Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Lots of snow and ice the last week or so. I know, I know--those of my family that live in Spokane and eastern Oregon laugh when we have a whole week of school cancelled for "snow". I laugh, too! We really have enjoyed it--the girls more so than me. I had to give up snowpants, gloves and boots this year to Hannah--I sure hope she stops growing soon! This is Hannah and Heather with our neighbor Cassie. They were using boogie boards to slide down the hill on our street before the trucks came around and dumped tons of gravel on it.
Posted by Pam at 10:04 AM
Our church put on a "No Ball" for our highschool youth this year. According to Caley and Hannah it was very fun and worth all the time they spent tracking down dresses to wear and doing hair and makeup!
Why can't these pretty girls just smile naturally?
Posted by Pam at 9:29 AM
Friday, December 5, 2008
You know how it is...on one hand you dread it because you want the perfect picture and on the other hand it can be one of the best times spent with family. We've done this for several years on the weekend of Thanksgiving. We figure out what to wear--what color we have the most of that year-- grab the tripod and camera and head downtown. Mostly, the photos have consisted of the girls, simply because they are the ones who have been changing so much over the years. I think the last family photo was 2005. I'll have to dig some of those out of the archives...
I'm not sure what happened here but it must have been funny! This is one of our favorite spots in a very secluded alley downtown. At one point, I didn't post the photo, I started laughing hysterically and couldn't stop because we were actually "posing" facing Liberty or Commercial in front of an old building and people were just staring at us!! You can imagine how ridiculous we felt...that's why we search for the old buildings in the alley way...
Posted by Pam at 8:30 PM
Posted by Pam at 8:09 PM
Monday, November 24, 2008
For those of you who don't know, Russ and I work with a bunch of great 6th graders at our church along with Dave and Ranelle Hudson, Ashley Strom, and Nick Noffsinger. What a crazy night! We definitley learned many interesting things about these kids. We took them bowling and out to dinner. The guys went to McDonalds (Yuk!) and the girls to Taco Bell (Double Yuk!!)
If all of the girls showed up at any given time, there would be 14 of them!
Posted by Pam at 7:39 PM
Russ and I were gone somewhere, Hannah was at swimteam practice and Caley and Heather were home alone. We never know what we'll find on the camcorder or camera when we return. Heather had somehow figured out how to double her legs up inside her sweats and this was the result. It gave her a slight taste of what amputees experience. I want to be respectful, but it was hilarious to watch her walk up and down the stairs, swing her leg (half leg) up onto the couch and manuever herself up onto the black chair.
If you look close enough, you can see how her feet are tucked in the back of her sweats.
Posted by Pam at 7:24 PM
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Behold, children are a gift of the Lord...
The last 2 days have been rough. I have been sick and have spent most of both days in bed. My children are a blessing to me in that they are so encouraging and sensitive. They have gone above and beyond what is expected of them in a normal day. Clothes have been washed; dishes taken care of; house continually picked up; closing my door in hopes that I'll get more rest-not realizing it makes me feel better to hear the activity of the day in its normal volume; Caley taking and picking up after a busy day at work; school work accomplished in a timely manor (for the most part!). All went on as scheduled--pretty much without me. What a blessing that is to me!! Knowing that only God deserves the glory for how these 3 are turning out. Thank you, Father, for these blessings...they truly are a gift from You!
Posted by Pam at 2:36 PM