her own little spot.

I will just leave you with a little picture of the sweetest thing in my life....

She loves the camera! And has to look at the digital screen in the back everytime you take a picture.
Have a great day!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Oregon High School Jazz Band

Oregon High School Jazz Band had their annual dance tonight! Not too many people danced but the music was great! Sam plays baritone and in a couple of songs, he plays the tuba! They play swing and jazz! A couple of my favorites "Birdland", "Shaft", and the "Pink Panther Theme". It was a great night of music!

Can you believe it! Sam had his first Jazz Band Solo tonight! I didn't think you could solo on the Baritone, but Sam proved everyone wrong! He did an AWESOME Job!!

We are so proud of the hard work he puts into his music! He will be playing with Kable band again this year during the summer when he is home. Pretty fun!

Friday, April 30, 2010


For my birthday, Brett and I took a weekend in Galena, Illinois. Galena is right on the border of Iowa, by Dubuque. We just relaxed and enjoyed the sights in this little tiny town, where Ulyssus Grant lived.Spring is beautiful in the Midwest!
Wonderful old homes...

Who can resist the Piggly Wiggly?

Trolley cars

And a large tower on the outskirts of town. You can't climb it anymore...
hmmm, wonder why?

Updates! Montana trip

Brett and I got to make a quick trip back to Montana in February. It was so great to see the mountains. When I took pictures back to show my friend, who has never left Illinois, she couldn't believe the size of the mountains!Beautiful!

Ah, yes, Belfry....Just a little weird...

And what would my blog be without one more picture of Cinda??

Finally, a catch-up on the Belleque's...part 1

Lets start with Christmas! That is going back a ways, but here are some fun pictures from our time in Wyoming! Cinda and her tuke...
Ed and Linda

Jasmin and Lindsay
Jasmin is coming to stay with us this summer!

All the crazies and their tukes...

A great picture of Nick and Alena!