Wednesday, August 26, 2009
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Thursday, August 20, 2009
My brother in law (Robb) and sister in law (Lisa) were camping this week at Sandy Pines, and they invited us down for the day to swim and play at the waterpark. We started out with a bit of cloudy rainy weather, then the sun would peek through and be beautiful, only to start getting cloudy again, and then it sprinkled some more. It didn't matter though, we were wet anyway, and we had lots of fun!
Spencer coming down the slide.
She nearly fell asleep in that chair, all the excitment wore her out!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
NOT!!! Look at all those books...UGH...
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
The other kids got to take a horse ride tonight, Easton didn't want to(of course) and Anaya would have loved too, but, she was too young!
The big event of the night turned out to be when we got home and somehow...(with 5 kids we have resigned ourselves to the fact that sometimes these things happen, no need to place blame...) Anaya got herself locked in the van. I didn't panic at first, "we have a spare key...don't we?" Well let's just say...we will get one tomorrow!!! I turned the house over trying to find that thing to no avail... while Ryan worked on it with a hanger! Poor baby thought it was funny...at first, then she started getting mad, crying, HOT and super sweaty!! She kept pushing the lock button down! Normally I can stay somewhat calm in these situations, but she was lookin' pretty pathetic with those big brown eyes and I started to panic... I told Ryan "Break the stupid window, it's broken anyways!" (it won't go down!) But he was calm (usually is when I am not and vice-versa) and kept trying. I was just standing there giving her my saddest most sympathetic look trying to calm her down,(while thinking and watching Ryan try the hanger thing that...this is never going to work, and how/when do I step in and just break the stupid window)...when, I heard the door unlock! WOW! Ryan is (and has been) MY HERO!!! I grabbed her and sat on the porch swing rocking her with the sippy of ice water the boys had gotten ready for her! She pounded that thing down and was ready to go on with her night!! Whew! Praise God for a calm husband and for letting that hanger thing work, we were praying, but it looked impossible to me!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
We have not heard anything from Jayden~which is good, but, we did see this picture up on the website. It looks like he is having a good time, but with Jayden it is hard to say, that boy ALWAYS has a smile on his face! Looking forward to having him home, I feel like I'm missing a limb with him gone~but happy he is having this experience! I also found out a friend from church said her daughter is at camp there this week too! That helps because I know Abigail will be a friend to Jayden, she is a sweetheart!
Saturday, August 8, 2009
playing in the water...
and just hanging out with the family! That is our favorite thing to do, we love spending time with each other!! Jayden just left for his first time ever away at camp, and we are all pretty sad to see him go! He will only be gone till Wed. but we miss him already! He is going to Cowpokes camp at Grace Adventures(which is less than 1 mile from our house)and he is excited to ride the horses and spend time at the barn with the animals, but, he is nervous, he doesn't know anyone there~that we are aware of!! So if you could pray for Jayden to be brave and have fun, I would appreciate it!!! I made Ryan drop him off, I knew if he cried....I'd just take him right back home with me!! We think it will be a good experience for him, but boy is that hard!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
What is it you may ask...
Sunday, August 2, 2009
We enjoyed our first weekend of being home with nothing on the calendar since summer began! We had a campfire cookout, we even tried corn on the cob cooked on the campfire, it was very good!
Then of course no weekend is complete without a fishing trip! Ryan caught this huge walleye, and then we ate it for dinner a few hours later. This was one fish I actually ate a piece of! Despite being ugly, it tasted very good!! Ryan ALWAYS prepares any and all animals he kills (I am NOT a fan of cooking wild game, or any meat for that matter!) and I always try a bite, to be nice, but this was actually good! He GRILLED it! Since we have been married(almost 15 years)He has not grilled as much as he has this summer! YAY! I HATE cooking, so it works for me!
And since hunting season is only, hmm let's see...LESS THAN 2 months away!!!! The boys are practicing their shooting skills! I can't bear the thought of fall!!! Even though I love fall...