This conversation took place in our car today:
sydnie: "i cannot wait to be a rockstar for halloween"
sydnie: continues to describe her costume in great detail.....noah tries to say something, but cannot get a word in!
noah: "When I get older and I am a rock star, I am going to name my band Christians, because we are Christians" he smiles and his eyes sparkle, he thinks he is all that!
You can tell it has been a lot of guitar hero and jonas brothers around here lately!
Thursday, July 31, 2008
This conversation took place in our car today:
Posted by Rochelle at 9:22 PM
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
it's time to get lost in the last adventures of bella and edward. to see what she decides. to read about her fate. to know what this strange and weird power that she has. it's twilight time.
hello out there.........
has anyone seen the ticker over here on the right? are you anxiously awaiting? are you counting down the seconds until friday @ midnight? is anyone else trying to quickly read thru eclipse to get ready for friday? is anyone else ignoring workout, housework, children?
on a separate note, the love of musicals has hit me again and i have been listening to mamma mia, phantom of the opera and le miserables since last friday. oh, don't forget about grease too. I love phantom and le miz. they are some of my favorite musicals. i have seen both several times on stage and julanne and i are anxious to go in the next couple of weeks to see phantom in pdx. when i worked at nike, there was this whole time period where we all listened to stage music, it is forever ingrained in me, part of who i am. and everytime i listen to mamma mia, I cannot help but smile everytime pierce brosnan sings! it has been written over and over (and not very nicely) that the man cannot sing....but he is still 007! i of course remember him from scarecrow and mrs king (have i told u that i am old)! there are some very unflattering scenes of pierce with no shirt on, colin firth with a gut hanging over his skinny legs......but in the end who does not love a man that will dress up in horrid costumes for the finale and sing like you have never heard singing before!!
that is really all i have to say. nothing new. same old boring stuff. except that yesterday while it was rainy i made some cookies (http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2007/09/marlboro_mans_favorite_cookies_oatmeal_crispies/). i am also proud to say that most of the batch is left, good girl, you don't need 5000 cookies to help with your boredom!!!
Posted by Rochelle at 8:09 AM
Monday, July 28, 2008
oh man. i have been without my main computer for a couple of days now and i did not realize how addicted to it i am. we have a second computer that i could use, but all my pix and blogs and everything is stored on the main computer!!! it was really eye opening. i literally wake up everday, grab a cup of joe and head into the computer room for some news reading and catching up on blogs. i did not do that this morning! i actually read to my kids for an hour and only had a half a cup of coffee! HUH? maybe i should leave the computer off for a couple of days and see what happens? so just a quick post to tell u that i am alive and well......
Posted by Rochelle at 9:47 PM
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Yesterday was the perfect end to a great week. I dropped the kids at the bus and then Julanne and I went to lunch at Wild Pear. We both could not stop saying yum with every bite! and to think that we almost went to Olive Garden!!! ha ha. I love the OG, but this was sooooo good. Not a meal that I would take a husband to very often, so it is fun to have friends who like to go there.
We also went to see MAMMA MIA!!!! I just have to say that I loved it! I love musicals! I love it when people just break out into songs in the middle of climbing a roof to peak in at old boyfriends!! I love it when goofy hotel staff pop their heads up on the roof top to look at said lady singing and dancing on said roof!!! It was really well done. It was a touch campy, not all the voices were perfect, but when you walk out of a movie smiling.........it is a hit. I am just sad that I have never seen the broadway show yet. I know that we had the option to go in vegas a couple of years ago, but instead we went to see cirque de soleil. This scene was one of my favorite parts of the whole movie....
But I did like this scene as well...classic song!
My next confessions is that I love, love ABBA. I grew up listening to their music. I had their records!! ha ha. I know I am old. Real Records!!! It was so fun to listen to the music in the movie, I did not remember all the lyrics, but the songs were all there, stored in my memory! I was always fascinated that they could sing in english, but not speak it very well. I think at one point even my barbies would sing along on a stage, with the record cover in the background, like she was on tour. The original Hannah Montana!!! ha ha. Oh man!!! It brings it all back.
The best part of this whole story is that the ads have been running during wipeout and everytime I saw one I would say that I could not wait to go see the movie. So Sydnie and Noah both have been asking me if I liked it and Sydnie will run around singing.......mamma mia, here i go again, my my, how could i forget ya!!!
Posted by Rochelle at 8:02 AM
Friday, July 25, 2008
So this week has been a bit of an expense to our family! Not only did we have an amazing opportunity to hit the columbia employee store, which could have been terribly expensive, but I was able to keep it somewhat on the lower end......but I also had to sign noah up for Football and football camp. Plus somewhere along the way, he has managed to lose his entire wardrobe at day camp this week. Seriously, the brand new columbia shorts that I bought monday are now either at someone else's house or lost at the camp. Plus two shirts, a pair of socks, a sweatshirt and who knows what else! This day camp ended up being a lot more expensive than I planned on. Plus I have to go buy him new jeans for Back to School and the ones that we love are on sale this week at Fred Meyers! Can they just stop growing for a few years, to let us parents catch up on the clothing budget? At least he has come home everyday in one piece, that is a blessing in itself.
Posted by Rochelle at 6:56 AM
Monday, July 21, 2008
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Saturday, July 19, 2008
Today. minus one. July 19th, 2008
Posted by Rochelle at 7:10 AM
Thursday, July 17, 2008
i am exhausted right now! it is 8:42pm and I am ready for bed! Having a 2.5 year old around is like a major workout all wrapped up in a cute, huggable, kissable little person. okay, i confess it is not that hard to have her around! i am just amazed at how easily we forget what it is like. i think the worst part is my own two kids who have been fighting non-stop since monday! i have more patience and joy with my niece, i let her get away with more and i don't have to correct as often! although when i told her she had to her dinner tonight, her lip was almost touching the ground, she was working it! ha ha. but she ate it all, because i scooped it and told her too! so funny.
she is upstairs reading right now, hopefully she will settle in a little earlier tonight. today was a full day for her. we had pancakes for breakfast, walked to school for school library, listened to the story, played on the playground, ate lunch, watched the tigger movie, took a nap, went swimming, made crafts, jumped on the trampoline, ate dinner, drew with sidewalk chalk, "rode" a scooter, played golf, blew bubbles, painted toenails/fingernails and read books!
now if that is not a jam packed day, then i don't know what is? so tomorrow we deliver her back to her family and she gets to experience the joys of being the firstborn child, the ruler, the dominater, the i have a little brother to contend with! Her world is gonna be rocked, but i know that she loves her little brother already. she keeps telling everyone that she is a big sister now! she loves it. sooooooooooo cute. okay, seriously i am off to bed.
Posted by Rochelle at 8:41 PM
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
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Tuesday, July 15, 2008
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Monday, July 14, 2008
who doesn't love a post that starts with GAS!!!
So last night we were out on our patio with my in laws and i could smell gas. We walked over towards the barbeque, it was not really stronger there, but we turned off the propane just to be safe. The smell kind of went away for awhile and we thought maybe one of the neighbors had their bbq turned on. We checked inside the house also, just in case one of the kids turned a knob on the stove. We eventually stopped looking and went to sleep. This morning I was sitting at the computer and could smell the gas again. This is the opposite end of the house that I had smelled it on last night. Now we all know, living where we live that the cow farms and the water treatment plant do give us some lovely smells! But this was different. So I decided to call NW Natural, the gas smell line (open 24/7) did not answer!!! ha ha. of course. I waited a few minutes and called back and they finally answered and sent a guy out. He brought his 2,000 dollar sniffer and could not detect anything. Weird right. I could still smell something, but not as strong. His "sniffer" did not detect a thing. Apparently my "sniffer" is on the fritz. So I now have missed my workout, but at least I have peace of mind and no leaky gas!
Posted by Rochelle at 9:46 AM
Sunday, July 13, 2008
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Friday, July 11, 2008
This morning the kids and I ran up to starbucks for a coffee, no creamer at home.....ha ha good excuse. As we were coming home I noticed a huge plume of smoke back behind our neighborhood. The smoke was billowing out into the sky, it was ginormous! My friends hubby and son had gone out to investigate and I found out it was at a nursery. They said they felt expolosions happening. I finally found an article online and found out that it was a 3 alarm blaze and that it took 8 fire departments to put it out! wow. that was some fire. at least no one was injured and they were able to contain it relatively quickly.
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Wednesday, July 09, 2008
I want a hippopotamus for christmas...well it is july
Posted by Rochelle at 12:04 PM
I saw this video a couple of weeks ago and really cannot get it out of my head. It has been around for a while, but I love the simplicity. Our old church in pdx is doing this skit this weekend and a friend of mine is in it! What would your sign say? There are probably so many things mine could say, but what is that one thing that continues to draw me away from God? What is the one stumbling point that drags me down every time? I woke up at 5:30 this morning dreaming of going to bsf this year. I think that is an answer to prayer...no matter what else is going on, job no job, workout not workout. I will attend bsf. I crave time with my Savior, but life gets in the way. This life that He created. I need that time with him. Not surfing "church" blogs, reading daily posts......His word! Day in day out, that is the solid rock on which we stand. There is no other "thing" that can compare, nothing that can takes it's place. Wow......who knew that at 6:19am I would be so passionate and emotional! I guess when God places something on your heart, it is cemented there. So I ask again, what would your sign be?
Posted by Rochelle at 6:12 AM
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
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Monday, July 07, 2008
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Sunday, July 06, 2008
This little guy was found in the grass under the tree swing at grandma and grandpa's. Noah was swinging and started yelling for us all to come over and see this little guy. The three kids were a little freaked out and excited all at the same time. No one wanted to touch him, because grandma told them they would get a disease! ha ha. So thad came over and picked him up and put him in the tree. At the same time that was happening a rabbit hopped into the yard and there was more yelling and screaming. unfortunately there were dogs in the yard and the rabbit was too fast for pictures. It was a animal type of day. Of course syd wanted to keep the frog in a canning jar! I was half inclined to let her, but I think it is a little cruel to keep something so cute in a jar on a counter. In the end the kids used sticks and tried to make the frog hop up the tree so that they could play with him. We lost track of him...not sure where he ended up. ribbit.
Posted by Rochelle at 7:55 AM
Saturday, July 05, 2008
these two crack me upa little white trash golf
a little bocce ball tournament
Posted by Rochelle at 10:02 AM
Thursday, July 03, 2008
Posted by Rochelle at 8:20 AM
I was woke up last night by our beloved beagle who was obviously sensing something, because she would not lay down and was pacing back and forth. Suddenly I heard the first rolls of thunder move in and our bedroom was lit up by lightening. It was beautiful and very loud. It must have lasted about an hour, because I was awake for every lightening bolt and roll of thunder. Poor maddie would not settle down and kept running around the house, looking for somewhere safe to sleep. She only gets like that on the fourth of july, with all the noise. It is amazing that animals can sense changes in the weather and the earth. Before the chinese earthquake the zoo animals in that specific region were giving signs of something to come and we have all heard many stories of animals that have saved their owners by getting them out of the house before something devastating happens. I do love a good storm in the summer, especially when it is early evening and it just dumps buckets of rain then clears off to reveal the most amazing sunset! The golden rays reach your senses and you recall the beauty and promise of God's unending love for us.
Posted by Rochelle at 7:31 AM
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
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