Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Ok, so as most of you know David & I are active in our churches softball teams. He plays on the Men's Spring & Summer, plus coed. I play for the Women's and this year I am subbing for coed. Well for the FIRST time EVER our girls team will be in the playoffs!!! How exciting! The playoffs start next Wednesday and it's a double elimination tournament.

Our Coach Bonnie

Kim, Her and I share catching duties, which as much as I enjoy I miss hanging out with her in the dug out.

Kim making a good hit

Ellen or "E" as we all know her.

Nita. This is her first year playing with us, but she is really great and has a great personality. I hope she comes back next year.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Home Depot

So, many years ago I used to take Alex to Home Depot every other Saturday to make a project. This was a free event that home depot did. The kids got aprons, and a pin when they were done. It was kind of funny, because Alex just recently threw his apron away.

So on Friday night we enjoyed dinner at the Tollefson's (A FABULOUS family we know & love) and Gary was telling us about how he take's their daughter Grace there every other week.

So I asked David to start that tradition. I was a little jealous that David agreed cause I really wanted to do it. So the next morning David got in REALLY late from X-box night so I offered to take Josiah, and here are the photos:

Here is Gary & Grace. I think Grace and Maddie (the Tollefson's girls) are two of the most beautiful girls I have ever met, and they have the personality to boot.

I asked Josiah if he wanted to call grandma and see if he can hang his bird house in his yard and he said "No way, this is really special, I want to put it in my room". So the bird house will become a lego man house.

two more weeks & we get to go play again!

Company Picnic

This last Saturday we enjoyed our company picnic. We invited Mikayla along with us, since Alex was still visiting Grandma Billie. The picnic was at the Family Fun Center in Renton. We all had a great time

After we played games Mikayla & I enjoyed a game of Laser tag, where our team WON! It was really a great time and we all left exhausted!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Lupus Walk

The Annual Mad Hatter Lupus Walk is October 18th. I have set up my fundraising page and I am hoping to raise a ton of funds & get a BIG group of friends & family together for this walk.

You can click here to view my page and you can either support me or create your own fundraising page as part of my team.

I want to win largest team & most fund raising, not a bad goal to have. So sign up today, mark it on your calendars & let's have a great day! This is a kid friendly event!!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Ok here is my dilema, I have 3 blogs. One is just my random thoughts and I haven't updated it since April. The 2nd is this one which is family stuff, and the 3rd is my lupus update...

The dilema, when something is REALLY good I want to share it, but I don't know who checks what blog because NO ONE COMMENTS!!! I just posted a great article on my Lupus site, I hope you feel the need to stop by and read it, it really hit home for me, so if you are interested in knowing me more- check it out. AND COMMENT. LOL.

More Family Camp

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

This one time at Fam Camp......

Here are more stories & photo's of family camp: This is Drew & Nathan Russell. Two really great kids that I loved spending the week with.

Bike Riding
Now at family camp their is one thing you MUST remember to bring if you have kids and that is their bikes. Josiah brought his bike and he was the only one in his age group on training wheels. The kids spend HOURS every day on their bikes. I figure they can eat all the smores they want cause they will spend the next day riding for hours! On thursday Josiah asked to have his training wheels removed and it didn't take long before he was on two wheels! We were so proud of him and he was beaming from ear to ear the rest of the week. I think everyone at family camp learned that Josiah was off his training wheels. He announced it to everyone, sometimes at the top of his lungs, singing with joy.

Emily Rose brought Ember camping with her in laws. I know Emily from our twice a year quilting retreat and I have always wanted to get to know her, well now that she has a baby & I'm baby crazy we have been spending a lot more time together. She really is a cool gal!

I am trying to get a slide show of more shots in PhotoBucket, but the website doesn't like what I'm doing, so stay tuned for more...

Monday, July 21, 2008

Happy Birthday!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Family Camp!!!!!!!!!!!

There are sooooo many stories, and so many pictures so stay tuned as I update often with family camp stories & pictures. For now here are the details:

This year we decided to go to Family camp on Monday instead of Wednesday of this year. On our way up we noticed that Josiah was limping and complaining of side pain. When we were done at the grocery store I looked at his hip and decided we should stop at the walk in clinic.

Once we finally got up to warm beach we set up our camp site and got ready for a week of FUN. The normal family camp things to do are sit around the camp fire, play tons of games and watch the kids ride thier bikes for hours on end.

David likes to pick out a stick and spend the week carving it into something with his knife. Josiah wanted to take a spin at it, so David is teaching him how to hold the knife safely.

We shared a campsite with the Russell's, so stay tuned for lots more photos and stories to come!!!!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Gabe turns ONE!!!

So I'm late posting, but enjoy the fun photos of Gabe's first birthday cake.

The pirate ship is the cake we all shared. It was a lot of fun.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Thinking of Nathan

Someone sent me this video today. Usually I ignore emails like these, but Nathan is heavy on my heart today, if you care to watch it enjoy. It has some great photos of our military. There is a line in the text I am hoping a I understood, but maybe not. If you don't have time to watch it, will you stop and pray for Nathan and the many other soliders over there?