Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Memorial Weekend
















We had the chance to go to Bremerton over the Memorial Weekend and we found a very lovely surprise. The Underwater Naval Museum in Keyport WA. The admission way free and because of that we thought it would be on the disappointing side. But we were totally blown away. In fact, everyone should plan a time to go and see it! The kids learned so much, and so did Jake and I. We had a blast, and afterwards went and spend money in the gift shop so that we would feel like we made our contribution. Here are some of the pictures at the museum and the rest of the trip. Oh, and the funniest thing we saw on our trip was "Central Park" in Keyport....just view the pictures below!!!

Brody's Birthday Round up!







So our nephew Broday turned 4 and had a GREAT birthday party! We went to Grandma and Grandpa's "Ranch" and had a cowboy roundup party. The kids had a great time and so did we. We played fun games, had hay rides, and rode our horses! We are so blessed to have such a fabulous family. Thanks Coleen! (and Brody)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Fire by our house

So last night (the 20th) an office building just down our street a bit caught on fire. It was all over the news and everyone was worried that we were getting all the smoke at our house. We weren't! It was blowing the other way. But Jake took the two older kids down the street to watch because as a child he has seen a fire and it made a huge impact on his life. He wanted the kids to have that experiance. So following this is a little video he took of them while watching the flames. I drove by this afternoon, and they still have most the road blocked off and firemen are still there with their hoses going. I am amazed that it is still smoking a bit. OH, I almost forgot the funniest thing! While they were watching, Lydia laid her head on Jake's shoulder and said, batting her big brown eyes, "Daddy, this is my first fire!" So funny!!!
video

VIVA LAS VEGAS!!!











So Jake and I had a chance for a little getaway and we went to Vegas! Neither of us had really ever done the Vagas thing before so it was fun and new. We stayed at the Mirage and saw everything else. One of my favorite things was the picture below of all the umbrellas. It was so beautiful and Spring-y and it just made you happy to be around all those colorful umbrellas. One night we went to see the Blue Man Group. It was so fun, and amazing. I recoment it. It was so nice to be together and alone, but we also missed our kids and thought of them while we were gone. We had a great time!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Spring Break
















So during Spring Break I took the kids and went with my bother Todd and his family for a little "hike". The kids are all pretty small still so this was more a walk in the woods, but we had a great time! There was a pond that had beavers living in it. We never saw a beaver but the evidence was overwhelming. We also went across this great bridge that the kids loved playing on. Great times, good memories!










So it has been a really long time, but I am determined to really make this work so I am going to play a little catch up. The next few posts are going to be things that we have done this Spring and then hopefully I will be able to stay on top of blogging better! Happy reading!