Saturday, November 12, 2011

Kayaking in the bay

Thought I would show one of the fun things we got to do together this summer. We rented double kayaks and spent the whole day down at the bay with John's parents. It was a blast and quite the workout. Our kids are little fish, and possibly their favorite part was to hold onto the kayak and be dragged. Love love love this type of thing that we can do together as a family.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

It's been a long time. For many reasons I haven't updated in a long time. Didn't feel like it, didn't want to share my life with the world, busy, no one cares anyway, etc. I am updating with some pictures of the last few months. They can't do justice to all the many things we have done together, but suffice to say it has been really busy but also really good. Good times just enjoying our life and fun kids.

our Carrie turned 5!!!

quick trip to Alaska to meet my new nephew, Adam

downtown Anchorage with Grandma and cousin Anna

zoo with grandma and grandpa

clowning around at the zoo

apple picking in Julian with grandma and grandpa

mom and I apple picking

we got the whole orchard to ourself. really fun

Carrie's favorite activity-playing with our new baby chicks

three girls in soccer.

Jack watching one of his sissies at soccer practice

our little soccer lover. she scored 4 of the 5 goals last game

Josie and Jack- we refer to them as our twins. They have so many similiarities

Pumpkin patch day

cotton seed sledding at the pumpkin patch

Carrie made a pretty cute Madeline for the harvest festival

Carving pumpkins in the backyard. We grew the pumpkins in our garden.

the finished products

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Junior Carlsbad run

The kids ran in the Junior Carlsbad this past weekend. They really had a blast. Everyone got a t-shirt and a medal, which is always fun for a kid. John and I were really satisfied with the experience. It was very organized, and we feel it is a great thing to expose the kids to. Hopefully we will have 4 lifetime runners who like to participate in fun runs or competitions.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Cousins on all sides

My kids have the joy right now of having their cousins from both sides of the family visiting from out of town. My sister's two oldest children  are visiting from Alaska, and John's sister is visiting from Ohio. Her two oldest came over tonight to join in the cousin fun. They were just finishing up ice cream and playing on the patio, and I requested they sing us a song. They really got into it and belted it out for the whole neighborhood to hear.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Jack's favorite song


Jack sings this song every day throughout the day. So sweet to hear, and I had to get it recorded before he got older. Now I have a cute video clip for his wedding.

Sunday, February 6, 2011


I had a 6 day fast of facebook which was really good. I am now on limited viewing times :). I think this will work better for me. I don't ever want to be a twitter person. Too much sharing and info. So we will see how it goes. Long live privacy and information control!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Goodbye Facebook

Yes I left facebook and I don't think I will miss it. For those of you who noticed and came looking for me, HI! Facebook endlessly annoyed me, so I think I am taking a long extended break. Hopefully it will free up some of my time. I figured my friends who know me will know how to find me online, and if you want to chat just give me a call on the telephone. I like the sound of your voice so much better than the sound of typing keys. Talk to you soon, Rachel