Saturday, February 28, 2015

Goodbye popcorn- February 2014


Over my mid-winter break, we were ambitious in thinking we could easily scrape the popcorn off our of ceilings in our bedroom.  We did succeed, but it was a lot more work than I was anticipating.  We sprayed, scraped, puttied, sanded, painted and added trim.  We also took the chance to paint the walls and put in new carpet.  It took about two weeks.  It was a much needed improvement, however, it has probably deterred me from scraping the popcorn off the ceilings in the rest of the house…

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The not-so beautiful popcorn.


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What our front room looked like during the project. 

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The finished product.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Birthday Surprise- February 2014



Bishop Briggs and the Young Women from my ward surprised me on my Birthday by showing up with delicious cupcakes to share.  I’ve been working with the YW for 3 1/2 years now.  We’ve grown really close.  It was fun to be able to celebrate part of my day with them. 

Pictured: Cassi, Me, Andrea, Lauren, Samantha, Rachel, Lindsey, and Heather

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Happiest Place on Earth!- November 2013

Rob and I had some Skymiles saved up so we decided to take a vacation.  If you know us, you know we are both pretty big kids.  Where do kids most want to go on vacation?  DisneyWorld of course!  We flew to Florida and spent the week.  We visited all of the Disney Parks and we also went to Universal Studios.  We had a great time.  The weather was perfect and the lines were short.  It truly is one of the happiest places on earth.



Woody and Buzz made out of Legos!


And Action! Rob was chosen to be part of the Live Action movie they created. 



Harry Potter World.  The Castle was incredibly well done.  The Butterbeer was just as delicious as you’d imagine. 


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Jeremy and Meg come to visit- October 2013

Jeremy and Meg came to visit.  We were able to spend a little bit of time with them.  We love having people over to visit.  It’s always fun to watch their families grow!


Jeremy, Crysta, and I


Rob is giving a helping hand to Lincoln who is on Brecken’s shoulders.  I’m holding Liam and Tayden,  Lexi’s in pink and Olivia’s in blue. 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Happy Birthday Liam- September 2013

We headed over to Crysta and Ryan’s house to help them celebrate Liam’s first birthday.  Liam did a great job of making a HUGE mess!


Monday, February 23, 2015

Fishing for Salmon- August 2013

Every two years, the pinks run in the Puyallup River. The competition is fierce but Rob has had a lot of success in stocking up our freezer for the year.


Sunday, February 22, 2015

Summer Fun- August 2013


Crysta and her family moved up to Seattle for a few month.  It was fun to get together with them for dinners and playing outdoors.  One weekend when I had Jayden, they came down to join us a Coulon Beach on Lake Washington.


Olivia getting messy in the sand.                        Jayden and Lincoln testing out the water.



Saturday, February 21, 2015

Camping with Jayden- August 2013

Jayden came to stay at my house for a while.  We were able to go camping and fishing and of course exploring.  Revel loved having a friend to run around with.  We survived a night in the rain, but the day turned out to be perfect.  We went to one of our favorite camping spots near Salmon La Sac.






Friday, February 20, 2015

Motorcycle Trip- July 2013

This summer we decided to take a motorcycle trip to Yellowstone.  We mixed a little business with pleasure by bringing the truck and trailer so that we could buy a few bikes along the way.  Our friend Sota came along as well.  We drove the Truck to Belgrade, Montana.  From there, we left the truck at Rob’s sister’s house and headed off to Yellowstone.  We drove through Yellowstone to Cody, Wyoming.  From Cody, Wyoming we drove up and over the Bear Tooth Highway and back to Belgrade.  It was a fun trip.  The longest I’ve ever driven a motorcycle in one stretch. 


We started the trip from Renton, WA with two motorcycles. 


Getting started with a good breakfast.  This is all one meal.  Rob and Sota had chicken fried steak for just about every meal!


At the entrance of Yellowstone.





Yes, there were that many bugs…


We ended the trip with a truck and trailer full, heading home with 5 motorcycles.  I was amazed they all fit!