Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Cannon Beach fun

Taking a walk with my girl

Who wouldn't want to pull up a chair and relax on this porch?

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Holy cow

How sad that the last time I posted was December 15th? So we had Christmas (fun) New Years (fun) which included a late night walk with the kids and dog along with some noisy pop its to annoy our neighborhood.  Don started at Chemeketa Community College on the 9th and has been doing really well. Going from 9 words a minute to 30 isn't something to be ashamed of.  We went camping mid month and had an amazing time. We went for five days and four nights, it was in the low 30 and sometimes upper 20s so we had a lot of fires and had to refill the propane tank on our furnace twice. The last night we were the only ones in the campground. Our outside water hose froze the first night so it got its very own tarp and heater for the rest of our stay and worked great. The site we had was backed up to a huge amount of forest so the kids would disappear for hours with their walkie talkies and pretend guns. I wish we lived somewhere that they could do that more often.  We played football and soccer in the huge fields, went on many walks and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.  I am continuing to do a lot of sewing and embroidery and hoping to do some quilting for our trailer this spring.  Um, that's all for now but hey its something right?
Heading out New Years Eve for our late night walk

Ty and Brock in the fog while camping

Morgan and Cale warming up by the fire before heading out for more adventure

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

So essentially Don started school last Wednesday and as of today he is officially two weeks ahead of schedule in his class. He has been scoring 100% on all his assignments and tests. WOOHOO! We have slowly begun to decorate for Christmas (writing stuff on windows, ha) Hoping to get the other decorations up this weekend but we will see how everyone is feeling. Also on the knee front for Don, he went in for his six week checkup and he isn't anywhere near where he should be as far as healing so the doctor decided to get him into physical therapy.  They don't often do therapy after this kind of surgery but his case hasn't been typical from the very beginning. So next week that begins. The kids are doing well with school and the older two began going to the junior/senior high youth group and have really been enjoying themselves. It also gives Don and I some time with Ty and Brock which has been a lot of fun for all of us. Ty, Cale, and Morgan also decided to participate in the Christmas program this year and were immediately recruited for Mary, Joseph, and a sheperd. There are no speaking parts but they are all nervous but also very excited. I will make sure to charge my flip camera so you guys can see how cute they were. I do think it's weird that brother and sister are playing Mary and Joseph but they are the oldest kids in the program so thats the way it goes. I have been enjoying sewing a lot, seems to be my stress release lately =) I do however think that one can have too many cloth grocery bags and I have well exceeded that amount, oh well we are green here I guess, lol. Signing off for today. Sorry for the spacing between posts but this should hopefully make up for some of that =)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


So it's been so patiently brought to my attention that I haven't posted in a week =) With Thanksgiving and all the other things going on around here the blog kind of went to the backburner.  We smoked a turkey on Thanksgiving, did a little Black Friday shopping (socks for the whole family, and fabric for jammie pants) Saturday was a stay home, do nothing but craft and relax kind of day and Sunday we headed out to see the movie "Wreck It Ralph" we loved it, so cute and funny for the kids. Don received his computer and curriculum for his new school so that began today. Unfortunately the computer is taking forever to get it updated and the software is proving challenging to install on it. Hoping to get through to someone at the school soon so we can embark on this new journey. I am on Don's previous computer and haven't figured out how to add pictures thru it so will try and do that from our old desktop in the next day or so.