Sunday, August 23, 2009

New Addition

I have been trying to make this post for a week now. The pictures finally loaded! We've had Sounder now for 16 days......but who's counting.

No, we didn't remodel....we got a puppy. Welcome, Sounder Egli! Sounder joined our family this past Thursday after flying to us from Missouri. He is so stinking cute! Sounder is an Australian Shepherd. He's feeling a little under the weather as he caught a respiratory infection from flying...poor little guy. We do love him already. Ask me in a week and maybe my answer will be the same...

Thursday, August 20, 2009




Today was no ordinary day. Today was monumental. As most of you know, 5 years ago, I had a waterskiing accident. I wiped out slalom skiing and shattered my knee cap. 2 surgeries and 53 physical therapy sessions (not even attempted to count the amount of vicadin), my knee was as good as it was going to get.

Today, I skiied for the first time since my accident. I woke up with an upset stomach and thought I was catching a stomach bug. Little did I realize it was nerves. I was nervous out on the water so I decided to just get it over with.

I got up right away the first time and took about a 5 minute ride behind the boat. Then I let go. I was itching to get out of the wake but thought against it.

The next time it was my turn, I did it....I went back and forth across the wake a few times and then let go.

It wasn't wasn't hot wasn't dynamic....but it WAS! I did it! I will never be fearless on ski's again but I felt that joy of doing it once again.

Friday, August 14, 2009


The boys in my house (including myself) love the soccer channel. MLS games are recorded and watched by my boys....Caden especially. Caden will watch the same match over and over again to the point that he knows at what minute during the game the goals are scored and will watch them over and over. This morning, he's watching a game and counting down 5...4...3...2...1... and then the goal is made. Cracks me up. Yesterday, he came in to the office excited and said, "Mom, you gotta come watch my favorite goal!" I watched it on tv and live as he reinacted in the family room while watching himself. Can you say, OBSESSED? I love it!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Random Tag-Here You Go Tami

What is your current obsession?
Orange Vitamin Water 10
What do you hate the most that everybody else seems to love?
100+ weather....I prefer mid 80's myself
What are you wearing today?
black pants and green shirt
What's for dinner?
Taco Soup
What would you eat for your last meal?
Dessert and lots of it
What's the last thing you bought?
A church shirt and shoes for Christian and a rug for the kitchen sink
What are you listening to right now?
tv commercial in the background
What do you think of the person that tagged you?
I think she's hilarious...definitely a thinker
If you could have a house, fully paid for, and totally furnished anywhere in the world, where would it be?
My current house...I do want a family cabin.
What is one of your hobbies?
Cycling, reading
What are 3 things that annoy you most?
1. My kids invading my personal space 2. Being talked about for no reason 3. Laundry
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite piece of clothing in your wardrobe?
What is your dream job?
Other than Mom.......something that doesn't feel like work but fun that I can control my hours. Haven't found it yet.
Describe your personal style.
Cheap but looks expensive. That's what I try be the critic.
What are you going to do after this?
What inspires you?
Other people, desire to do good
Who was the last person you kissed?
What are you currently reading?
750 page novel called The Outlander
What delighted you most today?
Buying a new shirt and eating far.
By what criteria do you judge a person?
If you could pick a talent, what would it be?
I wish I could paint (not walls but art)
The rules: 1. Respond and rework; answer the questions on your blog, replace one question you dislike with a question of your invention, add one more question of your own.

Monday, August 3, 2009


Ok, so the title was to just reel you in to want to figure out what I'm talking about. Did it work? I figured it wouldn't be very interesting if I just typed FAMILY VACATION. Our trip in a nutshell.

Mossyrock for a few days and my aunt and uncle's place which we dubbed Fuzzy Balls: included two days at the lake and one at the ocean at Long Beach. Record breaking heat but great fun with the family.

Then on to central Oregon to East Lake near La Pine and Bend for 3 days of camping in a 1700 year old volcano. We hiked, went through a lava cave tube, fished, and swam.