Monday, April 27, 2009
I'm too tired to figure out how to make this picture straight. But it is cute so I wanted to show it to you :)
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
After having two girls, dad and I were so happy to have a son. You were so cute. Dad would call you his "little man." It looks like we knew early on that you would be a baseball player.
This little sailor suit that you were wearing was made out of Grandpa's sailor suit from when he was in the navy. Cool, huh!
I'm sure you are getting some really good advise from Papa.
Then you grew up and started preschool. Mrs. Laura was your teacher. Isn't that funny that she is Connor and Caleb's preschool teacher too. (and she is their Grandma)
When you started first grade, you went from being a baby brother (to Stacy and Mindy, ) to being a big brother to Taylor.
You were so cute without your front teeth.
This is you when you made your first communion at church. You were ssssoooo cute.
You look way too innocent.
And innocent you were not. You and Austin used to steal Hailey's Victoria Secret Catalogs and sell them to Thomas.
When we would go to Alaska you would make Dad and I crazy. You would want to stay in the motel all day and watch tv. We would be out fishing and catching them like crazy. Finially, you would come out to the river and throw in your hook, and you would have your limit in no time at all. You didn't know what the fuss was all about.
High School years go by and before you know it you are going to college.
I have Dad's student body card from Junior College and yours from Chemeketa Community College. It amazes me how much you two look alike. You have so many of the same things you do and say. The apple really didn't fall very far from the tree.
Dad would be proud of the man you are. You have big shoes to fill and I know you will.
Happy Birthday Casey. Love ya to the moon and back again, Mom.
Friday, April 17, 2009
GOD GRANT ME THE SERENITY TO ACCEPT THE THINGS I CANNOT CHANGE; COURAGE TO CHANGE THE THINGS I CAN; AND WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE.
LIVING ONE DAY AT A TIME; ENJOYING ONE MOMENT AT A TIME; ACCEPTING HARDSHIPS AS THE PATHWAY TO PEACE; TAKING, AS HE DID, THIS SINFUL WORLD AS IT IS, NOT AS I WOULD HAVE IT; TRUSTING THAT HE WILL MAKE ALL THINGS RIGHT IF I SURRENDER TO HIS WILL; THAT I MAY BE REASONABLY HAPPY IN THIS LIFE AND SUPREMELY HAPPY WITH HIM FOREVER IN THE NEXT. AMEN
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Just a few pictures of our activities last weekend.
Friday before school, I met the boys at the farm store. They helped me pick out some baby chicks. We only have one hen and one rooster and so we needed some more.
Here's Kenzi in her leapord print jacket and hat. I hope she doesn't scare the little chicks!!!
Saturday we went to Al's Garden Center for kids day.
They got to start seeds for their gardens.
They planted cucumbers, pumpkins, cherry tomatoes and carrots.
Mariah got to come with us. She is Stacy's niece. She is a sweetheart.
The kids have lots of fun learning about gardening but I think it's a trick to get mom's and nana's in there where all the pretty flowers are. It worked. I had to have some.
From there we went to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm. The tulips weren't blooming yet but there were lots of other things to do.
Kenzi rode a pony. She thought she was soooo big.
The boys thought this parrot was cool.
And they had to check out the rhino.
We had a little lunch and headed home.
Sunday after church the boys came home with me to help in the yard.
Monday, April 6, 2009
Then a few years ago we had this black cat. She was really fat when she was about to have kittens and they started calling her Mandisa (after the large black lady on American Idol)
Well, now we have three cats. One man cat and two mama cats. They act nice. They rub up against the patio window. They come running when you go to feed them but they are wild. You can't catch them. The mama's are both pregnant. We can't catch them to take them to the vet to have them fixed.
Anyway, the man cat we call Shy Ted, (that is really shit head) but you can't say that around the little guys.
The calico one is Hoochie Mama. She is always pregnant.
And then there is Toot.
I don't know why she is Toot that's just what the boys named her. A couple days ago Shy Ted got in a fight and he is limping on his back foot. Connor says that Toot whipped him. They must be fighting about who gets to stay in the cat house. We will have kittens soon. Let me know if you want one!!!!