Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Please Help If You Can... Read below posting dated December 11

I copied this from my sisters blog... If anyone can offer any help whatsoever, I beg of you to do so. It is truly the time to offer others the hope that we have been so blessed with. Please keep this family in your prayers, and if possible, donations are so very much appreciated!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Sad News and the True Meaning of Christmas

Hello Friends, Family and Acquaintances,
I hope everyone is having a lovely Christmas season. Today my sister Heather, a teacher at Dry Creek Elementary School in Sacramento, told me about a family at her school. They are the Gorelkin Family. They are from Russia and have 10 children ranging from 1-13 years old. On Tuesday the Mother of this family passed away. She was 7 months pregnant. The family is very poor and very heartbroken. I feel deep down in my heart that this family truly needs help and I know there is only so much I can do, so I am reaching out to all of you for help. I know money is tight for everyone this year, but if there is any help that you can provide for this family in need it would be truly appreciated. If you would like to send a donation by credit card, you can visit my blog and click on the "donate" button on the right hand side:

or if you would like to send a check, you can make it out to:

Sal Garcia: Principle of Dry Creek Elementary
5529 Myrtle Dr
Loomis, CA 95650

Or if you would like to drop off a donation or toys/clothes for Christmas for the children, you can come by my house or Heather's (for those of you who live close by)
If anyone has any ideas on how we can best help this family, please feel free to email me.
Thanks you all for your loving support. We truly appreciate everything! Merry Christmas!

Vanessa Hunt

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Jeff Turns FOUR!

Four Years Old... My little big guy is already four! I know for a lot of you it comes as more of a shock that he is only turning four... But it's true, he is finally four years old! Who cares that he grew out of size four clothes when he was two, that people think he's Kami's twin, that he'll be taller than her by Christmas... In my eyes, he's just a little guy!! Jeff's birthday fell on a sunday this year, so no big parties, but we took him to Schlitterbahn the day before, and he had a great time! He got to open some fun gifts, and spend the day playing with toys and video games... But still reminds me to this day that I forgot a cake!!! How could I?!!

These cars are a blast... Thanks grandma!

And of course... Optimus Prime!!

I am not sure who wanted this more, Jeff or Richard... Either way, they both love it!


First grade is full of exciting times, and this is one I could not let slip by under the radar! Kami came home from school last week telling me that they were going to be dancing to Thriller for a PTA function, and this was the best part... "Derrick is going to be Michael Jackson mom, since he's black!" She was really thrilled about that last part! It was so fun to see, I wish my camera could have done it justice... It's almost as good as the original! you have to watch Derrick, he's so cute!!
(of course most of the video is of Kami, she's really cute too!)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Ahh...Dance has come to an end!

Let me tell you about Kami. She is wonderful, but a tad on the addicted to television side! I don't let her watch much anymore, because it got so bad, but anytime she sees a tv on, she becomes glued! So much so, that dance class was always a fight! (Because it is at the same time as Arthur on PBS!!) But nevertheless, I won, most of the time, and last night, the fruits of her labor were shown as she tapped and twirled the night away! The video will give you a good idea of how often she didn't make it to class, you can see that about 75% of the performance she is watching the teacher for cues!! I was on the wrong side of the stage for her second dance so you can't see her as well, but she is on the far left side of the video!! Hope you enjoy!

So dance is over for the season... but it was glorious while it lasted! Next up... Swimming lessons!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Six years of Kami!

Six years ago today we were blessed with our first child... two weeks early, but just perfect! I couldn't pass up this opportunity to share some special moments from the life of
Kamryn Courtney Hunt!

Kami's first day home, fresh from the hospital and a bath!

Kami's First Christmas! You can guess how she felt about St. Nick!!

Can you tell which one is not a toy?!

Kami's First Birthday!

Kami at DisneyWorld, she loved having her face painted!

Kami turns two!

For her third birthday she got to meet Aurora!!

When she was four she met Alice!!

Birthday number five...

And of course there was Minnie just this month...

And the opening of her first Birthday gift today! Notice she wore one of her most beautiful dresses to school today... She got to choose her outfit! Happy Birthday to my precious girl!! Thanks for being you on this special day!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Aaaaaaand, he's OFF!

When you read that title, you have to say it like you would if you were racing horses, you know long "And", and extra emphasis on the F's!! Did you say it? Hope so!! You'll say it after you see this video of Carter! Only took nine months, but our little guy is mobile! One problem though, someone must have forgotten to tell him we're Air Force because his crawl is very Army style!! Oh, one more thing, you might want to mute the video while you watch, I sound pretty ridiculous commentating in the background!!

Yea for crawling Carter!!

Oh Mustache March!!

How lucky we are in the Air Force to have traditions like Mustache March... An entire month of facial hair... Seriously, it leaves me speechless... The only thing I can even say about this mustache is that thank goodness it will be shaved off in six days... Goodbye Mustache March, goodbye!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Perfect Size!

One of my sweet sisters came to visit me last week and we decided that Carter needed a dog! So we went out on the streets of San Antonio looking a a dog just the right size for Carter!! This is who we met...
It was love at first sight for the both of them... until he tried to eat her! No new dog for Carter, not until he can stop trying to eat them for lunch!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Look at what I did!!

I love hairbows, they are one of my many weaknesses (for Kami, not for me)! It just so happens that my sister in law knows how to make them, so she indulged me and taught me how! They are super fun to make, and so with a little time and effort, I completed my first set! I am super excited, and I can't wait to go broke on grosgrain ribbon!! Too bad WalMart doesn't have the best selection!!! If anyone wants a tutorial just let me know, it is really fun!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I am Optimus Prime...

Transformers... more than meets the eye! Poor Carter, always subjected to our silly ways!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

videos of kiddios...

Kami had her kindergarten song recital this week, and I couldn't pass up the chance to share this video, it's kind of long, but it is cute... watch how she bops the entire song... such a mover!!

Of course Jeff has a performance for you too! He is totally into primary songs, and so here he is singing Follow the Prophet!


Monday, February 16, 2009

Will you be my valentine?!

It is so exciting to have a kindergartner, with all of the parties and valentines lists and candy... And Kami was such a good sport about her valentine cards, she decided it would be okay to have hand made valentines instead of the ones from the store, so this is what we came up with!
The ones for her classmates... They were supposed to be holding a sucker, but they weren't strong enough!! So cute though, I thought!!
Jeff wanted to show them off for Kami, they are patterned after Mike Wazowski from Monsters, Inc.! The eye is actually supposed to be bigger, but Wal-Mart only has so many sizes of googly eyes!!
The teachers got dogs, personally decorated by Kami herself, and the backs read 'I'm "Mutts" about you!' So cute!! Yea for Valentine's Day!!!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

anything you can do...

Carter has decided that if Jeff can drive, so can he... Now, if he could only reach those pedals...

Jeff didn't seem to mind being passenger, until he realized they were never going to get anywhere!! So then he decided to play basketball instead, but the only way Carter could play with us was if he were the ball!!!

Well, you can probably tell that that didn't last long, but it's okay because just then we heard the bus coming!! Kami was home from school!!
What a big girl! That' it! Just another normal day at the Hunt house! (Don't worry, we don't always use Carter as the ball... just sometimes!)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

An ode to animals...

I was looking for a picture on our computer today, and while doing so, I found lots of pictures of all of the pets that Richard and I have enjoyed over the years!! It is incredible, the number of dogs and cats we have somehow obtained... Yet we never can manage to keep them!! So, here for your viewing pleasure, is a list of all the animals we have brought into our home in the last seven years!! (That does not include a beta fish, which my sweet sister Vanessa gave to me... that thing wouldn't die!)
That's Cookie... She was so cute, but she had really bad ticks and they kept latching to my children... She found a good home in San Antonio!
Here's Chewbacca... Cute as can be, but it turns out Chihuahuas don't like three year olds! He went back to his homeland...Cuidad Acuna, Mexico!
Meet Chip and Dale... Dale really did have a red nose, but Richard wasn't sold! They found a new home at the local cemetery. Don't worry, they are still alive, they just keep the rodent problems down!!
There's Celery. He was a vagabond cat from the neighborhood... He stole our hearts and then stole away!! We had him for a month or so and then he moved on!
That's George!! He was the most patient kitten... Well until he snuck out and ran away... He's probably alot happier though, just look at his expression!
Here's Rumpledoodles (named for the Heffalump Movie, of course!!) He was beautiful, but not fond of Kami's love! After he stratched her too many times, we decided to find him a new home! Isn't he cute, though?!
I don't even remember this ones name so we must have not had it for very long, but it looks sweet!!!
Rafferty and Commander!! We only had Commander as a puppy, my sister gave him a better home than we did, in fact, that's why ended up with a fish instead!
Here's Rafferty alone, he was by far our favorite, but we just couldn't give him the attention that he needed so he went back to his old home...We still have visitation rights, though!! There was one other dog we had, Ella... she didn't even stay long enough to get a picture! She couldn't stay off of our table! There is something not right about a huge dog on the kitchen table... now I wish I did have a picture!! Of course we still have Chocolate and Caramel, from down below, and it is my goal in life to keep those cats forever!! Oh the adventures of the Hunt Family...