Thursday, November 30, 2006

Nothing to exciting

Well, we had a good Thanksgiving down in Klamath. It took a while to travel down as the roads were black ice for about 100 miles. But, thankfully, we had no trouble. We have been recovering a bit, Teagan had some sort of flu bug Saturday and generously passed it on to me. I think Blake might have had a touch of it also but we are all better, hopefully! It has been very cold here but it hasn't snowed yet. Which I think is a's fun to play in the snow but not fun to just go play outside in the cold. It was cold enough that they closed the job site Stan is on for two days. It was nice to have him home but we are hoping this doesn't continue. Three day work weeks are not exactly in our budget.
We are looking at some big changes soon. I will post more on those as they come up. We are excited to see God moving in our life even though we continue to get in His way.
Hopefully I will have some pictures soon. I know that the blog is boring without pictures. I don't know why but I have had a hard time posting them lately. I'll keep trying

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!

Once again we are hitting the road for Klamath Falls. This, however, is a unique trip as we will be traveling as a family and not just me and the kids. I can't wait!! Stan has only made the trip with Teagan and Blake one time and that was last December. I'm sure he is so excited to listen to Elmo's chart topping CD and Dumbo play over and over. I can not complain too much as we do have a DVD player in our suburban. What an invention!! I always thought I would be the parent to say no to one "Kids need to enjoy the ride and the sights!" HAHAHA....I need to enjoy the ride and if that means they watch Dumbo over and over for seven hours then so be it!

We will be enjoying Thanksgiving with our family, celebrating Benny's, my nephew, 11th birthday and the best of!!! My mom and I have been making it an annual tradition to get up early and head to Fred Meyer's sale. It's fantastic! I usually buy lots of socks because every sock in the store is half off. It's kind of scary, I get competitive on this shopping day. I want to be there the earliest and find the best deals.....stay out of my way! I almost look at it like hunting (bird hunting) have to get up really early to set up and scope out the hunting ground...and when the time is right you make your move.

I was also thinking about what I am thankful for this holiday season. I realized I have an amazing life. A few of the things I am thankful for are;
an amazing husband that always works hard, loves me and our kids and is a silly guy to be around; I have two (almost three, yikes!) fantastic children. They are not only the most beautiful kids but a true joy to be around; I also have a wonderful family, a mom that is always supportive and loving and while this is the third Thanksgiving without my dad, I am so thankful for all he gave me and the unconditional love he always showed; I am thankful for God's love and forgiveness; I also have a great family of in-laws, very loving and they are a silly group to be around, a very funny brother-in-law, and two amazing sister-in-laws.

I think my list could go on and on....

What are you thankful for?

Friday, November 17, 2006

The Spanish Computer

I reveived this as an email but thought it was good enough for the blog!

A Spanish teacher was explaining to her class that in Spanish, unlike English, nouns are designated as either masculine or feminine."House" for instance, is feminine: "la casa." "Pencil," however, is masculine: "el lapiz." A student asked, "What gender is 'computer'?" Instead of giving the answer, the teacher split the class into two groups, male and female, and asked them to decide for themselves whether "computer" should be a masculine or a feminine noun.Each group was asked to give four reasons for its recommendation.
The men's group decided that "computer" should definitely be of the feminine gender ("la computadora"), because:
1. No one but their creator understands their internal logic.
2. The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else.
3. Even the smallest mistakes are stored in long term memory for possible later retrieval, AND 4. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your paycheck on accessories for it.
The women's group, however, concluded that computers should be Masculine ("el computador"), because:
1. In order to do anything with them, you have to turn them on.
2. They have a lot of data but still can't think for themselves.
3. They are supposed to help you solve problems, but half the time they ARE the problem; AND 4. As soon as you commit to one, you realize that if you had waited a little longer, you could have gotten a better model.

The women won.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Extra, Extra, read all about it!

Some happy news from the Miller family...we are having another baby! Baby number three is on its way due to arrive in July!

Friday, November 03, 2006

Why, why, why??

So we have entered a new phase with Teagan........the why's! I thought maybe we would skip this entirely but I was dead wrong. She use to always ask "Mom, whatchya doin'?" So, silly me, assumed this would take the place of "Why, Mom?" Everything has been why, why, why. She isn't whining or sassy when she says this, she is just curious. But I'm running out of answers and patience. I don't know why sometimes......just because.....and I hate that! Here is just one example........"Mom can we have hot dogs for lunch?"..."No, honey, we don't have any hot dogs"..."Why don't we have any?"...."Because we ran out"....."Why did we run out?"....."We ate them all and I forgot to buy more"...."Why did you forget to buy more?"........and on and on and on......So I've been trying to come up with answers that are good but maybe can't lead to another question of why. Did you know you can't do that!! She can ask why no matter what answer you give her! It is amazing!!!!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

We are still here!

We are alive and well.........just slow at posting a new blog. We have just returned once again from Klamath Falls. We left on the 20th of October to go down for another visit and to spend time with Stan. Actually, Stan and I headed off to Reno for that weekend and left the kids with Grandma. It was a nice time for us, although I don't think we will go back anytime soon. Well, let me clarify......Stan won't go back anytime soon! He is good at making money and I am good at spending money.....sounds like a great balance if you ask me!
The rest of the time we spent just hanging out in Klamath Falls. We visited friends and family and took the kids to a great Harvest Party that is put on at the fairgrounds. The church we attended in Klamath, along with others, does a fantastic job with this every year.
Well....I'll try and get some new pictures up soon.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Deer Camp 2006

So we made it back from our great hunting trip. Neither one of us shot a deer this year....Stan missed a buck (twice I have to add!) but I hunted for eight days and never saw a buck. Pretty pathetic! The closest thing I saw was the one my 12 year old niece shot. I'm a little bitter that she shot one and I didn't.....but I'm happy for her!
To answer some questions that have come up......the smokehouse is NOT a bbq. It is more like a homemade outhouse. I have to say it is GROSS!! I opted out of many visits to it this year for personal safety issues. Another question has arose over the term "Round Guy" (For those that don't know, I had hats made for all the men that read "Team Round Guy") This term was coined several years ago and is merely an endearing term used to describe the shape of most of the men at camp. My uncle is team captain (his nickname is Lump), however, there are several guys that with a few more burgers and fries and a couple bad years could easily over take this prestige title.

Some worthy pics!

Here are a few random pictures from the last few weeks that I thought were blog worthy. Some are from Teagan's birthday...and one with Oma (Stan's mom). Then Blake just.....being Blake.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Off Again

Well, the kids and I are off again. We leave tomorrow for Klamath Falls to 1)see Stan and 2) go deer hunting. My family and friends have camped in the same meadow for nearly 40 years so this is a great tradition. When I say great I mean great as in....we dig a hole in the ground put a toilet chair over it and call it a smokehouse. We have an annual chili night where all the men have a chili cook off. It was once a challenge to see who could make the spiciest chili but now that they all (the older generation) have gotten older their systems can not handle it! So...our gear is packed, the kids are ready and I can't wait to be a redneck wife for a week! We'll have lots of great pictures when we get back. And, hopefully, Stan won't shoot my buck this year!

Monday, September 18, 2006

That's My Girl!!

Teagan received this sign for her room from Grandma. It reads......"Shoes, it's a girls thing!"

Happy Birthday, Teagan!

We had an early birthday celebration for Teagan this weekend. Her actual bday is the 21st but Stan can't come home and Grandma, cousins and friends were all in Salem this weekend.

Fun in the Sun!

This was over Labor Day weekend. Hermiston has a very fun Spray Ground that the kids and Stan love to play at. I love to lay in the sun there!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Out like Trout!

The kids and I are heading to Salem again tomorrow to meet Stan for the weekend and attend a wedding. We don't have much planned other then the wedding and maybe a bbq with Stan's old high school buddy in Portland. I'm hoping it is relaxing!!! I'll put some new pictures up when we get back. I know everyone wants to see new ones of the kids (MOM!!).

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

To go or not to go.....

Well, as many of you know I was going to head back to school this fall to finish up some prereq's to go to nursing school. This has been a desire of mine for a long time and I was very excited to be pursing it. However, after much thought, prayer and talk, Stan and I have decided that I should wait. While all of the small details had been worked out (ie childcare, schedules, tuition etc.) we still feel that our kids are too small and the time too priceless to put them with a sitter. I have to say that I (Angie the individual) am a little bummed, I (Angie the wife and mom) do know that we are making the best choice and we won't have any regrets!!

Monday, August 21, 2006

Stan's Bday Weekend!

Stan was home for the weekend!! It was his 27th birthday on Friday-and we partied in style-we did nothing :( We did, however, have a very relaxing time as family. My nephew, Ben, was here for the weekend also.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Minor Details!

Teagan is great at memorizing songs and books. Her latest song is Amazing Grace. She recites the entire first verse of the song! The only little glitch would be "was BLONDE but now I see"

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

... more good times

Our Great Weekend!

We had a great time over the weekend! We took the kids to the Zoo, Oaks Park in Portland and to Lincoln City. It was such a great time to reconnect as a family!! Stan and I even managed to get to dinner alone! (Thanks Craig and Marion!)

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Just some silly kids!

Upcoming Weekend

The kids and I are going to meet Stan in Salem on Thursday. We will be staying with some family friends. Friday are plan is to take the kids to the Zoo in Portland, then to Oaks Park on Saturday for Berg's (Stan's employer) company picnic. Saturday is also our 6th anniversary, so maybe we will get to go out to dinner with no kids!!!!! Now that's what I call a gift! We might head to the beach on Sunday but we'll see how the kids are holding up! I'll be sure and post more after our trip.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Weekend in Klamath

Well, the kids and I returned yesterday from Klamath Falls, again. We went down to visit Stan and attend a wedding. It was great weather and fun to see many old classmates at the wedding. Stan was one of the groomsmen and I have to say...he looked good!!
The weather here in Hermiston has been hot!!! It was 105 yesterday but cooled off to a mild 101 today! Thank goodness for AC!!
Looks like we will be staying in Hermiston. Stan will be working in Klamath, hopefully, only until October. Then head up here for a job close by. He will be able to stay with the same company, which seems to be great!! I'll post more about our "plan" later.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Grandma's visit!

We had company the last couple days! My mom came up from Klamath Falls and brought my Grandma (my dad's mom) with her. She also came to pick up Sierra because she was staying with me for the last couple of weeks. Benny also made the drive up. I do miss Sierra now that she is gone, it was like a live in nanny for two weeks.
Stan is still working down in Klamath. He has been gone just over two weeks now. The kids and I head down next Wednesday to visit him and attend another wedding.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

My boy's!

Stan and Blake together! Now they look even more alike because we buzzed Blake's hair. I didn't mind that the back of it was touching his back (his curls were too cute) but Stan didn't like it!


Since I'm still new at "blogging" I haven't quite figured out how to add great captions to the pictures. So....I'll just have to do it this way.

Teagan is with her cousin Brynn. This was when we were back in Klamath in June.

Blake & Teagan are reading a book with Great Oma. She and Great Papa came down for Steve and Gwen's wedding.

Steve and Stan just before the wedding. (Sorry ladies...neither are available!)

Teagan as the flower girl with the ring bearer, Trevor.

and finally, Teagan and Blake "trading" their juice bars. Teagan eats her's much faster then Blake and then offers to trade!

Finally, some new pictures!

Sunday, July 09, 2006

We are Bad Bloggers!!

Well, it's been quite sometime since we've posted anything new. However, there have been a lot of changes in a short amount of time. First we want to say CONGRATS to our brother, Steve, on his recent marriage to Gwen. They are an awesome couple!!! We were all able to go to their wedding in Klamath on June 24th. Teagan was their flower girl and did a fantastic job!! Second, Stan switched jobs from Union Pacific to Berg Electric. It was a difficult choice because the entire reason we moved to Hermiston was for the UP job. It was, well let's just say, not Stan's cup of tea. The down side of him working for Berg is that right now he is working back in Klamath Falls. HA, funny how things work. So needless to say, we are at a cross in the road. Do we move back to KF? or stay in Hermieville?? Only God knows that right answer to that question but we are doing are best to take it one day at a time and wait for His answer.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Here's some for Mom!

Teagan and Blake rocking on the "Grumps" rocking horse!! Oh if he could only see them. What a laugh he would have.
This is Teagan with her legs on the handles of her rocking horse.

This is Blake smiling like he knows what is about to happen.

-This is Teagan on the floor with her rocking horse. Any questions?

Monday, May 22, 2006

Jail Babies

When we've had enough of the kids we usually just lock them up. It's amazing, they never get into anything when we do this! (Just kidding, they like to climb in here on there own)

Easter Egg Hunt at Church


Stan and I went to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in December for a late honeymoon.( Well, 5 years and two kids later) It was a much needed time for us to rest, relax and reconnect.

Where are we?

We have recently moved to Hermiston, OR. For those of you that don't know where that is, which is probably everyone, it is located in NorthEast Oregon. Stan took a job as an electrician with Union Pacific Railroad in January and the kids and I made our way up here in March. So far the move has been a good one. Stan's job is going good and we love our new house. Teagan and Blake have settled right in. We are still enjoying Stan being on the day shift, however, it is short lived. Next week he will most likely change to either graveyard or swing shift. The latter of the two being our first choice. (How do you keep a one and two year old quite during the day?)
Hermiston is well known for its watermelon's. So next time you buy one look at the sticker to see where it came from. It is a small town, about 15,000 people, but we are close to the Tri-Cities, WA (actually 30min). So it's nice to see some shopping besides Wal-Mart on occasion. The Columbia River is a long 10 min. drive from our house and the famous Pendleton Round-Up is 25 miles away.
We welcome all visitor's! 24 hour reservation is required and your credit card will be charged if you do not show up.

We are moving on up!!

We have moved up in the online world!! Thanks to Matthew and Caren Cooke who shared their blog with us...we now have one! Who said you can't teach an old dog new tricks? We will try and keep this as up-to-date as possible. (Especially now that we don't live in Klamath Falls anymore, I know our friends and family would like to see pictures of us....well the kids!)