Thursday, August 28, 2008
We took a little walk together to the barn and it turned out to be the most beautiful evening. We had lots of rain all day long and then around dinner time the sun came out. So we decided to take advantage of it and go for a walk. The girls love the horses so much they both have told me that for their birthdays they want a horse. I keep explaining that horses cost a little too much for us right now but maybe someday when they are older, :) (which is what my mother told me when I was that age.....and she did get them, after I left the house :) ). Our cat bear decided that he would come along with us all the way to the barn and all the way home again as well!
Monday, August 25, 2008
These are pictures from the house that we stayed at while we were in Palmer and the views were amazing. Silly me I didn't get an actual picture of the house, but we stayed at a facility called ACT ministries with Craig and Crystal and another family that were there for the wedding as well. The kids had a great time playing together and it was nice for the adults to have some relaxation and fellowship.
Aaron and Jenna were married at 3pm on August 23, 2008. It was a beautiful cerimony and we were glad to be able to attend. This young couple will be joining our short term staff on camp when they return from their honeymoon, and we look forward to having them. Chad and I enjoyed seeing old friends, this time around Chad was the photographer because I had to stay in the back with Heidi, who did not feel the need to sit still or be quiet. The funny thing was that there were about 10 of us in the back by the end of the wedding trying to keep our little ones under wraps!!
After the we went back to where we were staying and enjoyed a peaceful night with just our family, as the other families left after the wedding to go home, and after we had the kids in bed Chad and I watched the Olympics and spent some alone time together. At about 9:45pm we here a banging noise and I went to the window and there down in the valley was the fireworks display being put on by the fair! We could see everything but the smallest ground fireworks. It was fun to watch and I enjoyed the whole show, which lasted for about 30 minutes or so. On Sunday we cleaned up the house and then drove home so Chad could be rested for work the next day. We had a great time and were thankful that we could take a break from our everyday routine. We even saw a beluga whale on the way home, but of course there was no where to pull off and take any pictures, and it doesn't work taking pictures at 70 miles an hour so again I have yet to get a picture of the whales :).
When we arrived in Palmer, we met up with Chad, who had come a day earlier for the bachelor party, and we headed to the fair! We also took our friends James and Jim, who were up for the wedding, and they turned out to be great for keeping our children entertained. Emma and Madison rode on their shoulders for a good deal of the time that we were there which made it easy to keep an eye on them while we walked around amongst all the people that were there. We went through the animal exhibits and went on a couple of carnival rides, and I did it with them!! I must say I have not been on a carnival ride in over 10 years! While we were doing the rides James was busy playing a catch the rubber ducky game and won this beautiful little penguin! Isn't it cute :) The kids...and the bigger kids all had fun and were ready to go back for another day of fun, but as you know it gets a little expensive!!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
This is our living room and we did this in bamboo.
This is the color of the bathroom finished...it is rustic red
In the laundry room we painted it first a bright yellow which was awful....so I went back to the drawing board and finally picked out this light avacado green.
Monday, August 11, 2008
My kids have been begging me for days to go swimming, and finally it was a nice enough afternoon to go so we invited our next door neighbors, Katie, Jordan, Zechari, Alison, and Dani along with their mom Crystal to go with us! They all played for about an hour and it was nice to sit and enjoy the sun. Dani (17 months) and Heidi (16 months) were a little afraid of the water and needed a lot of coaxing to get in and play, but after 30 minutes they sat down and played in the mud! Hopefully we have a few more days of nice warm sun so the kids can do this again.