Wednesday, June 23, 2010

"Are we there YET?!"

We are currently driving across country. (We just crossed the border from Wyoming into Nebraska). This is a beautiful land that we live in! Please check back in a few days to see our adventures!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Peachland Elementary School-Gotta Keep Reading Book Dance

Jess, Sam, and Sarah learned this dance at school. I think they did an awesome job! Watch and see if you can find them in the crowd. There is one great shot where you can see one of them really well... who is it you ask...just watch and see!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A Race to the Finish!

Sorry it has taken me so long to finish blogging about Memorial Weekend. We really had lots of fun. Saturday was as I already posted a day of blueberries! Sunday we were able to see a fireworks show that was ok. They had problems with the music, and it just isn't the same without the patriotic songs playing! Then Monday was packed. We got up early and drove back to La Canada so that I could race in the 10k. I set a personal goal this year to run a 10k without walking at all. (The other races that I have run I did a run/walk).

This first picture is of the start of the race. I am in that group! So are my brother and sister in law... they ran the 5k, but we all started together.

Coming in to the finish line. I was hoping to run it in less than 1hr and 15 min... my time was exactly 1hr! I am smiling here because there was so much family at the end to cheer me on... Deric and the kids, and lots of my in-laws!

After the race we had breakfast with family friends. Then we went and enjoyed a really fun (although a bit long) parade. After the parade we all went to some other friends for a cookout. It was so nice because all of Deric's siblings and their families were there too! (Except Andrew). The back yard was perfect for the kids and they had so much fun. Here are Nelson and Molly hanging out in the pool together. This was after we took off their soaking wet clothes!!
The girls playing on the wonderful swings!
Auntie Rachel with Molly and Wally!!
And of course when Deric filled up the pool he had to run around and spray the kids!
After the cookout we went back to the park for an outdoor concert with even more friends. It was a wonderful fun exhausting weekend that I feel like I am just now recovering from!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

2nd Annual Bluberry Picking!

Last memorial day weekend we went blueberry picking. It was so much fun that we decided to go again this year. It was a bit windy and dusty but we had a great time, and the blueberries were SO good! Here are Carrie and Sarah with our friend Darlene!

Sam, Jess and Nelson! They give you a tractor ride out to the blueberry field.

Wally...just hanging out!
"I can almost reach the berry!"
Keeping cool while picking. Unfortunately this is the only other picture of Jessica that I got!
One for me... one for the bucket... two for me.... one for the bucket!....
Uh... what exactly have you been eating young man?! Actually he was just playing in the dirt and it was so dusty and hot, he became one big dirty mess!
Too cool for words!
Hi everyone! Don't I look old enough to be let loose! Someone let me out of here!!
Mmmm... fresh blueberries!
What a great day! We picked just over 35 lbs of berries that have since been made into pies and jam. It was a great start to a wonderful weekend!