Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Summer is ALMOST here!

We are getting excited about our trip up the coast this summer. Aunt Pat--here we come. The pool is already 80 degrees due to the warm weather, and Owen is ready to go! He has already donned his floaties and is prepared to dive in. These are my latest favorite pictures!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Mother's Day 2009

We had Mom, Dad, Rob, Lisa, Ethan, and Hailey over on Saturday to celebrate Mother's Day. We had a great time just relaxing and catching up with one another. Then I got to relax with our little family on Sunday after church. It was SO nice! The kids (Pat) treated me to new running shoes and a Starbucks gift card, since our latest walks have been to Starbucks and back!
The best part of the day was when Jenna decided she wanted to learn how to ride her bike (FINALLY!!!)
She said, "Mom, instead of walking to Starbucks, I am going to ride my bike!"
Then she proceeded to take a 5 minute lesson from Dad, and she was off! She rode the entire 5 miles--broken arm and all!
Here are some pictures from our day with the family.
Owen is getting ready for his Olympic trials!
Mom and Owie
Pat and Rob--relaxing!
The kids had a ball game going
Hailey and Owen were the

This is Owen's "Secret Service" pose for Uncle Rob--"Shhh"!
My Mom wanted some family shots

Owen wanted to water the flowers. He LOVES being outside!

All in all, a BLESSED day!

Saturday, May 2, 2009


Well, we have had an interesting few weeks! Jenna broke her arm while we were on a walk. She was riding on her Razor scooter and lost her balance while doing an ollie with a full reversal flip---no, really she just fell off (grace and balance run in the family:)). It was drama, but I told her:
"Suck it up, you are fine"
"No. Mom, it REALLY hurts. You just don't know"
"Come on Jenna, It is just bruised a little. Lets finish our walk"
So...we went home to put ice on it and make a LONG story short, we went to the urgent care on Sunday after church where we got the news.
"She broke both her radius and ulna" (arm bone)
Off to the Orthopedic doctor on Monday where he had to SET IT straight! That is where the "TOUGH CHICK" came in. The doctor put a piece of gauze in her mouth and said, "Bite down on this". We weren't exactly prepared for this which is probably a good thing.
I felt so bad for her, but she was tough. The doctor told her she could brag about getting her arm set without medication. (she didn't really want to hear him at that point;0).
We are all good now--bright pink cast and all!

Grandpa had to stop by the house to encourage his sweet granddaughter.

Jenna got two awards this last month. One for being an AWESOME student, and one for reading 110 books at an end of fourth grade level ( in second grade) in Read-a-thon. We are so proud of her!
Katie was subbing that day at our school, so she got to come see Jenna get her award.

Six more weeks to go!