Sunday, May 31, 2009

*The Expedition*

Yesterday Sam and a friend climbed to camp Mier (base camp) on Mt. Rainer. He has been so excited to do this and can't wait until the forth of July when him and some other guys from our ward are climbing to the top. It took the guys 5 hours to reach the camp and when they climb to the top they will sleep at camp for a couple of hours then at midnight will wake up and climb the rest of the 8 hours to the top. It is really hard do to the elevation and Sam said even at the half way he could really tell a difference in breathing. Here are some of the pictures he took.


We have a new house!! It has been a long process to get to this point. Our lease is up on the house we are renting on June 30th and we really didn't want to rent anymore, the house is great and the kids love going to the beach all the time but it's not ours. We started looking in March and found one the was great on 2 acres and 4 bedrooms but it was a short sale and they said it would take 45-60 days to hear from the banks if they had accepted our offer but we had time so we went ahead with it and we were so excited about it. Well 60 days went by and they said it could take up to 12 more weeks!!! WHAT? So we decided to look again and I am glad we did because we found a beautiful 4 bedroom on a little over an acre that we love!! It had been way out of our price range when we searched earlier but they lowered the price a couple of days before we started looking again, YEAH!! It needs landscaping but we loved it more than the first house so we made an offer and we will close on June 22nd. We cannot wait!

Monday, May 11, 2009

One Lucky Girl

I just want everyone to know how amazing my Mom is!! She is always there for me and my sister no matter what we might need, she is a shoulder to cry on even if it's over the phone:) She is the first person I call when something exciting happens or if something not so good is going on. She is ever giving of her time, money, and self. She is the one who tells me how to make beans in the pressure cooker and reassures me it will not explode:) I love my mom and all she is and all she does. Not only is she the best Mom she is also my Best friend!! I love you, Mom.

Anyone who knows my Mother-n-law knows I am a very lucky girl. This wonderful lady has broke the mold in the mother-n-law department. Sorry ladies I got the best!! I am so grateful to her for raising the most wonderful son. She has the best sense of humor and is truly a gift from above. I am so happy she is my Friend.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Just what I wanted

This is my early Mothers Day present and I LOVE it!!! Our old one went out, oh to bad:)

Thursday, May 7, 2009


And my husband was wondering why we have so many dandylions in the field?

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


These are my new sewing addiction. Twirly skirts! My girls love dresses and they love these because they twirl far out when you spin.