Thursday, July 31, 2008

I’ve been “tagged” by Miss Julie...

How To Play This Game of Tag: List: 3 joys, 3 fears, 3 goals, 3 current obsessions/collections, 3 facts about yourself. Tag people at the end of your post by leaving their names. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

3 Joys

1. My family: They are what drives me to work hard and enjoy life, they are everything to me!
2. Art: Whether it’s painting, or making a quilt, creating things from my mind is so fun, and color, the color is what drives me.
3. Horses: I could just sit and watch them all day long, I love them.

3 Fears

1. Something happening to Mark or the kids, I can’t really comprehend.
2. Scary movies… seriously my mind takes over, and then I can’t handle it.
3. The dentist! I hate the dentist, I know they make my teeth clean and whatnot, but it hurts and it’s expensive… I don’t think you should have to pay to be put in pain like that, it’s just wrong.

3 Goals (short-term)

1. Get my bags packed tonight, for our trip.
2. Take a long walk every night with Sunny, I go about every other night right now…
3. Paint our bedroom. (Actually I am making this a goal for Mark I’ve decided)

3 current obsessions/collections

1. The Twilight books by Stephenie Meyer, Breaking Dawn comes out Saturday and I am salivating at the thought, literally people.
2. Jessie’s drawings, they rock my socks. She is made of awesome I tell you!
3. Getting all of the bills figured out to an exact T, it makes me feel good to know right where we stand.

3 Facts

1. I detest peanut butter, totally gross to me.
2. I always have an “agenda” it drives me mad, my brain won’t turn off.
3. I used to chew my nails, you know so short they’d bleed (I know, yuck right?), and then I met Mark, and he said I should stop chewing them, my hands would be so much prettier, you know what??? I can’t even bear to chew them anymore, I have fingernail clippers with me at all times, and I have pretty long nails now! Crazy…

So, I get to “tag” 3 of my buddies to do this…

Jackie, Megan, Andrea F.

This is one of Jessie’s recent drawings…
I like how she wrote “ MOM E” for Mommy :)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Catching up!

Hey everyone! Mark is back in town after two full weeks of being gone. I don’t think it counts he came home for 10 hours of the two weeks, do you? Mark went to France the first week of July for work. He was in Nice, France. He said it was beautiful and he liked how unique everything was there. I hope we can go back there together someday. We need to go through his pictures and I’ll post some soon of the trip he took.

One June 28th Mark’s mom went into the hospital because she was having chest pains, she was having a heart attack. They had to do multiple surgeries on her, and it was a very long weekend. We almost lost her, and we were all so scared. She has pulled through though, she is so strong! Mark left the day after he returned from France to go and see his mom back home. He stayed for a week there. She is getting better every day now, and we are so thankful for that.

Since Mark was in France for the 4th of July, I drove up to see our friends Matt and Charissa in Anacortes, Washington. We went there in January, and I wanted to see them again. We had a great time, and I am glad they are willing to put up with us for a few days :) We were able to go boating with Matt’s dad again, and it is always so nice to go. We even saw dolphins :D

Curren is doing the chicken dance apparently for the camera.

You see that cut on Curren's nose??? Well, that is a lesson learned. We were at the dog park and he and another boy started throwing little rocks (and I tell him all the time not to throw rocks) well, the boy accidently hit Curren right in the nose. The lesson learned? The rock always wins.

Here is a view from the Rose Gardens here in Portland, that is Mt. Hood you see... Jessie calls it Mountain Hood.

We’ve been swimming a lot because it’s been so warm here, and our house seems to be 10 degrees HOTTER than outside, so I am thankful we have a pool… it kind of helps since we don’t have air conditioning. Even Sunny gets to swim! Doesn’t she look excited?? :D

Sunny is totally embarrassed and doesn't like me spreading these pictures all over the internets...

We also went to the hot air balloon festival a month ago, and it was so cool! The kids all loved it :D Here they are getting warm from the hot air filling the balloon up...