Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Well HELLO world!

Just a quick update of our lives. My computer is still crashed, and I've been using the internet on my phone (which DOESN'T do blogger...BOOOOO!) so, it's just a tidbit while using my inlaws computer.
Maleah is LOVING kindergarten. She's playing soccer, and loving that, too. Looking forward to Halloween, and winter. She's awesome!!! Hope to post pics soon. :-s
Jaden is enjoying time with mommy and daddy WITHOUT sissy (read: only child time! woo hoo!) He's talking sooo much, and growing like a weed. He, too, is awesome!
Me, I'm NOT crafting as much as I'd like, but have been enjoying working at Michaels craft store, and being a mommy to a busy kindergartener, and an even busier 2 year old. I, unfortunately, am NOT as awesome as the kiddos.
Justin is back home, and currently looking for a job. ugggg... wish him luck with that one! We're loving having our family all together again, but hating the finacial situation. blahhh, and NOT awesome. But, we're hangin' in there. :-)
Like I said, I'm hoping to post pics soon. And looking forward to having more time to read all of my friend's amazing and inspiring blogs....miss you all out there in blogland... :-( sniff sniff

Friday, August 21, 2009

good golly....

Ok, so it's been a LONG time since I've posted anything other than photos for the iHeartFaces website. Dang! I'm a HORRIBLE blogger! So, this post is probably going to be chock full of pictures, to do a bit of catching up :-) My mom likes to see pics of the kiddos, so if you aren't interested, you might as well stop here! If don't mind seeing a couple of the cutest kids in creation, ENJOY! (I KNOW you will, mom! We miss you, and can't wait to see YOUR pictures!!)
There has been LOTS of water play...

Trips to the coast, Central Oregon, waterfalls, fairs and festivals...
Lots and lots of growing (way too quickly, in my opinion!)...

Enjoying the time as a whole family, and feeling grateful to live in such a beautiful place!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

i Heart Faces Bubbles week!

This website, iHeartFaces, is SO much fun! They have the best ideas for photo contests, and the people who participate are just phenomenal photograhers! This week the theme is bubbles. You'd be amazed at some of the creative pictures I've seen. I know mine is not even NEAR as amazing as most of them, it's still fun to share :-D So check out the site, and enjoy!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Another go at it!

This week on iHeartFaces it's funny silly faces week. Here's a photo of Maleah playing with her "spy kit" Aaaaah, my goofy gal!

Monday, July 27, 2009

iHeartFaces beach week!

Ok, so I said before I have a lot of feet pics? Well, I have a LOT of beach pics. Guess that's what happens when you live on the Arabian Gulf for a year, then move back home to Oregon (which, in my opinion, has THE most BEAUTIFUL coast...our Oregonian word for beach!)So, this week on iHeartFaces, they've asked for beach photos! Here is my entry for the contest for Week 29. This was Valentines Day 2009, in Newport Oregon. Maleah's first kite flying experience! What a great day!

Monday, July 20, 2009

iHeartFeet! really, I do (heart feet, that is!) At least the photos I take would say that I do. So after having posted 2 different headers with feet in them, and being told I should check out the site iHeartFaces, I decided to GO for it. Of course, I didn't post either of the pics I'd originally planned. This one (below) is one of my all time favorites, though! It's of Jaden (at 7 months) with Justin, in the water at Sharjah Beach, United Arab Emirates. It was his first time in the "ocean" (although technically it's the Persian Gulf/Arabian Gulf...depends who you ask.) I took this picture on Valentines Day, 2008. What a great day, with LOTS of amazing pics to remember it by! :-)

(thanks, Corrinea, for the idea! You're AWESOME!!!)

Sunday, July 19, 2009


Ok, so the pronunciation of the fabulous store Ikea is much debated. If you're in Germany, it's E-kayah. Here in America it's I-key-a. So I've always wanted to know how to pronounce it correctly (the Swedish way!) I even went so far to contact customer service, to which their answer was "Well, it's pronounced many different ways!" Huh, really?!? gaaaaa...
My super amazing mom was recently in Sweden, and got this for me!

To me, that sounded like "Ickyah" What do you think??

THANKS MOM!!! Yet another reason why YOU ROCK! :-)