Thursday, 28 June 2012

Fun in the Sun...

Road trip! Tomorrow we leave on our road trip down the Oregon Coast to California! We're so excited for the day to come. Bags are packed and ready to go! Matt will pick me up at 4:30 once I'm finished work, and we'll be on our way! Can't wait!!! Before we leave, I thought I would write another post.
 A couple of months ago, we headed up to Cultus Lake for a fun photo shoot with my friend, and amazing photographer, Lori Johnson . We decided to take some photos at an old run down gas station and deserted house. We had a blast! The kids loved exploring and thought it was so neat that they got to walk through a house that was abandoned. I thought I'd share some of the pictures that were taken while we were having fun in the sun! Thanks Lori for such a fun day!

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Snapping pictures

The chaos is almost over. The school lunches, early morning wake up for the kids, bus rides, homework; the every day routine that is exhausting! Six more days of school and then it's summer holidays for the kids! I am so excited for that! Of course I'm excited for my own two weeks off, but am just so ready for a break from the regular routine. The weeks seem to be going so slow and the days going even slower. I know it seems like that because I am so anxious for holidays to start!
Today after work, the kids decided they wanted to get at the camera. Dinner was done, lunches made and the house was in somewhat decent shape so we headed out to the backyard to have some fun. They wanted to take some pics of me to play around with the camera! Here are some of the shots they took! As I look back at the pics that have been posted so far on my blog, they are all of the kids! I figured this blog is about the secrets of a working mom, and maybe I should include some pictures of me as well, so here they are! We had fun in the backyard and in the house while everyone took turns snapping away!

Hugs for mom!

Anna and me hanging out on the deck!

I LOVE my coffee!

Me brushing out Anna's hair after the shower.

Always time for a kiss....even if they're zoned out at a t.v. show!

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Odds and Ends...

Sunday. The weekend is over once again. This weekend was full of rainy days and puddles. Full of days laying on the couch cuddling and watching movies.
This weekend began with us hanging out Friday night. I was in the living room with the kids just watching a movie and talking to them about their day. Out of the blue, my daughter says to me, " Mom, how much were TV's in the olden days. You know, when you were little?" I couldn't help but laugh! I answered the question but added the response 'I'm not THAT old!'
Saturday we lazed around the house. A pretty typical rainy Saturday. We seem to be having a lot of those days lately! I must admit I'm kind of getting tired of the gloomy weather. We spent a lot of Saturday talking about our upcoming trip to California. Two more weeks and we get to hit the road for our long awaited road trip. I think we're all super anxious to see some sunshine and feel some warmth on our skin! It's going to be fantastic! We organized some odds and ends to start prepping for our vacation.

Sunday of course, was Father's Day! The kids made some lovely homemade cards for Matt. We went up to the lake and went to the park. Along the way, we stopped at a thrift store....Thanks Matt! We're now all cuddled up again on the couch watching a movie. All of my kids love any movie that involves either skateboarding or surfing...we're watching a surfing one tonight!