Today, the girls and I went to my parent’s house in Cove to hang out with Nana for the afternoon. Nana helped each of the girls plant a pot with a flower that now sits on her front porch steps. We had a great time, and the girls really loved exploring the pond looking for animals and insects.
Monthly Archives: April 2007
Wild, Crazy Life.
That’s what it seems like lately, anyway. I don’t seem to have much time for anything other than running from here to there, doing this or that until each night when I fall into bed. I love my life, and I love that I have outgoing active kiddos (thank goodness they’re only in one activity a piece), but sometimes, I feel like I’m juggling glass balls and I’m starting to lose my concentration. I am thankful for the life I lead, and even with all its ups and downs, it is a charmed life. I have four beautiful, healthy daughters, a WONDERFUL, adoring husband, and I am content and happy.
This past weekend, I was able to take part in a scrapbooking retreat weekend. Just me. No kids. No husband. I took our camp trailer to spend the weekend in, and I didn’t have a single schedule I had to live by (except for Sunday morning when it was my turn to cook a meal and I had to cook breakfast). My friend, Tina, came up Friday afternoon and spent the weekend scrapbooking, too. My mom drove back and forth from La Grande every day and got a lot of work done, too, and my sister even made it up one day (with the twins).
I got over 90 pages completed in my scrapbooks (45 front/backs), I am caught up for the year 2007, and I have the remainder of my photographs all sorted. I am relaxed, rested, and my mind is at peace again. It was a successful weekend.
My mom, Donna, with the twins, first Kendric
then Kayleigh (Mom will probably kill me for adding this picture, but I LOVE it).
On the way home Sunday afternoon, I took the backroads through an area where I know a herd of wild horses roams. I have been trying to get pictures of these horses for several years, and I was finally successful. I only wish I would have had more time to get better pictures. The mommies and their babies were so cute! They didn’t want to stay around long when I stopped, so I took a couple pictures and left so I didn’t disturb them too much.
Off to fall into bed one more time this week, then one more day to get through!
Okay, so maybe I’m not a totally “sic” skateboarder, and I have absolutely no clue what they’re saying when I listen to one of their conversations (it’s like listening to a completely different language), but I DO love to watch them do what they do best.
Irrigon had another HUGE milestone yesterday. Members of our community, including several students of many different ages (10-18) have spent well over a year working to have a new skate park built here in town. They succeeded, but not only did they succeed, they EXCELLED! We have a state of the art Skate and Bike Park, here in little old Irrigon!
The new Don Baxter Skate Park, named for our former mayor who had to step down due to health reasons, held its Grand Opening yesterday. For a town that is frequently seen as that “little bump in the road” between Umatilla and Boardman, we sure attracted some major players. The students who worked hard to help raise the funding for the park (none of which used tax-payers dollars) got to skate with the pros who came to show their stuff. The Knights Pride Booster Club held concessions, and had a steady stream of customers all day long. The Park was packed with over 500 people of all ages.
It was a triumphant day! (click on the pictures to view them larger)
Our little family had a great time watching all the fun, too!
Our friends, Andrew & Geneva, have son, AJ, who loves to skateboard & he got a few good passes yesterday, too!
Our neighbor, Zack, took a turn in the pipe!
The other day when I took pictures of the girls, I was so frustrated with Harley’s glasses, I made her take them off for a couple pictures. She just doesn’t look like “her” without them, but I love this image of her. It is totally her ~ goofy, happy, and mischievous. Beautiful. I love the goofy expression, the completely crooked front teeth waiting for braces, and the little dimple in her left cheek.
Originally I was going to toss this picture because she wasn’t wearing her glasses. I’m glad I decided to take another look at it ~ it’s a keeper for sure.
That’s what we had for dinner tonight. I made dough and prepared all the toppings, and then the girls each got to make their own personal pizza. They had a great time individualizing their dinners, and they loved not HAVING to have a kind of pizza everyone likes!
We’ve all had a great Spring Break, and this is the perfect final evening!