Thursday, July 30, 2009

hot hot hot

i love the sun. i love the heat. i love to be around water in the heat! but for the last several days in good ol' oregon....we have been heatin' it up! 107 degrees in our beloved city. ummmmmmmmmmm........that is hot! thank goodness we have a/c. i have been hibernating in our house, not really wanting to go out. we ventured out on monday night to go to jamba juice. tuesday, took in Harry Potter and then went to a bbq. finally on wednesday when it hit 103 we went swimming. we only stayed for an hour, but i had the worst headache and by that evening the kids and i were on the couches complaining of stomachs and headaches! thankfully we all felt better this morning and we went swimming for the better part of the day today. loved it, but it was only 96 degrees today. i am glad that we are going to down into the low 90's now. thank goodness we made it through the record temperatures and our a/c did not break!!! and tonight i have the windows open with a great breeze cooling the house down!

Monday, July 27, 2009


you are my sunshine
my only sunshine
you make me happy
when skies are gray
you never know dear
how much i love you
please don't take my
sunshine away!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Penguin Cake

since we had a girl's weekend i decided it was the perfect time for her very first cake using fondant. she baked the cakes all by herself, colored the fondant, molded the figures, she even shaped the cake all by herself! she created a hill that the penguins could slide down into the ocean, then she rolled out the fondant and covered the cake. the finished project was better than i could have imagined! it really "takes the cake".

then she told me that she wanted to become an intern at charm city cakes, but that i would have to move across the country with her. it was okay if we left noah and dad here....just her and i could move. seriously, how cute is that. she had it all planned out, she would apply now and then by next summer she would be living out on the east coast plying her trade and learning more skills in order for her to one day open her own bakery!

her bff was in baltimore this past week visiting family and syd begged and begged her to go by CCC and take some pictures of the outside for her. can you say obsess much?

all in all it was a great weekend and an experience that she will not forget! thanks for the inspiration "CCC" we love your imaginations and creations!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Guys Weekend

i kicked them out!!!!

no seriously.....i did.

the boys in my life went to spend a weekend away doing guy stuff at Camp Tadmor. they will get to swim, hike, play paintball, golf, fish, sleep in tents, cook over a fire and canoe! i think noah was most excited about playing paintball, well not getting hit by paintballs, but shooting other people! i know that these two will have some serious male bonding time and i think noah will come home a little more mature!

have a fun, testosterone driven weekend!!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Mir Space Station

this evening we all ran outside to catch a short and quick glimpse of the mir space station as it orbited around our planet and we were able to actually see it! it was fast, it was bright and everyone thought it was a plane! but it was pretty cool since sydnie just finished her planet unit at school, she totally knew what it was and had fun watching it.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

digging for treasures

last year while we were at beverly beach a girl we knew buried treasures in the sand for our kids to find, so this year we thought it would be cute to do it again. the kids went absolutely crazy for it. they could not wait to get to the beach and try to find more gems. this year we had cousin ryen involved as well and she loved it. i was stuffing gems in noah's hole and grandma was standing over the girls hole's throwing stuff in while they were not looking. it was great.....although somehow the girl's ended up finding a lot more than noah. it was a great afternoon at the beach.

Monday, July 20, 2009

roasting his weinie!

this kid totally cracks me up.........he was obsessed with roasting weinie's on this camping trip. we were walking back from the beach and he kept telling everyone we were going back to camp to roast weinie's...................but not his weinie, a hot dog, get it!!!! seriously were does he come up with this stuff. sydnie was totally embarrased and kept asking since when did he start calling it his weinie? who knows.....but he enjoyed it.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

beverly beach

i love this ocean. i love the beach. i love being there for an amazing sunset. the kids and i arrived at the beach around 5pm.......just in time to set up camp and head down to the beach for some sand time and to catch the sunset! it was fantastic and beautiful. everything you expect from a oregon beach sunset!

We're Off

the kids and i are headed to beverly beach for
a couple of days to camp with my parents.
have fun without us!!!

picking wildflowers

after we left the wedding yesterday we saw some family that had stopped
and were taking pix at this amazing poppy we stopped as well.
it was a perfect backdrop and so incredibly beautiful.


i think that noah fell in love a little that day.......he was so excited that sara was joining our family. he kept asking questions about her and then he turns to me and says:

"i think that sara should come over to our house and i can get to know her and she can get to know me, because once she knows me....i think she would like me!"

i think that there is a moment in every little boys life that they fall in love with the bride.
girls always dream of the wedding, the dress, the reception, the cake.
boys dream of the bride....the girl of their dreams.

beautiful flowers

i will tell you that the flowers and color scheme at quy and sara's wedding was absolutely beautiful! i love green anyway.......but green and orange together for a summer wedding, could not ask for a better combination! love, love, love. i forgot that i was at canyonview while i sat and watched them join together in marriage. it was a day worth remembering.

these adorable "flowers" hung in the reception hall

bridal table

bridal table

i love these sooooo much

a fun photoshopped photo of the arbor flowers

the arbor overlooked the river

the moment

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Quy and Sara

Married today
Given to God
in front of friends and family

Friday, July 17, 2009

pick one

this week at vbs the kids made your classic fortune papers! of course the vbs ones were full of God's wisdoms.......these from luke's party were full of chickens and animals and bad boys. i say this with the truest love and the fact that i am their mom.....but my kids are great big goofballs. one of sydnie's answers was that raising kids is like being pecked to death by a chicken! one of noah's is that you are a bad, bad boy! so silly! they went around asking everyone at the party to pick one.....what a great way to spend a summer evening!