Friday, October 23, 2009


Just had our first parent/teacher conferences yesterday. Girls are doing ok in school. Grades are good but they've been sick quite a bit and have some missing assignments They seem to be adjusting to the schedule and workload.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Public school, here they come

With much trepidation on my part, it has been decided that the girls are attending public school starting this fall. Jessica and Hannah will be at Memorial Middle School and Abby will be at Takena Elementary School (just 3 blocks away). They are really excited and Mom needs the break (health is not holding up)


Tuesday, August 04, 2009


It has been a long time since my last post. Most of my posting is on facebook now. We had VBS at SACC last week. We got a lot out of it including 3 sick children and a sick me. Still trying to recover.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Anniversary - 15 years

Tomorrow will be 15 years with the most wonderful man in the world.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Starting school:

As public school kids get out for the summer we will be launching our summer term. We've had about 6 weeks off and it is time get back at it. The girls are not thrilled.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

To all you mothers out there. Have a happy day. This will be Bryan's first Mother's Day without his Mother. We miss Phyl so much.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Testing done....

We finally got the girls' testing done this morning. Hannah scored in the 91st percentile and Abby in the 95th percentile for each of their grades. I'm exhausted and hungry.

Monday, April 27, 2009


It is that time of year again. Achievement tests for homeschoolers. We're doing practice tests this week.

I still wonder in the state of Oregon why homeschoolers have to test using either the California Achievement Test (CAT), or IOWA test of Basic Skills instead of the test that the public school children take?

Sunday, April 19, 2009

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Easter dinner put together by Bryan while I was in bed. (I did put the ham in the crock pot the night before, though)

We didn't make it to church this Easter but had a wonderful day at home.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Post surgery

This is me four days after surgery. Looks like someone tried to choke me to death!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Surgery time has come

Well it is finally here. Time for surgery is 1:00pm on Monday the 30th of March.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


My latest project is a baby dress. Still have to weave in the ends and put on the buttons but I think it turned out pretty nice.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Happy Birthday to me

42. Can you believe it? and I still feel like I'm 12 and planning a Kentucky horse ranch with my best friend.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Yarn, yarn, everywhere yarn....

Ok I admit it. I have a thing for yarn. Can't have enough especially when I don't know what I want to make next nor what colors I'll need. My husband doesn't get this!? I've been busy making baby beanies & booties, wrist warmers, kitchen stuff and whatever else tickles my fancy at the time. These are a few of the little animals I have made. I'm working on a pink piggy right now. Can't wait to see how it turns out.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Baby stuff

This is a picture of a baby 'snuggy' blanket, booties, & hat I made for our former youth pastor and his wife and new baby girl.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

So it's been a while!

We've been busy since the new year started. Abby turned 9 in January and Jessica turned 13 in February. Where has the time gone?

Winter has been trying this year:
We battled a flooding basement with the torrential rains. Finally got it under control. Who in their right mind would put in a basement where it rains so much?
We've had our share of sicknesses. Mostly head & sinus.

We're now in the planning stage of some backyard updates this Spring and Summer. The girls have pretty much outgrown their swingset (I'd say!) so it really needs to go. That would leave me room for a lovely pond; however, I haven't convinced Bryan yet. A pergola is in order for our BBQ and entertaining area. Tired of having our picnic canopies destroyed by the wind, we are. They always end up on top of the fence or in the neighbor's yard!

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