Thursday, July 24, 2008


As a 1930s wife, I am
Very Superior

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This was on a newsletter our mortgage guy sends out and it cracked me up.

"I have always been among those who believed that the greatest
freedom of speech was the greatest safety, because if a man is a fool, the best thing to do is encourage him to advertise the fact by speaking" Woodrow T. Wilson

Thursday, July 17, 2008

This has been about the busiest summer we have ever had. I have started to post a few times, but then get called to do something else, put it in drafts, and by the time I come back it seems outdated.
We went to visit friends at the coast for the 4th. Here's Owen looking mighty pleased with his hotdog...

There was a lot of smoke owing to the multitude of campfires and illegal fireworks. That is, illegal in Oregon, but not in Washington, which makes the law rather mute. I think babykin's eyes are bothering him a little.

There was a birthday party for Grandma...

A wedding...

None of those kids are mine, but I thought that was a pretty nice picture of Luke doing a back flip.. Or something..

Softball games, and water ballon fights following...

A birthday party for Elisa..

Whew.. And there were a couple other birthday parties that we didn't get pictures at.. It's been a good summer. It gets hot for a couple days at a time and then cools off, Hubby has been working on remodeling the bathroom, the yard is starting to take shape the way I want it too, all in all there's a lot to be thankful for.

What has your summer been like?

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Marbel tagged me:

The rules:1. Post the rules at the beginning.2. Answer the questions only about yourself.3. At the end of the post, tag five people and post their names, then go to their blogs and leave them a comment so they know they’ve been tagged. Ask them to read the sender's blog.4. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

So, OK, here we go...

What were you doing five years ago?

Living in Sellwood, ( I miss Sellwood. Especially in the summer..) in Portland. It will be 5 years for us at RCC next month, so I guess we would be in our first year there.. Noah would be the baby,probably pregnant with Zeke? (I haven't had coffee yet so my math isn't so good) homeschooling, diapers, mostly the same stuff just different house and different baby.

What are five things on your to-do list for today?

Phonics with the boys
Clean the basement
Make bread (hopefully)
Hopefully work on teaching Elisa to sew. She has a dress she is working on and Shay is out of town so there is no school for the girls this week..

What are five snacks you enjoy?

Chips and salsa
Ice cream
Carrots and ranch dip
Anything chocolate
Anything coffee

What are five things you would do if you were a billionaire? Oh, goodness.. Um..

I would really like to adopt at least a couple kids
Get a bigger house, with more yard for my boys
Get an RV and travel around the US with the kids. Let them see all the really awesome things in this country and meet interesting people
Help people in real life I know could use the help
Make the investments in my kids' education I would like to make, like a nice auto cad program for Forrest and art supplies, stuff like that

What are five of your bad habits?

Spider solitaire
I don't follow rules well
Hate, hate doing paperwork
Snacking instead of sitting and eating real food

What are five places where you have lived? Oh, now, this is gonna be boring.

Tacoma, Washington (as a kid)
Hillsboro, Oregon
Outer SE Portland, Oregon
Inner SE Portland, Oregon
Inner NW Portland, Oregon

Well, you get the idea. I haven't been very far from home. :)

What are five jobs you’ve had?
Courtesy clerk @ Safeway
Window washing
Muffin baker @ Great Harvest Bread Co.
Books @ Christian supply

I'm supposed to tag 5 people. Hmm.. Well, that looks like you. Tag, you're it. :) See, I never was very good at following rules. :)