Sunday, June 24, 2007

3 day weekend....

Instead of taking a week of vacation all at once, I tende to take a Friday or two off every month during the summer, this give us some 3 day weekends to go places and do fun things.

This past weekend we went to Wildlife Safari on Friday, it is about a two hour drive from our house, and the weather was beautiful! We saw lots of animals, though were disappoionted that the elephants were taking a break that day and not doing rides. We got caught in a feeding frenzy between the ELK and the BISON, and I thought my Tahoe was going to be damaged in the pushing and shoving to get the food.

There were 2 Gibon's that were sooo talkative, they just kept swinging from branch to branch, and saying woo woo, back and forth over and over again.

Then we headed to Springfield to Roaring Rapids Pizza, and Camp Putt mini golf. Savannah lost a ball in the bushes and Aaron won, but only by 2. Savannah is just as impatient as I am when it comes to golfing.

Then we headed home.
Saturday monring we got up and headed to Portland, we went to OMSI and saw the Body World 3 exhibit. It was amazing, really after seeing 3 or 4 plastic filled bodies, they all look the same. If you are into medical stuff, go see it if you can before it leaves, but I would not pay for my kids to go if we were to do it again. They were bored with it after the first couple of people. Then we went all over OMSI the kids like the Chemistry lab, and the ball areas.

Then we headed to the hotel (do not EVER stay at the Shilo in Beaverton, the restaurant staff is SLOW, the rooms are run down, the TV tiny, and the surrounding area not the best unless you want to go to Hottie Gentlemen's club), the kids swam (the nicest part of the hotel).

Sunday we the weather called for thunder showers, and rain. Even so we headed to the Oregon Zoo. It started out nice, we saw alot of animals, and then it started to rain. It rained off and on all day, but did not ruin the day.

It was a great weekend! Can't wait for July to head to Pacific City with the Harter's. Need to think of a great 1st Anniversay gift for them before we go.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Reaching out to you all from my couch...

As the kids have got older, they also have decided to over take my computer. So as a late birthday/mother's dayn present, Aaron told me to go out and purchase myself a new computer. We decided to save on space, and to keep an eye on what the kids are doing on their computer, to go with a laptop. It is so nice to be able to sit on the couch and relax while I surf, or do my billings for daycare. Its a HP dv6358se, it is taking some time to get adjusted to the attacehd mouse pad, and not having a ten key is probably the biggest downfall, but it seemed so much more expensive to add or upgrade to one that did when I still have the desktop just right to my left.

Oh joy, what a great husband!!

Friday, June 15, 2007


ARCHAEOLOGY: the study of material remains
What's the oldest article of clothing you still wear? Flannel shirt from 1996 when I was pregnant with Savannah
What's the oldest article of clothing you won't get rid of? Outfit Savannah came home from the hospital in
When was the house/building you live in built? 2004
What in your fridge needs to be thrown out? Nothing, Friday is clean out fridge day

BIBLIOLOGY: the study of publication
What are you reading? People Magazine
Do you have a favorite quote? It's not what you say, its how you say it.
What's the most recent music you purchased? Moneymaker by Ludacris for Savannah
What book could you read again without being bored? None

CARDIOLOGY: the study of the heart
How old were you the first time you fell in love? Real love, 16
What charities do you have a heart for? Autism Speaks
What's the best way someone can show their love for you? Say how much the appreciate me
Name five things you "love": My family, my friends, my life, music & pizza

PHYSIOLOGY: the study of physical function
Are you right-handed or left-handed? Right
Do you like your smile? No
What's your best feature? Personality
Have you ever had anything removed from your body? Savannah & tonsils
Which of your five senses do you think is keenest? Hearing

OMNOLOGY: the study of everything
What color do you think looks best on you? Black
Have you ever swallowed a non-food item by mistake? No, though I almost drank Linda contact one night at the beach. :)
What's your favorite flavor of gum? Cinnamon
Where's the first place you went today? Shower, I have not left the house today yet
Do you stand or sit in the shower? Ewww gross...........Stand only!

AXIOLOGY: the study of the nature of values and value judgments
Would you walk naked for a half mile down a public street for $100,000? No
Would you kiss a member of the same sex for $100? No
Would you pose naked in a magazine for $250,000? No
What value is of utmost importance to you in a friend? Honesty
Would you accept an indecent proposal for $1,000,000? No

TECHNOLOGY: usage and knowledge of tools
What's the last movie you saw? Georgia Rules in the theater, Pretty in Pink at home
What's the first website you visit when you log on? Comcast to check email
What's your ring tone? Glamorous by Fergie
Would you quit blogging for $25,000? Sure
What piece of equipment do you wish you owned? Cannon Rebel XTI

GENEALOGY: the study of relationships within families
Is there a specific family member you're really missing right now? Sis
Who is your oldest living relative? My mother in law
Are you named after anyone? No
Is there anyone really famous in your family tree? Not that I know of

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Last day of school...

Today was the last day of school for our kids. Dominick did an egg drop, where they have to create something to hold a raw egg, then Val (the custodian) drops then from the roof of the school. Only 3 kids had theirs break. And Dominick was very happy that for the 2nd year in a row his made it safely.

Savannah had her 5th grade promotion and awards assembly today. She was chosen to read her essay about her times at Clover Ridge, and she received the President's Gold Outstanding Academic Achievment award (only 2 were given) and she also received 2 peer awards, Most Athletic and Best sense of humor. The did a great slide show of the kids, between it and the wonderful songs they sung, it brought many tears to my eyes. I can't believe how quickly they are growing up.

Principal handing promotion certificate

Chelsea, Kindsey, Savannah & Tori

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Late Birthday Present.......

Last night Angie and I went to celebrate my birthday...........we had been talking about when we could fit this trip in, and thought it would not be until this weekend, but they had an opening last night.......

It will darken up a little, so the centers of the cherry blossoms are more deep red, and the green around it will wear off soon (it was sharpie where he free handed the stencil). I LOVE IT!!

But if I ever say I would like another one, remind me how very much this last one hurt! OUCH!!

And he even touched up the color on the one on my other foot.... it looks new again!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Finger Pictures

OK, I finally got pictures of his finger, after 3 days he was allowed to take off the bandage and clean it up. It is yucky!

I am sure he will lose his fingernail, as the DR stitched it on totally not straight.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Busy Evening.........

Today was just one of those of those days when you wonder why you got out of bed.

They daycare kids were loud and unruley, they thought that hitting, biting and being mean was an ok behavior.

Then when Savannah and I went to the hair salon, I got my roots colored and she got the most wonderful perm.... I love it on her!
AFTERthen Aaron called. Now you know it is not good when he says.........................
"I need your opinion, if it happened to one of the kids I would take them to Urgent Care, but I am not sure what I should do" he proceeds to tell me that he was cutting up the old trampoline with a saw, and that he cut his finger, and there is blood and most of the nail is ripped off..........and after that I heard nothing..........Nothing but me yelling, well then get you butt to Urgent Care. It is now 2 hours later, I have received numerous text messages (though most are from Dominick, and a little hard to decipher) that he has broken his finger, needs stitches and xrays, and they still aren't done.

Good Lord! From the text pictures it looks AWFUL!! He just texted again, and says probably around another 30 minutes. Not a huge deal, but he has Dominick with him, and it is 9:36pm, on a school night. Looks like tomorrow morning will be a rough one again.

I will post pictures if he lets me take them :)

Wednesday, June 6, 2007


Sunday we met Dean & Louise at Cafe' Cristo for brunch, it was realy yummy, and among other things I got a gift certificate for a hour massage at 14th Avenue DaySpa. I can't wait!!

Monday the kids had school, we had work, Savannah had gym....which little time left in the day. I got up, went to the dr, came home, did daycare, got Savannah off to gym, then left to go pick her & Holly from gym, came home then our family headed to Red Robin for dessert. It was delicious, and something we NEVER do!

Aaron and the kids got me a new knife set (what I asked for) and and IOU for two front porch wicker chairs (because I am picky and they did not want to pick the wrong ones, so Aaron took pictures of the kids in various ones so I could choose some...great idea! ) AND the kicker was a gift certificate for a facial, spa pedicure and haircut. Something I have been wanting, but know that Aaron does not like to do the gift cert. thing.

OH happy day! I am headed to the spa soon..........not sure when, I dont have a free Sat until July now...........but when I do, I will be there ALL DAY!! WOO HOO!!

I also got a beautiful bouquet of flowers from my parents, and a dozen of my favorite roses from Aaron.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

5th grade Escape......Part II

It was a BLAST!! It was a beautiful day, warm, but not too hot, a little breeze. The kids had a great time, only one child and one chaperon got sick (and no were in my group of 5). The park was not crowded, the lines were not long either.
Eating lunch in the shelter areas.......Going on the rides....... (Savannah in on the right in the blue cage)
Class picture......

Kindsey, Tori, Allison & Savannah The train trip was fun, the kids had a wonderful time!