June 28, 2008

Rowboat at Loch Lomond

Today we were looking for something fun to do, something different, something outside. We had remembered a friend telling us about Loch Lomond, a beautiful lake only about 20 minutes from us. So we checked it out online to get a bit more info and decided to head up there. We had such a fabulous time! We rented a little electric motorized rowboat for 2 hours and headed out on the water. It was a perfect day...warm, no wind, just right. It was so gorgeous and still up there. And the colors of the blues and greens were awesome. We had a little picnic lunch on the boat in a little cove and docked it for a few minutes on a little island. The kids had a great time, and we definitely plan to do it again soon. This little treasure is so close by, I'd highly recommend it for any locals or visitors!

June 24, 2008

31st Birthday Fun

I had such a great birthday on Tuesday! I received so many wonderful birthday greetings, thank you everyone for making my day so special!

Jason woke up early (amazing for him!!!!!!) and made me some blueberry muffins (a tradition since I was a little girl) and brought them to me in bed along with some delicious orange juice. So we snuggled in bed with our muffins, it was great. He fell back asleep while I finished up my Bible study for our meeting that morning (I'd HIGHLY recommend Priscilla Shirer's studies, she rocks!)

Then my awesome friend, Robyn, brought me my favorite coffee....a hazelnut latte...to Bible Study, so sweet, especially considering she had to lug her two small children into Starbucks on the way to church, a major feat when you are in a hurry! And she made me a REALLY cool apron, the likes of which you will soon see debuted on Etsy.com :-)

After Bible study I took the kids down to Target, which we don't do too often since it's not too close by (which is probably good for the pocketbook!). We spent, yes, 3 hours (!) there. The kids did awesome. We ate our way thru the store....peanuts, yogurt, fruitsnacks, baked chips, the healthiest things I could find in the "grocery" aisle.
I bought a tent that was on sale, it's amazing how inexpensive tents are nowadays. I'm super excited to be able to go camping as a family now, I'm hoping to go somewhere along the coast this summer....anyone know of any good places?

When we got home from Target, I went into the kitchen and there on the counter was a chocolate cake that Jason had made for me when he came home for lunch.....what a sweetie! Baking for me twice in one day...wow!!!

To end the day we went out to Bruno's BBQ for dinner, a place we hadn't tried before. It was alright, what I ordered wasn't wonderful, but I might be up for trying it again. We got to sit outside, and I didn't have to cook, so that made it good. :-)

And then we came home and had the delicious chocolate cake for dessert.

Cards in the mail, e-cards on the computer, phone calls, chalk-written notes from the neighbor kids, notes on my "wall" on Facebook, lovies from the kids and hubby, sweet gifts, and an awesome blog post from a dear friend all made for a special day. Bring it on 31!

June 21, 2008

Fun times with Grandma

My mom was in town last week and we had such a great time together. She works at a school, so as soon as she was done with work for the summer she hopped on out here from Colorado. We went strawberry picking and made a pie, we went to the beach a couple times, went shopping, went to the library and swim lessons and just had a great time hanging out. The kids were all over her the whole week, having such fun playing with her. They all slept in the same room which was so fun for the kids. I didn't get very many pictures from the week, but we sure had a great time. Thanks for making it such a wonderful week for us, Mom! We love you tons!!!!!

We came home with 15 lbs of delicious berries

Livi was SO tuckered out from all the fun during the week, she just couldn't make it till dinner.

June 18, 2008

The Garden

A friend of ours offered us a piece of their land to have a little garden plot. I was so excited since we don't have any type of yard where we're at, and even small garden boxes would be hard to do. So we went and picked out our veggies at the garden shop and headed over to their house. We had to till the land and work up all the dirt and weeds, it was quite a workout!
We ended up planting a couple rows of lettuce, a red bell pepper plant, a green pepper plant, a couple rows of red onions and a tomato plant. We'll see how they turn out! I went over there last week and the lettuce was completely gone....not sure if the bugs got to it or the really hot days we had 2 weeks ago. We might have to replant something in it's place.

Livi the Joy

June 13, 2008


I got 10 inches cut off my hair on Wednesday, it was so fun! It was just enough for Locks of Love. That was one of my goals for the year, and I just couldn't wait any longer, so I'm glad it was exactly what they needed. It sure was weird to see my hair sitting on the counter in a pony tail! I love it short, it feels so fresh and fun.

June 4, 2008

A couple weeks ago we had a cookout with our friends at the camp where they live. We had such fun being outside with the kids running all around, good food, great friends, frisbee, bubbles, homemade ice cream by the Andersons (which is always guaranteed to make for a good time) Welcome summertime!

Love these girls (Christi & Robyn)! I should have been wearing my cool glasses, too! :-)