Friday, June 25, 2010

Brandon graduates from Middle School !!!

Well, the biggest event in June was Brandon's 8th grade graduation this month!!  Especially because he graduated from Middle School with 3 years of straight A's!!!  We are SO proud of him and he is definitely looking forward to High School this fall!

Congratulations Brandon!!!!

My parents with Brandon!!!

Where we've been....

Our computer crashed a few weeks ago and LUCKY FOR US, we've had our SECOND hard drive crash in 6 months.  The good news, is we learned our lesson the first time, bought an external hard drive and didn't lose EVERYTHING!!!

I am hoping to get a few blog posts in this evening with updates on what we have been up to!!! 

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Portland Peddler .....

The kid's new means of entertainment.....riding my bide and towing their siblings in the bike trailer.  I think Ryan may be able to get a job with Portland Peddle Power in the future!!!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

The sun arrived today....

After 21 straight days of rain, the sun decided to visit Portland today!!! 

Matt and I took a trip to Home Depot this morning and stopped by Willamette Falls on our way home.  After 21 days of rain it is completely filled to the rim.  Amazing the number of huge trees that went over the falls in the short amount of time we were there.

This evening we set a fire in the bonfire pit and celebrated the clear skies with Smores!!!  Tori and Tyler, and their sidekick Charger stayed by the pit until dark reading and visiting.  According to the weather report the rain will be arriving again late this evening.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Memorial day weekend

First and foremost this Memorial Day weekend, we want to thank all of our past and present soldiers for all you have done for our country and the sacrifices you have made.  We appreciate you!!!!

There was a radio ad that announced that they were having auditions for kids if they wanted to be on "The Disney Channel" and Tori was so excited we had to call and set up an appointment.  We took the photo of Tori before her "audition".  Unfortunately the "audition" was actually more like a timeshare meeting and for those that could afford to pay $3000 by Monday, their kid and an adult could go to "the" event at Disney World in Florida with an opportunity to meet casting agents in December.  We passed on the AMAZING opportunity, but Tori did great memorizing her commercial for "Gabby Jeans" and performing it on camera.

On Sunday  evening, Matt, Tori and I went to Cirque Dreams Illumination at Keller Auditorium in Portland.  Fooled by the "Cirque" we thought it was going to be a Cirque Du Soleil show, unfortunately we were disappointed.  The first half was okay, the second half, I was using the "flashlight application" on my iphone to see how much longer we had to sit through boring acts that were less than entertaining.  

We spent Monday afternoon with friends at a BBQ and had a great time... lots of great food, dad's vs. kids baseball game and I believe there was  a poker game using Barbie money amongst the teen boys at one point.  Needless to say, I forgot to take pictures...but we certainly had a wonderful Memorial Day!!!