Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Cub Scout Day Camp

Caleb and I went to cub scout day camp the last week in June. Caleb enjoyed, shooting the B B rifle, archery, fishing and the zip line. I enjoyed the heat, boys complaining they were bored, putting worms on hooks and holding everything the boys didn't want to JK LOL. No really, I did enjoy the zip line. In a surprising twist of events, Caleb was scared to do it and I wasn't! Here is a video of Caleb and I where Caleb finally does it and has a blast! He went on to do it 3 more times.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Home Again

Well our little traveler is home. She is taller, prettier and sweeter than we remember. It is soooo good to have her home.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Fell off the Wagon

What can I say, it was hot, I was thirsty, QT was right there. It had been 3 weeks and I caved.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Meet Winston

Hey everyone, meet our foster dog, Winston. We are taking care of him for Tulsa Boxer Rescue. He is a bit of celebrity. You may have heard about him in the news. Someone abused him by pouring something on his back that burned him. He was hurt terribly, but we are nursing him back to health.

He is a very good dog. He is potty trained, crate trained and knows some commands. To find out more about him visit and click on "Winston" at the bottom of the left column. We'll keep you posted on his progress!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Vacation in Woming

Well, I have taken a bit of vacation from blogging! We have only been home from our vacation in Wyoming for 4 weeks! We had a great road trip to Wyoming. The kids were very excited and so good in the car. Even Wyatt did well!

I think Chris and I squabbled more than the kids did! You have to remember that we are a flying family. We can drag four kids through the airport in record time, but lock us in the car (for the first time in 12 years!) and we had a few kinks to work out!

Wyoming was beautiful. We enjoyed every bit of it; the mountains, the water, the animals. It was great!

Of course, you can't beat family. There were 15 people, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and 1 ferret in the house of my cousin, Jenny, and her husband, Chris. They were great about it. If it bothered them, you certainly wouldn't know it. It was crazy though. Dillon broke his ankle and had surgery the day we arrived (baseball, lifeguarding abruptly ended). Aunt Marilyn and Uncle Mike found out they wouldn't be closing on their house and moving in while we were there to help them. Wyatt got sick with his first ear infections so he wasn't very happy and I think he kept a few people up during the night. Amanda graciously slept with her little sister. Aunt Marilyn and Uncle Mike graciously gave up their bed for Chris and I and the baby. It was actually Paul's bedroom that he had already graciously given up for Aunt Marilyn and Uncle Mike. They slept upstairs in Dillon's bed that he, with a broken ankle, gave up to sleep downstairs in Sammi's room. Sammi had already graciously given up her bed for Susan who now graciously gave it up to Dillon and she slept on the floor with Savannah the dog. Paul slept on the floor and helped Dillon in the middle of the night. Caleb, Dustin and Sammi slept somewhere upstairs, at least I think. Did you follow that? What is great is that we are all still speaking to each other!

Noticeable absent from the pictures were the teenagers. We did manage to see Amanda while we were there. We found her very well and having a good time. She is working at the pool and we were able to see her in lifeguarding action during Cosmic Swimming Night. Mama didn't want to embarrass her so I didn't take a picture of her at work! In fact, she managed to miss all of the family outings and stay out of all the pictures. We did not get one picture of the whole family together. Bummer!

Well, more later about our trip. We want to thank Jenny and Chris for the hospitality and putting up with our crew. I want to apologize for calling Chris wierd when I saw him riding his bike in the boonies. That road trip ABC game will really get you in trouble. LOL Thanks to Aunt Marilyn, Uncle Mike and Susan for rearranging for us, babysitting Wyatt and just in general having to deal with us. We loved it and we love our family very much.