Thursday, September 10, 2009

1st Days...

Yesterday we had some more 1st days...Rylie's 1st day of 2nd grade and Madison's 1st day of Pre-K! They both were so excited and both did great! Rylie was a little nervous once we got in the school but she did great! She came home loving it! Madison did great too! Last year we had some major issues with separation anxiety but this year she was such a big girl!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Prayers of Intercession

Yesterday morning, Tim and I received a call from a friend of ours (who also goes to our church), letting us know that her husband and son were in a very serious car accident. We didn't know many details at first, but found out later that their son, Gabe, walked away from the accident with slightly bruised ribs. Her husband, Scott, on the other hand has much more serious injuries. We are thankful that Scott is alive but are asking all of our friends to pray for him and his family during this difficult time. There is a caringbridge site set up for them now where you can get more details on what is going on because the details are constantly changing. Thank you!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A day with some friends

We recently went to the Pacific Science Center with some of our great friends! It was a crazy, fun-filled, day with lots of fits thrown in between! It was a pretty crazy day so I didn't get a many pictures but here are a few of the ones I did get...

Rylie & Malia in a giant caterpillar

A bunch of the kids in some kind of shuttle thing (I honestly don't even remember what it was but they loved it!)

Most of the kids in the dinosaur footprint

Outside the Science Center there is a beautiful open area with this fountain in the middle of it. It is beautiful and they have the water "choreographed" to the music that is also playing!

At one point the water shot up in the air so high! It was amazing!

Our new "baby"

We have a new addition to the family...and it's a boy! The girls have been wanting a puppy for a long time...what little kid doesn't want one! My rule has always been no more pets until everyone in the house was potty trained. So...Taitlyn finally got potty trained. I still wasn't planning on it happening any time soon, but we visited one of our local pet shops one night just for fun and fell in love with this puppy...a 2 month old cockapoo who we named Chester!

Monday, August 31, 2009

August Fun

We have had a great summer...filled with lots and lots of fun stuff! We started the month off by taking a trip to Idaho to visit Silverwood Amusement Park! It is a great theme park that has both a water park and amusement park. We had so much fun but didn't get a lot of pictures...we were too busy having fun! Here are a few...

Tait is such a big girl now! She insisted on riding all by herself!

If you look closely you can see Madison & Rylie in the blue helicopter.

The giant ferris wheel we waited forever to ride! I have to admit it was scarier than I expected it to be!

This was taken at the very end of the night. Tait was exhausted by this point!

After we got back from Silverwood, Mimi & Papa came into town! We loved getting to see them! The only problem was that while we were at Silverwood a stomach bug started making it's way through our family so the girls were literally sick the entire time Mimi & Papa were here. It was still fun just hanging out with them!

After Mimi & Papa left, the girls and I had a little "girl" time while daddy went on his first overnight hike with Cham. To keep our minds off the fact that daddy was camping in the wilderness with bears, cougars, etc. we made a beautiful rainbow cake! :) It was lots of fun making it and it turned out great. In fact, Tim is incredibly picky about his white cake and this one ended up being one of his very favorites! And get this, the only thing we did (before coloring the batter at least) was add one can of sprite to one box of white cake mix! Who knew!?!?!? I wish I had taken pictures of the process but my hands were a little busy. Here is the end result...

Plain white cake on the outside...

Party on the inside!!!!!

Individual slice

The girls posing with their masterpiece!

Silly picture!

We also set our tent up in the backyard and had some fun girl camping time!

Cassie & Clint

This year we had lots of incredible volunteers come up to help with Sports Camp. Two of those volunteers, Cassie & Clint, came from Alabama. For those of you who know Brittany Pelfrey...Cassie is her younger sister! night when she was here, she got some really cute pictures of the girls so I wanted to share them! The girls LOVED having Cassie here so hopefully she will get to come back soon! :)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Tater Tot is 3!!!!!

On July 13th our precious baby Taitlyn turned 3! It was also the day our annual Sports Camp started so needless to say it was a crazy day! We tried very hard to make the day special for her even though there was a ton of other stuff going on. We have a tradition in our family that the "birthday fairy" comes to your room on your Birthday Eve and decorates your door with streamers, balloons, etc. We did get to do that so that helped make the day special. We also had just a little "family" celebration until her "big" birthday party...after Sports Camp!

This year, we had her party with one of her bff's, Addy Boo! Their birthdays are only a few days apart so it was fun to let them celebrate together. We went to Lake Goodwin which is a nearby lake that has a great swimming area for kids. It was all lots of fun!


The Birthday girls!

We couldn't get the candles to light because it was so windy! Cham got creative!

Blowing out the candles with a little help!

Sunday, May 10, 2009


I know I haven't blogged in a while! There has been so much going on in our life it has been crazy! Hopefully I can give you a brief overview very soon! In the meantime though I wanted to let you know about one of the things that has been happening! We have a very sweet family in our church who are also dear friends of ours who recently lost their foster child due to a very corrupt DSHS system. Our local NBC news affiliate has been covering their story here and they are scheduled to be on The Today Show this coming Thursday morning to tell their story. I have added a link to their blog on my blog (under friends and family blogs) to the right. When you go to their blog, you can click on the news stories and watch them yourself! Thank you so mcuh for all your prayers!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Pretending it's warm...

Although we have had beautiful weather lately as far as lots of sun goes, it hasn't been very warm lately! We are so anxious to really get outside again and enjoy the weather that last weekend, when it was in the upper 50's, we just decided to get outside and enjoy the "sort of" warm weather! Upper 50's is actually pretty good for us! Anyway...we spent some time at Kayak Point and then went to Lake Goodwin with some good friends of ours. We had lots of fun even if it was a bit chilly!