I started blogging so that my family could see my children and keep up with as they grow. I love to sew and used to blog about that here on occasion. Now, I blog about my creations at miymdiary.blogspot.com with a friend. Stay here for to read about my family and visit the other blog for more on sewing!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

It's been forever....

I haven't really been up to blogging a whole lot lately (can you tell?), so I thought I'd share pictures from the iPhone since the last post.  Maybe some videos as well.
Warning: THIS IS LONG.

Alona is queen of the pout.

Drew is too cool. 

Alona the devil at Halloween. 

Thomas and Hera. 

Supergirl.  With powers. And ring. 

All our trick-or-treaters. 

The kids and I headed down to Arizona to visit my sister for Veteran's Day.  The van broke down on our way home- 30 minutes into the trip.  So glad it wasn't out in the middle of nowhere.  It was a Sunday, so we had to wait till Monday when things were open.  Rebecca had to go to work so she dropped us off and we waited.  These next few are in the little lobby.




The van in the back up on the lift.   

Alona selling friendship bracelets with her friend at Going To Town night. 

The kids dug a hole at the park and Drew climbed in. 

Ashley all dressed up.


Ashley trying some raw vegetable curry. 

The best raw pasta ever. 

Jeff. 

I flew to San Diego to visit my friend Jen.

We had hot chocolate on the beach. 

And watched the sun set. 

We saw some gorgeous plants. 

Back at home I shared green smoothies with the kids. 

Drew sure can sport a green smoothie 'stache. 


After 3 days at home I flew to Oregon to surprise a friend.  At her surprise baby shower.  We were hoping all those surprises would make her baby come out, but no luck.

We stopped at Fred Meyer and I had to get a picture hugging the avocados.

I also bought some Chucks in that same shopping trip. 

When I came home I made more green smoothies to share with the kids. 

Drew loves his trains.  His collection is still growing. 

Rebecca and family came to visit and we went to the Bass Pro Shop. 



We got new living room carpet.  This is what they tried to bring us.

This is what they ended up giving us.  Much better.

My friend and I participated in The Color Run.  Such a blast!

I helped Alona's class make stuffed owls for their class business.  They sold out very quickly.

I dropped my phone and got a 4S.  We had fun with Siri.

Ashley, Alona, and I completed a 5K together.



They had food for us when we finished.



I made the BEST veggie tacos.  YUM.

Alona continues to be a wonderful artist.


Natalie turned six.  A friend made a Hello Kitty cake.



I had an ultrasound on my thyroid.  It's huge.  I am avoiding having it removed.

Herbs are a part of that plan to keep my thyroid in tact.

We went to visit Rebecca and family for Anthony's baptism.

My sister Anna was there. 

We hung out in the park with my niece.

Drew loves to sit with his momma. 

Natalie likes to sit in laundry baskets. 
  
Drew likes to do whatever Natalie is doing.

Natalie on Crazy Hair day. 

Drew is addicted to the iPad.

Ashley went to the 5th grade dance.  It was a sock hop.

Ashley is done with elementary school.  Here she is with her teacher.

Natalie finished kindergarten.  She cried because she will miss her teacher.

I made a leek and swiss chard tart.  It was sooooo delicious!

I also discovered roasted, curried cauliflower.  Awesome!

We went to the lagoon and got sunburned.

I made myself a new dress.

It rained on the 4th of July and the kids danced around.  (It really only sprinkled a little.)

This boy loves pictures.

And his mom.

At Natalie's kindergarten celebration they all said what they want to be when they grow up.  (first grade teacher)
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Natalie receiving her kindergarten certificate.
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Drew being so cute and acting like a train.
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