Saturday, August 27, 2005

State Fair

We went to the State Fair...The fair is a very big event this way as you can see to the left we dressed up special. We had a great time. We ate all the fair food we could and watched Caleb go on every kiddie ride twice.

Stacey signed Jarrett up for a homesteader event! He did great and was soaked after hauling buckets of water! We are already training for next year. Stacey too.

As you can see Caleb is considered one of Alaska's giants. Huge veggies this year. The weather is changing, summer is coming to an end this way, just as well if we have to go to school!

Love and changing leaves,

Thursday, August 25, 2005


Jarrett is still on vacation so we have been spending a lot of time just hanging out at home. We went to the park just to get out for a little while. This was a new park we haven't been to, Caleb really liked it.

Then we walk over the river and threw sticks in the water, although it looks Jarrett is going to throw Caleb over! Hee Hee.... What is the fascination with throwing things in the water or spitting over the edge. It must be a boy thing.

We got the sheep meat back today we are going to try it tonight! At least we know it is totally organic.

Last night I was doing my running workout at 11:30 pm. The only reason I mustered up enough energy to do that is because I have to pay Stacey $10 if I don't workout. I am to tight to pay that girl a dime! It has motivated me like nothing else has!

Love and late night runs

Saturday, August 20, 2005

My Wonderful Husband!

Do I have a great husband or what? Yesterday we were suppose to go on his company halibut charter, I scheduled sitters two weeks ago, we were finally going to have a day just the two of us. We were going to leave at 2:30am to drive down. What do you know at 10pm Caleb comes up with a 101 fever. I am told this is how it always happens... you plan, you want to go, but your little one has a different idea! So Jarrett said he would stay home with the boys and I could go fishing. So that's what I did!! I had a great time, but true to my adventure style I got sick and barfed off the side of the boat. I am noticing a trend. I caught my halibut and salmon! It was gorgeous but I forget my camera! We went with the Fish House, and one thing is for sure I don't want to be a deck hand..... they work hard.

Jarrett also had a great time sheep hunting. He got a nice ram. We are glad to have him home.

Love and beer batter halibut,

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Family Camp

Family camp was soooo fun! The food was great, who can beat camp food? The people were great, we even met a family with the same last name. The entertainment was excellent! We went tubing on the lake, paddle boating, and last but not least we got to go on our first float plane trip. It was fun, fun, fun! But must remind myself that I may love the adventure of flying on small planes but my tummy does not. Yep, I filled a barf bag.....I made all the way until the landing.... but I'm still a wimp but I'm sure I will do it again!!!

Luke was a trooper, all the ladies from church wanted to hold him the whole time and he loved it! Then Caleb made a new friend with a little boy who was five. I don't think he realized Caleb was only 2 1/2 because he is tall! The were playing calmly and sharing....weird two word I haven't used to describe Caleb before!

I would have posted more photos, but what they say on a float plane is "if it can fall in the water it will" luckily my camera didn't fall but my batteries did!

Love and weak tummies,

Friday, August 12, 2005

Fun with Friends

We had a playdate today! It was really fun, Caleb loved the water and Sarah and I kept cracking up (pun intended) over Caleb's shorts! It is beautiful here 80 degrees that is smokin' for us!

We are headed to church camp for water skiing and fun!

Jarrett got his sheep more details on the way!

Love and water babies,

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

U Pick Farm

Today was a beautiful day so after my hair cut we decided to go to the upick farm and get some fresh veggies. I have always wanted to have a garden, but a couple of years ago I discovered the upick and decided this was right up my alley. All the veggies and not all the work.

Antie Stacey and Caleb had a great time. Stacey was like a little kid in a candy store. Caleb loved riding around in the wagon and eating rasberries. After we picked all our veggies we made a yummy dinner.

Love and layers,

Monday, August 08, 2005

Hatcher's Pass

We went hiking at Hatcher's Pass. Caleb had a great time playing and he hiked the whole loop. Luke got a free ride in the backpack.

The other day Caleb got a card from his grandma. He really liked getting mail. Clever grandma puts a photo in the card so he will recognize her. This photo was one of grandma and grandpa and the background was very dark, so Caleb asked "Grandma and Grandpa live in a cave? Isn't it dirty?" Thus the photo of Caleb in a rock cave.

We have been very busy getting Jarrett ready for his sheep hunt. He can focus on nothing else, we have weighed, packed and repacked his bag at least ten times. I really think that preparation is one of his favorite parts. Don't get me wrong he is still looking forward to coming home with a "full curl" as Caleb would say.

Caleb was sad that his dad was going hunting without him. After all he packed his own backpack and had his toy rifle all ready to go. When it was time for Jarrett to go, Caleb wouldn't get out of the truck, but finally Jarrett was able to escape.

Luke went to the doctor's today and he is very tall and very chubby. 20 lbs. Off the charts for height and weight. He is growing like a weed.

Love and heavy backpacks,

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Getting Published, Again!

So after I got Caleb's photo into the book, I am feeling a little guilty that Luke doesn't have a claim to fame. But today the problem was soloved, his photo will be published in the quarterly magizine that Jarrett's company puts out. I thought this was a pretty cute picuture of the big guy, can you believe he is not quite four months yet!

Caleb had a playdate today, he had fun and I went to the chiropractor today. It was fine, I don't know what I was anxioius about. She is a great doc, she is up on all the new techniques and her office is very kid friendly which is really cool. Oh yeah, her receptionist is great too, it's Stacey.

Love & Snickers

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Coastal Trail

Today Sarah and I rode the coastal trail with the kids. This is a fun trip for the kids we ride a while then we stop at a bunch of different parks the kids get to play and pee in the bushes:) Then Sarah taught me this new technique ... Luring the kids back to the Chariot with M& M's. This new technique has a lot of potential. We saw a few moose on the trail including a mommy and her twins. They were pretty young and right on the trail. The above photo is a young moose checking out our friends archery target. Hee Hee

Tomorrow is my first trip ever to the chiropactors. It should be interesting.

Love and back crackers,

Monday, August 01, 2005

Getting Published!

Today we got the news that a photo I took of Caleb and Jarrett will be published in our friends book. I am very excited, probably a good move on the authors part to include the photo, I know he will sell extra copies to grandparents! The book will go to the printers 8/4 so it will be out soon. Now I am scheming on how I can get Luke's photo in the next one!

Hi, mom I hope your eye is feeling better and you are enjoying your fun company, I wish you guys would come up here!

Love & big book sales