Sunday, June 29, 2014

Day 179

June 29th, 2014

Received a text from the modeling agency asking if Jolie could go up to Seattle on Monday for an audition.  I asked for the details, then was texted back a question - "is Jolie missing any teeth?"  She is, so she can't do the audition.  I thought that was strange.  I don't know many 9 year olds that aren't missing at least one tooth. 

Day 178

June 28th, 2014

Got my girl back today.  She had a great time on trek.  

Day 177

June 27th, 2014

Today was nice and cool, perfect for baking and sampling.  

Day 176

June 26th, 2014

I did a booth with Lucinda today.  You hold a class, we give you one of these packets!  It worked beautifully, booked four classes!

Day 175

June 25th, 2014

Our last day here.  We had a blast!  Jadon and I kept going up several flights of stairs to take the slide back down, and up and down.  He LOVED the slides and I LOVED riding with him.  Jaren and I finally talked Jolie into going on the Howlin' Tornado which was quite a thrilling water ride.  She was glad she did it. We are all glad we were able to go to the Great Wolf Lodge!

Day 174

June 24th, 2014

The pictures are a little out of order.  We enjoyed staying in the hotel the whole time, and eating and playing games in the evening.  Jenevieve insisted on walking up and down the stairs to our hotel room, and we stayed on the 5th floor.  She and daddy waited at the bottom of the slides when we went down.  Jadon, Jolie, Jaren and I are on the River Run Canyon.  Jadon is just barely tall enough.  He sure loved the thrill!

Day 173

June 23rd, 2014

Today we began our little vacation at Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound, Washington.  We all felt a little under the weather so took it easy our first day.  The four oldest (Jenea was not with us, she went on a Trek adventure with church this week) immediately went for the wave pool and spent hours in it!  Jenevieve spent time in the toddler area and had lots of fun with daddy there. 

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Day 172

June 22nd, 2014

Look what happens within just a few minutes of dropping food downstairs.  I had to spray peppermint all over the place and vacuum these little bugs up.  Ants hate peppermint, good thing we love it! 

Day 171

June 21st, 2014

This is the park I went to as a child.  My children go to the same park, except it has different equipment, metal equipment.  It's just not the same.  

Day 170

June 20th, 2014

Jude and I went on our date - to the mall for ice-cream and so he could play in the play area.

Day 169

June 19th, 2014

Father son date day!  Jadon's smile makes me happy! 

Day 168

June 18th, 2014

We went to the Red, White and Blue thrift store and stocked JJ up on shoes.  She loves shoes! 

Day 167

June 17th, 2014


Day 166

June 16th, 2014

These were cards the children gave to Paul last Sunday, on Father's day.  I think they are so funny. 

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Day 165

June 15th, 2014

Jenna is staying this weekend with us while her parents are out of town.  Getting ready for church.

Day 164

June 14th, 2014

Jadon is so cute with his dragon rainboots, dinosaur shirt and helecoptor. 

Day 163

June 13th, 2014

A fellow homeschooler told me there is a dome home near her home out in the country.  Jenevieve and I drove out there to ask the owner if we could take a look.  He gave us a tour.  It was so interesting.  I really liked it. Paul and I have been wanting to look inside one for many years now. 

Day 162

June 12th, 2014

Jolie and Jaren had a casting call in downtown.  We brought JJ with us.  She liked the elevator, but was a little scared at the same time. 

Day 161

June 11th, 2014

We went to the Oregon City Farmers Market today.  We rode the old Oregon City Elevator for the first time.  It was a pleasant afternoon.

Day 160

June 10th, 2014

Paul and Jude went on a date this afternoon.  Ice cream and the dollar store.

Day 159

June 9th, 2014

I dropped off something at a gals house when I was traveling around in Portland.  She had this little free library in front of her house.  LOVE it! 

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Day 158

June 8th, 2014

Jenevieve in nursery with Nicholas and Aubrey.  I love being in there with her each Sunday! 

Day 157

June 7th, 2014

Happy 5th birthday Jadon!!!!  Love you so very much! 

Day 156

June 6th, 2014

It has been a beautiful week.  The children LOVE the trampoline, they spend hours on it.  We are so grateful!  

Day 155

June 5th, 2014

Jenevieve wants to be like us.  It seems as though at least one of us is reading and eating at any given time throughout the day.  She grabbed one of Jaren's books, got some popcorn and settled down to enjoy herself.

Day 154

June 4th, 2014

Jadon and Jenevieve make it a little tricky to read scriptures and history at night.

Day 153

June 3rd, 2014

Jaren loves archery, so I did a little search and found an indoor range.  Today was home-school day so I took him there for our date.  Lots of fun!

Day 152

June 2nd, 2014

After spending a week at the Graham's and having the children play on the neighbors trampoline so much I thought we would get one for the children's birthdays - all of them are coming up.   Paul was out and noticed a free sign on this perfectly good trampoline a few houses down from us.  We just needed to get a few screws for the legs and it was good to go!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Day 151

June 1st, 2014

Jaren is SO sweet to Jenevieve, warms my heart.  One day he'll make a wonderful daddy!

Day 150

May 31st, 2014

Jadon figured out how to climb up grandma/pa Graham's deck from the ground.  He went out the front door of the house, came in the french doors on the deck.  There are no stairs on the deck.  Jude, Jolie and Jaren then copied their youngest brother. 

Day 149

May 30th, 2014

I taught a class at a gal from Romania's home tonight.  She sent me home with these traditional cookies.  They are not as sweet as typical American cookies, but they are still very yummy!

Day 148

May 29th, 2014

I'm SO glad Jadon is my boy!  He kept me company running around today and apparently, a rare thing for him, got worn out.       

Day 147

May 28th, 2014

Today is my birthday and it was a rough day.      

Day 146

May 27th, 2014

The children have been entertaining themselves by playing games while we stay at the Graham's house this week.   

Day 145

May 26th, 2014

Today is Memorial-day so we had family time and decided to go to a park we'd never been to before, Memorial Park in Wilsonville.