Thursday, May 8, 2008

Eli comes to town!!!

Jake has been trying to get his brother Eli to come up and visit us for a while. He was able to get some time off and come in April. They had a great time visiting and doing all the brother things. Here are a few pictures of some of the high lights of there time together. On our spring break get-a-way, we found a man who charters seaplane rides. These planes are very common in the Northwest. For those of you who have never seen or heard of them they are planes that can take off from and land on the water. Anyway, Jake, Eli and my Dad chartered a 20 minute flight. They loved it. After they were done my Mom and I met the boys at our favorite Mexican restaurant, Azteca. If you ever come to visit us in Spokane, we will have to take you to Azteca.
This is the view of the resort on the lake.
Eli wanted to see some snow so Jake took him on this hike around and above Liberty Lake. Jake has been on this hike before and he said that there was so much snow that you could not even find the path. The had a great time finding animal tracks and droppings. :(
These are the falls here is Spokane. The Spokane River flows right through the middle of the city. We have a park downtown called Riverfront Park and there are many bridges and walking paths that cross over the river and there you can see the falls. With the melt off of snow from the mountains, this is the best time of the year to see the falls because they are big and fast. Jake took Eli there to see them and he really enjoyed it.
Thanks again for stopping by and checking in with us. Have a great day!!!!

The Big Surprise!!!!

Our family has a big surprise. Just go to to find out. Please leave a comment on her blog. I know that this will encourage her a great deal.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

New Posts!!!!

I have updated the blog with a few new posts so please read on. Have a great day and thanks for checking in with us.

The Very Few and Very Rare Pictures of Me!!!!

Well, here they are. A few have asked about them and my Mom finally insisted on taking a few pictures of me. I am feeling good but tired. The doctor thinks that I might be a little low on iron so I have been trying to take my iron supplement. My next doctor's appointment is this next Thursday. I will be 34 weeks and may be able to have another ultra-sound to see how big the baby is. Just a few more weeks. For all my friends in Tennessee, we will be visiting for the Youth Congress in July and Lindsey should be about three weeks old. She already has special clothes for her visit and can't wait to meet you all.

Welcome to the family, Stephanie!!!!!!

On April 12, 2008 my cousin Peter married a great girl, Stephanie. My mom and I were able to host a family wedding shower for her at my MorMor's house. We all had a great time of fun, food and games. We played bridal gift bingo and a memory game with a twist. Here are a few pictures of the shower.Here is the cake. It was the same yummy cake that we had at my wedding. Yellow cake, raspberry filling and Half and Half icing. It's our new favorite.
The food: Veggie tray, sandwiches, chips and drinks. You can't have great party without great food.
Her she is Miss America, Stephanie Boyle
Stephanie opening gifts!!
Cousins: Julie and Kelli and Aunt Terri
Aunts: Leanne and Lily. Also present but not pictured was Mor Mor, Aunt Lisa, Me and Mom.
The gifts!!!!!
Mom made the towel cake. It was so cute. A Lady did this at my wedding shower and it makes a great gift and table center piece.

Spring Break Get-a-way!!!!!!

Over Spring Break we were able to take a few days to get a way!! We really didn't go very far, we just went into Idaho but we were able to get a really good price on a hotel. We walked around some little shops, went to the new Cabala's, ate lunch at our favorite Bistro shop. We spent some time at the hotel resting and watching a movie. We ate dinner at the Outback Steak House. It was a great time of rest and relaxation.
Jake playing the hunting video game.
This was a shooting range like you were hunting. The guns have lasers and you are basically shooting at the little red dots. The have a bear, dear, and lots of other things that do neat stuff when you shoot them. We had a great time shooting these guns. The pictures turned out a little darker then I wanted but I think that you get the idea.

Car Sticker

For the longest time I have wanted to get those family stickers that you put on your car. Well, I had only seen the ones that were white until I was checking my friends blog. She had the cutest stickers with color in them. Thank you Leah, for the great website!!! This was the proof and the only thing that is different is that I did not get the crown on my head. I thought that I was choosing the face so I had the company remove the crown and then you have the stickers that are now on the back of my car. Hey!!!!

Date Night!!!!

At our School Sports Auction we were able to purchase a gift certificate to The Old Spaghetti Factory. It was a fun night out on the town.