Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Halloween Party!

First off, just want to say Happy Halloween to everybody! What are you all dressing up as tonight?

We had a good weekend, and hosted a Halloween party on Friday night. Costumes were mandatory and everybody was a good sport and came in costume. There are some very creative people!

Here we are, I was a witch, Mark a surgeon, Jessie a fairy and Curren is a Ninja. Mark’s costume was put together at work, he got a “cadaver” arm and some of their tools, and wore a face mask. Which was good, because he had a bad cough still, so he didn’t germs all over everybody :) Some of the little kids were scared of me with my makeup on, it was funny, they’d start to walk in the house, look at me, then promptly turn around and walk right back out! Maybe I should wear that makeup year round to scare the door to door salesmen away.

Charlie and Yoshiko had great costumes, Yoshiko made them, I loved it!

Carrie and Chris won our best costume contest, Chris’s costume cracked me up, I couldn’t stop laughing at his wig and their polyester pants :)

The Manning’s helped us out so much with the party, thanks Tara! They were a part of the winning World Series team :) Go Red Sox!

The Allen’s had put this together the night before, they are a rubik’s cube!

And many more people came.

We had a really fun evening, a lot of people couldn’t make it because they were sick, or their kids were. I felt so bad, sorry you all could not come. Mark was one of them, but he didn’t have a choice to not be there LOL!

Tonight we are planning on going Trick or Treating. It’ll be chilly, but at least it’s not really windy or raining… like the past several Halloween nights. I am sure the kids will make out with a lot of loot!
If you want to see more pictures click on "Fall 2007 Photos" on the right.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Mark is awesome.

So, I've been thinking lately... about how I have been so lucky to find such a great man to marry :) I was only 19 when I did, and you would think at 19 one wouldn't know what they were doing. Well, I did!

Why Mark is awesome:

He loves Curren and Jessie with all of his heart, I think he can rival any other great dad out there, the kids adore him. He is always playing with them, talking to them, hanging out, helping, teaching them... I have so much to learn from him.

He is active, he plays soccer every week, he surfs as much as possible, and doesn't hold still for very long. I admire that. He can go!

He is smart. He finished college, and now has a great job where many people respect him and want to work with him. He can design and build just about anything.

He is a hard worker. Mark is not afraid to work, he always puts in 200% to whatever he does.

He is freakin' hilarious. Mark can make me laugh no matter how mad or upset I am.

And last but certainly not least. He puts up with me, and my moody swings, my crafts all over the house (yes I said all over, I am worse than my kids), my hobbies, my girly movies, my bad jokes (I am not a good joke teller) and he loves me no matter what.
I am a lucky girl, yes I am.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Crater Lake

We couldn’t make up our mind last weekend as to what or where we were going to go. We originally wanted to go to Seattle to see some friends, but we weren’t able to work that out, so we went swimming Friday night at the local pool. We had a lot of fun. The kids aren’t swimming on their own yet, they wear water wings. But they are a lot more confident in the water now. The facility had a kiddie pool with a big waterslide and water toys. Jessie was really good on the slide she’d lay down and come shooting out so fast, I could hardly grab her some of the time! It was funny.

Saturday we woke up and got in the truck, still not very sure where we were going. We ended up going South, and then decided on Crater Lake. It’s a 5 hour drive from Portland. We got there around 2:00 and there was 2 feet of snow up there, and it was foggy. I thought we wouldn’t be able to see the lake because of the fog, but as we drove around the rim of the lake, we could eventually see it. It was really pretty! It is the deepest lake in the USA at 1,943 feet. It is in a huge crater on top of a mountain and is 5 miles across, I’ve never seen anything like it. I want to go back in the summertime, they have boat tours and you can hike around it too. It’d be really fun. The drive up to the mountain was gorgeous with all of the leaves changing. It made me want to just stay there for a couple of days to relax. Hopefully we can get back there.

Here are a few pictures we took of Crater Lake from an airplane last year.

We have been keeping busy. Mark has sales rep training all week long, so he’s been going to work early and coming home later. I have been planning an Enrichment night for church, which is this coming Thursday. I am excited for it, we are making some decorations for the coming holidays, having a dinner and a lot more, so it has been fun to plan, I hope it turns out okay :)

Well that is all for now, I hope you are all having a great week!