Friday, August 27, 2010

computer trouble

I've been having some problems with my computer lately. Maybe a week ago I got an email that had a virus. I didn't even open it. But I guess that doesn't matter. My computer started getting slower and slower, til it was impossible to do anything. Than Jeremy and I started getting calls from all of you wondering if I'd been mugged and was now stuck in the U.K.:) Which I am happy to say, I'm not in England and I have not been mugged. So, Jeremy got on my email at work and noticed all my contacts had been erased. Someone was still emailing people from my account and had also gotten on my face book account and changed my password. So I still can't get on my face book. It's been frozen for suspicious activity. Apparently they would be chatting on face book also. So I've changed my email account and closed my old account. And my face book account is hopefully still frozen so they can't chat to all my friends and family asking for money. What a hassle. What jerks would spend so much time trying to be so rotten? Hopefully everything is fixed. I'll have to make some phone calls to get all my contacts back on my new account.

Thanks for all the calls of concern.

Monday, August 23, 2010

First Day of School

Back to school:) Makayla and Isaac are about to get home from their first day of third grade and second grade! I hope they had a great day. I did! Jackson and I went to the gym, then he had preschool. He goes to preschool from 12 - 2:45 every M-W-F. I'm going to be kid free 9 hours a week! What will I do with myself.
Today I cleaned bathrooms, laundry, and dish. I was even about to run a few quick errands. I'm so giddy.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

More pics of the family

Here's some more pictures of Washington and home. Isaac is ripped, Kayla is way high on the swing, and the kids look dang cute in their outfits!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

CaMpInG In tHe BaCkYaRd wiTh gRaNdAd

Grandpa sent up the tent in the backyard, so all the grandsons that were here could sleep out back. Isaac won't even try to sleep in the tent and the Twins only lasted till 11, then grandpa came in around 3 or 4. So only Cole, Carter, and Jackson made it through the night.

We also roasted marshmallows and made s'mores. Yummy I love s'mores.

My mom's brother, Uncle Paul, dropped in to visit the other night, while passing through Kennewick with his son Daniel. It's been probably 10 years since I've seen him. It was great to get the chance to visit a little.

Water Slide Park

My sister Rochelle took us all to a water slide park in Hermiston OR. It was fun, mostly because Jackson was allowed to go down in his life vest as long as there was someone at the bottom to catch him. It was great. Most places we've been required the kids to be a certain height and be able to swim. Kendall took the twins down and Jillian took Joseph down. It was fun to see the little one get to go down the slides.

The weather was perfect of course. We've had a lot of fun this last week and a half. Been kept busy so, I think today (our last day here) we're going to keep it simple and relaxed.

I can't believe my summer is almost over. Here I was so scared for the summer to start and now I'm sad to see the kids go back to school. We've had a lot of successes and fun this summer.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Levie Landing

My sister Rochelle took us out on her boat yesterday. The kids had so much fun. Makayla kept saying "this is the best day ever" and Isaac kept saying "this is the best birthday party I've ever been to." We got all my kids to try out the tubes. Makayala cried a bit but now says it was her favorite thing yesterday. I'm glad they each decided to be brave and try it out. There were a few places to go cliff jumping. I was brave enough to jump off the lowest cliff. My nephew cole and my brother in-law jump off the highest clip (crazy) Ryan even did a back flip off of one of them.

Rochelle was such a great host. She bought so much food and worked so hard to make sure everyone had a great time. The weather was perfect and early in the day and late in the day there weren't too many boats out. Middle of the day however, there was too many out.

Natallie (my bestest childhood friend) brought her boat and family out with us also. They totally saved the day by having a grill and coal, because our grill was out of gas.

more zintel canyon pictures

Washington in the Summer!!!

I haven't been home during the summer in 8 years. I can't believe it's been that long. I've been home once in Oct. and once in march or April, but not during the summer. We are having so much fun. The weather has been amazing. We went on a hike through Zentil Canyon. The kids loved it. We all went on the rope swing, jump over and in the streams, tried the wild black berries, played in the dirt, and played under the bridge (overpass)

I love that I'm not dripping in humidity the second I walk outside. I love that it gets cool at night and warm during the day, I love that the shade is cooler than being in the sun, I love that we can be outside during the day and not have to be in a pool. Of course I love Texas, but there are a few things that are amazing about WA. Of course the most amazing part is being with family. The kids are really enjoying cousins and grandpa and grandma. What's better than hanging out with cousin?