Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Don't give up on me!

Ok, so I know its been almost a year since I've posted anything. We've been SOOO busy, and we've had some computer technical difficulties. I lost at least a couple of months of pictures when we had a virus problem (I am so ready for a MAC).

So here's the deal, I will resume posting, and I'll get caught up once my job is done in about 5 weeks, and summer has started. So hang in there, we've got some news for you all, and we've taken some great pictures in the last year.

Love you all, and I'll be back soon :)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

If I wasn't such a slacker...

...then you wouldn't have to spend so much time getting caught up! But since I'm a known slacker, the next 5 posts should adequately cover the last 6 weeks :)
So on Sunday morning, this crop duster was keeping me from getting an extra hour of sleep, but the boys (and that includes Chris) were having a great time watching it fly back and forth in front of the house.

That is our mailbox in the picture, just to give you and idea of how impossible it would be to sleep through this!

The view from our front window is so perfect, it looks like a picture hanging on the wall.

So Conner is getting to be such a big boy. He has been experimenting with walking for a couple of weeks now, and he has 4 teeth (after a couple of months of teething, poor thing!). He is lots of fun, and is all about trying to climb up on ANYTHING and EVERYTHING! I have been amazed more than once at his climbing skills--hopefully there are no ER visits in store for us anytime in the near future.

Now that summer has FINALLY arrived, we are loving the sunshine, but unfortunately our back yard has been flooded for the last 3 weeks. Apparently because of the very wet spring, and then the over abundance of water available for irrigation, the water has no where to go and our back yard has become a lovely swamp. I can't send the kids or dog outside without fully expecting them to be a mucky mess when they come back in. Thank goodness for Grandma and Grandpa who took Dallon and Jace for a week so they could go outside without all the hastle of trying to stay dry, or get cleaned up when they come in. We'll see how the rest of the summer goes, and hopefully we'll be using our back yard some more when it dries out (hopefully before school starts again!).

Fun with Grandma and Grandpa

Dallon and Jace had a fantastic time with Grandma and Grandpa last week. I'm sure they hardly missed me (sniff, sniff). I'm so glad they got to get out of the house and have some good times that we can't do at home. They started the week with waffles for breakfast.


petting zoo

the boy who stares at goats--but he didn't kill it

cool dinosaur exhibit

baby elephant, was born last year, so cute

cute little veterinarians



We did a 4.5 month long countdown to the premier of Toy Story 3. We had to go the day it opened or Dallon would probably have experienced a psychotic break. Unfortunatly the nearest theater with 3D technology is more than an hour away. Thankfully, Grandma and Grandpa found the time to take them, and they loved it all over again!
We picked the boys up on Saturday, and they have been bored out of their mind since. Thank you Grandma and Grandpa, hopefully we can do it again next year!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Independence Day

Rocking those Old Navy shirts with Grandma and Grandpa.
At the Haines 4th of July parade. They also have a pretty big rodeo (relatively speaking).

Hoping to come across some sugar being tossed at random.
After the parade, Dallon and Jace left with Grandma and Grandpa to go to their friends' cabin for their annual BBQ. And then they headed back to Forest Grove. It was really strange to have them leave, but I only cried for a little while, and kept myself busy so that I wouldn't spend too much of my time missing them. They had a lot more fun than they would have had at home.

Friday, July 2, 2010

a week with Grandma and Grandpa

So Grandma Sally and Grandpa Charlie came for the Independence weekend festivities, and also to pick up Dallon and Jace so that they could spend a week with them in Forest Grove. I was really looking forward to having an opportunity to shampoo my carpets, sleep in, and get a few things done around the house while not tripping over too many toys.

Over the weekend, we had some fun. We went to the Sumpter Valley Railroad and rode the old steam train. This was a hit with the boys, and the dog seemed to like it, too.

Restored late 19th century narrow rail car. Very cool, but I can't even imagine riding thousands of miles across the country like this! The ride was actually really relaxing though, the movement of the car over the rails and the noise was actually quite soothing--I practically fell asleep, and Jace and Conner actually did.