Sunday, October 21, 2007

It is pumpkin picking time!

This is our second year visiting Bauman Farms! You can visit their website at They have tons of things to do -- corn mazes, hay mazes, a wooden fort, apple sling shots, hay rides.
The kids survived the completely dark hay maze (it only took them 1 hour and 45 minutes to get all of the way through it), a corn maze (that had seen better days), and the pumpkin patch where we ended up with 206 pounds of pumpkins!!!!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

A message from George Carlin

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints.
We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time.
We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.
We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.
We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor.
We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things. We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice.
We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.
These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes.
These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill.
It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete...
Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.
Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.
Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.
Remember, to say, "I love you" to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.
Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.
AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.~ George Carlin

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Fall is here!

It has been a while since we posted so we thought we'd send out an update. Matt is now working at Dick Hannah Subaru/Lincoln/Mercury as Service Director in Vancouver, WA.
Brandon is staying busy with school, band, scrabble and chess clubs. Ryan is still loving football and Tyler is our soccer boy! Tori is active in Jazz and Musical theater. Ryley hasn't shown interest in any of the fall sports this year and so he is just enjoying school and video games. Sarah is keeping me busy as my full-time playmate!

We put our house on the market this weekend! Hopefully we can get it sold by ourselves. You can view the blog we set up for it at

We are actively house hunting in Vancouver/Camas/Salmon Creek Washington, but have yet to find a home that is large enough with a big enough yard. We don't want a huge yard, but large enough to keep our active Boxer out of trouble would be nice!