Tuesday, July 31, 2007

And it all comes to an end.....

Six years and 3 kids later my career ends at Medtronic Physio-Control....today was my last day....and it was memorable......my friends at work threw me a good luck/goodbye brunch....It was so thoughtful and the food....so good....I do love food! And of course the cake.....I love anything with chocolate......So farewell to my job....it was a great 6 years, full of good conversations with great people.....and of course good pot lucks! I sure will miss those pot lucks....hey maybe now I will actually lose some weight.....

This afternoon the girls were awake when I got home...they were so excited to see my flowers.....and of course I brought them a treat home.....As you can see they love chocolate just as much as me...nothing better then a little piece of cake!

We spent most of the night finishing up some packing in the living room while the girls colored the boxes......Shawn's idea and I have to admit a really good one....they are occupied coloring the boxes with crayons while we fill them.....its better then boring ol'brown boxes.....and they are so proud of their pretty boxes........all the while Lila sits and eats all her toys...

Its time for a little Big Brother....Yes, I am addicted again....not sure who my favorite is yet....I'm outta here....

10:03pm Update: Ok, I just watched Big Brother.....is there ever going to be an episode where Amber doesn't break down and cry....I mean I know there are emotional people out there but HOLY COW, she is always crying over everything even stuff that doesn't directly involve or have anything to do with her.....ahahha!

1 More Wake Up......

So today was my last Monday of waking up for work.....it actually made it pretty easy to get up knowing it was the last Monday.....we all know I hate Mondays!......Work was good, it dragged a bit but I was able to finally get most of my stuff packed up.....who knew how much you could accumulate in 6 years....Insane all the crap I found in my desk....it was sad taking down all the girls pictures.....ahhh, oh well.....1 more wake up is what I keep telling myself.....

Tonight was pretty low-keyed.....we didn't do much the girls played with Lila....they seem to interact with her more when she is in her Bumbo chair, its pretty cute........then it was dinner time....this week is sandwich week, so we can finish packing all the rest of kitchen items....we will be really busy Wednesday and Thursday getting everything separated for Pullman and Austin.....but I am setting aside some time to see a few more friends and have a few more play dates before the girls and I head out on Friday.....I am so excited for change and the adventure that lies ahead of us....

Monday, July 30, 2007

What a great Sunday.....

So we said good bye to Grandma Paula this morning. She was out bright and early....we sure will miss seeing her every two weeks....its hard but I know she understands why we need a change of scenery........Love you mom! After grandma Paula left it was time for breakfast....Kiara ate 3 bowls of cereal.....I am still trying to figure out where it all went.....she must be getting ready for a growth spurt, she has been eating a bunch of food lately.....always wanting something else.....

Lila and I went out while the girls napped, we did some shopping at Target stocking up on diapers and stuff........and Little Miss Lila got a Bumbo chair....she loves it! We also went and did a little grocery shopping at Fred Meyer....Lila was awake the whole time and she was so good, she loves to get out and see new things....

After nap it was off to Joe and Erin's house. The girls were so excited to see Joe Gecas (as Mikiah calls him) and Erin, Jade and Cole. They talked about it all the way up to their house....."We see Joe Gecas soon?"......"Yes, Mikiah we will be there soon"....Too funny. We had such a good time. All three bigger girls did a good job of sharing....they all are learning how to take turns....MJ played the whole time, I think she played will every toy that Jade has....It was fun to see the girls play so well together, they did puzzels and played with dollies and read books....While Shawn and I had a good time catching up with Joe and Erin....we just love them and will miss them terribly....here are some pics from today.....lots of Cole and Lila, they both were pretty chatting....and of course too cute!
Harper's & Gecas's

Sunday, July 29, 2007

I do love Aussie street food.....

What a great day we have had.......I think my only complaint is the wake up we got this morning.....Kiara screaming from her room for Daddy.....and when I say screaming I mean top of her lungs.....Its the second time this week....I believe that she is having nightmares right before she wakes up....she just seems so scared....anyway so besides that we had a good day......

We headed over to Joe & Victoria's house to spend time with them and our nephew Kieren....So much fun we had....They had decorated their place with 'Good Luck' Banners...and a Wild Wild West theme.....they got us a going away gift, a beautiful drawing of the Seattle Skyline....I can not wait to get it framed...its so awesome and such a perfect present.......we had margaritas on the rocks......Totally yum, I can not remember the last time I had a margarita...I forgot how good they are.........And to top it all off.....we had Australian Meat Pies and Sausage Rolls.....So good.....Victoria must have known I was craving some good Aussie food....I do love a good Aussie meat pie and fries.....I am sure Shawn and I will be ordering and having them shipped to Texas.....We had such a good time today.....Grandma Paula was there too....So fun to soak up good quality family time before we go.....We sure are going to miss Joe & V and of course our favorite nephew Kieren....and Molle', the funniest Labradoodle I know.....

So here are some pics from over the last few days......As you can see we have been having fun with Kieren....
Girls & Kieren Late July

I totally forgot to post this video of MJ....We must be watching alot of baseball!

video

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Ahhh, dinner out.........

Today was my last Friday at Medtronic it was a pretty good day especially since my lunch was bought for me....gotta love a little Taco Time......Thanks Marcia!!! ....So I have only 2 more wake ups and then my days at Medtronic are over.....Still can not believe how fast it all has gone by....I will have worked there 6 years on Monday......

After work I ran to Target to find a new top to wear out tonight, basically I was just wanting another tank top....and I found two....can't beat 2 tops for under $20!!!......Love it!.....Then it was home to nurse Lila and get ready for dinner.....We had plans tonight to meet Kari and John for dinner and drinks at Spazzo......Ahhh, it was so much fun.....talk about good food.....I think we could have ordered every antipasti on the menu.....oh and my meal, The Pollo....So good.....and I almost forgot we started out with a pitcher of Sangria.....tasted the same as the previous Spazzo in Bellevue and exactly like the recipe I have posted on the Breezy Cook....I love Sangria!....We really enjoyed getting out tonight! We were talking about how is sucks that it takes us moving away to get us out more with our friends......It definitely makes me realize what really good friends I have....and how much I will miss them!

So after dinner Shawn and I were heading home and we decided that we really did want something for dessert and then I thought it would be great to bring some dessert home for Grandma Paula as a thank you....Shawn had the brilliant idea of hitting the Whole Foods on our way home.....As most of you know I love this store......its expensive but so good and they have a huge selection of baked goods, fancy desserts, cookies, cakes, gourmet desserts (such as chocolate mousse served in a chocolate bowl), I could go on but I don't want to make you hungry for something sweet..........So $40 dollars or so later....a bottle of wine, Elmo juice for the girls, gourmet dessert for Grandma Paula, dessert for Shawn and I to split and my $11 dollar Dark Chocolate Dipped Madeleine Marquise Tea Cakes....we were on our way....and yes you heard me right 12 tea cakes for $10.99....I must say I would normally not spend so much on such a dessert but these are the best....they are like mini dense yellow cakes partly dipped in dark chocolate....I could totally eat all of them....but so far I have been good and only had one.....I suppose they would be good with Tea considering they are tea cakes....I should probably try that sometime I do like a good cup of tea in the afternoon....Anyway we were home by 8.45ish......I know early but we met around 5:45ish...it was just nice to get out.....We did get to say good night to the girls.....they were in bed waiting for us to come up and put their blankets, so cute.....Kiara told me "Mommy you look good!" and "Hey your wearing a blue shirt." (She just loves blue).....and MJ added "Mommy you look cute!"....I love getting compliments from the girls....they just sound so grown up....makes my heart melt!!!.....

Well its almost 11pm....So I better wrap it up....just want to thank Grandma Paula again for helping Shawn with the girls today and watching all them tonight so we could enjoy dinner and drinks with good friends.........

Thursday, July 26, 2007

48 hours of nothing but Harry.....

Yup I am done reading it, I finished it last night.....Once I picked it up on Tuesday I totally checked out of everything.....being a wife, a mother, the household cook, the maid....I think the kids watched more TV in the last 2 days then ever before....I do owe a thanks to my husband....for picking up all my slack and letting me read this book for two days.....I loved it! I though it was great...I will miss the wizarding world....it would be so cool to be a wizard...anyway now I can't wait for the movies....shoot maybe I will go back and read all 7 in a row...well that is after I unpack them....I forgot they are packed....OK, enough about Harry Potter....

So the girls have a new favorite saying....."I want sump ting else, Mommy!"......they both say this all the time, one will start saying it and the other one will copy.....it could be after lunch, after nap, while playing, after dinner......the saying itself is about to drive me crazy....the best is when I ask "Well what do you want then?".....they reply with "I don't know!".....Love it! Kids are so funny......Lila has been enjoying her days rolling around on the floor.....she loves to scoot on her back...she moves pretty good and gets far fast.....It reminds me of when Mikiah use to do the same thing.....Lila is also bound and determined to sit up....she does pretty well....but usually topples over after a big....oh and Shawn says she can pretty much hold her own bottle too.....I got to see this today when I got home from work and she was still eating.....pretty cool....she is more coordinated everyday....

Grandma Paula will be here today, the girls are totally excited....the girls asked her to bring the usual "Cookies and Strawberries"....they have such good memories.....I wonder how long they will continue to ask her for those......Well I better run if I am going to reheat some leftovers for dinner.....

Holy Cow I almost forgot one of the funniest things that happened today.....So Grandma Paula offered to buy the girls new shoes since Nordstrom was still having their sale....I saw some Puma's for the twins for $22 (Cheap in my book for name brand shoes)....anyway I ordered them and sent an email to Shawn with pics to show what I bought...here are the pics I sent....

For MJ

For Kiara

So Shawn showed the girls these pics and Kiara was like "Can I have two?"....one for each foot.....So Funny.....apparently she was really concerned that she was only going to get one shoe to wear because the picture contained only 1 shoe....I love the way kids think...... I totally wish I was hear to see her.......her adorable face all concerned and serious......

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

MIA for Harry Potter.....

I will be MIA from blogging until I have finished Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows...All free time has been devoted to finishing this book....be back soon!


Monday, July 23, 2007

Ahhh, can I just get out of the house.....

As you know Monday's have never been my favorite day of the week.....today was no exception. Getting out of the house to get to work this morning was a complete chaotic mess.....first Lila was up at 3.45am....Hungry little hippo....which of course was fine as it is my job to feed her and I enjoy it....just 3.45am came a little fast for me...I felt like I got no sleep....then I was able to get her back down by this time its almost 5.00am (the time my alarm goes off) and I am thinking cool...since Lila is fed I can sleep in a little bit...say until 5.30 and then get up, get ready and go....Well Little Miss Lila had plans of her own....after I went downstairs to get my coffee at 5.30am...she was awake....so I laid her down by dad in the bed thinking that might calm her down...NOPE...the only thing she wanted was Mommy....So I nursed her (meanwhile its almost 5.45ish and I have to leave the house by 6.05am).....So she ate for a few minutes until she drifted off...YES, I am thinking....So I lay her down in her cradle and she falls back into dreamland....I now have about 10min to shower and get out of the house....Hmmm, I was thinking I love a good challenge.....as I get out of the shower Lila again is awake, laughing and cooing...so I put her into bed with Daddy...she was all good....I finish getting ready....clock reads 6.03am...cool...2 min to pour my coffee and pack up and get out of the house....I can do this.....Well as I head downstairs, Kiara starts screaming....knowing that Shawn was dealing with Lila I had no choice but to run upstairs and she what was the matter.....she was totally screaming and yelling "I want out Mommy, I want out!"....I told her it was too early to get up and that she needed to lay back down...I picked her up hugged her and laid her down....amazingly she curled up and went back to sleep....then MJ pops her head up, "Mommy turn my fish on and cover me up!"....Ok....So I finally get into the 'burban and its 6.15am....I ended up being 15-20min or so late to work....I just hate being late....ever since we had the twins I can't get anywhere on time.......on top of it all.....its crappy out today....Rain, Rain, Go Away.....I guess I should look on the bright side only 4 more work wake ups left!.....

Work was you know, work...I have just been busy getting ready to hand off all my stuff and making sure all the procedures are in order for my projects.......I still can't believe that I only have 4 more work days.....I am looking forward to being a full time stay at home mommy!....I have been missing my girls on my long days now.....I was so happy to get home today.....the girls were so excited to see my....I do love that!......Tonight was Grilled Cheese and Ham night for dinner....the girls were funny and had to have mustard on their sandwich....just like mommy I guess........So with my limited supplies.....cooking will be a little bit of a challenge for the next week or so....tomorrow I think I will come up with some meatball dish since I have some in the freezer.....time to use up all the crap and food in the house....and come up with some creative recipes.....

Well I am gonna run and watch Big Love.....I just love this show.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

"Go to Sleep....Now...(Finger pointing and all)"

I know you all know how much I love Sundays.....its all about the morning cup of coffee and this morning it was about that and pastries from Panera Bread....their Egg Souffles' are awesome and make the perfect breakfast along side a sweet pastry such as a Chocolate Croissant!!!! I am so addicted to chocolate!.....After breakfast we loaded up Nana and Grandpa's rig with random stuff to store in Pullman and we also said goodbye to DB. We sent her early so she wouldn't be stressed out come moving day.....The shenanigans started early today...first the girls thought it would be fun to play in Lila's Cradle...they are so funny! I love Kiara's fake sleeping!

We were able to finally get all the girls bathed before nap time....Lila included. The big girls are really enjoying having their own shampoo, conditioner and hair spray (Detangler)......After nap the girls were up to more craziness...it must have been in the air today.....they had fun playing in moving boxes....the best part was Kiara would get in the box and then MJ would try to close the box on her and before she would flip the last flap she would say (pointing her finger) "GO to Sleep Kiara, Now!"......it was pretty funny, it continued for a good hour or so!......I love that they entertain themselves.....So nice. More crazy an silly box playing below....the girls just love boxes they could play with them for hours.....nice that they are cheap entertainment!
I was able to go shopping today to pick up a few things for dinners this week.....I also remembered to get some bandannas for the girls....and of course I got one for myself too.....They love wearing them....here we are all together!
Its been a really good day and we are counting down to our move. We reserved our moving truck today....I must say Penske is the most affordable rental truck company out there....I think that's about if for today....I will end with a too cute pic of Lila from today....Speaking of Lila I almost forgot (What a horrible mother I am)...Lila rolled over today....from stomach to back at 4:58pm!......I am betting she will be rolling over the other way within the next two days.....and she is almost sitting up.....Crazy how fast they grow!.....

Saturday, July 21, 2007

The British are taking over!......

Holy Harry Potter and David Beckham.....Yes, it is true today is the day to get your copy of the final Harry Potter, I got mine! Did you get yours????.....And its also the American coming out party for David Beckham....Chelsea FC (I love Michael Ballack) vs LA Galaxy is on right now......I told myself that I wouldn't join all the David Beckham craze.....but I can't help myself.......I played Soccer for 8 years, I love to watch Soccer, and David Beckham is good for Soccer in the US.....We have more kids playing soccer in our country then any other.....its a good thing....and I must say he's definitely not bad to look at either!!

Ahhh enough about that.....Today was spent packing....and boy did we get a lot packed...My Kitchen is down to the bare minimums, there are no pictures on the wall (very strange), and the girls closet and majority of their toys are packed, YEAH!.....Kiara and Mikiah had a great time packing, they helped cousin Aimee with newspaper crumpling for our stemware and kitchen stuff....Kiara helped me pack a box of toys from her room.....I was definitely glad to see they are not freaking out about moving or all the boxes.....the same can't be said for DB, you can tell she is definitely a little concerned about our stuff being packed. Good thing she will be heading to Pullman tomorrow with Nana and Grandpa......I think if she was here when we pack up the moving truck she would probably have a heart attack.....

Amazingly we were able to get the girls down for a nap today....While they napped Anna, Aimee and I headed to Trader Joe's and Barnes and Noble....nice to get out after all that packing.....we also got some iced coffee at Starbucks too....which allowed me to buy a new to go cup since all of mine got packed up today.....ooops!.....The girls were up when we got home and boy did they have fun playing with Aimee's bandanna.....They loved wearing it....taking turns was a bit challenging because they both like it so much...but they did manage.....they liked the bandanna so much that I am going to take them to Fred Meyer tomorrow to pick out there own.....here are some pics.....they love showing off for the camera......(Can we say future Diva's and trendsetters!)

Check Me Out!

So all in all it has been a good day spent with Grandpa, Nana, and Aimee....A big THANKS for all your guys help getting our place packed!!! It would have been challenging with out you guys here! I better go see who won the Soccer Friendly.....ahhh Becks played for a little bit and Chelsea won...1-0.....I am so looking forward to all the Soccer (Futbol) mayhem.......

Friday, July 20, 2007

Launch of the Breezy Cook.....

Well, Happy Friday everyone.....and talk about crappy weather. Its been raining off and on all day.....I usually like the rain but not when its during the summer.....Its supposed to be sunny outside.....oh well enough about the weather......

I haven't been too productive today in the sense of getting this place ready to be packed up. I think we have enough ready to be packing all day tomorrow....This morning we all slept in and I mean I looked at the clock and it was already 8:49am.....I had woken up at 6.00am to feed Lila but went back to sleep thinking I would magically wake up around 7.30am.....Ahh Nope....must have been really tired....I woke up to Mikiah yelling "I WANT OUT!"......"MOMMY GET ME OUT!" ......I think she startled me awake....I was breathing pretty fast....the funny thing is both girls could totally climb out of their cribs if they tried.....I am sure it will happen someday....So we got off to a really late start good thing we didn't have any plans.....Our morning was filled with Breakfast, Barney, Snacks, and Puzzles.....next thing I know its was nap time for the girls.....

While the girls napped I decided it was time to start my recipe blog. I am happy to say I have it all done and set up. I am sure I will be editing the layout and format from time to time but for now I think its pretty good. The site is The Breezy Cook and I hope to put up recipes daily.....all my own original ones with a few family recipes in between......It should be fun since I love to cook.....Now I am not saying my food is 'The Bomb Dot Com"....but I am thinking there will be something there for everyone....Enjoy the site, try the recipes and provide feedback...positive and negative....I've got thick skin!

So Shawn went up to change the girls after nap....and a funny thing happened...Mikiah wanted "Robert and Keisha" to change her....Shawn was like "Who???" and MJ repeated "Robert and Keisha"....so Shawn is thinking MJ might have some imaginary friends (which is fine) but he was confused...he was almost going to start looking around the room and the closet...so he asked her where they were from "From Barney Daddy!".....Oh....so now I think the girls have been watching way too much Barney!....Its just funny that MJ would want kids from Barney to change her.....Speaking of Robert and Keisha, MJ is talking about them right now!...She just loves Barney....

I am still trying to figure out how its already 5:20pm....where the heck did the day go....Did I eat lunch?......think so, not sure....I suppose my stomach would tell me if I didn't......So Shawn's parents will be here tonight....The girls are looking forward to Nana and Grandpa being here....I better run, make dinner and finish picking up the place.....Late!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Where did all this stuff come from.....

Boy am I tired tonight...we had a pretty busy day getting stuff ready to be packed. Shawn's parents will be here tomorrow and along with his cousin Aimee we will be packing up the majority of our townhouse on Saturday.....I spent today cleaning out the girls closet....I am still amazed at how much crap they have.....I mean they are not even 3 years old.......I am still in shock at how much stuff was crammed into their closet.....from clothes to toys to keepsakes to art supplies to blankets and more blankets.....the girls could probably keep a small village warm with all the blankets they have.....insane......but I can proudly say I have it pretty much organized. Note to self: Clean out kids closet at least twice a year!! The girls thought cleaning out their closet was fun and of course they got in to everything that I wanted to throw out or donate.....I suppose they had to touch some of the stuff one last time.....silly kids. There room is a total wreck, but I finally went through all their 6-12 month clothes to pick out stuff for Lila to take to P-Town (in case we are there through Sept).....and packed the rest of their old clothes....man they also had a ton of clothes....but I did find some to donate too......since Lila is totally off a season with the girls sizes....plus Texas will have different climate.....

I must say it feels like we got a lot done today....and we really do not have too much stuff.....packing on Saturday shouldn't take too much time....the girls were good today too. We just never know how they are going to react when something they like or want gets packed up....One funny story is we have a picture of each girl framed in their room....Kiara's is hanging on the wall and Mikiah's sets on their side table....anyway Shawn grabbed Kiara's picture and took out the screw it was hanging on and Kiara totally flipped out.....She was yelling at Daddy to "Put it back up!" and then she burst into tears. Meanwhile Mikiah was yelling to "Pack it up, Daddy!" So funny, I could here it over the monitor downstairs trying not to laugh too hard.....as of today the picture is still up on the wall. I think it will be something that will be packed the same day the cribs come down or maybe Kiara will be ok if she packs it herself....we shall see!

While daddy was out tonight the girls and I hung out and listened to some music....I actually started the movie Rent on Encore On Demand (Love that its Free) because I really like the opening song 'Seasons of Love' ........anyway Kiara and Mikiah like it too and we replayed it probably 5-6 times "Rewind it Mommy!!"....while they slow danced around trying to sing along.....then I actually just let the movie play while the girls were doing puzzles and playing with their BBQ set....but they did take time to dance through most of the singing acts.....I just love this movie.....I really want to see this on Broadway someday or when it comes through town again....I think its probably one of my favorite musicals........Such a good story of Friendship and Love.....and I love Angel she is definitely my favorite character.....So great to be so free with who you are!

So here it is 9.00pm and I finally have a little time to myself.....Lila is sleeping in the Boppy on the couch, the girls are upstairs finally asleep and Shawn is out with old 180/Zango buddies and Joe/Erin (Happy Birthday Joe!)....Shawn just called he is on his way home.....and he had a good time....anyway I think I needed tonight even if it was just an hour or so by myself......it just nice to be with my thoughts especially with all the changes ahead of us.....with that I think I am outta here.....

"Cheers!! Happy Family"....

What a pretty busy day we had today. The maintenance crew for our Townhouse never made it in last Wed probably because of the heat....so they rescheduled for today...which Shawn and I pretty much forgot...or didn't really care to remember....anyway after we all got up and had breakfast we headed out for the day...dogs included...The goal was to be out of the house when they came through.....

So we all piled in the 'burban and off to Redmond Town Center we went. Shawn wanted to pick up a new video game for the Xbox NCAA 08....the only condition I had was he had to sell back some of his games to get credit before he could get his new game which was nice since the game is normally $60 and he got it for $20 brand new! I just love video exchange programs......after RTC it was off to Medtronic. I figured since I gave my notice I should probably bring the girls in 1 last time plus I had not brought Lila in yet. It was a good time the girls behaved themselves sitting at my desk and drawing with my highlighters while spinning in my chair....too cute. I must say I was proud that the girls were able to use their inside voices....and Lila was perfect, I don't think she made a peep....but she was wide awake!....After we left my work it was off to Costco.....just a quick trip for the usual...cereal, baby wipes, coffee....etc..."Cha-ching" is the only sound I hear when we check out there.....I swear we never get out of there spending less then $100.....We ate lunch there too, you can't beat a Polish Dog and Soda for $1.50....the girls split a slice of pie....Poor Mikiah dropped the first piece of pizza on the dirty, wet ground....she was soooo sad that she dropped it....she was like "Mommy, Mommy I dropped my pizza, its on ground"....I could see that her eyes were welling up.....I reassured her that is was totally OK and accidents happen and that daddy would get another piece for them....she then started to smile...I swear she is my sensitive one when it comes to things like that, tonight at dinner she spilled her drink (we are trying to get the girls to use cups).....and same thing happened....she got really sad, upset and started crying....I am not really sure if she was upset because she spilled or if she thought it would disappoint/upset us or if it was because it was getting on her flash cards that were on the table....anyway she was OK after the drink spilling too after some reassurance......she even helped me clean it up with a towel....

After dinner the girls were being their usual silly-selves.....their favorite thing (that they having been doing for awhile) is Cheers-ing, the love to do it at the dinner table like 20 times...well today they were Cheers-ing over DB while laying on the couch....it was pretty funny they would say "Cheers" and hit water bottles and then say "Happy Family"....so cute...I will have to get it on video for you too see.....

Tonight Shawn and I watched The Last King of Scotland. We really enjoy watching movies during the summer after the girls go to bed. We thought this movie was really good. I can totally see why Forest Whitaker won both the Golden Globe and the Academy Award for best Actor. He portrayed General Idi Amin Dada so well, it was some really amazing acting......Tomorrow we have a busy day of packing and purging stuff from our house....What Fun! Feel free to stop by and help if you want....Heee Hee!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Two Weeks Notice.....Yup I did it!

Ahhhh a weight has lifted off me......today was 2 week notice day.....I talked to my supervisor and let her know that we would be moving and my last day is July 31st.....I am happy to report that everything went well and my supervisor was happy for us and our new adventure.... I must say it was bitter sweet giving my notice to leave Medtronic.....I have worked there for 6 years and made so many good friends and that is probably what I will miss the most...So this pretty much makes is final for me personally....we are moving out of our place....and we have to be out by Aug 6th.....So watch out Pullman here come the Harper Girls'........Shawn will help us get settled and then head down to Austin, Texas.....our end location. He will be doing some hands on job searching and networking while living with his brother....The distance apart will be hard but we both really want to get into a house down there and this will help us move forward......I am not sure how long the girls and I will be in P-Town but I know we will be there for the month of August and probably part of September......I am so excited...and so are the girls....

So while I was sitting at my desk today, I was noticing that my head was hurting......I then remembered that MJ had thrown a block at me last night and it totally pegged me right on the forehead....Ok, I just looked in the mirror and yes I have a nice little bruise....talk about a strong arm on that girl! I wish I would have seen it earlier I would have tried to cover up the bruise.....Today I also said "BYE BYE Escape Hybrid.....Hello nice and shiny detailed 'burban"....Yeah, I got the rig back today....Ahhhhh so nice to be sitting so tall again and man is it clean.....The bumper is shinier then the rest of the car.....I got such good service when I picked it up.....man I was pretty impressed by Lakeside Collision Center.....anyway its good to be back in the 'burban.....

Tonight we picked up Molle', my brother's dog, we are doggy sitting for the night....she is hilarious! I am so glad that DB and her get a long so well.....they definitely keep each other entertained....We all went to get Molle'.....boy were the girls excited to be back in the way back.....but they were pretty upset when we got to auntie and uncles house and they weren't there....Kiara about had a fit in her car seat wanting to see Auntie Victoria....I found it pretty cute....she didn't find me very funny....I reassured her that Auntie wasn't home and that we would see her tomorrow....she seemed ok with that as we drove off.....
So Happy Together!

So it appears that I am addicted to Big Brother.....we are watching it right now.....I totally can not stand Jen......she totally bugs!....Not sure who is my favorite right now.....but will let you know when I have one.....I just know that I could not be locked in a house with 12 or so strangers all summer....I would totally go bonkers.....

There is always room for Ice Cream.......

Ahhh.......a little peace and quite, bowl of ice cream and Big Love....That's what I am up to right now....and looking back at my blog it looks like I was MIA yesterday....I am trying to remember why I didn't post....I really don't think we did too much.....

I know we met Grandma Paula, Uncle Joe, Aunt Victoria and Kieren for brunch.....we went to the Plum Delicious....again....we love going there its just GOOD breakfast food and its right in between my bro's house and ours.....I of course went for the calorie buster of Chicken Fried Steak smothered in Sausage Gravy, Hashbrowns and Eggs.....can we say Holy Goodness...My Dad always says you can judge a good breakfast place by their Chicken Fried Steak!....Pretty Funny......Anyway after brunch we ran some errands....the usual diaper run and grocery shopping....then it was home to start packing some boxes....I swear we have so much to pack....its pretty hard with the girls who love to 'Help'.......here is a cute pick of the girls helping us pack....they love to put stuff in the box and then take it out again....or in this case put themselves in the box....




We finished off Sunday with a movie....we watched "Letters from Iwo Jima", it was really good....we had watched "Flags of our Fathers" Saturday night....and I thought it was good but not a good as Letters from Iwo Jima......We got to bed late and then of course Lila didn't want to go down....I think it was finally midnight before I actually fell asleep.........

So that brings me to today, lovely Monday....and we all know how I just love Monday's....work was fine.....found out my merit increase.....which was nice.......I totally forgot my lunch....and I also forgot breast milk storage bags.....which makes pumping more then once at work a little difficult....so glad that there is a Fred Meyer near by my work.....I ran on my lunch hour and got them....Phew.....While I was at FM I ran into Shawn's aunt Joanie....so funny to run in to her there....no where near either of our houses......we caught up for a min or two and then it was back to work for me......Tonight we watched our nephew Kieren.....he is so great!!! Just love him......Here are a few pics Daddy took today and a few from tonight.....as you can see it was University of Texas Jersey Day.....(Now that I think about it he forgot to put Lila in her UT athletic outfit....looks like we will have to have UT Jersey day again...)


So that's about it from here....I am pretty boring these days......I think its my work days....they don't inspire me with a good blog posting....I think its because I am not at home with the kids.........Oh well its off to bed for me......

Saturday, July 14, 2007

'Escape' to Lake Samammish!.....

Ahhh well here is Saturday about 7 at night....I should probably be giving all the girls a bath but instead here I sit on my lazy butt catching you all up on the last two days.....

Well I suppose I will begin with Friday......I worked..."Yeah" (in my best sarcastic voice).....but we did take the 'burban into the auto shop and Shawn met with the adjuster.....looks like they will be done replacing the bumper on Tues/Wed and will cost about $1075.00.....Great!....So we will pay our deductible and then get it reimbursed when the person who hit us insurance pays our insurance....this was the fasted way to get it fixed and we couldn't be driving it the way it was....so here we are a family of 5+Dog. driving around in our 2008 Sky Blue Ford Escape Hybrid.....can you believe that was the biggest vehicle they had at the rental car place....oh well at least insurance covers it or most of it.....at first I was like hmmm....I don't think we will be able to fit 3 car seats in there...but to my amazement they all fit, although I wouldn't recommend it....seems a bit too cramped....good thing its only for a few days....

So last night we had a super-dooper totally yummy dinner....(Thanks Sindy)......I roasted a pork shoulder.....and made these super good pork tacos that I have coined the name "Tasty Tomatillo Pork Tacos ".......I will reveal the recipe when I start my recipe blog (soon I tell you)....anyway it was really good....I think I ate 3 tacos....after dinner...Joe and Shawn started their boxing tournament on the XBOX 360.....can we say "Boring!"...So after the girls went to bed I took my mom to a movie....I had bought tix ahead of time knowing about the game playing that was going to happen last night....so anyway mom and I headed to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix....all's I can say is "Awesome!, Loved it!"....It was a great time....I think we got home around a little after midnight....so nice to get out for a night...I think my mom had a good time too, I think the last movie we went to together was "The Devil Wears Prada".......yeah it had been awhile since just her and I went to a movie....Thanks again for going mom!.....

This afternoon we all packed up into the Escape and headed to Lake Sammamish State Park. We met up with Joe, Erich and Molly (they were staying in Seattle for a weekend get away)....It was a great time BBQ-ing with friends...The girls had a good time running around....Kiara even stripped down to her pull-up, she was trying to tell me "Daddy said I could go in the ocean"...I looked at Shawn and asked if he said it was OK for her to go into the lake....and of course he was like 'No'.....I love how Kiara is already working on us with who said what.....too funny...and you know my girls if one of them does something the other one has to too....MJ follwing this notion took off her tank top.....silly girls.....we never did make it all the way out to the lake...too bad....anyway....I wish we had taken some pics but you know us...we were charging our camera and totally forgot it.....oh well....All in all it was a good day filled with good friends and good food....Oh how I love food!....

So now it is almost time to put the twins down....and I am feeling a bit tired....so I am outta here....might be an early to bed night for me...I am totally lame!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Yeah for a cool breeze.....

So I must say last night was OK....I got the girls to sleep with their door open so we were able to have some cross wind.....Lila still woke up at odd hours.....well she got up at 2.00am to eat....I figure she is either on a grown spurt or trying to keep herself hydrated....So yes I was up at 2am.....Mikiah was also up at 2am she had peed and needed changing, I of course was feeding Lila...so I did the usual wife nudge to the sleeping husband.....he was none too pleased....but graciously got up to deal with MJ.........I was also up again at 5am, Lila was hungry again....the funny thing was Shawn woke up at 5am thought I was still feeding Lila from 2am...and I was like "NO, she is up again".....I think he really realizes what all I do at night....

So today went pretty well......the girls were good during the day.....they put up with Shawn and I catching up on Big Brother.....we got all caught up for tonight.....I think its one of our guilty pleasures during the summer....nothing better then "People Watching"......the girls were thrilled when they saw Grandma Paula pull up in her car....they pretty much freaked out they were so excited...and of course Grandma Paula brought the girls what they asked for "Strawberries and Chocolate Chip Cookies".....its what they usually ask her to bring.....

So bedtime for the girls is where things went totally down hill.....I don't want to have two negative posts in a row.....but "HOLY TERROR OF KIARA"......I should just leave it at that.....its now 10.23pm and all is FINALLY quite upstairs after I think mom and dad lost most of their patience......while both girls wanted different things....different things which angered the other one into non stop screaming....apparently Kiara doesn't like fans in the window and Mikiah can't live without them in the window....talk about a dilemma......"Boy, I love being a MOM!"

**Note to self: separate rooms was almost a must tonight for the twins and something to think about when looking to buy a house**

On a positive note....thank you for the cold breeze that is finally cooling down our place.....well its off to bed for me as I have to work tomorrow....UGH!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Can we say "HOT, HOT, HOT!"....

I swear I had the hardest time sleeping last night.....Partly because it was 80 degrees at 11.00pm.....so man was it hot and the other was Lila was having a tough time sleeping through the heat too she woke up 3 times.....oh, and the twins woke up twice and were hot too, I tried to put the fan in their room and they both freaked out....I also tried to leave the door open to get the air flowing....Bad idea Kiara screamed at me to "CLOSE MY DOOR, MOMMY!!"....well OK!.....So I totally feel as though I was up most of the night....and today its only supposed to be hotter....they are thinking 101 out here in the Quah....So tonight will probably be equally as bad.....I bet Shawn and I end up sleeping downstairs on the couch....its usually 10-15 degrees cooler in the living room....So right now we have the house all closed up.....its dark but cool....I swear this heat is causing my kids to turn into major crab-o's! Today they have been especially whiny.....I really hate whining....Hopefully it will get better......doesn't help that I am HOT, TIRED and CRANKY!

We have no major plans today....just trying to keep cool. The girls have already watched an episode of Barney.....Now our cable is out and they are freaking out about that too......ahh, looks like its back on and finally working......I still think its going to be one of those days where I will be pulling my hair out....on top of it all the maintenance crew is suppose to walk through the townhouse looking for any preventative maintenance that needs to be done.....UM "Hello, our place is a complete disaster with boxes everywhere and crap, clothes and stuff everywhere..." Hopefully they will just be in and out....I may post later if anything crazy happens....but I am out for now....Try to stay cool!!!!

Holy Kiara whining again....she doesn't want dad to call Geico....and she is screaming about it, I think he just went in the garage to call.....time to finally report our accident with the stupid lady at the rest area....since the tire is rubbing on right hand turns.....just another thing we need to get done.....for reals, I am out!.....

Monday, July 9, 2007

I really do hate Monday's!......

UGH....'Sounds like someone has a case of the Mondays'? ......Well I guess that is me, straight out of Office Space.....it was back to work for me today after being off all last week....Same old same old there...the day seemed to drag on.....then on the way home....I was sooooo tired and just wanted to come home, but instead I had to do some grocery shopping.....a little Trader Joe's and Fred Meyer....so now we have some food in the house.....Speaking of food....I made dinner after I got home and man was it good.....I mixed Roasted Chicken (total short cut with the cooked whole chicken from the store) with Cous Cous, Spinach, Parmesan Cheese, Olive Oil and Fresh Lemon Juice......tossed it all together so good.....nice and light especially with all this heat that is coming....we also has some garlic naan bread (Yummy Indian Flat Bread, one of my favorite) that I picked up at TJ's......I think I want to go out to Indian now....hmmm maybe later this week. I wonder if the girls will like it......guess we will see.....

Tonight the girls were totally hilarious.....they were giggling and laughing with each other.....one was on one side of the slider glass door and the other was sticking their face between the screen and the slider....then they would both totally start giggling and then trade places....So cute....Its so fun to see them really interact with each other.....some days they play so great together....and today was one of those days.....Shawn said they were great today....So hopefully he was able to look for more jobs....I know how crazy it can be around here.....some days it is so hard to get anything done.....Done, good word I think I am done with this blog today.....I am gonna finish watching Big Love and then it is off to bed for me......Oh but I should let you know, I am secretly addicted to Neapolitan Ice Cream....I use to eat it as a kid and now I want to have it all the time....Better get my rear end out running this week!......

What a crappy drive home.....

Well we are finally home. We had such a great time in Pullman....As you can see a little too busy to blog. So I am here to catch you all up.

So Friday I managed to get up early an exercise....Woohoo 5 Days in a row! I took Lila out shopping for Shawn's party....nothing excited just tiki fluid and groceries. But of course I had to go to 2 grocery stores because Safeway was out of Hot Dog buns.....I mean the 4th was two days ago, how could they still be out of hot dog buns.....talk about totally lame!.....When I got home we spent some of the day in the pool but most of the rest of the day outside enjoying the late sunshine....and we had a nice pre birthday dinner for Shawn, on the menu BBQ'ed Shrimp (Shawn's Favorite).....Shawn and I finished the night out at Rico's Tavern with most of our friends that were in town....So fun to all be out with out kids....Thanks Grandparents for Babysitting!....We were home by midnight....and off the bed....

07-07-2007
Ahhh Happy Birthday Shawn...We celebrated with a big BBQ for all the July Birthdays....Marcus, Shawn, Molly, Joe, Karey and Holden.......And what a great day it was. We had such a good time seeing and catching up with all of our friends......It was pretty crazy I think there were 12 kids 3 and under......It was good fun, with good food, and great friends. Here are some pics of the party.....amazingly all the kids got along so well.....
07-07-07

So we left P-Town today around 1.30.....we hit some Cougar Country Drive In (Home of the best burgers in Pullman)....then we were Issaquah bound. What a ride.....The girls slept for the first hour....then MJ woke to the Play a Train Song by Todd Snider. She totally started dancing in her car seat. So funny.....She also managed to wake up Kiara....with both girls awake and hour into the trip it only went downhill from there.....I wanted to nap, Mikiah yelled "MAMA!, MAMA!" Over and over to keep me awake....she basically yelled most of the way home.....Kiara whined over everything...."I want Cheeseburger, I want M&M's.....Now"....Ugh...."I dropped my water bottle Mommy"....."GET IT Mommy".....I swear they were totally crazy.....I tried to distract them by getting them to look at cars or trailers on the road...it helped some.....anyway the real kicker was we made it to Vantage and DB was looking like she needed to pee and she was shaking....so we thought we should pull over at the next rest area.....As we are pulling in going really slow (the place was pretty packed) looking for a spot some lady in a silver acura backs out slow acts like she sees us, hesitates and then steps on her gas (In reverse) and smacks into the left front bumper of our car......at first glance there was no damage that you could see on either vehicle....we exchanged insurance info and she was on her way (almost backing out into someone else, insane lady).......So we took another look at the bumper and it turns out she pushed it back about 1-2 inches on the left side.....so its sitting pretty close to the wheel well.....so close that when we make a sharp turn the tire rubs a little bit of the plastic part of the bumper.....We will be getting an estimate and getting in touch with the lovely driver....UGH!....So this set a hungry Lila back.....who slept most of the way but was starving by the time we got in to the Quah....Shawn got some Papa Murphy's and Beer while I fed Lila in the car.....then we finally arrived at home.....Feels so good to be home.....but man vacation was fun....I have just finished all my nigh time stuff for tomorrow.....and now I am about to head to bed......Adios all....

Friday, July 6, 2007

Hot enough to cook an egg.......

Today Lila decided 4.30am would be a good time to get up and totally chow down....I swear she is usually a quick eater in the morning....not this morning it seemed like she ate forever....So by the time I was done feeding her....I was totally awake good thing too since I was heading up to WSU Student Recreation Center to work out with Nana and Sindy....We headed up there around 6.00am....I was their guest today for $5 totally cheap.....I figured since I helped build this center when I was in school I should at least see what it was like....(part of our tuition costs went to funding this facility)....Totally awesome place with so much to do there....I got a good work out in, it felt great!

The twins did a project with Nana Anna.....they painted rocks. Nana loves rocks so this was fun for all of them. They had such a good time and are both so creative. Amazingly enough they stayed pretty clean and tried to put the brushes back in the correct color but I must say they did make some pretty crazy colors mixing paints!! I think that was MJ's favorite part. Here are a few pics of the rock painting.....




The rest of the day was filled with outdoor fun and pool time. It was so hot here today. We did our best to stay cool lets just say there was lots of pool time for all of us and lots of wet head and shade time for Lila. I still can't believe how hot it was. UGH!

Shawn and I finished out the night at the OPO Wine Bar. We met up with the Hannan's so nice to have adult conversation with good friends over some good wine. We had a great time and we got home just in time to feed the mini beast (aka Lila)........

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Happy 4th Everybody....

Here is a teaser.........More to come very soon.....


Ahhh ok, I finally have some time to sit down and finish this post. The past two days have been pretty great we went out the Gregg and Sindy's on Tuesday night for dinner and the girls got to see all of Gregg's animals.....well I should say Dogs and Birds. Gregg raises birds and dogs for hunting and what not, its actually really cool hunting with a dog and a hawk and no man made weapons. The girls ran around their property and watched the dogs run through the creek.....So fun. All this exercise for the girls has been so great they fall asleep as soon as they lay down, so great!....I too have been keeping up with my exercise I haven't missed a day yet. I even worked out on the 4th while everyone was taking a nap. I think I am slowly getting addicted to Anna/Jerry's Precor.....I love it.

Speaking of the 4th it started out great. We got the girls up and went to the Johnson Parade out in Johnson....For those of you who don't know or haven't heard of Johnson its a few miles from Pullman and literally it is just a few houses and old buildings on Johnson Road.....Shawn's Dad's family grew up out there on the Harper Farm....totally small town, if you could call it that.....but the parade is a big draw....the girls really enjoyed it and we met up with our friends Erich and Molly with their kids Darby and Trevor....Good times! The kids got to see some crazy crop duster pilots fly super low over the rolling fields (there is a video of it in the album below, can we say INSANE!), they got candy thrown at them during the parade and they also got sprayed with water (MJ was not thrilled about this since it caught her off guard).....After the parade it was back to the Harper House and nap time for the kiddies....and all the adults but me.....while all were napping I decided to work out....man did it feel good....I love burning those calories!

The rest of the 4th was spent in the backyard and the pool. The girls love the pool so fun for them...I need to get them in swimming lessons I think they both would do really well. Mikiah also drew her first letter and of course it was and 'M'......she did it all by her self it was pretty cool.....We capped off the night with Fireworks with the neighbors....Karey, Pat and Holly.....the girls love Holly, she is 8, Mikiah just love her....But we did learn that Mikiah does not love fireworks she got to hold her first sparkler and man she hated it. She is totally afraid of fireworks.....good thing we didn't go to the big show at Sunnyside Park.....she would have hated it.....I was able to see the big show from the backyard....good to know for the future. Kiara on the other hand loved her sparkler.....she put on her serious face for it similar to when she got her haircut....she can be really really serious.....so cute......It was a fun 4th!!! Oh one more thing I finished my night off with a small slice of Chocolate Cheesecake that Nana made for Shawn's birthday sooooo gooood!....For those of you who like chocolate this cheesecake is the best I have had....it not only has cream cheese in it but it also has mascarpone cheese and sour cream....all with bittersweet chocolate...ahhhh I could so eat another piece....but I won't...that is until tomorrow!

So here are some pics from Tuesday and the 4th of July....oh and another thing....we can't seem to keep our kids faces clean...guess that is a sign of good times!

More 4th of July Fun

I almost totally forgot...I got my hair done on Tuesday....I love getting it done here its cheaper and my gal Fonda does such a great job....anyway I wanted to get some highlights which I haven't done in years.....I love them...they look awesome they are a golden blond....Love it...

Finally here is another video of the girls just being plain silly.....they continue to crack me up!!! love the song, they can dance to anything!


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Tuesday, July 3, 2007

A Day in the Life of Vacation....

AHhhhh......So I am in a good mood...Its 10pm and I am enjoying the end of my day....Today was another great day.....and I think part of the reason why I am feeling so good is the fact that Nana Anna and Grandpa have a Precor EFX® Elliptical Fitness Crosstrainer. I love being able to work out on a machine like that with out a gym membership.....ahhhh so nice. So today I was able to get a work out in.....and thank gawd as I saw some pics of me over the weekend.....HOLY huge!.....I swear I feel like I have gained weight since I had Lila.....its just coming off a lot slower then the twins weight did.....anyway I strapped on my iPod (I just love my Shuffle) and went to town.....It felt so good and the time just flew by....If Lila hadn't have been hungry I probably could have kept going......I will be up doing it again tomorrow.....I think I will put the Precor Trainer on my wish list......

So today after nap time we went down to Lewiston Idaho....that is where Grandpa's business is. For those of you who don't know where it is, its 35 miles south and a little east of Pullman. We went to see the new space that the business had taken over and to pick up Nana and hit Costco....The girls were so excited to go see AGPRO Inc where Nana and Grandpa work.....They had a really good time and helped Grandpa sell a sprayer....Pretty cool....I too had a great time, I don't think I have been to Agpro in a few years....they use to operate out of a small part of a building but now they have taken over the whole building....it was pretty sweet to see one of the drills they are working on indoors.....Good times.....but damn hot....I always forget that its like 10 degrees hotter down there...it was 94 down there today....almost hot enough to fry eggs on the pavement....

Anyway.....we finished our night with a good dinner of BBQ'ed Rib lets, Grilled Corn on the Cob and Homemade Coleslaw.....Oh and of course a Schwan's Man Ice Cream bar....can't forget that..can we say "Addicting!!!"......Shawn's Grandparents came over tonight for dinner....its good to spend time with them.....We learned a week or so ago that Shawn's Gram has a tumor on her brain more tests are going to be ran in the coming weeks so we're not sure how severe or if operation is needed....we keep you all posted.....Its just so nice to be able to spend quality time with them....especially since we will be moving out of state sooner or later.....Well that's about it from here......pretty low keyed day....But that's what vacation is all about.....

Monday, July 2, 2007

Sunny Sunday......

I felt like Noah last night sleeping....Not only was DB sleeping in the crook of my legs, Theo (Grandpa's Dog) was sleeping at my feet and Tinker (Nana's little doggie) was sleeping up against my neck.....meanwhile I look over at Shawn and he is spread eagle on 3/4 of the king size bed.....I am sure he slept great.....anyway on to today....I must say another great day in Pullman.....I am loving this sunny weather...so great!

So not too much today...Can it be that I just may be in a blogging slump! I doubt it......Today started off with Mexican food for breakfast....I LOVE Mexican food.....Its is my guilty pleasure....anyway today's breakfast was soooo good...We used leftovers from last nights dinner....I am not sure what the pork dish was called but it was slow cooked spicy seasoned tender pork (I am pretty sure it had tomatillos in it and other yummy fresh Mexican ingredients) that was mixed with spicy dirty rice.....anyway Nana Anna patted up the leftovers into patties and fried them up then I put an over easy egg on top with some fresh market made salsa.....Holy Cow soooo damn good! Ok, Ok, I have rambled on enough....it was just good......I love breakfast!

Most of today was spent outside....I am loving getting some sun.....I am so white right now I think you would need sunglasses to deflect all that brightness....man do I need a tan.....hopefully by the end of the week I will have some color......all the girls had good days.......I swear the yard factor make a huge difference.....they love being outside....they ask to go out the minute they get up.....today they played in Shawn and Joel's toy box that Shawn's Dad made when they were about the girls age or earlier.....its so cool....cool enough that Grandpa Jerry has decided to fix'er up for the girls with new rubber tires and a paint job.....today they also played with sidewalk chalk.....and what fun they had......they drew chalk bodies, Kiara kept saying "Drawing like Barney"....I must have missed that episode, I really don't remember Barney drawing bodies......they also drew on the house.....and drew just about everywhere they could with chalk.....too funny....they love it....

After nap it was off to the kiddie pool....Kiara loved filling it up....so much that she got a hold of the hose and soaked me while I was trying to take a picture......I was hot anyway, so nice of her to cool me off.....she thought it was hilarious and told me I needed to change my clothes. I love it when she tells me what to do, she is so serious when she says it.....she was also adamant about going into the little pool right after it was filled I tried to tell her it would be cold.....do you really think she cared.....she hopped right in...Mikiah on the other had did wait but it was still too cold.....They also got to go swimming today in the big pool so nice and warm and so refreshing....Love those solar panels Grandpa.....

So I have put together some pics from today.....literally all we did was play outside, swim in the little pool and the big pool, eat some great food and draw all over the outside including the house with sidewalk chalk.....you couldn't have asked for a better Sunday....
Pullman Fun

So here is a video of the toy box in action....it will be even more awesome when its all fixed up....The girls sure had fun playing in it....oh sorry for all the squeaking, the soon to be added 18 rubber tires will take care of that....

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Sunday, July 1, 2007

And life slows to an almost stop......

AHhhh what can I say....."Pullman"....I tell you it is so nice to be here. I so needed a vacation which is funny since I really only work part time.....Oh yeah just so you know we did make it and of course last night was way to crazy too post.....but the craziness is all gone as I sit here after a wonderful sunny day spent outside, smelling of bon fire and good wine.....The trip over was good after a hectic crazy day at work followed by Lila's 4 month appt then finally on the road....We rolled through some serious rain storms on our way.....but we arrived to find a sunny evening....and boy were the girls excited to finally be here....they barely slept on the way here....I swear car rides are seeming longer and longer with them....

Today all was up early.....Lila and I were up like clockwork at 5.30ish....and then I heard Mikiah wanting me at 6.20ish I went in to see what she wanted and when I did the paperboy came at that same time and got all the dogs riled up so Kiara woke up and wanted out of her bed and then Mikiah wanted out too. So it was up and out to Mommy and Daddy's room....which lasted all of about 10min until they wanted Grandpa, who funny enough wasn't up yet.....They kept asking for him until he was up....so funny....Since we were all up early we decided we would all go to the Farmers Market in Moscow.....I just love going to Farmers Markets....they are always such a good time and man did we get some good produce.....The girls shucked their first corn today....I was able to get a pick of the finished product...
I think I can sum up the rest of the day with a few pics.....and not bore you with the fine details!
Lila ate her fingers....

Kiara threw ball for Theo (while Db was MIA)......

Mikiah had a great time dancing with Sindy........

OH I am forgetting DB....well DB Slept in a lounge chair by the fire.....Lazy Dog!
As you can see we are off to a good start of our vacation.....We always have a good time in P-Town and we are looking forward to good times with Family and Friends this week....I just have to say its so nice to have a yard and spend the day outside.....