Monday, June 22, 2009

This past Mother's day and other happenings!

We decided to go tot he beach and have some yummy Mo's clam chowder. It was a wonderful day and we really enjoyed our time together!
Lillie real first time playing in the water and she loved it. It was freezing cold!!! The northern Oregon beach is always cold. Brrr!

Casey and Andrew dug a huge hole!

We tried to make a big sand castle, but it mostly just broke down.
Packing is going well. One room is totally packed and cleaned all the others are half way there. This week the boys are going to a local VBS. It is a pretty big church and so it is really "happening" there. So many cool props and fun things to do. While the boys are having fun there we are frantically packing and cleaning. Casey has been busy at the yard work and it looks better than it did when we moved in! What an awesome husband! I better get back to work. :(
P.S. I finally got to use my Christmas present from 2 years back and had a one hour massage today! It was wonderful. Hurt a little bit but still wonderful!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

How things have changed.

We are at a cross roads in our life. It is uplifting, scary, sad, exciting, and refreshing all at the same time. My good friends know that my DH was laid off in January and I took in more daycare kids to help with the bills. This made me exausted and hating my job. Jealous of my DH who was able to sleep in, hang out, and do as he pleases. 5 months went buy of this and after talking to my mother-in-law, I decided to ask my DH about moving to eastern Oregon where things are cheeper and he could go back to school. I could be home with my kids with no distractions. My in-laws live there and they did the dirty work for us. They found out how much things cost there. What the good schools are and found us a cute, little house. We are going from $1200.00 a month rent to $750.00. AHHH and also smaller bills...$50.00 electric bills instead of $200.00. Casey starts school in the fall and is going for his firefighter/paramedic. I am so excited for him. Eventually I will go back to school too. BMCC has a great nursing program! So we are now packing up our things, going through old paperwork, and preparing for a garage sale. I know this move will help us for the future, but I will truly miss my family, friends, and church I have here. :(

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Back to blogging and moving!

Okay, I am seriously back to blogging! Well, at least I hope I am. I want this for myself and my kids! I want to remember the fun times and help my kids remember. So, I will try my hardest to take pictures of my kids and post and write about our days!

We are moving again. We moved to the current house in October after living in a small hoouse for 5 years. Now we go back to a really small house! Smaller than before. Casey was layed off in January and after lots of thinking and praying we decided to pack up and move to Pendleton. Casey's family is there to help us and be of suppport. Casey is registered to start school in the fall and will get his GED this summer. We hope and pray that I will be able to stay home and be the mom I have always wanted to be. If needed I can take one daycare kid, or get a morning coffee making job. But I really want to try to stay home. Housing prices and cheeper there and their is alot of support for low income families there. We will be able to get a free pass to the aquatic center for the summer because of lay offs. Their children's museum is only $3 to get into versus our $9 price here. I am excited, but also scared about the big change!

More to come and pictures too!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

More Catch up - Lillie's Birthday


August 13th, 2008

Happy 1st birthday LILLIE

Her cake was home made chocolate zuchinni cake!


That was amazing!

Time for a Bath!

This was the cake for everyone else. Chocolate Zuchinni cake with choc. frosting!

We love you Lillie! And so happy God gave you to us.

Love, Mommy and Daddy, Joe and Andrew

Saturday, February 28, 2009

A great giveaway

Sharri's Snapzshotz is having a great giveaway. The movie is called Inherit the Land. I have been wanting to get this movie to watch, but finances have left he high and dry. So why not blog about it and win it! It looks like a great movie and I so hope I win! If you would like to get in on the fun too, go over to this blog and enter to win! Have a good night!

Where has the time gone? Cherries everywhere!

It's been a long time since I have blogged! Boy, time just flies when you are working and have 3 kids. Lets catch up! My last blog about my family was gardening, so lets start in the summertime! This was a beautiful cherry tree in our neighbors yard. They did not want the fruit, so we picked and picked and picked! We gave plenty away, but also had fun finding ways to preserve them.
We picked buckets and buckets and coolers full! Aren't they beautiful!

Here is Joe helping pick! He was such a great helper!

Joe thought I needed a pic too! So here I am pulling down the limbs to get the cherries.

One way we preserved was pitting them and drying them. Boy was that a mess and very time consuming, but they tasted soo good!

I can't seem to find the other pictures, but we also canned and froze them. They were so tasty! We will miss that tree! It was chopped down to build a new house!
I hope you are all doing well and plan to have more posts to get all caught up!