Baby Tepker #4 is on its way!

We're pleased to announce that our fourth addition will be joining us in July 2010! We're 9 weeks along and growing strong. If we're friends on FB, check out my profile and enjoy the video of Kevin and the boys seeing our baby for the first time today! *It won't upload here for some reason ... ??


He's Makin' a List and Checking it Twice

O Christmas Tree, Where Art Thou? 2009

Kate and Daddy hunt for the perfect family tree. "Over here, Mom! This way!"
Owen does his best Christmas tree impression!
Collin ultimately declared one lucky tree the "best Christmas tree ever," and our trip was a success in every way!



Me: You look handsome today, Collin.

Collin: If I had a guitar, I'd be even more handsome. (And he proceeds to play air guitar and crack me up!!)

Where did that come from?! And THAT is another reason why I have kids. Awesome morning!


Little Collin Sings Jingle Bells


Click on the link to see Little 3-yr-old Collin sing Jingle Bells on stage at our family Christmas party Dec. 22, 2007! I love his magneto microphone!


School Pic ~ Fall 2009

Collin, Katelyn, and Owen

*Missing an awesome one of Collin, but I'll get it scanned soon! ; )

Apple Cup

Jason & Dawn, Kevin & I rally with Butch, the Cougar Mascot, at the 2009 Apple Cup. We had a BLAST, despite the final score, which was NOT in our favor (30-0).

Coug Gals

Playing with the Band

Jason & Dawn

Mike (Steve's Dad), Steve & Debbie

Kevin & I

My Blessings are Many

Happy Thanksgiving 2009

Rainy Day Saturday


Crazy Hair!


Halloween 2009

Who you gonna call?!

Creature of the Night

Curious George (aka Curious about Candy Kate)

Zorro Collin, Owen the Bat, Natalie the Vampire Bride, and Maddy the Princess


Bare Feet

Miss Natalie: The wind storms we've been having this last week have blown all of the leaves off the trees, and now they are bare.

Collin: I have socks and shoes on, so I don't have bare feet. Miss Natalie, do you know why they call them bare feet?

Miss Natalie: "No, Collin. Why?"

Collin: Bears don't wear any socks, and they have bear feet. So that is why we say "bare feet."



I grew up with card games and board games every weekend ... and now my kids are growing up with them too! I love it! Amongst our favorites at the moment: Sorry (Collin's new favorite + Owen's second favorite), Sequence for Kids, and SkipBo (Collin's old favorite) ~ oh, and Charades, which isn't a card or board game but is a game the boys are getting better and better at and even Kate can play with us! We also enjoy Uno, Connect 4, Guess Who, and Candy Land (Owen's favorite). Amazingly, Go Fish and Chutes and Ladders haven't taken off here. Kid Character-influenced Bingo and Memory are often a hit, but only sporadically! I want to try War again, have avoided SlapJack, and am considering Rack-O and trying (adult) Yahtzee again. Seriously, it's so fun! Just in Today: Collin learned to shuffle!! (His favorite place to rest the cards while they flip? Owen's head. They both CRACK UP laughing!! Hee Hee!)



Owen: Mom, my eyes are the shape of footballs! That's cool!


When I grow up ...

Owen's Quote of the Day: Mommy, when I grow up, can I be a Seahawks player? (Yes!) Daddy played football, 'cept he was a Pretzel. (High School Pretzel, to be exact!)

The boys were SO lucky this August ~ Uncle Jared and Aunt Janae took them to their first professional football game ~ a preseason Seahawks game at Qwest! I have never even been to a Hawks game there!! (I haven't seen the Hawks since the days of the Dome!) But then again, I'm not dreaming of being a Seahawk. I hope they take him every chance they get.
*One of my favorite Owen-isms is "'cept" - I've never heard him say "but." ; )


Last Game of the Season ~ and it's Halloween!

We arrived to the field early enough to warm up ~ then spraypaint the players' hair! Collin went blue, Micah went red, Eli went blue with red stripes, and Owen and Luke remained toeheads. The colors were a hit!! Just a little something special since it was the last game AND Halloween!
Collin and Owen both wrapped up the season with (cheered on by G&G J, Uncle Jared and Aunt Janae, and Miss Natalie) with awesome energy and assertion, increased knowledge and skill, and goals!
Southside Blackcat Shooters
Top: Gavin, Luke, Hayden, Eli, Micah
Bottom: Bohdi, Coach Jen, Zach, Mason, Owen, Collin