Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I haven't dropped off the face of the earth...

I HAVE NOT givin' up blogging!!!!! We made our move to Salem and have been soooo busy these past few weeks. And I really want to blog about it and post some pictures....BUT we don't currently have the Internet:( I know, I know. However, am I surviving, right? Not very well is the answer! I've apparently become way too addicted to this form of technology. The apartments we've moved in to for the time being do not have the Internet right now. How is that even possible???? They've promised me that they're working on it and, hopefully, we'll be connected by the end of August OR sometime in September. (I don't think I like that answer) But until then I'll have to do what I can in the brief moments that I get on my mom's computer:)
So don't despair (because I know you have been;)), I'll be back soon, for good!

Friday, August 15, 2008

For Today...

Outside my Window...Finally enough coolness at 11:30pm to have the window open. It was over 100 degrees today.

I am thinking...That I'm exhausted, my body aches, and I can barely keep my eyes why am I doing this right now:)

I am thankful for...God's provision and lessons.

From the kitchen...chaos. Boxes piled everywhere, things on the counter I need to pack.

I am wearing...I believe what I wore to bed last night. Gross! Hey-I eat, sleep, drink, and, apparently wear packing.

I am reading...who has time for reading right now. But I definitely need to be getting more scripture reading in.

I am hoping...that I can fit everything in our little apartment.

I am hearing...Lincoln's music over the moniter.

Around the house...boxes and more boxes. Emptiness.

One of my favorite things...the smell in Central Oregon after a rain...I'm going to miss that.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The, packing. Next week: unpacking:)

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...This is a picture of Emma the summer after we moved here (moved in May of 2005)

This is her now.

Will 3 years ago when we first moved over.

And now.

We're Off To The Beach!!

...just kidding. It just seems like everyone is posting about going to the beach or being at the beach, or coming home from the beach, so I just thought I'd throw that out there.

I'm actually doing the furthest thing from relaxing at the beach. I'm packing. Ugh. BUT, in a few days it will be over and I can look forward to our annual fall beach trip. Right, Karyn?!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Day Camp, Dirt, & Smiles

This last week Will attended Canyonview Day Camp for the very first time. His week was filled with Bible stories, songs, the tree house, the boat, creek-walking, crawdads, swimming, boating, horse back riding, archery, crazy counselors, and, of course....DIRT. Every boy's dream.

This is Will REEEEAALY excited for camp. Whoa.
Will with his "buddies since birth", Logan and Judd.

He was more excited about riding the bus than anything!
The end of the first day. All the kids looked exhausted...except for my son. Haven't quite figured out what will wear him out.
Friday night was "Family Night" when Will got to show us everything he had seen and did for the week.
Judd and Will in the boat.
Libby, Judd, Will, and Emma in the Tree House. Very cool.
The "Hipsters" singing their songs.
It was a good week!
Hiking out of the "canyon" by torch-light. The week is done.
The camp socks. Wow. Fun must have been had:)
"Will, did you even wear your shoes?"
So glad he had this opportunity. Brought back memories from my childhood.
Goin' on a squeegee hunt....I'm not afraid...

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Bye Bye Baby Mullet


So today was a big day for me. I mean I guess it was a big day for Lincoln, but, seriously, he could have cared less. I, on the other hand, had a rough time of it. My baby, my last baby, my last baby's first hair cut. What could be more emotional than that? :) OK. I know I'm weird. But I just can't help myself. My babies all had a ton of hair at an early age which led to the boys needing haircuts just after turning a year old (probably should have done it sooner...but THE CURLS!) and Emma not getting her first cut until she was 4- with hair down to her rear! In my eyes, it's one of the bigger stepping stones. It's even more emotional to me than that first tooth. To me it represents moving from babyhood to toddlerhood. (SIGH)
"The Mullet" the night before.
We took him into Bend to this super cute kids salon called Sprouts.
...and so it begins.

Havin' the time of his life! And who wouldn't when you get to sit in a car in the sky?!
Done with the top and sides. He's looking at her as if to say, "Don't even think about touchin' the curls." (sigh) ...THE CURLS...
By the way...this lady was amazing! I've never seen him wiggle more and she kept cutting at lightening speed. Definitely an award is needed.
He knows he's cool.
No more mullet! Bye Bye Prineville:)
Yep. He's a big boy . I think I'll go cry now.