Tuesday, August 31, 2010

First Day of School Pic

Today is somebody specials 
first day of school!  

Look at the excitement!  

Somebody get that kid a 
Superman Backpack 
and a Lunchbox!

Coincidentally, I am really excited and 
happy to report that the first day of school 
went great!  

Monday, August 30, 2010

Always time for a good book

Spending the day...

Job hunting.

Or something like that.

Friday, August 27, 2010


A couple weekends ago a group of us went fishing.  
At the Fish Hatchery.
I caught 2 fish.  That makes 3 total fish for my entire life.  
I guess it does help to be at a 
fish hatchery where the fish are practically  
jumping up and down, begging to be caught.   

After we had a bonfire at Dave's parents house where 
the boys filleted and fire roasted their fish while 
Teresa and I happily settled for a hot dog.  
Complete with S'mores.  

Oh Summer, we are going to miss you when you leave us.

This one is where Dave couldn't settle for just an average fish cleaning, 
so he jumped behind the counter and did it himself.  haha!

Another jewel of Dave's I found hidden on my camera.  
I couldn't resist.  

Enjoy your last days of summer!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Those Summer Nights

A few nights ago James and I laid out 
on the grass in front of our cute little apartment.
The sky was bright and the air was  
perfect for a warm summer night.
James ran inside to get more blankets and 
came back with popcorn and a drink.  Then we 
stayed up way past our bed time, ate 
popcorn, laid out on a blanket under the stars, 
and watched a meteor shower.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Oregon Coast

What do you get when you combine a cozy beach house, 8 Children all under the age of Seven, 8 adults, the beautiful ocean, Boogie Boards, Wet Suits, Seashells, Lighthouses, My mom and dad's A#1 breakfasts, Sticky Bun Ice Cream (perhaps the most amazing ice cream ever invented), and the Tillamok Cheese Factory??? 

Well, let me tell you...

This year, thanks to James's idea, we roped my entire family, except my brother and his wife who couldn't make it, into going out to the coast.  For all of the kids it was the first time seeing the ocean and for all of the adults except James and I, it was the first time visit to the Oregon Coast.

And I don't think it will be our last...

And it was Beautiful!

We hadn't even been there five minutes and already he was trying to throw me in...

Micah and I at Short Sand Beach.

I love everything about this picture.  Boys.

The entire bunch.

My sister's family.

The bridge on the way out of the beach.

Almost bedtime story hour by the great story teller, Lisa.  After the kids were all in bed,
the adults would stay up and talk and laugh and play games.  So fun!

In the parking lot to see this great beauty...

Cape Meares Lighthouse.

Oh baby!


My brother's family.

The cool bridge that crosses from Oregon into Washington.

We took a little trolley ride in Astoria.

Each night a different family took a different night to cook dinner.  This was James and I's idea of a Barbeque on the beach!  We roasted hot dogs and had watermellon and chips.  So much fun!

And we always had time to squeeze in a little boogie boarding...

Even my dad got into it!  haha

Our last day we had a visit from James's sister Stacey and her husband Collin.

We went to eat at the Pirate's Cove right on the bay and had alot of seafood. 
Well, they did, I had a hamburger and a BITE of Crab and a BITE of
 Lobster.  Ugh...My all cow meat hamburger was very tasty though.

We couldn't resist a smooch on the beach!  :) 
Don't even worry about it...

One thing is for sure...Family ROCKS!  Oregon was a complete blast!