Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Saturday, September 19, 2009

2 Days at the Zoo

We went with Braden and Kenzie (the cousins) to the zoo two times in the last couple of weeks. And as you will see the weather was drastically different on both occasions. Keely and Tyson both love going to zoo. And I absolutely love watching their reactions to the animals.

Some Summer Fun

These are just some pictures of some things that we have done this summer.
On hot days we frequented the Happy Valley Park's splash pad. (As did many other people in the community.)

I don't know who to say had more fun in the water. Tyson would come out just soaking wet. He would go nonstop the whole time that we were there.
Keely would slowly get more and more soaked as the summer went on. She absolutely loved it, too!

Monday, September 14, 2009

The Cousins

Our Last Minute Beach Trip

So we went to Cannon Beach and Seaside this weekend. Tyson absolutely loved it and Keely...well not so much. She would cry and scream as soon as her feet got dirty. But, we still had a blast. We collected a whole bunch of crab shells to study as Tyson begins his preschool year.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

What are we up to? Where do we live?

Busy is the best word that can describe my life. We moved into Luke's aunt and uncle's house about a month ago and we have been going pretty much non-stop ever since. We are taking care of their 5400 square foot house (a Gone With the Wind house) and their 4 acres until their house sells. They have already moved to Arkansas and they think that it might be a year.
So far we have stripped the bird wall paper in the kitchen and painted it. We will move through the house stripping wall paper and painting...the longer we live here...the more wall paper will come down.
Tyson's and Keely's rooms are pretty much done. We are refinishing a old rocking chair for in Keely's room and we are still working on collecting some camping/fishing stuff for Tyson's decor.
We have 3 apple trees and 1 plum tree. The plums are almost ready and the apples are pretty much done. We also have 4 planting boxes and a small garden area that we will plant next Spring if we are still here. Tyson declared, "Mom, we have to plant these gardens!" And, since it was so close to the end of summer when we moved in...we planted lettuce. And we most likely will be able to get some lettuce out of it.
I can tell you that we sure hope that we live here for a while anyway...because I WOULD NOT WANT to move any time soon!!! We are looking forward to getting a giant Christmas tree and for the family days that we get to host if we are still here!
We have 8 if anyone wants to come and visit you are welcome to come on by!! Just give us a call before hand to make sure the beds are not filled.
Hope to post some pictures soon!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Jessie and Jordan's Wedding Cake

So I know that I need to catch up on my blogging and get some pictures of the kids up here too. But, I just received these pictures from the photographer Kim Whipps ( and wanted to post them.
This is my most recent wedding cake.