Wednesday, June 17, 2015


Kyle had a $100 gift certificate to a delicious restaurant in Bandon, so one day after work we got a babysitter and drove to the coast. We went straight to dinner, and even though I thought it was a little silly to get a hotel and babysitter for 24 hours just to get a free dinner, it was the type of food that was absolutely delicious and totally worth it!  It was a nice little getaway, and as Kyle put it, my last hurrah before my infusions began.  (Although he used this excuse more than once to convince me to do something fun.)

Monday, June 15, 2015

Moses Lake

The first weekend of our summer was spent in Moses Lake. Kyle wanted to participate in Uncle David's annual golf tournament, and with my mom and dad's crazy schedule, I knew it was going to be the only weekend we could meet up with them in Moses Lake. We got in on Friday night and stayed with Grandma Earl. We usually stay at my house but with Mike and Allie there (they actually bought the house while we were there), the Morrison's in the basement, and Grandma Jones and Vicki there, there wasn't any room. Grandma Jones had fallen down the week before so Vicki was there helping take care of her.

Saturday morning, while Kyle was playing in his golf tournament, mom and I took took all the kids to the farmer's market, where we got to visit Allie's booth. We bought banana and zucchini bread and let the kids play on the playground. Afterwards we went back to Grandma's house for a scones and swimming wedding shower for my cousin Kylie! I was so happy to get to be there for the special occasion and hear all about Kylie and Stephan, as I usually miss out on all the fun stuff being in Roseburg. We ended the day eating with David's clan at Chico's and Kyle playing basketball at the high school.  Also, Grandma Jones came over and I got to visit with her a little bit.  She is in a lot pain from her fall.  It's hard to see her getting older.

On Sunday we went to my old ward with my parents and spent time with my aunts, uncles, and hot fudge in the evening.  My kids spent the day exploring outside and playing dominoes.  Lucy was OBSESSED with the horses out back.  Every time she woke up for the morning or from a nap, the first thing she'd say was "cow!!"  Haha She didn't actually call them "horsey" until the end of our trip.  But she loved them and had to visit them multiple times daily.

On Monday, the kids woke up super early and spent a good 3 hours playing Dominoes with Grandma Earl. She loves a good game and told me that she thought my kids were good sports. They REALLY loved playing with Grandma. I'm so glad they have been able to make such great memories with her. Kyle went golfing that morning and the kids went swimming. We met mom and dad and Mike and Allie at Micheal's Bistro for some yummy lunch, swam some more and made our way back to Roseburg in the evening.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The last days of school

Josi had a wonderful year at St. Paul's. Her teachers were Mrs. Hu, and Mrs. Rowland, and Grandma Dole.I was so happy to see Josi grow and thrive this year. She is a doll. Kate and Owen loved having Mrs. Baker this year. We had a fun, hot afternoon at their field day on the last day of school. I was lucky to get to help at the popsicle station, where I got to sit with my girlfriends in the shade and stamp the hands of the children who were getting a popsicle.  We celebrated the last day of school by swimming at the Watters.  

Saturday, May 30, 2015