Thursday, June 24, 2010

Black Butte 2010

We went to Black Butte for the third year in a row with my parents, my sister's family, and my grandma. Once again we had a WONDERFUL time. In fact, this year was my favorite so far. Now that the kids are getting a little older, we can do more things, and the kids are more independent so it's a little more of a vacation for all of us! I forgot my camera every time we went out somewhere, so I only took pictures in the house. The big ones are the ones I took - all of the down moments (there were only a few moments of rest) but they turned out cute. And the small pictures were from my sister's camera...hopefully she will send them to me full size soon!
Watching cartoons in the morning (side note, everyone slept great!!)

A little uno madness!
Watching a movie on the computer

Eating root beer floats. I love this picture because the boys are all being, well, themselves!
But I love this one too...great smiles
My grandma and Elsie

We took advantage of the programs they have for kids this year. Such as...
The slip and slide
And the rock wall.

We played at the parks
Here's a great shot of The Glovers!
And here's proof that my parents were there. Elsie had a blast with her grandpa!
We also rented a 4 seater bike thingy, and swam several times, and played tennis. None of which I took pictures of. And Eric would like to add, we were SO SORE from all the activity, but it was worth it for all the fun we had. I love love LOVE this vacation! If we could just add one or two days of waterskiing, and a couple extra days at the resort, it would be perfect.
Thanks mom and dad!!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

new blog

I have started one of my old blogs up again - it's called Seasons of RA. I use it during different seasons of life to keep record of my rheumatoid arthritis. Right now I am tracking this new way of living that my naturopath suggested for me. So far it has been hard but had good results! I have always wanted to see a naturopath but assumed it was too expensive. But then I called my insurance and they cover it just like a general doctor! It's always worth a call :)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


A last minute decision brought me and the girls to the Rose Festival Parade on Saturday, and I am so glad we went! Ryan went early and got us fantastic seats, the sun was sunny, and the kids had a blast! Here are some pictures....

Glover family, Ryan's parents, and the female Woods.
This was quite impressive, and a little unnerving! The motorcycles came so close!
Favorite float :) He was a hungry hippo.
Little tiny horse and carriage
My favorite poop scoop crew - Star Wars
These green guys were great.
It was such a fun day. I was wishing so much that Eric was with us. Next year we'll have to plan ahead!

Thursday, June 10, 2010


New blog backgrounds make me happy :)

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Elsie Prayer

"Dear God, thank you for this day, thank you for the cousins, thank you that we get to swim in the summer, amen." That is what Elsie prayed tonight at bedtime. Such a big girl prayer for a little 2 1/2 year old.

Every day Elsie prays, "Dear Jesus, I wish we can swim in the summer, Amen". She prays this prayer every day, multiple times a day. And every time the sun is out a little she says, "mom, it's summer! Can we go swimming?" She's excited, to say the least. And I can't wait until that first time we swim on a hot day when I can point out to her that God answers prayers. Amen.