Halee is on a date...a REAL DATE. Are you kidding me? How? When? Where? How? How? Ok, I'll stop. I just can't believe it. I told my best friend this afternoon that halee was going on a date tonight and she said "No! She's only 14!" I reminded her that halee is indeed 16. And scared out of her mind for her first date. I just can't believe it. The end.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
This pic was shot as we were looking the raft over for whitewater rafting (my sibs and I) my niece caught this shot. It made me realize that I wear my expression on my sleeve. If that doesn't look like a scaredy cat, I don't know what does.
Monday, July 21, 2014
I did something that was kinda against my will, because I'm a baby that way. My sisters and brother forced me into going white water rafting. I was so brave...I sat right smack up front and carried the brunt of the weight when it came to rowing. I was freaking amazing. Ok, that's the biggest lie ever, but I just wanted to see what it was like to say it out loud. In reality...I begged the guide to let me sit in the back with him. And he gave into my begging. I screamed like a girl (cuz I am one.) but by golly, I did it, and it was a total blast. Being with my siblings made it totally worth it.
Did I mention lately how much I love Chris? He's such a loving dad. He takes the kids on outings all the time after work these days. It's a treasured time with just dad. Goodness, I'm blessed to have him in my life. Oh, and he's crazy about me...which makes me feel totally loved and special. What girl doesn't need a little of that in her life?
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Ok, can I just say that I have the best family ever? My sister and my niece came all the way from Florida to see us Oregonians. My sisters and brother make me laugh my head off. I can't help it. They are just so funny, and the best part is we identify with each other on so many levels. We take pic after selfie pic... (see below) and it's hilarious trying to make all three of us happy with the photo.
I'm blessed to have so many amazing people that belong to me. I love you all.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Call it brainwashing, call it teaching, call it whatever. My daughter makes pies and I don't know what I've done to inspire her but I'm one happy girl because of it. She made cherry pie last week with the cherries from our cherry tree, and today she made peach pie with peaches our neighbor gave us. These pies are like no other. They are super delicious and buttery and literally make your mouth water. Keep it up halee, you are going to have one happy husband one day.
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Notice anything interesting about this picture? It has limbs. Not just tree limbs...Scarlett limbs. She's been spending lots of time in this tree of ours. She started this about three days ago. She climbs on in, and gets cozy. I asked her what she does in there. I said "are you just enjoying the peace and quiet? She said "no way mom, I'm playing monkeys." Oh, ok...why didn't I think if that?