Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Since you've been Gone

Number of Miles Logged: Approximately... 3,500

Number of Great-Grandparents suprised: 2

Number of bad, bad, bad meals eaten: 5. Okay, actually 6. (side note: food tour of Winnipeg, Manitoba might be on the "menu" for our next trip)

Number of attempts at posting while using a dial-up internet connection: 1 Sorry, no pictures.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

She runs for Heather

I run for her.

And Lyndie.

And although I won't actually be able to RUN on Saturday, I can help. You can help too. Click on the Community Links page, down load the Celebrate Life registration form and, if you can, send in a contribution.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

The County Fair

Just because it's Pepsi Family Day (and the rides are like, 1/2 price...) doesn't mean it's all that great an idea to

1. Call and invite Ethan, but only on the condition that he sleeps over because you don't want to drive him all the way back to Bend at all hours of the night.

2. Propose a first-ever Official Sleepover for two not-quite- four and a half year olds.

3. Fill both of them full of fair food and sugar and then try to get them to go to bed. At 11 pm, which is about 3 hours after their normal bedtimes.

4. Limit Ethan's late-night phone calls to mom. (although he was completely satisfied after the 11:30 call)

5. Do this all on a Wednesday night.

6. The night before your internal audit is conducted at work. Auditor: Can I see your July bank statements? Me: No. I hosted a First Ever Official Sleepover for two not-quite four and a half year olds last night. So sorry. (OK, not really my response... but maybe what I wanted to say)

At least we all had fun. It took me a couple days to recover, though.

America's Next Top Model

Congratulations. You are still in the running towards becoming America's Next Top Model.

Our Trip to Wallowa Lake

In mid-July.

But here are some picutures!

Clearly, no fear of heights. What you can't see in this picture is me holding onto the pole in the center of the tiny, tiny and waaay too tiny gondola for dear life while Cameron frolicked to and fro as we decended at vertical angles that put me a little outside of my comfort zone.

Chief Joseph's Memorial

View from the top

It's been so long since I've posteed...

That I'm pretty sure THIS tomato has ripened, been picked and been eaten already.
Yes... we've already enjoyed three (count 'em, 3) baby tomatoes and are anxiously awaiting the big ones to turn from yellow to red.