Sunday, June 28, 2009


This last weekend Sarah, Gabe, Daniel, Dad, Derek, and I all got to go river rafting down the Arkansas River in Colorado. My dad and I have been several times and Sarah's been once before, but for the rest of the boys it was their first river rafting experience. It was a fantastic trip, and we all survived without being thrown out. YES!! Thanks Dad for treating us to an awesome ride!!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day Derek!!!

It was all about fishing this year for Father's Day. Derek got to sleep in late this morning (in part due to Father's Day and in part due to working the night shift), and when he woke up he had a treasure hunt to keep him busy. He followed the clues around our apartment, each written on a fish with something at each stop like goldfish, gummy worms, and Swedish fish. At the end was a new fishing pole and all the gear for it. Yeah!! Who saw that one coming??Then, because I'm still a teacher at heart and can't get rid of silly themed ideas, we had salmon for dinner and worms in "dirt" for dessert.

Happy Father's Day, Derek!! You're the best!!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Goats, Sprinklers, Pools, and Cupboards

So I realize that it's been almost 2 months since I've updated this blog, but I have some fairly good excuses. I've been on several small vacations here and there (with several more to come!), babysitting my adorable niece Avery, getting sick along with the 2 kids, doing the typical duties of a wife and mom, and spending every available moment in between trying to keep Houston entertained and cleaning up after him when he finds his own means of entertainment. So here I am on a Saturday night making up for my disgraceful lack of blogging. :)

We spent Memorial Day down in Meadow this year. It was so much fun! Houston had a fabulous time outside, and one of his favorite things to do was feed the goats with Grandma Tammy. There aren't any pictures of it (yes, I'm a horrible photographer!), but Houston kissed this goat on the nose a couple times. So cute!! Houston feeding the goats... or himself... along with his cousin, Hailie.He had a distressed look on his face and shivered the whole time he played in the sprinkler, but he was captivated nonetheless!This was playing in the pool luxury-style. Grandma Tammy and Aunt Amber made it warm with pots of hot water, and Houston loved it!
Who needs expensive toys and elaborate playgrounds when there's a good cupboard around??Houston will get up in the morning, head to the bathroom, unload everything from the cupboards, then play in there off and on for the rest of day. Cheap entertainment :)