Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I am not ready for this, but ready or not... it comes!!!

I'm not a fan of the rain.
In fact, I almost despise it! But, living in Oregon, I gotta get used to it. I used to love it, like really really really love it. But the older I get, the more I hate it. Each winter, I hate it more. Ughhh!
But, I guess it does make for pretty pictures. :)

Here's my makeshift planter's for the winter. The kids planted these from seed at vacation bible school this past summer and they're growing like weeds! Hmmm, I wonder if they ARE weeds? LOL, wouldn't that be SO funny!!! Hahahha!!!!

Anyway, enjoy the rainy day! I know I won't! LOL! I'll enjoy the day, just not the rain. :)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Long overdue new front lawn!!!!

I'm getting a new front yard!!!
WHOOHOO!!!! :)
When we bought this house, we did so before it was done being built so we had the choice to either take a credit and do out own yard or have sod put down and have the builder hire a landscaper to do it. Of course we wanted it landscaped by a landscaper so we told the builder to go ahead and do it. We were excited! Well, we shouldn't have been! We were told sod, but we got seed. VERY thin seed at that. And it wasn't done by a landscaper. It was done by just someone who said they could do it. Ugh. It was fine for the first year and a half, but after that it was very clear we were going to have to redo all of the grass. We did sod in our back yard in the spring, but Miah wanted to seed the front yard in the fall. So that was his project for today. He got all the dirt and seed (Lane Forest Products mixes just the right amount of seed/dirt/fertilizer/sand/whatevv) down, leveled and packed and even all cleaned up! I'm SO excited! Thank you Miah for working so hard today! I can't wait until it starts sprouting!!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Catching up.

I didn't blog for quite a few days before my post yesterday, so even though I don't really have anything to say, I have a couple of pretty pictures, and I feel like if I blog today, then I will have "caught up". lol Even though there's really nothing to be "caught up" on. haha. Like blogging is my job or something. hehehehehe!

Anyway, here is a picture from the other night. It was cloudy and drizzly, but it let up just for a moment while the sun set, so I headed to the river and snapped a few shots. I don't love it, but I do love some aspects of it. I love how the things (for lack of a better word. I just don't know what they are!) on the tree show up super good. And I love that you can see the orange skyline in the tree too.

And this one I took today of some of my flowers. I happen to adore this plant, not because I like the way it looks (because I actually really don't) but because I grew it from SEED! I've NEVER done that before! And now they're huge and growing and ahhhh, such satisfaction. :)

Thanks for looking!!! :)

Thursday, September 17, 2009


I don't think I've been so bored in a very long time.
No, bored isn't the right word, I think it's lonely. And not lonely for just anyone, lonely for my husband!!! These last 3 weeks he has been working a ridiculous amount and I think I may be going insane. That's hard to tell though, because most people think I'm already insane. ;) ((ba-dum-ching! I'll be here all week!)) I'm so looking forward to him getting off work tomorrow so that we can actually have a REAL weekend together!! All 4 of us! And I hear it's supposed to rain on Saturday. That news would usually crush my little heart, but it doesn't for some reason. Outside of not being able to take pictures with my dear friend and her family, I'm actually welcoming the fall season! Even the rain! BUT JUST FOR ONE DAY! Ok? Just to be clear, I'm ok with the rain on SATURDAY or SUNDAY so that we can still do pictures. But no other day. Having a day where the house smells warm and like freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, my kidd-o's all wrapped up in their blankets, the sound of a good football game in the background just kind of seems like heaven to me right now. Ahhh, yes, heaven. Especially if that game is the Ducks. And more especially if they win.
Well, I'm obviously just rambling to ramble. So I'll quit now. Thanks for sticking with this blog if you've made it this far. ;)

Friday, September 4, 2009

Impromptu photo session

The kids were pretty restless today.
They didn't want to play outside really, they said there was "nothing to do", which I highly doubt, but at any rate, they weren't happy and were taking it out on each other. So instead of listening to them fight in the house or let them play video games (which I am not really a fan of anyway), I decided to go for a drive and try to find some good pictures spots.

And we did!
We found this old train, it looks like it had been abandon and the tracks obviously weren't running anymore and I thought this was a perfect picture spot. Then we found an old fire truck and snapped some photos with that. In my head, the photo's seemed like they'd be really great with the firetruck, but eh, they weren't as good as I hoped they'd be. But I still think they came out ok. :)
So here's our little impromptu photo shoot! Click on any image to make it bigger. :)