Saturday, August 14, 2010

"Girls just wanna have fun"

I have been blessed through out my life with amazing girlfriends. Each stage of life: high school, college, newly married, young family, now I guess middle aged (sad), has been filled with some of the best women in the world. I thank Heavenly Father all the time for placing my girlfriends in my life. Women that have made me a better me and keep me going through life with a smile. I love you ladies! This past month I have been able to have some girl time with a few of those friends and I thought I would share...

Chelsea, Emily and I out for our own little Blue Like Triathlon. It was super fun and beautiful out there but the mosquito's were crazy gross. It felt good to be able to push my body and not be pregnant anymore :)
One of my best friends Tricia from Hawaii came to visit with her two girls Alia and Jada. It was so fun having them here. I love you Tricia, wish we were closer but I will take what I can get!
Out to dinner with girlfriends. Me, Jen, Tricia and Emily

Emily, you are one of a kind. I love you

Jeremy was super hubby while Tricia was here. He watched all the kids every night so I could have time with my friend and he didn't complain once. Your the best babe!

The kiddos at the zoo
Blueberry picking

We went with some family and friends to an Oregon Beavers game. We had a box all to ourselves, it was awesome,the kids loved it.
Max and his cousin Trent below

Breker wrecker - 3 and 1/2 months
Kids and the Beaver!

Ike has been refusing to nap and I am done battling with him about it, so every now and then I find him passed out on the floor with his toys
Paulina Lake hiking trip. Nothing is better for the soul than hiking out into nature for endless hours and having great conversation with girlfriends. Oregon really is a gorgeous state. I had a blast ladies, thanks for the good time. You are all such great examples to me.
Ash, Lacie, Krisanne, myself and Lauri
This is an obsidian flow, I know it really looks like a pile of rocks but it was really cool I promise.

Lacie and I at the look out.

Jeremy is a more avid backpacker than myself and he talked me into taking these hiking poles. I thought they looked ridiculous but I have to admit I was a fan by the end.

Paulina Lake

After a long day of hiking, our feet were sore and tired and we were nasty dirty but we all had smiles on our faces.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

30 and lovin it!

July is one of my favorite months, especially in Oregon because it takes till July to get warm!! Also it is my birthday and what girl does not love her birthday? :) Here are some pictures from the last month or so. Hope you enjoy...

Jeremy and I went down with our friends the Adam's to the coast. We rented a beach house and enjoyed the sand and ocean. The kids had a blast and it was good to break away from the routine of life.

This picture cracks me up... Jeremy was giving bread to the nasty birds and they started to swarm us by the dozens. I noticed Chelsea starting to uncomfortable and her bird anxiety was on the rise. I tried to warn Jer but I think at that point he found it all the more funny....

And low and behold, Chelsea had reason to worry. She got the bomb dropped on her!!!

What we do with out our hubbies to dig?

Brek is my angel baby. He was happy as a clam all day.

Nothing is better than when the kiddos are in bed and the games begin.

4th of July ward breakfast

Off to a carnival. My kids had a great Independence holiday.

Off course finish it off with firework show at Oak Hills. I love fireworks, they are magical and make me feel young.

The cousins, best buddies.
I am worried for my future 4th of July's.... I have a house full of pyros :)

Max and Gabe at Safety Town camp

Jeremy, his dad and brother Justin and Jade at a gun course thingy.

Max took this pictures and he cracks me up. He thinks it is so funny to put Breks paci on his head and call it his little hat. The boys get a kick out of it...

Somebody got a visit from the tooth fairy. This is his first lost tooth and he was really excited. The thing has been loose in there for months and he wouldn't let anyone touch it. He told me that the "tooth fairy had blue hair and wore a bright blue dress with shiny things in her hair and she was this big (he used his hands to show me about a foot). She has skills to get the teeth out from under his head and she takes them home, crushes them and builds tooth castles!"
My little snoogies! He is 3 months now!

I cut off my hair. Post pregnancy, you always change something right?
Side view, it looks like a chunk is missing but it just is got my earring I think...
New park that is awesome. We all love it.

Jeremy pushing the kids on the "spinner binner", let's just say he was a fan favorite.

Brek and Ikey

Chelsea and I at a going away party. Thank heaven for good friends!

Swim lessons

So I turned 30 last week and I had a wonderful birthday. Jeremy with the help of friends threw me a surprise party. I had no clue. They all did a great job pulling it off. I felt loved!

On the morning of my birthday we went berry picking... one of my favorite things to do with the fam.

Then I went on a bike ride with Chels (we have been training for a Tri). It was a beautiful day and I was proud of myself for clipping in my pedals and facing the open road with the cars. Nothing better than facing a fear on your special day.

Jer and I took the boys to Toy Story and then I went shopping by myself at the mall (that is a sign that you are getting old when shopping alone is joyful) and I loved looking in all my favorite stores and not having these rugrats to distract me. You gotta love em though!