Tuesday, June 30, 2009

happy birthday moses

i wish that i could get the computer to cooperate with me right now. cause i have a great picture of the boys just after moses was born cuddling in solly's bed. then tonight when we're were putting them to bed moses climbed up into solly's bed to pray with him. they've been in love with each other since day one. and luckily 2 years later they love each other just as much...if not more.
i don't know how 2 years can fly by so fast. it seems like just last week when i was on my way to the hospital to have my baby, and here is he talking, walking and growing up too fast. as hard as it is to have a baby wake you up every 2 hours for 9 months. i miss it. (but not enough to have another one)
so happy birthday to my baby, boogie, guitar playing man. i love you!!!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

i'm a dork!

i went to see ashley today. we had a great time catching up and talking about everything under the sun...but somehow i ended up only getting one picture while i was there...and it's of her dog.
that's right.
there is a reason for this though, you see moses and rocky (the dog) became bff's almost instantly (he just had to wait for her to calm down a little) and any time one of them would sit down the other one was there to cuddle up. so i was trying to get a really great picture of moses sitting with rocky's head in his lap, but of course moses jumped up and ran away (hence rocky not paying any attention to the fact that i was trying to take a picture, she was more concerned with where moses was going)

but like i said, we had a ton of fun just hanging out. moses took a nice long nap and solly had the wii & the great outdoors to keep him busy.

i hope that we have a lot more trips out there in the future!!

love you ash!!

Friday, June 26, 2009


how can such little people be so funny??
moses helped himself to a bowl of re fried beans and what better place to eat beans that outside on the patio? look how he holds the bowl with his foot! he's like a monkey!!
and then there's solly...oh boy what a funny little man. today he made up a joke "what did one cactus say to the other cactus? "hey! you're poking me"" and this is the face he makes when he's done telling such a great joke.
it's so nice to have little people to keep me entertained all day long! tomorrow we're going to see ashley!! we're so excited for our mini road trip!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

mud mountain

jake and i had big plans to take the boys to mud mountain dam this morning for playing and swimming. but alas...the weather was kinda cold and cloudy. but we took them to play anyways (but skipped the swimming)

moses was having fun i swear!
(despite the gloomy face)


solly worked so hard to make it all the way across
(maybe next time)

the boys and i hiked down the the lower view point
this is what they do when i say "smile"
crazy kids!!

the dam

and we're heading back up!

moses got bored half way up

he looks like a little monkey in the zoo
we had a lot of fun. it was nice to get away from the house and do something different. and it's always nice to do stuff as a family.

now i'm just counting down the hours till saturday when i go to see ashley!! i cannot wait!!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

l ♥ my teenage kids!

becca and anthony spend at least one day a week at my house...and that's fine with me. they are so entertaining not to mention helpful with moses!! today we had a mini party for solly's last day of kindergarten. after a while we ended up at the park where anthony decided to jump off the swings and becca thought she'd try to catch him (no, it didn't work) but it sure was funny to watch!

after the park we went and found the lego's out in the garage & my "4 youngest" enjoyed them for over an hour! (notice rose in the background...that's pretty much what her and i did while the "kids" played)

i'm pretty sure moses was just glad to have a whole group of people to play with him. i've never seen him sit for long and play with something. thank god for lego's!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

happy (late) fathers day!

to the man of my dreams. the father of my beautiful boys. my best friend. my man.
happy fathers day. i love you.

the end.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

i hate it!

i hate that in this world you almost have to rely on money.
i hate that i have none.
i hate even more that i need it.
i hate that its always out of reach.
i hate that i have taken the time to hate it.
i hate the thought of my kids have the same struggles one day.
i hate debt.
i hate guilt.
i hate money!

oh and by the way, this is the definition of hate: intense hostility and aversion usually deriving from fear, anger, or sense of injury
yeah, it's a "strong" word. but i mean it this time!!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

having a hoot at curlew

here we are almost a week later and i am finally going to tell (and show) you about our trip to republic to stay at curlew lake's fisherman's cove resort (the word "resort" is used very loosely) it is about a 6 hour drive from our house but with 2 little kids it took us more like 8 hours. only because we met up with jakes parents in leavenworth. first we hung out at a fruit stand/petting zoo place for about an hour and then we went out to lunch before hitting the road.

so nice to be out of the car!!

stretching those legs!

aww what a cute little apple!

he'd make a good farmer

leavenworth is a beautiful place!
so as the trip continued on we were really hoping to get a long nap out of moses...
...we got a nap out of him, but it only lasted about 45 minuets

and then finally we arrived in republic!!!
(of course it was another 10 min to our cabin)

going for a walk

hanging out in our cabin!

my little fisherman

fishing breece's

moses doesn't really care if he has his swimming trunks on or not!
he just jumped right in shoes, coat and all!

the bath in the sink was almost as much fun as the lake

the view from our cabin

solly and his grandma played a LOT of bored games all weekend long!

waiting to go fishing in the boat
(too bad he changed his mind once he got in the boat)

whats that? did jake catch a fish?
nope. just lake weed.

big mama driving the boat.

grandpa and solly roasting marshmallows
(a daisy in the background)

bored fisherman

solly and maya
(yes that's a pine cone in the dogs mouth, solly has one in his pocket too)
it was a really boring weekend. but that just what we were hoping for. it took jake a day to figure out how to just sit and enjoy himself. and now that we're home all he wants to do is go fishing. soon jake, soon.
it was nice to have a lot of family time. but it's even nicer to be home.

oh and of course we managed to spend a whole 4 days together without getting a single picture of the 4 of us together...some day.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

in the words of liz lemon....

...OH BLERG!!!

the past few days have just been weird. i have been in a foul mood, moses has been acting like a crazy person, my dishwasher barfed suds ALL over my kitchen and to make matters worse jake is depressed!!

i have gotten over the my issues from my last blog.

i'm just hoping for a better day tomorrow!!!


did i call my closest friends? tell them in person? did i e-mail them?

i wish i could remember...

...so i knew if i had the "right" to be upset about this.

Monday, June 8, 2009

a weeks worth of pictures.

so, even though jakes birthday was over 2 weeks ago. he just got his birthday present last monday. his loving wife (with the help of his mother and mother-in-law) got him an ipod touch. being the funny, witty person i am i had "big jake's book & bible" engraved on the back. you see jake has always (or at least since high school) wanted to open a book store and a few years ago he and i decided it should be named "big jake's book & bible" he could have a sign with a big cheesy picture of himself sporting a big thumbs up!
isn't it pretty?
monday was also roses actual birthday. we hung around the house being bored for a good part of he day
making horse faces while trying to take your own picture is harder than you might think!
then we went to the mall to try to find rose some new jeans...no such luck. so we played in the kiddy play area instead.
oh no! the hippo is eating my boys!
there were some very annoying kids running (and jumping) around the play area.
you can see the annoying girl in the background
this was roses attempt to keep that girl away from me
(she kept jumping over this thing and almost kicking me every time)
(*i have no idea what i did on tuesday...?*)
then on wednesday after dropping solly off at school jake, moses and i went for a drive. we ended up at mud mt. dam and it turns out at 9am NO ONE else is there!! it was GREAT!!!
lot's a fun
and of course moses just HAD to go swimming while we were there:
(that water was FREEZING!)
so later that day i got the boys their own pool
(since it was about 90ยบ out side :P)
then of course thursdays is youth group. solly, mosey and i all went and hung out for most of the night we had a ton of fun!!
mosey hitchin a ride
who let jake have the camera?
could this kid be any cooler?
solly thinks he's in high school sometimes i think.
(the cried when it was time to leave)
friday. moses and i picked up solly from school early and headed to whidby island to see jakes parents for the night.
as annoying as it is to take a ferry, but it's really pretty
while on whidby island, the in-laws church was hosting an african children's choir. they are from an orphanage type thing called watoto (pronounced wa-toe-toe, it means "children" in swahili) they were AH-amzing!!! i could just look at them all day they are beautiful and so sweet!!!
this is solomon with seth and moses
(yes! another person named moses!!!)
moses & moses (and a little bit of seth)
then on saturday morning, while getting ready to go at a ladies tea with my mother-in-law, i burnt...scratch that! i FRIED the boys breakfast!!
moses and grandpa went for a little ride on the lawn mower.
moses wasn't too sure about it
and solly waited for his turn
he got to do 99% of the driving
we wrapped up saturday with dinner at ivar's, then a walk out on the pier to watch people fish...and also watch the ferry boats
solly with his menu on his face
grandpa with is boys
and then made the long trip home with some tired boys...to see our favorite person, DADDY!!! we were all so glad to see each other!
sunday. after chuch i hauled tooshie up to south hill to see an old friend at her baby shower. her and her husband are going through the process of becoming foster parents with hopes to adopt down the road.
thank goodness she hasn't changed!
i love paula!!
who wants cake??
after i got home from the shower, the boys and i went out to have a nutritious dinner...at mcdonalds. followed by ice cream and then grocery shopping.
i think he wanted more ice cream
sorry babe, you ate yours too fast!
moses thought something was funny!
mommy & solly
jake "borrowed" mosey's ice cream to lick the drips... moses was not ammused!
and that was what i did with the last week of my life.
today, my mom and i did some gardening today. and let me tell you, i HATE gardening. i would rather do just about anything else!! both my front and back gardens look great now...i would just rather someone else take care of them from now on :) stay tuned for pictures of the garden!