Sunday, June 29, 2008
As a treat to myself, I am going to have our Blog posts bound into a little book. Have you seen these? My cousin Katie blogged about it on her blog a few months back. At http://blurbs.com/, you can have your blog posts bound. See, it really is a journal...with photos. The story of our lives.
If you know me, you know that we can't have a Blog-iversary & not have some fun give aways. Leave us a comment, tell us whether or not you keep a journal or maybe you are addicted to Blogging too. If you don't journal, what are your excuses?
As a bonus, if you can answer the following questions right, your name will be added to the pot a few more times. For each correct answer, I will put your name in the draw, giving you extra chances to win. All answers to the questions can be found in past blog posts (I kept them simple). Good luck & have fun. I am hoping everyone will post & let us know you're out there. The boys love reading the comments just as much as I do!
Here are the questions:
1. What is the date of my first blog post? ( I am giving you this one people)
2. What was my childhood nickname?
3. I have been able to escape two times this year with some of my closest friends, name one of the two destinations.
4. How long have John & I been married?
5. Which one of my boys made the select soccer team this year?
6. Whose favorite color is red(besides me)?
7. Why was John home from work for two months after Brody was born?
8. Who am I going to see in concert next summer (no matter what)?
9. Who learned to ride a two wheeler this last year?
10. Who can be found perched up on the kitchen table @ any given moment?
**EDITED** Lisa P was the first to respond & got them all right- way to go Lisa. You can do what Jacque did when answering...Just use the honor system. My brain wasn't thinking about how to post the answers w/out giving everyone a fair shot.
Have a wonderful evening!
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
The boys had gone into Tanner & Carter's room & put baseball socks & pants on for their Slip n Slide adventure. Way to use your imaginations boys. They had a fun afternoon playing Lego's, hide & seek, Slip N sliding on the hardwood floors, Popsicles, & wrestling. Thanks for coming over to play!
Saturday, June 21, 2008
different templates till I find the one that I love. I like the colors on this one...
but I don't like how hard it is to read my quotes, people you should know, & the
what I've been reading sections. As I sat down to play with it, I realized I could sit
here for hours & scroll through all of the different templates. However, I don't
have time to sit for hours (I wish - LOL). So please hang tight as I try to get it
I am off to help the boys clean their rooms & to accomplish a few other chores
around the house. Then we are off to the water park. What are you doing today?
Anything fun & exciting? Trust me, anything is more exciting than cleaning Tanner
& Carter's room. It is a total wreck right now. Wish me luck!
Have a Happy Saturday!
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
put a damper on the start of our summer vacation. Everyone else has
remained healthy (knock on wood). We have enjoyed many fun activities
so far. Here are a few highlights from our week.
Brody tromping around the kitchen in John's shoes.
He loves to do this & does any chance he gets.
Tanner enjoying the BB gun shooting @ camp.
Tanner & friends @ Twilight (Scout) camp.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Chris Harder photography
Amy Knudtson photography
Chris Harder photography
Amy Knudtson photography
Chris Harder photography
-he signs me up for basketball, baseball, soccer - Tanner
-he works so hard to provide for our family - Raimi
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
-hugging the porcelain throne @ 5 am (the worst feeling in the world).
-being down & out all day with the stomach flu.
-missing the first pool party of the season.
-instead of enjoying the yummy food @ the pool party, I have had a piece of toast today.
-sleeping ALL day because your body aches too much to do anything else.
-high fever that won't break.
There is my day in a nut shell. This is not how I wanted to start our
summer vacation. I hope this bug ends with me. I am praying nobody e
lse gets it. I can't remember the last time I was this sick.
Sorry for the delay in posting the WINNER to the "Summer is" contest.
There are no cute pictures of my boys drawing the name. I wrote every
ones names down, folded them up & then drew the lucky winner. The
lucky winner is LIZZIE! Congrats. I will most likely not make it to the
PO tomorrow but I will mail it out first thing Monday morning. Thanks
for playing & sharing what summer is to you! I hope you all have a
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
I lifted this off of my cousin, katie's blog. I enjoyed reading her answers so i thought i would do my own. Kind of fun!
*Taking a 2 hour nap after church- heaven!!!!
*of course my kids. they make me proud-most days!
*Did I mention that 2 hour nap today??
*losing a loved one
*the price of gas going higher
* to raise happy, productive kids
* to get back on my treadmill on DAILY basis
* to eventually get down to my pre prego weight, 4 kids ago-uugghhhh!
* Clean sheets on the bed. If I had unlimited time, I would wash them every day. There is nothing like clean sheets when you crawl into bed at the end of the day.
* A clean car, free of the papers & garbage that my Little's tend to leave behind for me to pick up. I have to work really hard @ this one but i sure do enjoy a clean car.
*I can't stand it when my feet are dirty. Ever since I had to get stitches on the bottom of my big toe in the 5th grade, I can't go bare foot when I am outside. If i do, i will run right in & wash them off in the shower. UGHHH, just thinking about it makes me cringe. I never wore shoes when I was younger. I would run all over the neighborhood (in the gravel street, etc...)w/out my shoes. My feet were so rough & calloused that when the Dr. went to put the stitches in my toe, the needle bent three times. he had to start all over each time & it hurt like heck!
*BONUS* I have four. I keep buying the canvas tote bags from every store (Target, Wal*Mart, Pier One, Trader Joe's) in my effort to "Go Green". Now I just need to remember them each time I leave the house to go shopping.
3 SURPRISING FACTS
* my house is very untidy right now & I don't mind , I know... so not like me...GASP!
*I struggle going to church each week. I know I will be walking the halls with Brody for about 2 out of the 3 hours. Not my idea of Sunday worship :). 5 1/2 more months till he can attend nursery. Counting down the months!
*I don't like seafood. Never have, never will. tuna fish is my limit :).
FOUR PLACES I GO OVER AND OVER
*the elementary school
*the baseball fields
FOUR PEOPLE WHO E-MAIL ME REGULARLY
*the girls @ GT
FOUR OF MY FAVORITE PLACES TO EAT
*In & Out
FOUR PLACES I'D RATHER BE RIGHT NOW
*the Kenny Chesney concert-seriously, he is probably rocking the stage RIGHT now @ Pac bell park in San Fran...I SO wish I were there. Mark my words...next summer!
*New York City with an unlimited cash flow
*In bed, out for the night.
FOUR PEOPLE I TALK TO ON A REGULAR BASIS
*Steph-I am going to miss our preschool chats during the summer break :)
FOUR TV SHOWS I"D WATCH OVER AND OVER
*Deal or No Deal
now it's your turn!
Friday, June 6, 2008
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Monday, June 2, 2008
I don't even know where to begin. I was able to get away this past weekend with a big group of girlfriends! The Solano's were gracious enough to open their Condo's & host our fabulous weekend. I was able to leave Friday morning & returned home on Sunday evening. It was a wonderful escape & the company could not have been any better (except if everyone could have made it). I am so thankful that John was so great about letting me go. I left him with all four boys & a busy,packed weekend. He truly was Mr. Mom this weekend & I can't even begin to express how grateful I am for a hubby who can hold the fort & troops down while I am gone & EVEN have the house cleaned up before I returned. Thank you sweetie - I SO appreciate you! I thought I would list some of the highlights from the weekend. Here we go!
-Loved the car ride to & from! Fun, serious girlfriend time to chat.
-The Condo was amazing-5 star accommodations.
- For $39.00 I had my own room & bathroom & groceries for the weekend.
-Staying up until the wee hours of the morning chatting with friends.
-Sleeping in, not having to be anywhere or having a schedule to follow.
-The 1 1/2 mile hike that turned into a 7 or 8 mile hike for some.
-Celebrating Stephanie's birthday!
-Laughter & tears.
-Blisters & shin splits-not fun!
-The view from the top of the forest, looking down @ Lake Tahoe, absolutely breath taking.
-Riding the STINKY Gondola @ North Star. A bunch of stinky mountain bikers made that thing STINK so bad.
-Not having to cook or clean.
-Church on Sunday morning. It was a wonderful meeting filled with the spirit & wonderful people.
-Roasting S'mores @ the fire pit.
-People watching & the Bungee jump.
-Jan doing back flips on the Bungee jump, showing up the older lady before her.
I can't wait for next year :). A huge shout out & thank you to the Solano's for a FABULOUS weekend. Thanks for the memories!