Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tough trucks and trash cars

Saturday night we headed to Willamette Speedway in Lebanon for their Tough Trucks and Trash Cars race. I will say this was the most action packed night we've seen. We saw two cars roll over and another lady decided to take one of those kind of off road golf carts and she flipped it a good three times, everyone walked away from the night, but I told Don my heart couldn't take anymore action. I kept expecting someone to get hurt but I would imagine some of those people were quite sore Sunday morning! Oh and Don yet again announced that he would love to do the trash cars stuff, UM NO, HELLO THEY FLIP CARS, YOU HAVE FOUR KIDS, NOT GONNA HAPPEN =)

McDowell Creek

We went hiking again Saturday morning before Don got home (after TWO weeks gone). We as usual had a great time, saw lots of slugs, snails, and some beautiful waterfalls.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

No pictures

I haven't taken any pictures the past couple days but thought I would give a rundown of our exciting life. The kids went next door yesterday and picked some pears, they are now in paperbags ripening so we can can them soon. Yesterday and today we headed out on a walk in the evenings all four kids and the dog. We've had a great time. Tonight we saw some bats flying around which did not freak me out for once. I kept thanking them for eating the bugs for us. I'm gonna have to snap a picture of Ty tomorrow, he was wrestling with someone and got a black eye out of it. I hate, hate, hate wrestling and this is the very reason. I am all for running off your energy but wrestling just seems like fighting and it never seems to end well, Ty's eye to be specific oh and the time he popped his elbow out of joint... Anyhow, boring I'm sure but hey I'm posting right???

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


We got done with daycare early yesterday and headed to one of my favorite places to walk...Camp Adair, paved paths, nature, and no cars. We took Ben who had a great time also. It was fun to see everyone just run and play and we also got to enjoy a day with no rain, HURRAY!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Prepare's a long one.

I know I know yep it's been a while again. Struggling with what to say, had a birthday that made me feel old and now hubby has been gone a week and the possibility of another week and a half have got me in the "depths of despair" (Princess bride quote) It's not that bad, just a huge downer when you are single parenting it! So we've been finding ways to have fun and not focus on who is missing in our family lately.

Morgan and I did makeovers. I think hers may have been a little better than mine. I look like a crazy person, especially the eyepoking mascara. Hey beauty is pain but that was ridiculous =)

Yep had to kiss the kids with that wicked dark lipstick.

This past weekend we went on a rainy day hike over in Corvallis, we had fun, got muddy and of course wet.

We paused half way up, it was steep and slick.
We loved the way the plants formed an archway over the path.
The hill in the picture in front of us is what we climbed to the top of.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Um yeah!

I guess that's another use for a window shade =)

Oh yeah and we saw a couple hot air balloons =)

Whew it's been a while, my mom came for a surprise visit (at least for the kids) for Ty's bday and I've been in survival mode since then. This week is the last week I have a couple of boys full time until next summer so we were just trying to make it through without someone getting hurt =).

All that to say here are some pictures from Ty's bday, etc