Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Just a couple more pics....

Our photographer is releasing our pics a few at a time, so I guess that is how you will see them too. :) Here's a couple more!

Friday, July 16, 2010

The 4th...

I KNOW! Two posts within 1 week! I'm going crazy! :) LOL... The 4th is always SUCH a big deal in our "world". Bigger than Christmas, Bigger than Birthdays, Bigger than all. Growing up in Molalla, I think it has to be! either that or YOU HATE IT! :) I happen to love it. Every year we go back for the parade/carnival/family BBQ, and it count down the days until we do it again. This is was only disappointing in one area...

I KNOW! I don't know how they called it a Carnival either! lol... The rides were great, but the games sucked... so if there's anyone out there from the Molalla Cahmber of Commerce, WE WANT THE OLD PEOPLE WHO RAN IT BACK!

Ok, enough of my fit! :) Diane and Steve came back to their white trash roots and we got to see them! :) Man, I miss those two! (OK those 5, but my kids hogged their kids, so I barely even got to see them!) The picnic at Mom and Dad's rocked the house, with Jason Phillips, Shellie DeMerrit & Justin Wilson and Andrea (Jason's Fiance') stopping by! I got to introduce old friends to David and the kids, and sit out in the back chatting. The entire trip to Oregon was awesome, and I am missing it already. But here are a few pics to keep you entertained until next year. :)

Riley and Harris ANXIOUSLY awaiting the parade! (AND the candy that comes with it)

OOOHHH!!! Elvis!!! HAHAHA... Time has not done him any favors...

But Karin and I gave him (as Jack says) "Some Sugar" anyway... :)

I love this pic for some reason. Like, LOVE IT! Only Dirk Courty and I are paying ANY attention... everyone else is... um... NOT.

Jack is showing off his "feats of strength" :) He TOTALLY WON!

Of course, everyone under 12 won, but, Still! :) He's SO stoked about his prize! We were less stoked while driving home to Boise with it.

Another game another dollar. Or $5 as the cost maybe. But we got a crappy Dollar Store stuffed animal, so I guess we are the true winners.

We were trying to look afraid! (and yes, I have green gum in my mouth)

And here we are ACTUALLY a little afraid! It was a good ride!

LOVE LOVE LOVE these people! :)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

New Pictures!

I know. No excuse. So I shall not waste time on why I have been a total Blogger slacker. SORRY. I shall TRY to do better. :)
Let's see... life in a nutshell for the last few months. 2 (count 'em) 2 knee surgeries... UGH. But hopefully I will be back to chasing after my kids soon! Ummm... Riley "graduated" from middle school this year and is starting MIDDLE SCHOOL! Eeekk! Scary! She is SO excited to get to be in choir. :)
PLUS some of our favorite people EVER are moving to Boise! WOOT-WOOT!! THE Maags! They will be back here for two years for Micron, so we are feeling really lucky!

Harris and Jack will both be at Silver Sage this year, and Jack is THRILLED! Harris LESS than thrilled. But I think I am MOST thrilled being that I have ALL kids in school for 5 DAYS A WEEK! Holy CATS! How did that happen?? Jack is in Kindgergarten this fall, Harris in 5th grade and Riley is in 6th!!!

We went to Portland and had 9 days there soaking up the NW Sunshine, and I am NOT kidding about the sunshine!!! It was 98-103 for a WEEK! Which if you know anything about P-Town, it isn't a hot hot type of place. But I enjoyed it so much! I got to go Wedding Shopping with Courty where we found her shoes!!! SO cute! Watched Toy Story 3 with Kasey, Aunt Bev and the kids and CRIED, but loved it. AND!! Best of all got some family pics taken!! I will post one of each of the kids, but that is all we have so far. We haven't gotten the rest yet, but when we do, I will post them ASAP!

Man... I know they are mine, but HOW FLIPPING cute can they get??? Thanks to Illya Plaskey, the AMAZING photographer who took these! Those of you in the Portland Area, LOOK HIM UP! He's affordable and really good, and a kind person! Best of all worlds! :)