Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Friday afternoon Aaron's boss called and asked if Aaron would deliver some equipment to the middle-of-nowhere in eastern Washington. So, we packed up the kids and headed off on an exciting family roadtrip! Let me just keep it real: there was a lot of whining, a lot of squabbling amongst the kiddos, a lot of "when are we going to be there"s, and a lot of mindless count-the-mile-marker-its-so-boring moments. But, we also had some fun moments, too. Not fun like Disneyland-fun, but fun. Kinda.
Even though they drove me crazy at times, it was fun to spend quality family time together. No TV, no telephones (no service even), no internet. Just us.
We all love going to the ball game. Some of us love going to the ballgame to eat the yummy treats (me), some of us love going to play at the kids play place (Hank), some of us love going to see the choo-choos that run next to the ballpark (Max), and some of us actually like to watch the game (Aaron). In any event, we all had fun!
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Aaron was fasting and was therefore a grump, I was my usual stress-case self, the boys were in rare form throwing fit after fit, the house was abuzz with preparations for our after-party....the blessing was PERFECT. All of the morning chaos fell away as Aaron gave Ben a beautiful, inspired priesthood blessing at church today.
This year I instituted a new 4th of July tradition: a family hike! Being the hardcore hikers that we are (ha!), we headed to Flaming Geyser State Park, tromped around the woods for awhile, and then picniced at the park. The geyser was a laughable, but we actually really enjoyed appreciating the great outdoors together. How thankful I am to live in America, and, as much as I complain about our weather, I do love the beauty and greenery of our beautiful state. God Bless America!