Monday, August 22, 2011

Mountains–Part 1–7/8

2011-07-08_10-19-22_562Me with the mountains in the background. It was cold!

2011-07-08_12-58-12_661Going 4 wheeling. I had a fricking BLAST!!!

2011-07-08_13-34-57_435Justin fishing with dad.

2011-07-08_13-35-44_637Isn’t this gorgeous?!?! I took this with my PHONE.

2011-07-08_13-37-33_287Joe and Justin and his fish

2011-07-08_13-38-54_945Another view

2011-07-08_13-56-42_719The fish I caught!! Yes socks and sandals! I didn’t have shoes and my feet were freezing!!

2011-07-08_19-29-58_942We went to eat at Cascadia nearby and our table overlooked this view. It was absolutely amazing.


2011-07-08_19-33-19_314The mountains.

2011-07-08_19-33-38_332Cascadia and the view. Amazing.



auto20110708-102022Another view. I could live here.







IMG_6607Cute Lucy with Joe. She loved Joe.

IMG_6611Silly Lucy

IMG_6618Justin Fishing

The moutains - part 2 - 7/8


IMG_6626Sabrina fishing

IMG_6627Joe again!



IMG_6635Justin fishing

IMG_6641Jason making a fire (cabin in the background)

IMG_6655Sabrina learned how to swing all by herself!!

IMG_6657Justin climbing their swing set



IMG_6678The kids couldn’t stop asking me to take their photos!!

IMG_6688Swinging again!

IMG_6691Love this one of Justin

IMG_6696Justin and Sabrina!!

IMG_6711Kids looking at the fish we caught

IMG_6713The fish Jason caught

IMG_6717All the fish

IMG_6718Fire pit

IMG_6719Boys relaxing and fishing

IMG_6721Justin’s fish!!

IMG_6724Joe happy and relaxed.


p20110708-083443Seriously – can this be any more beautiful??

p20110708-205551Kids roasting marshmallows for smores.

Facebook posts for June 2011

6/2 - Today was Joey's last day of school. He came out the door crying. I asked him three times what was wrong. He said, 'I'm going to MISS Mrs. Alyson'. If only all of their school experiences can be this positive!! :)

6/5 - Murphy's law - if your a/c will go out - it will be on a Sunday when everyone is off. Why can't it die during the week when I can actually call someone? Anyhow, fortunate for us, our other two units are working fine at keeping the downstairs cool. My temperature gauge outside says 99. Fun times :)

6/12 - Relaxing at the aquatic center. Life is rough.

6/14 - In honor of Father's Day, many are changing the profile picture to a picture of your Father and keep it there till June 19th. Please re post this as your status so everyone gets the word and see how many handsome Fathers we can get on Facebook. I ♥ you dad!!!

6/16 – Coffee with Michelle @ Starbucks

6/17 - Friday and I have the day off. I love my new ford edge. So much more fun to drive than my old minivan.

6/17 - Watching dazed and confused. I swear this movie has the best quotes and Mitch looks like my brother. LOVE this movie :)

6/18 - I'm the photographer for the daddy daughter date night event at chickfila tonight :)   (I took photos for an event at Chickfila in exchange for free food coupons!!)

Joe’s status - Wife is out doing some photography, home alone with the much trouble can we, err I mean they, get into??? Briana should be very afraid.…

6/19 - Happy Father's day to all the dads out there. I ♥ you dad! Happy Father's Day Joe. You are a wonderful father :)

6/21 - First it was the washer, then the a/c unit needed to be replaced and now Joe's car needs $1700 or so in repairs/maintenance. AUGH... Things comes in threes they say. I hope this is it. :(

6/21 - I ♥ the fact that the boys are old enough to play a competitive game of floor hockey in the driveway with dad. Justin keeps right up with them. He's super competitive. I love watching them all so happy!! :)

6/21 - I am guinea pig sitting for Paige. I have to admit that those two little guinea pigs are adorable. The boys love them too :)

6/27 - 8 DAYS COUNTDOWN!!!!  (Till our Seattle trip)

6/28 - 7 days until Seattle!!! Watch out Caroline!!!!!!!

6/29 - 6 days until Seattle :) Yay Yah!! :)

6/30 - Got a new wire today at the Orthodontist and I'm now sporting lime green and hot pink bands. Perhaps a bit of a early midlife crisis but it makes me happy so I really don't care :) 5 day Seattle Countdown!!! Caroline, are you ready for us?!?!

Watching the movies in style…next up– mountains! 7/7

Caroline and Jason decided that one night we would go to the movies and their nanny would watch their kids and our kids! We decided on watching Transformers 3 in 3D because Joe was DYING to see it. It was NOT my top choice for a movie but I did it because I knew he would love it. In the end it was a great movie and it was super sweet in 3D. The movie theater was awesome. We had reclining chairs and a waiter to wait on us and bring us food while we watched the movie. I can’t believe I actually liked the movie!

2011-07-07_15-56-30_496Drinks before the movie.

2011-07-07_16-29-23_970Sorry for the quality as the movie was dark but these were the chairs. You can see Caroline in the back with her feet up relaxing.

2011-07-07_21-00-19_560After the movie we drove out to Caroline and Jason’s cabin in the mountains and this was the view as we were driving. This would never get old!!!