Tuesday, August 30, 2011

This Summer


  • went to the beach-3 times
  • went to the mountain-8 times 
  • went to the zoo
  • went to the Wilson pool 3 times
  • horse back riding 4 times
  • went to the YMCA pool several times
  • we had several water gun fights with our little guy
  • watched the 4th of July fireworks at Ft Vancouver and they were spectacular
Alas, it's September now.  Luckily Oregon summers continue through September so we'll still have some warm weather to play in.

Summer Movies With Aaron

Monday, August 29, 2011

Hit Machine

       Aaron got to see this cover band Hit Machine, who sing mainly 80's songs,  this week at Bridgeport.   This is the third time we've seen them this summer and they are fun each time.

              We went to Olive Garden before for dinner and Aaron shot a good picture of us.

Aaron's friend Izzy and her parents joined us for the concert.

Aaron loved singing YMCA on stage. 

August ta-das and goals for September

August ta-das

  • Aaron got to work out in August with the level 4 team boys all month!  It was a lot getting him there for all the practices and he had to work hard with both gymnastics and karate some days but he did great.
  • Took Aaron to Les Miserables-my favorite Broadway production.
  • Had a wonderful time with Grandparents at mountain
  • Put on a successful birthday party for Calvin.
  • My first ballet class
  • We went to the beach twice and the mountain twice
Goals for September
  • Finish painting the inside of our house
  • Learn to use the cool camera Dad's lending me
  • Finish scanning pictures into computer
  • Help Mom with cleaning at her house.
  • Use new workout tapes PX90 three times a week.
  • Plan Halloween party

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Summer highlights

  1. Seeing Les Miserables with Aaron
  2. Watching Aaron participate in his first gymnastics exhibition and dance camp
  3. Spending time with Ashley and Austin
  4. Time at the beach and mountain with the family
  5. Playing on our new trampoline, with our new Xbox and with our new bunny
  6. A fun goodbye party for coworker Melissa
  7. A great 2nd Elmo birthday party for Calvin

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Ashley's College Care Package #2

A beauty care package for Ash-included

A great shampoo and conditioner

Some great hand soap for the bathroom and kitchen

This great skin care line-Suki


A great way to cool off

Here's Grammy's trampoline in the snow.

It's a great place for sword fighting.

We've upgraded to this rectangular one.  It's perfect for water gun fights.

60 day picture project-I'm so excited to start

day 1-a picture of yourself with 15 facts
day 2-a picture of you and the person you have been close with for the longest
day 3 a picture of the cast from your favorite show
day 4 a picture of your night
day 5 a picture of your favorite memory
day 6-a picture of a person you'd love to trade places with for a day
day 7 -a picture of your most treasured item
day 8-a picture that makes you laugh
day 9 a picture of the person who has gotten you through the most
day 10 a picture of the person you do the most messed up things with
day 11 a picture of something you hate
day 12 a picture of something you love
day 13 a picture of your favorite band or artist
day 14-a picture of someone you could never imaging your life without
day 15 a picture of something you want to do before you die
day 16 a pouter of someone who inspires you
day 17 a picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently
day 18 a picture of your biggest insecurity
day 19 a picture of you when you were little
day 20 a picture of somewhere you'd love to travel
day 21 a picture of something you wish you could forget
day 22 a picture of something you were you were better at
day 23 a picture of your favorite book
day 24 a picture of something you wish you could change
day 25 a picture of your day
day 26 s picture of something that means a lot to you
day 27 a picture of yourself and a family member
 day 28 a picture of something you're afraid of
day 29 a picture that can always make you smile.
day 30 a picture of someone you miss
day 31 a picture of a tradition you have
day 32 a picture of a crazy night
day 33 a picture of the yours you grew up in
day 34 a picture of your currently most played CD
day 35 a picture of your favorite place to eat
day 36 a picture of your other day
day 37 a picture of the people you spend most of your time with
day 38 a picture of the best party of your day
day 39 a picture of your favorite movie
day 40 a picture of your favorite Disney character
day 41 a picture of your pet
day 42 a picture of your dream house
day 43 a picture of something you can't function without
day 44 a picture of someone you're told you look like
day 45 a picture of your room
day 46 a picture of where you wish you were right now
day 47 a picture of your favorite place to shop
day 48 a picture of your favorite actress/actor
day 49 of where you live
day 50 of your most frequented place
day 51 of your dream car
day 52 of your favorite sport
day 53 of someone you think is hot
day 54 of the one thing you would bring if you were stranded on a deserted island
day 55 of the last movie you saw in theaters
day 56 of something that makes you happy
day 57 favorite holiday
day 58 favorite animal
day 59 of a random item you own
day 60 of something you're excited about

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Birthday Weekend

I had a great birthday weekend.  We had some great food at a couple food carts, the best ice cream I've ever eaten, a hike on Mt Hood and a night up at Collins Lake. It was so relaxing.

Fun Travels Through the Years

Getting a cab in New York. I also got to spend time in Washington D.C. on this East Coast trip.

Maui-6 times together!

San Francisco

Lake Tahoe Nevada

San Diego


Whistler, Canada

Holland, Michigan


Colorado-Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Glenwood, Rifle and Paonia 

 I also loved our mission trips to Mexico in high school.