Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Summer visitors:)

There are many many things I hate about living so far away from all of our family. But the one thing I love is that when you do get to see them they stay for awhile and you really get some time to hang out! Ken & Evelyn and kids came down. They never stay very long and they generally only spend a night or two here and then a night or two at the hotel in Sunnyside. It's always a lot of fun to have them come down and visit:) Plus.... it sure doesn't hurt that Evelyn cooks while she's here!! :) I didn't get very many pictures while they were down here though:(
I had given Tyler a hair cut so we decided to give Ken one too while we were at it. Katie decided she better learn how to do it!

Not sure what we were all looking at here but it must have been good!!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

The Jungle Apocolypse

Back in April I was feeling all Martha Stewart meets Pioneer Woman and thought it would be a good idea to take a perfectly good piece of goat head infested pasture and turn it into a garden. Tilled the soil about 500 times, hauled in approximately 612 loads of horse manure. Planted my seeds indoors, carefully tended them like a newborn child, and gently transferred them into my richly fertilized s...oil after the last frost. In the evenings I would escape to my little patch of nature and carefully tend to the delicate little seedlings finding great joy and satisfaction in watching them sprout 2 inches over night. Now it's 100+ stinkin degrees, and every time I try to untangle the serious twisted mass of overgrown jungle apocalypse I instigated I end up feeling like Cruella de'Ville with a raging case of PMS. And yet, I fear next spring I'll think it's a great idea to do it all over again.

Independence Day!!!

This year we celebrated the 4th of July small town style. I miss going up to Lynden to spend the fourth with my family but with the kids work and practice schedules and Bobs summer time craziness it just doesn't usually work to leave town so we try to make the best of it. We started the day by going to the Prosser 4th of July parade which is basically made up of kids who decorate their bikes. It's very cute!
Brandi babysat the day before for the Blairs and so she helped Luke & Aiden decorate their wagon for the parade
Afterwards we headed down to the park for some games...Tyler and Aiden were a little competitive at the gunnysack races!

Kendra started out great but then her gracefulness just got the best of her:)
Our plan was to go enjoy the fireworks at the stadium that night but that didn't work out so well. When they do the city fireworks display they have to have a firetruck on standby....unfortunately there were so many other wildfires going on that day that there was not a firefighter to spare so the fireworks had to be postponed until the next night.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Frequent flyer miles...

If only the hospital here would give frequent flyer miles we would all be on a plane bound for Jamaica!! Between all of Ashley's injuries and ailments and Tylers health issues we've seen more than our fair share of the inside of a waiting room. Ashley woke up the day of Graduation with a very swollen eye. Of course she was a little upset at the timing since she had several friends graduating that day and several graduation parties to attend! Thankfully it was a sunglasses kind of day:)