Monday, June 30, 2008

Penelope Jane

Happy Birthday, Penelope!

We can't believe how fast your first year of life has gone. You have been such an amazing addition to our family and fill our hearts with much joy.

Your spunky laughter lights up a room and your sweet cuddling makes my heart melt. Teagan and Blake adore you and your love for them is evident.

We love you Punky!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Early morning head fog

Do you ever think it might be better to just insert an IV of coffee rather than drinking it?

This is one of those mornings!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

New things coming

It seems like I'm saying this all too often lately but.....where has the time gone? I can't believe we are well into June...and where is the summer weather?

It's been tornado alley here lately. The kids pool has now been deflated because 1) it's been too cold to play in and 2) it was flying into the neighbors yard due to our blustery wind.

We had a little early bday get together for Penelope and her/our friend Mya. They are only one week apart (and we won't be here for their actual bdays) They are complete opposites....Mya has a ton of hair, Penelope not so much. Penelope is a lot of chunk and Mya is a tiny little thing. They are sure cute though.

Things are really changing for us. Friday is officially Stan's last day of work, YIKES!!! Sunday he will be leaving for Klamath Falls while the kids and I stay here. Stan will be spending the first few days next week getting things set up at school and hopefully securing a job. Yes, you read it right, he is going back to school. WOWZERS, you say, we have been talking about this for a long time it is just a big step for us. How does the only provider of a family of five quit his career and go back to school? Well, there are lots of details that I will spare you from, I will simply say that we feel like God is with us in our journey and we are excited to take this step of faith.

The kids and I will head to KTown around the 24th of June. We are hoping to have an offer on our house by then. We have dropped the price we have reduced the price by $30,000....somebody is going to get a great deal! So once again, if anyone knows a buyer in the Hermiston area give us a shout.

We are SUPER excited to have a plan and be taking action. It has been quite the journey the last couple years. We know we will be able to look back with much wisdom and see all of the lessons we learned.

Thursday, June 05, 2008


I love this girl!! She has been such a wonderful addition to our family and I can't imagine our unit without her. It's is so hard to believe she is almost a year old. Where has the time gone?!? I just had to share this picture of her snoozing in my bed. I love her chunky Punky cheeks.....
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Monday, June 02, 2008


Here's just a little of what we saw....I couldn't believe these deer, people were feeding them right from there hands. The whole place was seriously one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen.
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Wallowa Lake....amazing!

We had a fantastic weekend at Wallowa Lake!! We had never been there before and we were amazed. It is breath taking! We had a wonderful time exploring, fishing, playing and just being a family. The kids loved our cottage that we rented (they called it our "cottage cheese") and had a blast seeing all the wildlife. It was a great family weekend!
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