Saturday, July 29, 2006

Out of Town on Business-Guessing Contest

Tomorrow, Sunday I will be going out of town for one week. I will be helping a brand new call center staff and get ready to open. I will be going to New Mexico to a large city. It starts with the letter "A" and ends with the letter "E".

I will pay the first person one dollar who guesses where I am going AND spells it correctly!

A Few More Pictures

Here are just a few random shots. I was holding Courtney and Camilla and when Parker saw that, he had to climb in the middle.

More Pictures at Deceiption pass

So,while you were all off walking across the bridge taking your life in your own hands, here are some pictures that got taken while we were waiting.

Here Are Some Pictures

Couldn't get them attached for some reason.

OK, So I Am A Little Slow

We had a grand time as you heard from all the other posts the family did of our trip for Mom Bell's funeral and family reunion. It was an event getting 15 people in three cars and all staying together. With Shandy being VERY prego, she had to stop at each gas station and rest stop along the way. At every stop it just made me laugh at trying to get everyone in the cars and get on our way again. I still stand amazed we didn't leave one of the kids at some gas station along the way.

I am glad I was able to make memories for the kids to laugh at for YEARS to come. How would you feel if someone told you your brand new car's engine lights were flashing red, then pulled over to the side of the road? How would you feel if you had to walk from the parking spot, up a zillion stairs (didn't find the elevator until later)get sit down, and have the sun beating on your face with the temperature 100 degrees? How would you feel if you were trying to get everyone in the car at a certain time so we could make the game on time and someone (I won't mention names) was still swimming 5 minutes prior to departure? Sorry I hurt your feelings Darren....I will try to be more sensitive next time, and yes, thank you for being the first one to the car! How you got ready in 5 minutes I'll never know. And yes, I would prefer a car hit me on Deception Pass rather than look down at the water.

Anyway, thank all of you for the memories also!!

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Yard Update

I took a walk around the yard today, and thought I would like to share. Here are a few pictures of the yard. Our tomato plants are HUGE. That is what happens when you put fertilizer stakes near them and water them with the "Gift Certificate Watering System". As you can see, there are a few tomatos hanging on the vines.

Friday, July 07, 2006

A Hike With the Sweets

After work today, we received a phone call from the Sweets iviting us to go for a ride with them to Silver Lake, up by Solitude. We felt very honored to be invited. The G'Kids were so good and fun to be with (so was Sam and Carrie). Here are a few pictures of our adventure.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

"Oh What A Feeling"

Just as we were getting ready to leave for the camping trip, I heard from the Toyota Dealership that the car had arrived. So Saturday, after arriving home from camping, we went to the Toyota Store and came home with our new Prius.

As you will note, the chosen color is Silver. (Thanks to all who gave their advise).

It has some pretty cool features. I will have to have Jon and Kristi show me how everything works. I can even use my cell phone's Bluetooth to talk hands free while driving.

I have to take it back on Wednesday, and they will Tint the windows... Pimpin!!

All this and great gas mileage!!

Sweet Family Campout

We were honored to be invited to the annual Sweet Family Campout. The trip started off with a huge issue--Carrie will explain in great detail I am sure. Let's just say the departure time was delayed from 10:00 am to 4:00 PM.

It was HOT, but we had a great time. Carrie will do a better job explaining all the fun/interesting things that went on. (She is much better than I)

Enjoy a couple of photos.