October 15, 2009


I think one of my absolute favorite things about Pre-school is Pumpkin Patch field trips! Rain or shine!

Today was Ezra's first field trip in Pre-School. It was also his first time riding the big yellow bus! He was thrilled. We were lucky that it did not rain the whole time we were there.

They looked at puppies, bunnies, ponies, cows, goats, alpacas, pigs, and chickens!
They learned about how apple juice is made and how many different kinds of pumpkins there are.
They got to go through a hay maze and slide.
They picked out a pumpkin and went on a tractor ride.

It was a perfect Pumpkin Patch trip! We hope to go again and take all 3 of the boys!

Here are some of the highlights:

September 21, 2009

SUMMER OF 2009... great memories

Wow - it has been 2 months since my last blog post. I have NO TIME to post in the summer. We are too busy. Since my last post we:

celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary!
had 3 birthdays in our family (mine, Cameron's and Larry's)
went on 3 more RV trips
had hardwood put in our house (i love it!)
boys went to Canby Grove summer camp
all 3 boys started school and are loving it!
Shipped the August and September PersonalScrapper.com kits

Now that school has started, we have other way to keep busy:
Homework nightly for Andrew, Cameron's has not kicked in yet
Soccer 4 nights a week and 2 games every Saturday between the boys
Lego Robotics team meetings twice a week (AWESOME experience)
and of course all the normal household chores.

I am glad to be back to a routine! I am wayyyyyy behind on laundry but not sure I will ever be caught up with 3 boys (and a business). We have lots of fun things coming up in the next few weeks :)

Here is a recap of some of these events in photos:

July 16, 2009

Summer camping...

Larry and I have always been campers.... I still remember spontaneous trips in college where we would meet my sister-in-law and brother-in-law a few hours later, halfway between us and camp for 2 nights! It has been incredible sharing camping with our boys. Instead of taking a big family vacation the past few years, we have been planning lots of weekend trips and really exploring our state and the ones around us. WE LOVE IT!

This past weekend we went to Woodland, Washington to an RV park on the columbia riverfront. It was great. There was a pool, playground and lots of beach front views to the columbia! We got to see lots of ships go by which was great for the kids. I unplugged for the weekend and it was just what i needed......

Make the time to explore with your kids - the memories are priceless. Our youngest keeps asking when we are going again! Most camping sites are fairly inexpensive too.

July 7, 2009

Happy Birthday Andrew!!

Hard to believe it has been 9 years. I LOVE YOU so much!!!!!

You are such an amazing person Andrew! We are so proud of you and love you so much! Enjoy your day!

June 23, 2009


Summer is finally here! I am amazed at how busy I am with the boys even if we don't have plans!
I am so proud of how well the boys did in school this year. Its not just that they did well academically but they both did well by respecting their teachers and others around them. Their report cards were fun to read and it has been an amazing year for both of them (actually all 3 of them). So now we have a 4th grader, 2nd grader and preschooler!!

Here are a few of my favorite photos from the past month:

June 22, 2009


i am not a runner.
Never have been, doubt I ever will be.
BUT, I have discovered how much I like to walk! I achieved a HUGE goal for myself last weekend. I walked (jogged a little) my first 1/2 marathon. It felt great! I didn't do it for anyone else but myself! I want to prove to myself that I could push myself.
A few months ago, I joined a local walking group, the Sole Sisters! I did a great consistent job of meeting the group but then May hit with baseball and life! So i hardly walked. But, I did not want to give up! I still wanted to achieve this and so I did it!
It helped to have my great friend, Carmen by my side! We helped each other get through it! I am very proud of us. I know this will not be our last 1/2 marathon.
It was the Helvetia 1/2 Marathon so it was a beautiful walk with a big burger at the end.