February 28, 2011


I just got an email that started "To the class of 2015, welcome to Sherwood High School..." How did this happen? How is my baby going into high school? I am so proud of the incredible young man he has become but I miss the boy who would cuddle up to me while we watched Scooby Doo. Time is going too fast! Too fast!

February 26, 2011

The beach

Wow! I have been absent from blogging for a long time. Lots going on and I will share more about that later. This week Brian and I had the opportunity to get away for a few days. Uncle Brad came up to visit and he offered to stay with the boys while we went to our favorite place in the world. The beach! We prefer the warm kind of beach but we will take any one we can get. We went out to Lincoln City and stayed at our favorite hotel out there.

This trip was a first for us though. Oregon beaches are always cold but this time it snowed! It was crazy! We got to walk on the beach while snow swirled around us. It was like we were in a snow globe. It was so much fun! The weather would go from sunny, to cloudy, to snowing in a matter of minutes. The last day was clear but in the 20's. Crazy!

Our time away was very relaxing and provided a much needed break. For that I am extremely grateful!

From our balcony

Horrible picture but it is snowing on the beach!

Back to beautiful the next day!

February 8, 2011

Things Parker Says

"When are you going to buy more popsicles? I miss the occasional lime popsicle."

February 6, 2011

Someone's been sleeping in my bed!

Super Bowl Sunday

Today is the Super Bowl. It is a bittersweet day for me. My Grandpa Roy died on Super Bowl Sunday. I can remember it like it was yesterday. My dad and I watched the game in silence, lost in our own thoughts and grief. I knew I had lost my grandfather but what I didn't know was that was also the day I lost my mother. She was never the same after that day. As some of you know, my mother and I are estranged and have been since that time.

The sweet is the joy I get watching Anthony enjoy all the festivities. ESPN has been on since yesterday. Today I am going to spend the day with Tyler doing some crafty stuff. To those who are watching the game, enjoy!

February 5, 2011

Chocolate Candy

Tonight Brian, Tyler, and I made chocolate candy. It came in a kit and had four different colored chocolates and molds. It was easy to do and we had a lot of fun. Brian is bummed he can't eat the final product! Too bad!

What do dogs think about?

Rolo looks so sad! Actually, he was irritated with me for taking his picture while he was trying to take a nap. He got up and moved to the other side of the bed. Add picture taking to the list of things Rolo doesn't care for. What does he think about though? I wonder if I would really want to know.

February 4, 2011

Week 3 homework

This week was working on white balance again. Here is what I got.

I like this one because you have one duck with the green and yellow but the duck behind him, sort of hidden among the sticks, is black and orange.