Tuesday, September 30, 2008
I found this wonderful free program called Picasa 3 that I downloaded yesterday. This is probably a program that most of you are aware of but I was really excited to come across it. I have been enjoying making collages and organizing our pictures. It is so much fun to see pictures of Lindsay and Caleb through out the years and it brings back so many memories. Some of these pictures seem like yesterday -time goes by so quickly! We love you two so much!
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Monday, September 29, 2008
My brother Neal was here on a business trip so he was able to spend the evening with the kids and I. We had tacos for dinner, played some Wii, and watched the Steelers - too bad that Scott is on a business trip as well because he would have enjoyed watching the game with Neal! Anyway, we are glad that you were able to come - we enjoyed your visit!
Uncle Neal With Lindsay & Caleb
Spending Some Quality Time With Zeke
and then . . .
I had to check my linen closet as soon as you left. I figured you were up to something!
I don't know why you always have to mess up my nice, neat stacks!!!!
-Natalie, Lindsay & Caleb
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Thursday, September 18, 2008
I have this beautiful, enormous perennial in my backyard that has so many daisy like blooms. I am going to definitely move it to a different location when it is done blooming so next year it won't be taking over. As you can see it is about 8 feet wide and as tall as the fence. I am not sure what is is called though. I am thinking it is in the mum family since it is now blooming. What do you think mom? Call me!
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Tuesday, September 16, 2008
I just realized something. Time is going by so quickly. School has started, fall is arriving, Halloween will be here next month with Thanksgiving following the month after. And then in December, CHRISTMAS!! I was shopping today and saw Christmas merchandise being placed on the shelf. Now I know why. BECAUSE...
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Monday, September 15, 2008
Lindsay Is About To Eat One For The First Time
Caleb Enjoys Eating Blackberries
Finally Tried One And Decided It Was Not Bad
On Saturday, the kids and I decided to pick some blackberries in the woods behind our neighborhood. It is fun to go back there since there are trials that lead you around the neighborhood, by a river, and you feel like you have escaped to the mountains for awhile. We found many blackberries and picked a container full. When we got home we then decided to make a batch of freezer jam. We had a lot of fun. This morning we then enjoyed the jam on our waffles (except for Lindsay who is our picky eater!)
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This weekend I had the opportunity to go on our Relief Society Retreat to Beverly Beach. I must admit however, I did not want to go. If it was not for Kris being in charge of the retreat and her saying "You don't have a choice - you are going since you are my friend", I would have stayed home instead. But I must say that I am happy that I went. We had fun taking a walk on the beach, talking and laughing!! We stayed in a yurt which was really nice especially since there was electricity and a heater. Thanks to Kris, Sarah, Julene & Jackie, I had a great time!
To read a funny post on Kris's blog, click here!
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Sunday, September 07, 2008
Well the time has finally come - the first day of school. Lindsay is in 5th grade this year and Caleb is in 3rd grade. Lindsay is excited and Caleb is not. It was hard for them both to find out that many of their friends are not in their class but there is always recess to have fun with them. Here are some pictures!
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We went to the Oregon Coast Aquarium and to the Beach on Labor Day. The kids had fun at the aquarium seeing all the underwater creatures. After the aquarium we went and toured a light house and then headed for the beach for some fun in the sun and digging in the sand. It was a fun family day before the first day of school!
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Then we found an arcade and they played lots of games -
Then, after our second flight, we finally arrived in Ohio - very exhausted but excited to be there and to see Granny & PapPap!
And then drove by our "old" house-
That was a fun day (except for Dad and the kids who were bored after an afternoon of more shopping!)
Gramma saved 4 Saltine Crackers from one of her meals for the kids to feed the fish, ducks and turtles. I told them to break off small pieces to make the fun last longer.
There were many other activities that we did in Ohio but that is most of the pictures that I took. We went to Kirtland to visit the Church sites (I forgot my camera that day - so mad!) The kids had fun fishing, golfing and feeding the ducks with PapPap and Mom & I shopped a lot for school clothes and much more. Even though our trip was 3 weeks long, we also went on some another trips during our trip - does that make sense?? We went to Tennessee to see Neal & Sarah and to Alabama to see Wade, Heather, Collin, Trevor & Ryland. We also took the kids to Niagara Falls, but since this post is really long and there is so much more to come, I am going to create separate posts for the trips to my brothers and to Niagara Falls.
-Natalie, Lindsay & Caleb
To Be Continued ...
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After we arrived, we went out to Mellow Mushroom for dinner (DELICIOUS! - Wish there was one in Oregon) and went to paint pottery. That was really fun - Lindsay painted a cat container with a lid, Caleb painted a monkey bank and I painted a "You Are Special" plate. The kids had so much fun and they keep asking to go again. I did not take a picture while painting but when we were leaving the pottery place, there was a big chair that we took a few pictures on-
While at Neal and Sarah's, the kids had fun playing with their dog Capo, Lindsay went to Activity Days with Aunt Sarah and they both went swimming at their neighborhood pool. School already started there so they had the pool to themselves -
We also went to Cheesecake Factory for dinner one night - YUM!
We had a lot of fun in Tennessee. After spending a few days there, we were off again to Alabama to see Wade, Heather, Collin, Trevor and Ryland for a couple days. Neal, Sarah and Capo came for one of the days too.
The kids were so excited to see everyone and to go swimming in their pool. They were also excited to play some Wii games with Collin & Trevor -
Trevor, Lindsay, Caleb & Collin
And Lots Of Swimming -
Swimming With Ryland - He Is So Cute!
Lindsay Loved Playing With Ryland
The Boys Had So Much Fun!
Capo had a fun time swimming too.
There are also some funny videos on Neal and Sarah's site if you want to see Capo jumping off the diving board. It was really funny.
Before we left, we took some pictures of everyone -
We had a lot of fun with everyone - (The kids cried when we left). We would like to thank everyone for a wonderful time and hopefully we will see everyone again soon.
-Natalie, Lindsay & Caleb
To Be Continued...
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