Thursday, March 31, 2016

Date Night

We saw Star Wars.  I was shocked because I hadn't heard any spoilers.  I loved going on a date with my sweetie! Thank you for you dear babysitters! :D

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Cupboard Organization

I know of an excellent home organizer in our area. I paid her to come and help me get my kitchen organized. It was well worth the money! Then my friend, Kristen, came over (pictured above) and helped too.
I now have a pan cupboard,
Fruit, vegetable, drink powder and such drawer.
organized flours and baking supplies,

bowls, measuring bowls, and spices,
canned food,
and overall kitchen.
Now for that desk area. . . guess she's going to need to come back again!  Thanks, Stephanie.  If you need her information, let me know in the comments below. She's awesome!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Silver Falls


When K had hand, foot, and mouth disease at the beginning of February, there was a day that every one felt lousy, at least for the first hour until school had started.
Very suspicious, I can tell you.
We decided to do a day of nature appreciation and headed to Silver Falls, which is located in one of the most beautiful and scenic parts of Oregon.
It was beautiful! We met some of the local wildlife that watched us as much as we watched them.

We sang "I am a Child of God."  This helped us remember how incredibly blessed we are to have these wonders so close to us.



Took a lot of photos.
Stood all amazed at the love we've been given.

Found more waterfalls, bugs, and snails.
K had a book with her purse securely on her arm for the whole walk.  She loves that purse.





Then we went to the big falls that you can usually walk under, but on this day there were logs falling down it so they weren't letting people go under it.

But we did get the opportunity to take photos on the other side of the canyon from it.
These are the days that I think homeschooling but be magical and I long to do it because we learn and appreciate so much when we go to see these marvelous things and recognize a few more of the blessings we  have been given in such abundance.  All but R went to school the next day (and of course, not K. She's not old enough yet).

Monday, March 28, 2016

New Hairdo

Recently, I felt the need to change my hair.  Suddenly I was done with blonde and I felt it was done with me, at least for awhile.
And I went darker. It has a bit of red in it.
And I love love love it!
I did have a few people ask me in complete and utter shock, "Why did you change your hair?"  To them I just smiled and said something like, "I felt like it was time."  Never had dark hair before and it feels so good and I feel beautiful (which is the whole point of making your hair the way you like it).

Monday, March 21, 2016

Sky High Sports

We met up with Kim D., Luke and Sam.
 Can you spy R and K in the photos above. R, you were so responsible and helpful with K. Thank you.
 Sammy took a little break and sat with me for a quick selfie.  So thankful for these great friends!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Christmas Day 2015



 Santa had just come.  We made an agreement to a four-gift per person guide.One need, one want, one to read/play, and let's be honest, one more want. Then the ones from the grandmas and cousins. In short, we're really blessed!


At dusk we decided to go to the nature park place in Albany for a walk. It was so cold, but so beautiful!


 So thankful for this family of ours!