Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Teegan's 1st Day

Monday was Teegan's first day of Kindergarten. He was so excited and he never showed a moment of fear. He's done really well so far and it's fun to see him starting to get into the school routine.
Jake and I are having a great time being by ourselves and we're acomplishing alot. He's a great helper. He did have one moment of missing his brothers but he'll get used to them being gone soon.
Congratulations, Teegan, keep up the good work.

Thursday, August 21, 2008


Help! I have a dilema. Brad and I cannot decide on a name for the baby if it's a boy. We'll find out the sex of the baby Sept. 4th so we have a few weeks, but we need your help. You'll find a poll with our favorites to the right. So pick your 2 favorite names. Unfortunatley, you don't get the chance to vote for a girl name, we've had one ever since I was pregnant with Brent and obviously we haven't been able to use it yet.
So make your voice heard and help us out. Thanks!

Friday, August 15, 2008


I am a bad wife. Yesterday was Brad's birthday and I completely forgot. It wasn't until about 6pm when Brent came down the hall and said something about it that I realized what I had done. It had been a crazy day with the kids, and cleaning, and my dad coming home from vacation that there wasn't room in my head for much else. And having pregnant brain doesn't help.
I'm sure 'm not the only one to have ever done this but it's so out of my character that it makes me feel even worse.
Don't worry I have plans to make up for it in the next few days .
Brad was pretty okay with it and even laughed at me, but I think he really was shocked and a little hurt. Thank goodness his mom didn't forget or he might be really upset.
Anyway, I promise to do my best to never let it happen again and always make it special.
Sorry, Brad, I Love You.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Vacation Part 2, Days 4&5&6

Day 4 - We said goodbye to Jen, Adrian, and their kids then drove to Boise, Idaho.

Day 5 - We had breakfast with Grandma and Grandpa at the hotel, said goodbye to Kabi and Dave, then we took the chance to drive around and see a couple of Brad's childhood homes and spent some time at a park he played at as a kid. We fed ducks, walked over to see the river, and got some of the boys wiggles out.

Then we got back in the van and drove to Ogden. The boys played and we bbq'd. After dinner Brad, his mom, Brent and I played a rousing game of UNO Spin. And I even got a chance to bum some fabric from Mom to add to my new quilt project that I picked up in Cannon Beach. We were not looking forward to returning home the next day (Day 6).

All in all after about 3500 miles and alot of time in the car, we pretty much loved every minute of our trip and are grateful to be able to do it. Now we just need a vacation to recover. Unfortunatley it's back to life for all of us.

Oh, here are a few more pics.

Vacation Part 2, Day 3

Okay, this was our final full day in Cannon Beach. We left around 10am and drove to Tillamook. We are all big fans of their cheese. When we arrived there we took another family picture then buddied up and headed in to see the cheese. It was fun to watch the ladies slice and package 12inx12in blocks of cheese into the many forms we see in the store every day. Then we had the pleasure of sampling their goods and went a little crazy buying cheese. We also took the opportunity to have and ice cream before heading back to Cannon Beach.

When we returned Brad watched the boys while I headed into town to visit the quilt shop and walk around town for a little quiet time. Then I picked up the family and we went into town for dinner. It began to get stormy and cold again so we headed back to the hotel and started to get things wrapped up so we could be ready to leave for home the next morning. And of course I took the opprotunity to take a few more pictures.

Vacation Part 2, Day 2

Day 2 started with Brad taking Brent and Teegan on an early morning walk on the beach so Jakob could get some sleep and Mom could get made up for the day. They happened to have pefect timin to check out the Tide Pools near Haystack Rock and were able to see and touch Starfish and Crab.
When they returned we went to a neighboring town called Seaside and did some shopping, rode the carousel, and walked the promenade. Then Jake had a meltdown so we headed back early and took a rest. Brad took a walk with his Dad and got things set up for a family picture. The family picture time was a trial with all the kids being tired so we scrapped it and decided to try flying some kites.
After some great kite time Brad, his sisters, and their spouses (including me) left the kids with Grandma and Grandpa and had some alone time. Then we got the chance to have a quiet dinner together at the Driftwood Inn. It was great to be able to have a real conversation without having screaming kids interjecting.
When we returned it was time for bed and Grandma and Grandpa looked no worse for wear.
Here is a video for you to enjoy.

Vacation Part 2 - Cannon Beach, OR

After or jaunt to Meeker we drove to Salt Lake and had a great visit with our friends the Brennan's, spent the night in Ogden at Brad's parents house and headed for Oregan the next day. It took 2 days to get there but WOW it was totally amazing. When we arrived it was cloudy and cool and we wet directly to the beach for walk. While we were walking on the beach it began to rain, but it was light and misty so we stayed a little longer. Then we went to fing some lunch. We ended up eating sandwiches in the van, but that was as good as anything else. We took a little walk in town and headed to the hotel to meet up with the rest of the family and get our room.

We visited for a while then got settled in our rooms before meeting up again for pizza and swimming.

After a long day and alot of fun we all crashed that night.

I've included a pic I took when we first arrived.

Vacation Part 1 - Meeker

We had a long trip to Meeker but after 5yrs. it was time and worth it, too. We had a great time being outdoors and visiting with my family. Many had never seen Jake in person and the last time I was there Teegan was only 3 weeks old. We've all changed alot so it was good to catch up and get to see everyone in person.
The boys loved being able to do alot of new things. Papa took them fishing and for a horse ride, he also taught Teegan a little about playing Horseshoes. They loved just being outside for the whole day after spending half the summer stuck in the house because of how hot it gets here.
We are hoping to do it again next year and stay a few more days and really do things right. We sure love and miss everyone there and what a beautiful place to be.