Monday, June 30, 2014


The twinks started soccer camp today.. 
They said liked it but Courtney said she got hurt a lot. Tomorrow should be interesting since it's suppose to be 91*!

After camp we went out to the pool at Birch bay for a swim! 

We also switched chores today for the week and Courtney is in charge of the kitchen like loading/unloading and washing the stuff that doesn't go in the dishwasher... She did a pretty good job but I made her wash a few things over. Plus showed her properly how it needs to be washed ie. the food needs to come off the pot. She looks up at me with a smile as she's scrubbing away and says "it's gonna be a long week!" 

Fun day - Tuesday June 24 2014

Samantha HS volleyball camp in Ferndale this week so the twinks and I have been exploring. Yesterday we went to Pioneer Park and the library. Today we met some friends at the bowling alley and played a couple games.
Ate nachos and drank orange crush! Then I took them to Sonic for slushes w nerds in them. We then went to Tennet lake to get my mile in. I thought we weren't going to make it in time to pick Sam up but we made it...they even ran up to the observation deck. Beautiful hike, definitely do it again when we have more than a half hour!
Then we picked up Breanna came home and made tacos and hen went to DQ. Ok so my kids got a lot of junk food today... But they sure are happy!!

Monday, June 23, 2014


Such a rare occasion when a kid crawls into bed w us... 6 am Courtney came for some snuggles  

Sunday, June 22, 2014

The Great Nephew is one

Back pain

Yesterday I threw my back out. It was the worst it if had ever done it. I was down. I even took a Vicodin which brought then pain from an eleven to a nine. It was bad. I iced it a lot and did some yoga stretches and was thinking that today was going to be even worse but I am thankful to say that today the pain is at a six. This Is what it usually feels like when I do this. I really thought that I was going to have to go to the doctors that's how much it hurt. I think I am just going to go get a massage in the nothing and I will keep up on the stretching. 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Hiking Lake Padden

Took a different trail today at lake padden and it was steep! But still so very beautiful!
This tree reminds me of the Swamp Thing!

She always wants me to take her picture!

jack and I


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A glimpse

At this moment Courtney is reading while Sydney and Samantha are singing "let it go" in the mirror in the bathroom! 

This summer I have a chore chart and it's worth a dollar a day. They can only get that dollar if they do everything on the chart which consists of 20 minutes of reading, a grade level workbook, room clean and outside toys picked up. They have a rotating weekly chore of duties also. One week is garbage and floors, dogs-feed and pick up poop or dishes/kitchen. They can loose money by not putting their shoes away, crying, screaming, hitting, talking back etc... They get a warning but so far it seems to be working. They all lost their dollar the first day because they didn't read but they definitely are getting it. Sydney lost hers for throwing a huge fit and she didn't read. I have a jar for each of then with their money in it in top of the fridge and when they lose it they see me taking the money away so it becomes real to them. Hopefully this will make summer a little more bearable since we 69 more days left of summer!