Thursday, December 25, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
I made a friend...and all it took was a few crackers! "Sammy" the seagull, stayed right there outside our window for virtually the entire 4 days! It was pretty fun!
Sunday, October 19, 2008
We had a blast at this concert! Weezer was so incredible and we had awesome
seats. The last time we saw Weezer were in the nose bleed section and the
music was great but we couldn't even see the band. This time we were
right there. We saw them before they got on stage. We were right next to
Brian as he came out to watch Angels and Airwaves play. It was so much
fun! We stood and sang along to every song they played. They only played
one song that I didn't know and I found out after the concert that it
was a Pink Floyd song, so I felt better about that!
I want that track suit! I Love It! Brian is on the right and I love him too!
Angels and Airwaves was much better than Tokyo police. They had a lot of weird boxes and equipment that blocked some of the view and that was annoying! I didn't recognize much of the music but I hear that they are getting pretty popular. I guess I am just too old to know who they are!!
PS. What is the deal with skinny legged jeans? They are so incredibly disgusting looking on guys! I am not a fan!!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Then the 2 hours we planned to take down turned into about 8 hours, then put up took another day and more than once the whole project almost ended in the river!! But now the frame is up and we have another problem. Rain...Crappy Rain....and the liner doesn't match up and we have a lot of patching, stretching and have to find 4-6 other people to help us in our misery!!!
Nala is very curious about what is happening outside her window...she has been hearing lots of yelling and frustration lately...
Friday, August 29, 2008
I just put these pictures on the computer so...I thought I would put them here. These are of Gabe's Cassie and her family. They go to the Oregon State Fair each year to show their ginormous horses and in this show the horses are all dressed up pretty with ribbons braided in the mane and hooked up to a cute old buggie. It was fun!!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Saturday the 22nd, headed to the State Fair to see Gabe and Cassie. We got to see Cassie's family show there horse and buggies. It was pretty fun. It was fun seeing Gabe, we haven't gotten to see him much and I think Seth misses that...We took off from the fair and I dropped the boys to see "A Dark Knight" the IMAX experience, while I ran some errands.
It's funny Seth had seen it 3 times already and when it got out he said "It just wasn't as good the 4th time." So...moral of the story, only see it 3 times in the theater. Wait till it goes to video to see it the 4th time...(Hee Hee) I love that movie!!
Charity is great and I am so excited to have her as apart of the family. She brings out the best in my favorite middle brother!! I have never seen him like he is around her I can't even explain it. They will be great together, I am sure of it!
It was so much fun...we invented a new game called "Thong ball" it began as "Flip Flop Football" but that was a mouthful to say....we divided the teams into Ben, Garret Schoepke, and I against Tammy, Josh and Rachel. (We dominated...of course!!) Basically this was tackle football in the swimming pool with a flip flop sandal instead of a ball. It was a blast...it felt like we were kids again...there weren't even any injuries except Josh elbowed me in the nose and it hurt for days, but no blood so it didn't count!!!
We initiated Charity to the family by kicking Matt out of the hotel room and playing 10 fingers. She is great and continues to be attracted to Matt after spending a weekend with the whole clan...if she can survive that I vote "She's a Keeper!"
The last night JOSH came in and slept in the middle of Tammy and I on the King bed. It was so fun...I love that guy. He has spent the summer working for me at the Regional Sports Center and I am really going to miss him.
So...the trip went great, I feel so lucky to have such wonderful parents and siblings. Sometimes it feels like we are so spread out and busy that we don't see each other nearly enough!!
Monday, August 11, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
We got the results today! Seth's photo Humble Beginnings (the barn) will be exhibited at the Oregon State Fair!! I am so EXCITED!!! So...if you find yourself in Salem at the State Fair make sure that you go to the Photo exibit and look at it!!!
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
THE SMART BLONDE
A blonde woman boards an airplane. She is extremely exhausted and just wants to take a nap. She finally finds her seat and sits down next to a very curious young man.
He wants to test the whole dub blonde thing and possibly make some money out of it. "Hey, wanna play a game?" he asks her. "No thank you, i just want to take a nap." "Please, its really easy, all you have to do is answer the questions that i ask you. If you don't know the answer, then you give me five dollars, and if I don't know the answer to your question, then
"I really don't want to do this. I just want to take a nap."
"Oh but PLEASE pretty please. Okay, how about if I don't know the answer to your question, I'll give you five hundred dollars." The blonde woman became interested and decided to play the game.
"Okay. How many moons does jupiter have?" the young man asked. The woman reached into her purse and took out a five dollar bill. "What goes up the mountain with three legs and comes back down with four?".
The young man, determined not to lose, gets out his laptop and searches all over the internet for an answered. Flustered and confused, the young man hand the blonde five hundred dollars.
After a few hours, the young man was itching to know the answer to the question."What was the answer to the riddle?" the blonde woman reached into her purse and handed the young man a five dollar bill.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
We are heading into California on I-5, there are 4 lanes of traffic and we are 3 lanes from the right side of the road and all the sudden Mom swerves through 3 lanes of traffic to a quick stop on the right shoulder. She jumps out of the car and the yells into the car "Now I don't want anyone to panic, but look at the rear view mirror." There is a spider about the size of a nickel (if you ask mom quarter size, and Rachel is pretty sure it is silver dollar sized) on the mirror. So...since no men were present I suck it up and go to kill the spider so mom will get back in the car. But...I missed and it was knocked into the drivers seat floor. Mom doesn't want to drive anymore so we switch and I get into the drivers seat. As I glance in the rear view mirror there is a police car behind me and a tap on the passenger side window.
Mom explains about the spider and then there is about a 10 second pause (While I am pretty sure he was trying to gain composure and not laugh at us!) before he says "So...crisis has been averted?" We said yes and started the car. We took off on our way as I am sure the police officer phoned all his friends to tell them about the crazy Oregon women...
Act 2 - Spider on the drama queen!
Two days later after going to a wedding and having an afternoon swim, Rachel and I decided to go to the store and get a deck of cards to play and get some fries and burgers from In and Out burger. We get in the car and just barely got on the freeway when Rachel starts screaming hysterically that a spider is crawling across her face. I blow her off saying it was just her hair being blown in her face by the AC. She insists it was the spider, I insist it wasn't. Then starting her screaming again she points to the (nickel, quarter, silver dollar) sized spider on the center console. I pick up a napkin and kill the spider...which should be the end.
Act 3 - Benefits of being a BIG sister!
For the entire evening the screaming and freaking out continued even after returning to the hotel room so... that night we are all tucked in bed (rachel and I sharing a queen) and I can't help myself, I just had to run my fingers up her arm!! She freaked out and it made the whole drama worth living.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Wow, we are busy all the time but it doesn’t seem like it when I sit down to write about it. We have spent hours, days and weeks working on our yard. We haven’t had a working tractor so we let the yard go but we have mowed and we removed all of the awful brick work in the front and laid bark-o-mulch. It looks so good. We planted some pretty rhododendrons and some other plants. It looks great with my pink hanging baskets. I fertilized the front and back and now the moles are back!! (any ideas on how to get rid of them would be greatly appriated!)
Seth is working for UPS and hopes to continue on there and eventually drive a truck for them. In the mean time he is working with his dad and working to complete his bachelor’s degree from PSU (Portland State University). He is a busy guy!
I am working for the Regional Sports Center and I love it. It is funny to me that as the least athletic person in my family, my work is in a sports facility! We have hosted many events including volleyball & basketball tournaments, fundraisers, kids camp and my favorite event so far, the 2008 Special Olympics. It was great! Josh is currently working for me as a summer camp counselor, and that has been fun. I am also excited to have Makenna come for a week this summer!!
Seth & I were recently called as ward missionaries and we have a new ward mission leader that is very gung ho! I am excited to get involved with missionary work in our ward.
Well, I think that gets us up to date with what is going on….keep posted, we may exciting news in the future!! (probably not!!)