Thursday, May 31, 2007
So, in all sincerity, Shelly, thanks for raising the bar for the rest of us. Thanks so much for all you do for other people and to serve other people. And most of all, thanks for never rubbing it in!
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Even bathing beauties get camera-shy sometimes...
And the waves can really take a lot out of little surfers.
Thanks to Doug & Shelly for the group shots (and the foresight to take them!)...
OK, so we aren't actually surfers, but for once we actually saw some due to the rough waters! The big waves were fun to watch and would've been fun to play in, but they were a little too rough for the younger set, so we spent most of our time on the beach and in the pool. The weather was beautiful all weekend, with a nice breeze. After the illnesses that defined last year's trip, the mere absence of a raging stomach bug insured that the weekend would go down as a monumental success, and it did!
See more about our wonderful weekend on Shelly's blog...
Monday, May 28, 2007
I picked up the above book at a garage sale last weekend. I'm pretty skeptical, but I've read through most of it and it seems to have some good ideas even if the timeframe promised seems unrealistic. It was, incidentally, published the year I was born, and it cost me a quarter. I asked the lady I bought it from if it worked and she laughed and said, "Not on my kids!" which didn't give me high hopes. I think training yourself to follow the plan outlined in the book is the real challenge. If I could hire one of the authors to come and potty train Will (assuming they're still living), I'm sure it would go very smoothly. I've assembled all the "tools" and plan to try to implement the big plan on Wednesday. According to the book, he may be trained by lunch! I'll let you know how it goes...
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
Andy has also closed a door that connected the third bedroom/office to the kitchen. This required research to find the exact paneling, which we still have to stain to match. Below you can see both the bedroom side and the kitchen side of the new wall.
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Friday, May 18, 2007
We had a wonderful dinner tonight with our friends in McMinnville, Tim and Dana and their kiddos Samuel (aged nigh-unto-4, I think) and Laura Grace. Samuel is a sweetheart but that Laura Grace is T-R-O-U-B-L-E at just under a year. Her best (but not only!) stunt was to grab a gallon pitcher full of tea off the table and throw it on the floor just before we started to eat. A gallon of tea is A LOT when running across a dining room floor, we can all attest now. Besides the tea tsunami, there was also the tea splattered - and now running down - the walls, the broken Pampered Chef pitcher, and the likelihood of ants to come. Ah, the joys of motherhood!
Oh, a bit of advice to the writers of "The Office" (who I'm sure are faithful readers of my blog): Do NOT, under any circumstances, let Pam and Jim get together. The show may be ruined. Didn't you guys see Moonlighting?
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Although I am claiming complete possession of the weekend, a certain daughter of mine did have an 8-month birthday which coincided with mine. As you can see, she has been partying it up.