Monday, September 30, 2013

Visit with Mom

Mom came to visit us and we had such a nice time – of course we didn’t take enough photos. Winking smile  You can never ever take enough.


We did have fun playing in front of the camera on her last day however – the boys were just goofy!

She and I took off to the coast one day – we visited Lincoln City and the weather was just FABULOUS!!


The wind was blowing just lightly – the air was warm – the salty smell captivated us – so much so that we drenched our feet and shoes and pants in the surf!  We didn’t even notice the tide coming … it was pretty funny.

It’s now the beginning of another week – school, soccer, work and appointments.  Yesterday was what we call around here a “down day”.  The boys played – even had a friend over – and I picked up a little, but mostly sat around.  I even read some in a book!

It was a great way to relax before getting back into the swing. Smile

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Monday, September 16, 2013

My Happy Hunter

Payton got to go hunting again this year and he had a fantastic time!
I just love this boy. :-)

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Thursday Thoughts

The weather in wine country Oregon has been simply fantastic and amazing!  Although a bit too hot for this northern girl, I am enjoying what I can and staying in the shade as much as possible.

Views like this will never ever make me sad:


This may not be the mountain range that I’ve grown up with my entire life, but it is mountain none-the-less and it makes me smile.  (pardon the dirty windshield please)

Here’s something to consider today and every day:

People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.

I hope you choose happy!

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Weekend Catchup

Another weekend has come and gone and we stayed busy as usual.  The boys received a movie in the mail they have been waiting for weeks to own … “Nacho Libre”!!!  (because we simply have not seen this one enough … allegedly …)


(Payton is reciting most of the movie in this photo)

Payton got to fly to Alaska!!  He was so excited.  Jarrett and I were sad for ourselves, but very happy for this brave young man.


Jarrett and I went to a demolition derby!  That was fun.  (I think we both agreed that watching fast cars race without wrecking was more fun though.)


And I attempted to make dinner one evening in a hurry … this is what happens when you rush … like I haven’t already done this 9 million times …


And so we are back in the swing of things with school and work and friends AND now soccer!!!!  Let’s go boys!!!!!!


Have a great week everyone!!!

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

On the drive …

This is beautiful scenery.


While I do miss seeing the Alaskan mountains, I am very impressed by seeing a sky like this almost every single day.


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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

First Day of School

Yesterday was the first day of school … and it was a great day!!!  Both boys are happy with their teachers and friends they have in class. 


We ended the day by getting library cards in Mac and checking out two books.


A wonderful way to start an amazing year of learning!

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

More Weekend Fun!!

Always ready with a smile for the camera - these two are fun to photograph ... making memories every day. :-)

Monday, September 2, 2013

One Last Hoorah

It’s a beautiful thing … tomorrow the boys start school … both of them!


Right now I’m not quite sure who is more excited … oh wait, yes I do … I sure do … Winking smile

This past weekend we took a road trip and got to see some friends and car races – it was a fun time and a great way to finish off the summer festivities!

We got to swim in the hotel pool …

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And we watched some stock car races …


We met Chad who drives the Lexar #33 car and he let us sit IN his car after the race!  The race he won on Saturday night no less.

It’s time to turn in for tomorrow we start a new schedule of getting up early, making lunches and heading off to learn great new things!

Let the school year begin!!!

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