Friday, July 30, 2010

Jenna and June

This was taken a while ago, but I stumbled across it and decided to share. :)
  We went up north this past weekend and spent a few great days at the camp. I'll try and get a post up and some pictures tomorrow.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Scary Guy

He can growl at sea gulls now. Isn't he so scary? :)

Friday, July 23, 2010

Photography Class

I'm having so much fun with my class, and it's only week one. Already some of my questions I've wondered have been answered through our lesson, and I've figured a few things out. Alot of my pictures are far from sharable quality, but everyonce and a while I get the settings right, and a good picture comes from it. That is so satisfying!

Tomorrow is my sixth wedding anniversary. I married Aaron on Saturday, July 24th, 2004. I can't believe six years have gone  by already. Time flies. :) It'll also be my 27th birthday. That seems crazy to me too. I feel more like I'm in my early twenties instead of late twenties.  Jennie and I have this conversation often.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

It was a beach day

I was playing with the camera trying to get a picture for my class I'm taking, and I got a few that I liked.... I don't know that I'd say any of them are really what I am turning in for class, but I figured a few things out, and discovered my camera takes pictures in black and white.  The colors at the beach are so fun to work with. I love the water in the picture of Jenna standing in front of the rocks. I'm considering the picture of Logan looking at the camera to possibly be one I turn in for class. We're going to go and try take more pictures somewhere today, so we'll see how those turn out before I decide. The lighting is completely different, so I'll just have to experiment and see what works. It'll be fun. I may have to stock up on fruit snacks for bribes however. :)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Class and Camping

I start my online photography class today that I signed up for a couple weeks ago. I'm excited to see what I'll learn, and just to be able to learn! I have had the itch to take a class for a while, and when Sharyn  suggested a class on her facebook page, I didn't take long to think about, and decided to sign up! It's a class on how to capture your kids through the lens, so it should be fun. :) It's a small six session class, perfect
 of time for how busy we are right now. I'll let you know how it goes!!!

Camping- to totally switch topics- was so much fun. :) Heather   and her family were there, along with a few other friends of ours. Even saw a bunch of the Ka**g*s clan there and sat and visited around their campfire for a while. It was a very enjoyable time. We were supposed to stay Saturday and Sunday night, but Sunday night, after she went swimming, Jenna started burning up. She got to a point where she was so hot we got a bit nervous. So we packed up camp at about ten o'clock at night ( we only live a half an hour away from where we camped), and were home by eleven. Her fever was 102.6. Pretty high. Still not sure what caused it, but we gave her some ibuprofen and she went to bed and woke up feeling normal in the morning. It was kind of a strange little fever. Aaron pointed out that it could've been anything when I was wondering what had caused it. She could've picked it up from the drinking fountain, the bathroom, walking barefoot on the ground, petting every other dog that walked  by our site, the water from the lake.... who knows.

Travis was just in his glory. As soon as we pulled into the campground, he went "TENTS!, there's tents!" And a few sites later, "CAMPERS! There are campers here! Can we sleep here?" He was pretty fired up to be there. :) 

Logan, well, I didn't have any expectations of keeping him clean. Good thing, cause I would have drove myself mad. He crawled through the dirt the whole weekend. But he had a good time too. Jenna was fired up to be there. Our neighbors were probably sick of her after the first five minutes they were there. :) Oh well. That's my Jenna. Miss Social. 

Now we are still unloading the van, and doing laundry from the weekend. I expect to be caught up on that tomorrow... hopefully. My old neighbor always said it takes twice as long to get caught up on laundry for however long you were gone. I still think she's right. And with that, my loads are ready to switch and go out on the line. Later!

Friday, July 16, 2010

We're Going Camping!!!!!

I woke up this morning all fired up to have a day off. Then the nursing home called around noon and asked if I'd go in today as they'd had a call in. I wasn't so pumped off the idea being as it's my only day off all weekend.  But then Christy (she has always been SO good with working with me when I want a day off, and because of this, I always try and work with her so she keeps being nice to me! :D) said I could have tomorrow or Sunday off instead of today. The idea suddenly sounded like a good one, so I said yes, I'd work today if I can have tomorrow off. We wanted to go visit some friends who are camping over at V. Riper Campground for the weekend. Then she said I could have Sunday off as well if I wanted. At first I said no, not really wanting to loose out on many hours, but then Aaron came up with the great idea of taking it off anyways, and go camp with them. I LOVED the idea. I have been craving a good camping trip all summer. I don't think we really camped a real camping trip all last summer, and it wasn't looking so hot for this summer either. SO....

I called Christy back, and asked if it was too late to change my mind, as I now wanted both Sat. and Sun. off. It wasn't too late! Hooray! Now..... to figure out if there were open sites. There are! Hooray! We're going for two nights. It's going to be so much fun! Our site is mostly dirt, and some grass, but what the heck. Who said that camping is supposed to be clean? I pretty much know that that's impossible when I've still got a crawling baby. I've resigned myself to the fact that he probably will crawl his way through summer, and then start walking in the fall sometime. That's just the way my babies operate.

 The only slight hitch in the plan... our tent. Remember the pictures from this POST? Our snowstorm that we had the first weekend of May? Right. It's ruined. But I remembered my wonderful neighbor who offered us to borrow their big dome tent sometime this summer if we'd wanted too. I called her up and the offer still stood.. :) Thank you Lisa! Now.... I need to assemble a list, and pack and go grocery shopping for two days and two nights of camping. I'm So So So excited! I better get cracking. Have a good weekend! I know we will! :D

Thursday, July 15, 2010

One More Day

This one is at Muumu's house for one more night. She's been gone since Tuesday. Probably the longest time ever spent away from home for her. She's been doing great. From what I heard last night, she gets a bit lonely around bedtime. I'd found her  a ride home today with Rick and Jennie, but she decided she wasn't quite lonely enough and would stay two more days. :) It's been kind of nice to have a mini break with just the boys, but I'm ready for her to come home now. I miss her smiley little face and personality. :)

Monday, July 12, 2010

It's a Monday

This daisy is for you Leanne. :)
These are from our hike up Sugar Loaf yesterday. :)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sunday Happenings

My Jenna was my model for the day today. We went to church this morning, to find nobody there. So we went to the park for a half an hour where I played with the settings on my camera. It was alot of fun!
We have Annie and Levi staying with us until Tuesday, when I'll bring them home. We have been having fun with them around. Yesterday we went to a parade in the morning, then fireworks after I was done working last night. This morning, we went to a local park, then hiked up Sugar Loaf. What a gorgeous view! In the two years that we've been here, we never hiked it before. We will def. be doing it again. :) Pictures on that tomorrow. :)

Still a Band Geek

I'm still a sucker for marching bands. I think I always will be. I was in band in school for seven years, so I still find myself marching in place, or swaying to the beat when ever the band goes by. :) I just can't help it! I know, I know, I'm still a band geek. But I for real LOVED marching band. Minus our uniforms, but besides that I loved it. I even kind of miss it some days, and I have been out of high school for eight years. :) These are taken of the Blue Notes, and drum and bugle corps that march in all of the parades down here. They're pretty good. :)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

More of my Loves

I'm missing these guys this week! I feel as if I'm at the nursing home more than I am at home. I'll have worked 45 hours by the end of the day today. We got a notice about two weeks ago, saying that every CNA will be picking up an extra weekend shift. Mine is today, when I would've had the weekend off. I'm still bumming about it. :( Oh well, I'm still thankful to have a good job.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Fourth of July Parade

I didn't feel as if I got as good of shots as I had originally thought of, but I had fun anyway. It was so super hot that morning, that by the end of the parade the kids weren't really even all that interested in getting anymore candy. They got plenty though, half a bread bag each!  WAY too much. But thats what you think of when you think of parades. Candy, floats and marching bands.
I'd have to say that Travis was the most into running out and grabbing the candy. Logan was content to hang out on dad's lap and watch, and Jenna was pumped off of a freezie.My mom got Aaron, the kids and I all matching flag shirts from Old Navy. I'd wanted to get a family picture, but it didn't happen. And the kids were rather antsy so I didn't get a real good picture of them either. It's hard to get three kids to look at you all at the same time. :) But it's better than nothing!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy Fourth!

"Because our flag still stands for freedom, and they can't take that away!"
Hope you all had a happy fourth! Thank you too all of our soldiers and veterans who all have had a part in keeping us free.
My day was spent working at the nursing home. Today I worked twelve and a half hours. I did make it up for Karen's wedding on Thursday and Friday however, and spent most of the day on Friday up in the Harbor where my parent's were camping. It was a gorgeous day! I'll post pictures on that sometime later this week. We skipped the fireworks  celebration for a couple reasons tonight. One being that I worked until ten thirty p.m. Two, it was raining anyways, and Three, last year Travis freaked out at the fireworks and we weren't sure how he and Logan would do tonight. We will just do sparklers in the yard some night this week when I don't work.
I'm headed to bed, it was a long day and my feet are achy and in need of a rest. Good night. :)