Thursday, June 25, 2015

Yesss!!! There's an app for that!!

Thank the heavens...blogger has an app so I can upload photos and posts straight from my iphone!! Yippee 
So where do I begin???

Myron's senior prom....

I hate CATCH up!!!

Because everything is on my phone instead of my makes it REALLY hard to keep up with blogging. I just realized....there MUST be a blogger app??
Hold on.....

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Teen moms group

 So, im really excited about a group that I get to volunteer/mentor with, Teen Moms of Kitsap County, although we pick up two girls as far away as Port Townsend. This program was created two years ago and is a non denominational organization although, it is Christ centered and we get to deliver a sweet gospel message at each function.  We have 18 girls and just 5 leaders. The girls age out at 20 years old but many still come to the activities and stay connected. I was able to bring two girls that are like little sisters to me, Lizzie and Darlene. They live in Suquamish and go to the Native American Church that we attend. It was a lot of fun and I get to work with my friend and co mentor, Jillian Bateman. :) She organized a fun activity callled "Butt Charades" where we have to spell out the letters of the word with our...butts. Shes so fun and the girls adore her.
 We did a foot spa too! Each month, the girls come to the church, there is free daycare while we enjoy a nice dinner, the activity, and the gospel message.  June 28-July 3, there is a camp for these mommies in Oregon with about 150 other teen moms from the West Coast. I was asked to go, and I am really wanting to, i have all the kids covered but my little Kellen. Josh has Tues and Wed. off of work but, the other days, Kels needs to be with someone until he gets home. Any takers?
 I am really really happy....this fits my desire to work with young women and be a support to them. To lead by example and be more Christlike in my every day walk.

Love LOVE love....

Monday, February 23, 2015

Bellingham Visit!

Every year, Josh and I take turns on Valentines Day. This was my year. A bit belated, but, we took our new van on its first trip, to Bellingham to see my siblings and to look at houses.
Mae and Rylan had school so they had to stay, and the big boys werent too keen on coming on a romantic mini vacation.....Bellingham is one of my favorite places to visit but, as far as moving there, we just didnt feel the sense of community that we are looking for....
Rocket Doughnuts is one of our favorites....
We stayed at the brand new La Quinta Suites and had a suite to ourselves. I was very impressed with the customer service, full breakfast, and amazing pool/spa. Oh yeah, we brought Kellen.

 My brothers, sisters and niece and nephew came to join in the fun.
 My brother Eric and niece and nephew.

 I HAD to stop at Hendersen books. Its my favorite book store. Each time I go, I buy vintage Raggedy Ann books. Two this time that I didnt have already!

We took a scenic drive down Chuckanut Bay Drive.

 Above, my sister in law and little sister. Below, my little brother Greg, and Kells
 I babysat for an hour while my sister in law went to the Dr. Alice screamed the ENTIRE time.

 Another new favorite....a delicious hamburger joint right next to Mallards Ice cream. ELK burgers!
 and the reason for the trip...........ROSE ice cream. Yum

My sweetheart

Monday, January 26, 2015

6 months....seriously?

He's on the mend.....still coughing but, happy....this little man is just so amazing.....

I know....modesty.....BUT....look at his sweet hand on my wrist!!!

Sickness.....whooping cough....pneumonia

Myron brought home a present at Christmas time from his wrestling team...SICKNESS....
As we were driving to Montana, a fellow wrestling mama sent me an email stating that whooping cough had been confirmed in 5 fellow wrestlers. I promptly called his dr. and had a zpack prescribed. Unfortunately, the pharmacy closed before Shane got off work didnt get prescribed asap like it should have. I came home to a very sick Myron (not whooping cough) who then passed his lovely sickness onto more of our family. As soon as Myron was prescribed, Kitsap County Health Dept. got a hold of us and demanded that we all but put on antibiotics and to take Kellen into urgent care right away. Unfortunately....., Kellen got very very sick. Hospital sick.
He's home but, what a scare and now Shane is in the hospital......
People......VACCINATE your children!!!!  I dont want to hear about how vaccines cause autism and all the additives in you want to be responsible for a childs death? Did you know that Bainbridge Island has the largest out break in Kitsap County! Washington is listed as one of the largest outbreak states?? Oy! Vent over.....

Yes thats an IV!!! And yes....that is my closest friend and Kellens godmother, with him. I seriously could not be next to him when they put the IV in.