Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Rees Family Visit

For some reason, we didn't get pictures of Sydney and Samantha. Kayleigh was in charge of the camera and I guess she didn't think about it. Everybody had a great time visiting! Unfortunately, the Rees family only came up for a quick visit before they went camping with their church group. They got here Sunday afternoon, and left after breakfast on Monday morning! Thanks for coming to visit! We loved visiting with you! Next time we're all together, I'll make sure we get some pics of all the cousins!

Where is Sleeping Beauty?

Chris' sister, Karyn and her family came to visit on Sunday. Ashlan had this fun idea to hide from Dylan, Sydney, and Samantha. After about 15 minutes, Cameron came out and 15 minutes later, we decided to see what Ashlan was doing. We found her under her bed, sound asleep!

All we could see was her face! She was so cute! She must have slept for about 45 minutes. We she finally came out, she told us, "It is comfortable under my bed"!

Our Gymnast of the Month

Here is Kayleigh showing off her medal and certificate from gymnastics. She was so excited to finally receive them. She was going to be gymnast of the month , but had to come home, so they sent these instead. I understand from my friend, Andrea, that Kayleigh was doing things some of the girls took a year to learn. She did it in just 4 or 5 lessons.

We are so proud of Kayleigh! She worked really hard to earn these!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Sand Art

I'm trying something new! Let me know what you think!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

I did this on my cousin Liesl's blog! I thought it would be fun:
1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory you have of me... doesn't matter what it is big or small... just a memory. Then...
2. Repost these instructions on your own blog and see what you come up with... just try not to embarrass me too much!!!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Smoky Days Are Here Again

Well, I was a little optimistic on the 3rd! The 3rd and 4th of July were beautiful! No smoke to speak of we sat on our deck most of the 4th! When we woke up on the 5th, this is what we saw. We have now had almost 3 straight weeks of smoke! It's to the point now that it's making me sick. The call it smoke intolerance or something like that. I was feeling like I had a really bad flu bug. I don't have any energy. It's also been hovering about 106 degrees for the past week, so the heat isn't helping, me or the fires! My only other complaint is that the kids are stuck inside! They really haven't been outside to play for 3 weeks! :( They are more than a little stir-crazy. This picture was taken at about 7 in the morning. That little red ball is what we call the sun! At least that's all we see of the sun lately! Okay! Enough feeling sorry for myself! The next picture will be a little more fun!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Our Little Deer Family

I finally got pictures of the deer family that frequents our yard. They stroll through our yard at least every other day, but I've seen them now every day for a week. This mama has two babies, although they are different sizes. They one trying to nurse is bigger that the one in front. They are so cute and playful. We love watching them.
Here is the little one watching me. She heard my camera beep on and turned to keep an eye on me! She is so stinkin cute!
Here is the bigger one. She also heard my camera beep on. I interrupted her munching on some greenery! I think this is the baby I caught on video in an earlier post. I don't think they came around the whole time my mom was visiting and she wanted to see them. She left and they've been here every day! Sorry Mom!!

Very Little Smoke

Just an update on our smokey situation! The only smoke we can see is along the ridge back behind the lake. There is still a very strong smoke smell in the mornings and at night, but we can see the lake again. Yeah!!!! The only bad thing is that the lake is super low right now.