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Lovely Weather!!

 Sunday, July 15, 2012

And by lovely weather I mean NOT over 100 degrees!!  Today's message at church was "Trusting God" and talking about Psalm 23.  Which is easy to say, but not as easily to live by.  Especially if you are like me and like to have a certain matter of control over situations and putting your trust in somebody else is difficult.  It is a learning process and will someday be easy for me.  I am a big believer in the sayings..."Everything happens for a reason."  -AND- "God's plan will be revealed in time".  Which is extremely difficult since I am less than patient.

 Boys love playing by the water after church.

Connor has beyond amazed me this week with his excellent bike riding skills.  I am SO proud of him.  This week was the very first time he attempted riding his bike without training wheels.  Actually, he hasn't had much interest in riding bikes -- I have been known to bribe him with skittles and chocolates :-/

The boys love spending time outside:
This is the face I get when I tell them it is time to go inside...

But on occasion, we do some fun crafty inside projects, like painting:

Here are a couple videos:

Finally found my all-time favorite summer fruit here all the way from Yakima...
Rainier Cherries!!!  Yummm

And apparently I have been on a vegetable kick this week...

Well, until I went to this BBQ place and this was the option...

Here is to another great week...

Jenn XoXo


Fireworks & Fun

 Sunday, July 8, 2012

The message from church that most made me think was 'treat others and do for others how you would want to be treated' - not even sure a specific bible verse was used, but the church had just wrapped up a Summer food drive.  So, it is my goal to start looking at where I can help within the community.

We had some fun celebrating the 4th of July...

Apparently I am a sucker for cheap crap they sell that breaks within a few hours!
But they sure were entertaining for them waiting for the fireworks to start!

Then, the morning of the 4th, we got up and went and fed the ducks -- they had so much fun.  And there were turtles too to feed.  So much fun!!  I took my other camera too, so I am pretty sure I got some really cute ones of them -- once I have some free time, I will go through them.  Ha.  

And the boys sang a birthday song for Grandma on her birthday.... too cute!

Red, White, and Blue star cookies....yum :)

The boys got their choice of pizza for dinner....
 I think they most enjoyed the pizza dough.   But I sure LOVE this pizza...
And of course, a beer compliments pizza perfectly...

Then we went and watched more fireworks with friends...always a good time!
And here are some highlights of yummy food, I am a bit obsessed with all things food:
Pineapple Salsa --- delish!
Roasted red pepper and tomato soup with this amazing parmesan cheese bread!
Roasted portebello burger with teriyaki sauce and melted cheese.  So easy to make.
And this is easily my favorite thing to make -- roasted veggies made into tacos.  

And just because chocolate makes everything better, this trail mix makes for a tasty treat.
Enjoy the week!

XoXo ~Jenn


Happy July!!

 Sunday, July 1, 2012

Happy July!  I got a quick run in after church today and it RAINED --- it was lovely.  Running in the rain is my favorite thing to do, but it would have been much more enjoyable if it wasn't still 90 degrees.

In my attempt to continue to update family & friends far away with pictures, I have come back to the blog that I hope to update each Sunday.  Let's see how it goes!  (I had attempted to start a new one, but just decided it was too much work!!)  Here it goes...

Favorite reading from church today...
Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself.  Sufficient for a day is its own evil.  -Matthew 6:34

Also, during church this is how Connor was entertained during church -- a 'word find'.  He much enjoyed it.

And from this week...
Boys started a new school, they love it. 

My Dad celebrated his 50th Birthday --- I wonder where I get my crazy love for pink all things weird...
Yum....a nice glass of wine :-) is the real reason I run (on occasion).  It just means less guilt.
 Oh these boys...gotta love them!

 I think I told Dylan to pick a movie.  Lesson learned.
Connor loves to take my phone and take self portraits.  LOL.  

And that's my randomness for the week!  Have a great week!!

XoXo ~Jenn


Flashback Friday!!

 Friday, January 20, 2012

Happy Flashback Friday!!  This is a photo from High School before a school dance with my adorable little sister, Kylee!  She is now in 8th grade---WOW.  Crazy how time flies :)


Happy 5th Birthday, Connor!!

 Monday, January 16, 2012

This little man is 5!  I can't believe that it has been FIVE years!  Where has the time gone?  I can't even imagine in another 5 years....yikes!

Connor has turned into an amazingly caring, sweet, smart, handsome, and so very artistically talented little man.  I couldn't be more proud of him. 

Here are a few of my favorite pictures to recap him as a little tyke:


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