Saturday, May 1, 2010

May Day!

Hard to believe that 2010 has reached May Day and all that the spring season brings. When the rain showers cease, the sunshine is nice and flowers in our yard are blooming colorfully everywhere. I am still watching and waiting for the garden to sprout. Enjoy your May Day!

Saturday, November 14, 2009


I'm sure that you were thinking that we had forget all about our little blog...nope, just busy living! :)

We have been more than blessed by the kids who have stayed in our home and we truly love sharing our hearts and home! They can say some of the cutest things and I love reading QTD (Quote of the day) from cute kids so I thought I'd share some of our favorites from our foster kiddos.

Favorite QTD's:

-"Wow, you even have a laundry mat here!" (commenting on our laundry room)

-On our way to church:

D: "I just saw a cow on that farm"
Me: "Oh, really, what did it look like?"
D: "It was a chocolate milk cow"
Me: "Oh, (TOTALLY SERIOUS..) what does that look like, again?"
D: (In the "Duh!" tone of voice) "Chocolate milk cows are BROWN!"
Me: (TOTALLY SERIOUS, again..) "Well, how did you know that it wasn't a white milk cow?"
D: (In the "Duh!" tone of voice, again..) "Beeecasue, white milk cows are white with brown spots- not ALL brown!"

Me: and now I know!

-"When I grow up, I'm going to have a dog and cat that actually get along!" (Good to know, because that was our plan too until Henry and Leo decided that they both wanted to be "only children".)

-"When we get home, I'm going to pull out my loose tooth." Oh, really? "Yeah, it takes exactly 10 squares of toilet paper and then I can pull it out!"

Update: THE TOOTH IS STILL IN and wiggly (after 10 sq's..)

I'm sure that there are more "goodies" but here's a few. ;)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Fun at the cabin!

What a great weekend! We drove out to Stewart "Stub" this weekend to camp out and finally stayed in a cabin. It was very nice. Everything was like new and our cabin was the BEST one! It had a nice view, ample shade, and lots of beautiful trees and trails. Leo loves to camp and the cabin was no exception. He kept the porch guarded and brought home every piece of dirt from our site...

We went on several hikes and even got to attend a star party on Saturday night! OMSI held a star viewing party over at the day use area (short hike from our cozy cabin :) and hundreds of star enthusiasts came out and brought their (very spendy) telescopes for our viewing pleasure. Fun!

Monday, June 15, 2009

School's Out.... for the summer!

We had a very busy week and an even busier weekend!

We had to go to school today for a work day but our students were out last Friday so it was a jam packed week filled with mixed emotions. This weekend we helped my dad celebrate his birthday (a little early) by joining him for a Beaver's game in an awesome suite! It was very fun and I don't think that I can sit in the stands at a baseball game again! The suite had leather furniture, a bar, tons of snacks, hot food, a large flat screen, heated outdoor seats and a fun server that waits on you constantly and makes sure you're having a great time!
We also celebrated our nephew Alex's high school graduation with family. Congratulations Alex! We're very proud of you!!
Then, it was off to a wedding for one of my cousins on Saturday night. It was a beautifully intimate outdoor wedding. Very fun!
We also shadowed the PromiseLand shepherds at church this Sunday as we will be teaching (shepherding) the third graders this summer while the regular teacher's take the summer off. It will be a great way for us to connect with the kids and we feel blessed to be able to serve! We will be teaching at the noon service so we'll be joining the 10:30 crowd for church during the summer.
I also had the pleasure of going to a bridal shower Sunday afternoon for my second cousin, Jamie. It's really neat to see all of the new and trendy housewares and wedding stuff since we got married. It's also fun to have a "second wave" of weddings in the family since Cori and I got married 4 summers ago. Fun!

Let the summer fun begin!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend!

Whew. lot's to update...

We spent last Saturday at the beach. It was sunny and WARM. There was a kite festival going on in Rockaway and they had trouble getting the kites up because there was NO wind! Whoo hoo. Leo loved the beach!

Sand face

Randy and Jordan built a cool fire pit on the patio. We had a nice evening outside, beside the fire. Smores tonight!

The boys were very busy today, they also put out all of the patio furniture! Dinner on the patio tonight!

Annie's (cousin Cori and Lyman's daughter) first birthday party! She loved our gift so much that she tried to climb in with it. :) Love her!

Cake time!

My first calla lilies of the season! They came up large and beautiful and we're hopeful that we'll have even more than last year. My favorite flower!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Another doodle romp!

Sooooo tired that he had to lay down to get a drink at the romp....

Whew, Leo's social calendar is filling up! He had another romp, which we had an excellent turn out for- 22 doodle dogs!! Leo was quite the social boy. As soon as another dog would show up he'd meet them at the gate to say "hi!", it was too cute!

Randy and I are officially on Spring Break! Whew, this year is just flying by. :0)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Yeah for the 3-day weekend!

Happy Valentine's Day!

We had a relaxing Valentine's Day. (We seem to still proclaim our love 365 days a year so a relaxing Valentine's day was fine by me.) Randy made a wonderful dinner, chicken scallopini, potatoes, and asparagus. Yum! I made chocolate souffles for dessert and it was an all around enjoyable Valentine's evening!! 
We've been busy this weekend and I'm happy to have the day off tomorrow! Randy works for the city Monday so he'll be "roughing" it while skiing at Mt. Hood :) .  

Roses are trimmed, taxes are done, and the house is clean... what a productive weekend!