Monday, August 31, 2009
This is my one of my brothers Geoff. He is a very nice guy and you are never bored when he is around. Always makes me laugh and he loves Sami to death. My favorite memory of him (so far!) and Sami is when he and Sami and my mom and i were in the car. Geoff was driving and Sami was sitting in the backseat behind him. Geoff starting screaming! Sami was probably only 6 or 7 at the time so of course she would imitate him. Which is what I am sure he wanted. They would take turns screaming at the top of their lungs. It was great fun and it bonded them together more that day! Back to the picture...... This is Geoff and his daughter Katie on the day of her baptism in June. She is so cute. She is daddy's little girl. This was the first time Geoff has baptised one of his kids and so it was a very special day for him and for Katie. We all felt like we needed to be there to support them both. It was a great day.
This second picture you can really see Geoffs personality and how much he loves Katie. He is so much fun and when ever I think about him it brings a smile to my face.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Sami and Christabella. Two peas in a pod! They look so pretty.
Inside the retirement home. This picture doesn't do the room
justice. This room is gorgeous.
We were following the bus to the park and
girls spotted us through the back of the bus!
They are posing for Sharri. They think they are cool 5th graders!
The park has this cool teeter totter that bends up and down!
I think the kids liked it!
Sunday, May 17, 2009
This post is dedicated to the coolest dog in the world Lollypop! AKA "Molly" She loves to ride with us to pick up Shawn from work. Then she hangs out the window and waits for him to come outside! It is pretty funny to watch. She has Shawn wrapped around her tiny finger. Or paw in this case! Shawn swears that he doesn't like dogs but I heard him say just today, "I have never loved any dog more than I do this dog." We were bored waiting for him (cause he never comes out when he says he's going to!) so Sami decided to let Lollypop eat her Dum Dum sucker I picked up for her at the bank. Lolly loves Dum Dum suckers! She kept kissing Sami's nose! She smelt like cotton candy for hours after. A step up from doggie breath I guess!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
The first two are of course of Sami! I especially love the first one. She is so cute! She is holding a dead crab and is fascinated by it. She suggested that we should give the crab a proper burial so they burried Mr. Crab and hand made him his own grave marker!
We came across this mermaid sand sculpture! When I first walked up to it it kinda freaked me out. It looked so real I had to take a picture. Sami thought it was "cool but scary!" Doesn't it look like there is a real person underneath? I hope not! If there was they were washed away when the tide came in!
On the way out of the park I told Shawn I wished he would steal the camera from me once in awhile and take a picture of Sami and I. I have all the cute pictures of the two of them and hardly any of me with Sami. No fair!! I was there too.
He took the first one and then told us to make crazy faces! I like to scrapbook (when I have time) and was already composing a layout in my mind and made Sami and Shawn pose for 2 more pictures. I think they turned out nice. Sami was so funny! She makes me laugh all the time! The pose for their crazy picture was her idea. "Deep Thoughts" by Shawn and Sami!
BRACKETT'S LANDING PARK EDMONDS, WA 09 MAY 2009
"George Brackett founded Edmonds in 1876 and established the first sawmill here in 1899. Logging and shingling were at the centerof Edmonds' economy. At one time fourteen mills lined the shoreline from Brackett's Landing to Olympic Beach. The last mill in Edmonds closed in 1951.
This site was purchased in 1963 and named in honor of George Brackett. The jetty was constructed in 1989; in 1993 upland improvements were completed.
In 1970 the city created the adjoining Underwater Park; a 27 acre marine preserve and sanctuary. It was one of the first underwater parks on the West Coast. The site includes tide and bottom lands developed with features and trails for scuba divers. Collecting marine life, fishing, or using motorized boats is prohibited."
Can't wait for next Saturday to come. What fun adventure will it bring?
Monday, May 4, 2009
I was happy to hear for the first time in awhile the sounds of Sami's cello coming from her bedroom. She could be a great cellist someday. She has decided next fall she is going to try the Flute or Clarinet. There has also been talk of the Saxophone. Secretly I hope she picks the Flute! She loves the Cello but I think the decision has come from her being sick of carrying it around!
In July we are going to Utah!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait. Stadium of Fire here we come. I remember going as a kid. My Aunt and Uncle took us. It was so much fun. I have always wanted to take Sami. I am happy this year I get to. I will be sure to take earplugs when they announce "The Jonas Brothers"! We have extra tickets and I asked my brothers if they wanted them and they laughed and said they aren't going anywhere near that place. I wonder why! Party Poopers! Sami's best friend Christabella will be in Utah with us. She is very excited to finally show her all the places she has told her about. The list is long! I can't wait to take a million pictures. Hurry up July and get here; You are coming to slow!!!!!
Monday, April 27, 2009
This was easier to instate than I thought it would be! There were no tears, no arguments, no pouty faces until I suggested more time for some of these..................
I am looking forward to spending real quality time with my family. And also of kicking Shawn's but at uno again on game night!
Friday, February 27, 2009
And today I took this picture of the two girls.........
I can't believe how much of a difference one year makes. They are becoming young ladies and have broken out of that little girl stage. It makes me happy but also a little sad. Sometimes I wish I can put little moments in her life in a bottle and fasten the lid down tight so they can't slip out. Before I know it, it will be time to tell her goodbye. So for now she has to deal with me taking lots of pictures. Keepsakes that I can hold and look at when the time comes for us to let her venture out on her own. Unless she forbids me to take anymore!
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
They looked so funny that Shelley and I were laughing I and couldn't hold the camera still. The first picture came out blurry. But then on the 2nd picture......
my 2 nieces Michelle and Donavan were laughing so hard at each others faces that they couldn't stop!
Finally on the 3rd try I managed to hurry and snap a clear picture!
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Those are Jolly Ranchers in their mouths! Who knew Jolly Ranchers could be so much fun until................
They get sleepy and fall asleep again! The Hoodie Gangsters aren't so tuff when they are asleep are they!?!
Especially not when you wake up and mom pulls your hoodie strings so hard you loose all but your eyes and half your nose!Even though I can't sleep in the car and I hate to drive while traveling I wouldn't trade it for flying and miss out on all the fun we have and crazy things we do along the way.