Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas With The Mattila Grandparents

Owen and Egan got Tonka trucks, so Tim and I were pushing
the boys around the house. They had a blast!
Tim, Egan, Owen, and John.

Owen and John

Amanda, Eli, Tim and Cody.
I realized that we really didnt take that many pictures.
Hard to find good help these days! lol
We had a web cam set up so that Erin and Timmy could
watch everyone open their presents.
It was a very enjoyable time.
The day before we went to Heathers Dads house for Christmas,
of course we forgot our cam. so no pics of that. ooops!

Our New Church Building

This is the Jr. high teen room, I help run this age group.

This is also the Jr. room

We havent done much to this room yet, just waiting for the funds.

This is the Sr. High teen room.


Owen and some other kids in the nursery.

This would be the auditorium.

I think they did an awesome job.

Looks even better in person.

The building was a elementary school, Heather went to the school

years ago for elementary.

Decorating the Christmas Tree

This is our Christmas Tree!
Heather and Owen putting ornaments on the tree!

Owen put the star on top of the tree, it didn't go on very straight!
Owen loved putting up the tree.

John and Owen

Sunday, November 30, 2008


Hi everyone one, Its Sunday night. back to work in the morning...
Well we are back to life...I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving this year
it was awesome to see Timmy and Erin here, we had a real good time this year...
We had three Thanksgivings this year... we didn't get very many good pics...
but on Saturday I took these pics of Owen...I thought they were cute.
the one pic with life in the background just reminded me of just how life can go so fast
and with Thnksgiving coming to a close, I just thought how we should treasure each moment.
Well thats it for now! With love, John, Heather, and Owen.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Fall in the backyard

Owen looking at the back yard

Playing in the backyard one last time before snow!

Owen playing with the soccer goal

Trick or Treat

Kate and jess

Owen made a new friend, or Owen just wanted his baseball.

We went Trick or Treating over at Kate and Dave's house.

Wrong way guys!

Holloween at Nana and Papa's

lets Go!
Egan playin' ball.

Owen was a knight, He's going to slay a dragon. Thats my boy!

Hay ride


Owen took his pumkin for a spin!
Pumkins in front of our house.
That door is no longer on the house, my father and I just put a new one on.

John's Pumkin!

Owen and his Pumkin!

Heather helping Owen with his pumkin.

I guess he likes the taste of raw pumkin.


Taking out the seeds to bake!



Wearing mom's shoes around the house, I (John) did not approve of this! lol

Jessi's Open House

We had Jessi's (Heather's sister) open house at our house over the summer.

Josh, Aunt Tammy, and Grandpa Taylor.

People hanging out

Getting the food... UMMMM