Sunday, August 31, 2014

Day 242

August  30th, 2014

Today it poured and Jenevieve played in the now mud hole in the back yard.  She had lots of fun out there and lots of fun in the bath.  

Day 241

August  29th, 2014

Paul was so sweet to pick up this bubble machine for me.  I thought I'd use it at fairs, specifically the kids fair I'm doing in a couple of weeks.  My children LOVE my new toy!

Day 240

August  28th, 2014

Fresh caught salmon from the Pacific Ocean for dinner tonight.  What a sweet neighbor we have who shared this with us!    

Day 239

August  27th, 2014

It is such a joy to read the scriptures and history each night to my children, wiggly and noisy as they are.  

Day 238

August  26th, 2014

I took the oldest three to the Lundgrens today to go through their clothing before they give it to the thrift store.  Jenevieve wanted to come with us so she could see the chickens.  She LOVES those chickens and had fun chasing them around the yard.  

Day 237

August  25th, 2014

I found this medicine cabinet at the thrift shop for $5.00 and turned it into a display for my events.  I had fun doing it! 

Day 236

August  24th, 2014

We had attended a Pentecostal Romanian church service tonight with friends. It was 2 1/2 hours long and was in Romanian.  Quite the experience.  

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Day 235

August  23rd, 2014

Jaren has spent the whole week at Camp Meriwether on the Oregon Coast.  Pictured is Benji Fergus, Dexter Harris, Jaren, Brother Bean, Cooper Sargent, Nolan, Matthew and Brother Fergus.  Jadon Stinson is being eaten by the shark.  Apparently this little group won the sand sculpting contest.

Day 234

August  22nd, 2014

I went to the temple with a friend and needed a better photo for my blog.  I dislike pictures of myself but I don't think this one is too bad. 

Day 233

August  21st, 2014

I took Jude on a date to the park, Jenevieve tagged along and made a new friend.

Day 232

August  20th, 2014

Crazy cousins Jude and Preston.    

Day 231

August  19th, 2014

Jude and Jadon pushed too hard (and I know they did it on purpose, pushed hard that is) when opening the gargage door to get into their bikes and scooters.  

Day 230

August  18th, 2014

We went swimming and guess who got a hold of my phone and took lots of pictures without asking?  Jolie!  Great shot of Jenevieve's belly huh? 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Day 229

August  17th, 2014

Up on the rooftop human pause down jumps good old Jadon Clause.  I swear he's going to give me a heart attack one day.  

Day 228

August  16th, 2014

More excitement in our quite, dead end, middle class family neighborhood.  I looked out the window about 9:00 pm tonight and saw three cop cars, one cop suv, one Incident Response truck parked RIGHT in front of my house. Down the road were MORE cop cars - three K-9 units and at least one more city police car and three unmarked cars.  

Scared the snot out of me.  

Apparently through the path the authorities have been watching a house on the adjoining dead end which has a child molester residing there.  They ambushed his house and hauled him off; thankfully.    

Day 227

August  15th, 2014

Jaren is SUCH a sweet older brother.  He and Jenevieve enjoy watching American Ninja Warrior together.    

Day 226

August  14th, 2014

Why did the chicken cross the road?  I have no idea, but I actually saw it happen.  

Day 225

August  13th, 2014

This time it wasn't Jadon; it was me.  The good news is the laundry room floor got very clean today. 

Day 224

August  12th, 2014

Jadon has an ingrown toe nail.  I've been having him soak it three times/day in a tub with Epsom salts and melaleuca.  Apparently Jenevieve wants to soak too.  

Day 223

August  11th, 2014

Paul and Jenea left for girls camp today.  It will be me on five children for a week.  Hope I survive!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Day 222

August  10th, 2014

Somebody camera bombed me.  We did not get  a picture, but Paul ordained Jaren to the office of a deacon in the priesthood today.   

Day 221

August  9th, 2014

I found this set up in the boys room.  Jadon brought the dirt in from the back yard.  Apparently playing in the dirt is more fun when the dirt is in the house? 

Day 220

August  8th, 2014

Went swimming at the wading pool today.  Jude kept playing with his tooth hoping to get it out.  No such luck.

Day 219

August  7th, 2014

The girls wanted more privacy in their room so this is how they created it; by tacking blankets to the ceiling.

Day 218

August  6th, 2014

The Gladstone Ward youth.  Jenea, Sarah, Megan, Sister Hale, Lindsay, Sister Lundgren, Koa, and Jaden.  I don't know who the guy in the back is.  

Day 217

August  5th, 2014

Paul took the littlest boys on a date to the Canby Pool again.  He bought them each their own bag of chips.  Jude was very sweet to share with JJ. 

Day 216

August  4th, 2014

Apparently Jadon believes the bathroom sink makes a good salad bowl?    

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Day 215

August  3rd, 2014

Today Jaren had his first day being in the Young Men organization, no longer in primary and Jenea was set apart as the Beehive President.  Jolie found a new friend (and cousin) in Gwen Graham today in primary.  

Day 214

August  2nd, 2014

Today is Jaren's 12th birthday and Candy Parade day!  Jenevieve's first one.  We saw cousin Jacob juggling and of course, a Frozen float Jolie and Jenna hunted down. 

Day 213

August 1st, 2014

I was out of town doing a booth at Boeing in Puyallup, Washington.  I noticed firemen with badges that said Graham, so I asked them where Graham was.  Turns out it was just a few miles away, so I had to go there.  This was the best sign I could find.  Graham, WA is a tiny rural town, a very nice little town.  

Day 212

July 31st, 2014


Day 211

July 30th, 2014

We took the monkeys to the zoo.  Jadon, Jaren, Spencer, Logan, Jenevieve, Jenea, Jolie, McKay, Jude and Rachel!  It was  a great day!

Day 210

July 29th, 2014

Jolie and Jaren wanted me to take them to the Canby Swimming Pool for their date, so we did a double date tonight.  They both LOVE the rope swing.  Jolie made a little friend in the hour we were there (of course).  She also jumped off the diving board for the first time in her life, then she kept jumping and jumping.  Love that girl!  

Day 209

July 28th, 2014

Silly girls Jenevieve and Kiera.  They saw the camera and lifted up their shirts. 

Day 208

July 27th, 2014

Had dinner with the cousins tonight then the children watched a movie while the adults played dominoes.  Lots of fun!