Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Have you ever noticed how all you do when you clean is move things around?  Clothes for instance.  They go from your drawer to your body to the floor, to the laundry basket, to the washer, to the dryer, to the floor, to the drawer and repeat.  Or dishes.  From the cupboard to the table, from the table to the sink, from the sink to the dishwasher, and then back to the cupboard.  Toys....you move them one place, your kids move them right back.  Dirt comes in through the door, then you sweep it back out, only for it to come right back in.  It's EXHAUSTING!!  I've been working all night, and my house finally feels clean.  Now everyone just


Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day

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To all the fathers in my life.  I love you all! 

Luau Cake

I posted some new cakes on my other blog, and I really just want to post them on this blog as well, but that seems a little redundant, so I'll just ask you all kindly to head on over there and check them out.  Thanks


Saturday, June 13, 2009

Late nights

Let's be honest.  Most nights I can't wait to get my kids in bed.  It seems like 8:00 just can't come soon enough.  But then there are nights - like tonight - when 9:30 seems to come too early.   Tonight we watched lots of Dora.  We played charades, which Jaxon was awesome at, he pantomimed brushing teeth, conducting, and playing Frisbee.  Then we decided it was time we light off some of the fireworks we've had stashed in our closet.  The kids were thrilled.040 042  033

It was a fun night to be sure.

And now we're pumped for the 4th!

(and to ruin the "magic" a bit, it's now 10:00pm, and the kids are driving us crazy because they won't go to bed.  Some things never change!) :)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Things are happening!

I've had some good times these past few months, and I finally have a minute to tell about it.  Let's see, where should I start.....004 I got to go to the Tulip festival, which was amazing.  I might not want to live in Oregon the rest of my life, but there are certainly a lot of things to come back and visit for.  Berry picking being #1, but this comes in at a close 2nd.

This picture isn't posed at all.  We just couldn't help but take in the beautiful scent of the tulips! :)030 I love this picture of my dad.  He knows how to get out and enjoy life, even if he was still recovering from hip surgery!041 And speaking of my dad, we got to go to the Opera together.  We saw Rigoletto, and it was unbelievable.  I absolutely love the opera, and it's nice to have someone to share that love with.  001


Oh, and I cut my bangs, but we all already knew that!




We were able to enjoy going to Connor's baseball games.  Nothing says summer to me more than watching a baseball game.  I love it!


Even if sometimes I get bored and take pictures of Jaxon and me making funny faces!


On Saturday we all went to the beach to meet Heather and Rick after their 100+ mile bikeride from Portland to the coast.  Crazy people.  It was so much fun!  My kids were in heaven the whole time.  I need to get back there soon!P5300106 P5300110 P5300117

That picture of Jaxon shows the massive sand dune we climbed up.  Both Jaxon and Sage did so well....much better than I did!  I love the beach.

Sage had her dance recital yesterday, and was as cute as could be.  She really did a good job with all the little moves, and just melted my heart.  P6010138 P6010141

When she's not screaming at me, she's actually very sweet!P6010146

And more than anything else really, we've been swimming!  My apartment complex has a pool that opened last week, and I've already been 8 or 9 times.   Jaxon is quite the little swimmer! P6010152