Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pumpkin Patch 2010

Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.
Albert Camus
Aren't we just the cutest of autumn flowers?! I've been taking this very same picture of Terry and the kids for the last 8 years. This is the first time I've been in the picture!!!

I'm so glad that Brandon and Jenny aren't too old to love this tradition as much as we do. I wasn't sure if Brandon would want to come with us this year but when I asked him he said, "I don't wanna miss the pumpkin patch!" I love that!!

Ohhhh yeah...and I love this guy.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

so are the days of our lives...

Always gotta keep busy or the voices start telling me to do wild things.
Steve Brown

Two months since my last blog post...

I can't decide if I've been lazy or uninspired. Neither sounds particularly encouraging so I'm going to go another direction and just say busy!
The end of the school year is quickly approaching and we're hip deep in graduation "stuff". Brandon's last day of school is just one day away and then our baby will be a "grown-up"...sorta. It's been a slippery slope to say the least but he's working so hard to finish strong. We're proud and scared and happy and sad all at once and let me tell you all that emotion is exhausting!
Jenny's been working her little tail feathers off as well to finish her sophomore year. She's leaving her current post in ASB and has been appointed ASB "Spirit Commissioner" for next fall. This is a job perfectly suited for our vivacious, happy-go-lucky little social butterfly! She's also made the cheer squad for next fall so we're anticipating a very busy summer of camps, fundraisers and practices.
Terry and I are just trying to keep up! Like ships passing in the night we occasionally find a moment or two to spend together. I am so blessed to be married to someone I love spending time with especially as we see our empty nest on the horizon. Two years away I know but the time is moving much too quickly these days.
I've decided to post a little montage of our last few months and let our pictures say a thousand words!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter 2010

The story of Easter is the story of God's wonderful window
of divine surprise. ~Carl Knudsen

We had Easter Dinner at our house again this year and it was wonderful!  I love my family so much and it's such a joy to have them here in our home.  God's truly blessed us by giving us a home to share with our family. 

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Amigos till the end...

"Conversation is food for the soul”
Mexican Proverb

When I am with my friends, my soul is well fed!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

January in a nutshell

“It is the memory that enables a person to gather roses in January”

I suppose for some people January is a dreary and depressing month but, to those of us born in the very first month of the year it's a lovely time of beginnings. Our January started out fabulously when the kids came home from their visit to Arizona on New Years Day. They were gone for a full week and we really missed them. We had big plans to spend our New Years Eve together but too full flights and bad weather got in the way. Sooooo we saved all the goodies for the 1st! Pizza rolls, mini corn dogs, and taquitos washed down with a few bottles of sparkling cider. Ahhh the good life!

And then, wouldn't you know it, another birthday!!! I spent the most amazing weekend celebrating my 37th. My kids treated me to a fabulous dinner and a delicious carrot cake; I took a class at my favorite scrapbook store, arts&scraps, with my mom; went out to dinner with my three VERY bestest friends and spent a lovely day with my whole family. My wonderful mom still lets us choose whatever we want for dinner. She made the most amazing meal of fried chicken and mashed potatoes (my all time fav!!!) It's very, very good to be me!

The rest of the month passed in a blur of work, family time, busy teenage kids and swim meets. Ohhhh wait...did I mention that Brandon was on the swim team at Fort Vancouver High School this year?! Well he was and he was AMAZING!!! That boy swims like a fish. He competed in the 50 meter free, the 100 meter back stroke, and the 100 meter free. He swam at the district championships and it was his very first year to compete! We are soooo proud of him!!

And that's our January in a nutshell.

Monday, January 11, 2010


Friendship isn't a big thing - it's a million little things. ~Author Unknown

These are my girls...my peeps...my entourage. They've been there for me through the best and worst that life has thrown me. They are my family and I love them!!!