Friday, October 22, 2010

Mixed Emotion

This has seriously been my season of good byes! With all of them come lots of JOY but also lots of SADNESS!! My brother MJ leaves for Iraq next month. I am so proud of him! He is an awesome soliders...all of his Lt. love him and he moves up in rank FAST. He's always been a little smarty pants and has finally found a place that he can really use it! As I am so PROUD and EXCITED for him...I am also so scared and sad. This is a huge thing and it's super dangerous. Please be praying for my brother Mark Jason as he is going to be over there for at least 9 months.
MJ is in Mississippi doing some last minute training before he ships out. He resuntly sent our family this photo with the caption: "I love this job." I haven't seen MJ with this kind of smile in a picture for a long time. It made my heart happy and content. Love you MJ!!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Happy Trails to You!

We love to be outside!! And with the amazing Fall we have had, we've been on the GO like crazy!! Here are a few shots of the family enjoying our beautiful Oregon Coast and some of it's trails! We are so blessed to live where we do!

The view from one of our hikes

Logan always enjoys being the leader so we are often singing..."we're following the leader, the leader..." from Peter Pan

On one trail we saw TONS of Mushrooms. Logan said he felt like he was Mario in Mushroom land:) He thinks like his daddy, heehee.

Logan would go all day long.....we have to set a time limit or we would be out til Dark! Peyton really enjoys it too and does great. She's always been really coordinated.

I love this picture of the kids. They are just getting so big!

I hope we can enjoy some more dry Fall days!! We heard we are gonna have a WET winter! Maybe we will just put on our boots and rain coats and enjoy it;)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Chef Logan

I LOVE my job for many many reasons. One of them being the fact that I can make my very own schedule! I had this whole week off with my kiddos, which I love. There is nothing like just being home!! Logan really wanted to make a macaroni pizza! My friend Abbie had posted this yummy pizza on her facebook a while back and we've been wanting to try it!! SO...step on into our dinner adventure!
All you need is: Boboli pizza crust, Ragu-roasted gralic parmesan , and velveeta shells and cheese!
First you throw the crust in the air;)
Then you SPREAD your yummy cheesy garlic sauce.....PUT LOTS ON!!! Ours needed a little bit more.
Cook your velvetta shells and cheese and spread it all over the top of the pizza!
Smile for your mama on camera! And cook the pizza as the crust directions tell you to.
MMMMMMMMMMM!!!! It was soooooooooooo yummy. We are totally making this again soon!!!!!!!!!!!!