Friday, September 18, 2009

My birthday party/Alysha's new glasses.

I had a great birthday and am very spoiled. Thank you for all the birthday wishes, cards & gifts.

Alysha with her new glasses.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Going backwards a little! Family Reunion/Bob's birthday

Labor Day Weekend we all went to Anderson Ranch for Mike's brother Bob's birthday/family reunion. It was a busy weekend full of fun and tricks! You should watch your back with this family! :)

Bob & Tyler with Bob's birthday cake.

Watch out for Shelley on your birthday!

Looks like Shelley got it also!

Bob, what a mess!

Oh, we are not done yet! Kids attacking him with silly string!

Little Camper Owen

Alysha and Sarah at the Hot Springs.

Tyler and Owen roasting hot dogs.
Just a few of my many photos. Someone should take my camera away from me, I go crazy! More photos on my facebook page

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me!

I got a new baby as my early birthday present. Meet "Bella" she is 12 weeks old and a Chihuahua and Pomeranian mix. We are all having lots of fun with her and she's been really good so far.

Alysha and Bella

Owen and Bella
Bella (Ashley isn't ready to hold her yet but will pet her.)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Owen's 1st Day of Preschool

Owen has been waiting two years for his chance to go to preschool. Being the littlest is hard sometimes. Watching your sisters go to school where they have fun sand tables and playgrounds while he had to go home with mom all the time. Today, he was big enough to go to his own school and make his own friends. He has always been attached to my leg so I wasn't sure how he would do but I got told "to leave, mom!" so that answered my question. His teacher said he did great and I had to chase him down and drag him to the car afterwards so I think he loved it! Now I just need to get use to having three hours to myself. Sounds wonderful but I felt lost and guilty that I should be volunteering at one of the kids three schools or something. I think I need a few weeks of some free time first or at least a nap once in awhile! :)

Owen with his backpack at Preschool.

Owen sitting by his name tag.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Back to School

The girls started school this week. Ashley started first grade and is riding the bus without her big sis. She had a good first day but thought it was a really LONG day. Alysha was sick for the first day of school but managed to go on the second day. She is really nervous about starting middle school and wished she was smaller so she could still go to Washington elementary.

Ashley getting on the school bus.
Alysha all ready for her first day of 6th grade.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Oregon Coast Vacation

Alysha got home from her trip to see her dad in Texas and we celebrated her return by going out for dinner. Then we headed to my grandfather's house in Salem, Oregon to visit for a few days before school starts.

We went to the Bonneville Dam Fish Hatchery.

Spent the day at the Portland Zoo.

Great Grandpa Richard took us to the Enchanted Forest.

Exploring at the Enchanted Forest.

Hanging out by a little cottage at the Enchanted Forest.

Getting blown away on the Oregon Coast in Lincoln City.

Checking out the view of the ocean on our way to Newport.

Watching sharks at the Oregon Aquarium in Newport.

Oregon Aquarium in Newport.

Last stop Multnomah Falls.

We had a nice vacation now getting ready for school to start!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Is time speeding up? Where did July go?

I can't believe July is almost over. At the beginning of July I thought we didn't have much going on this month but looking back at my photos we still kept busy. Here is a photo of Ashley and Owen playing in the pop-up pool Grandma Francee gave us.

Mike moving sod from the back yard to the front so the ground could be level for the pool.

Owen and Ashley with their new pool all most filled up. Just in time for 100+ degree weather.

We went to see Amanda & Mariah's belly dance performance. They did awesome!

My brother Cody came to visit and help Molly move so we went out to celebrate, was tons of fun!

We went to Mike's 20 year high school reunion in Parma. There was a picnic in the afternoon for everyone then a wonderful dinner for all the adults in the evening.

Parma Class of '89 at their 20 yr. reunion. (only about half of the class made it)

Stacy's newest hair style. Will take me a little while to quit being shocked when I look in the mirror but hoping I won't notice how much hair is falling out now that the pieces are short not long.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July!!

Owen and Ashley in front of Mike's father's Day flag before we headed to the parade.

Ashley and Owen waving at the parade floats while eating popsicles.

Ashley coloring at the 4-H booth.

Owen coloring at the 4-H booth.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Mike's 38th Birthday

Mike turned 38 yesterday - Happy Birthday! Ashley, Owen and I delivered doughnuts and birthday balloons to him at work. Then we came home and made him a cake and pizza. We are looking forward to the fourth of July!

Friday, June 26, 2009

JUNE 2009 flew by!

Ok, I'm really behind this month!! Alysha graduated 5th grade.

Ashley graduated Kindergarten so it's officially summer!

We took the kids to Lake Lowell to go fishing. We didn't caught anything but had a nice evening.

I finished my 4th week of high dose Interferon at Mountain State Tumor Institute, now just have 11 months of self injections at home.

I took the kids to the Boise Zoo. We had a nice morning visiting all the animals.

My monkeys!

We all went camping at Silver Creek Plunge. We had fun even with a little rain!

The kids made camping t-shirts.

Great Grandpa Richard came to visit.

We went to Roaring Springs for an afternoon of fun in the sun (with lots of sunscreen!)

Mike and Owen in the wave pool.

Stacy, Ashley & Owen in the kiddie area.

Alysha & Delaney at Roaring Springs.
Today we are getting Alysha's stuff packed so she'll be ready to fly to Texas tomorrow. She will be gone until August and we are all going to miss her a lot!! She has fun plans with her dad and Jayden like a trip to Georgia then on to Florida to Disney World. Well, I better get back to packing.