Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Goodbye old pal.

He used to run super fast even having only 3 legs.
He loved to chase birds and squirrels. He was known to jump in to lakes and chase ducks for up to a half an hour, just swimming after them.
He really was a sweet dog. Loved to love and be loved.

I admit that I was put out a bit by this last year with him. He was not the dog I had loved for so many years. More of a shell of that. I know that is what happens with age. I know that is part of caring for a animal companion. It was just hard, and I feel bad for all the frustration I had when he had to be carried up and down stairs, for being mad that I had to clean up dog urine or crap at least 3 times a week and almost every day in the end if I didn't get him outside in the AM. The thing was though up until the last few weeks he still had that happy look a lot of the time. Not the last two days though. He looked so out of it. His body seemed so worn and so sad.
I will miss you Angus!

Rosa saying goodbye

Saturday, July 25, 2009


Woohoo, the heat is ON! It has been in the upper 80's and will venture in to the 90's soon. That is pretty darn hot for Seattle. I have been sweating all day!
The kids have been enjoying it though. They have been swimming and using our new bigger than life water pistols.

Anything to keep cool. I'm more of a 75 degree weather girl, but I will deal with it. Beach trips and open windows helps.

I HAD been doing this great running routine the past 3 weeks, of course my vacation to Ocean shores with the ladies totally screwed that up. Instead I was eating, frolicking on the beach, and hitting the Indian casino! Did I mention eating? Oh the fried food!! It was fun though. A lot of laughs. I didn't have my camera, but I'm sure some crazy candid shots will pop up on facebook ;)

Monday, July 20, 2009

4 Years old

My last baby was born 4 years ago today. He is such a bundle of sweetness topped with bizarre boy energy.
We had a bbq for him yesterday. We broke out the water pistols. You can imagine what happens when you give kids ages 3-9 water those things. Water and fun and of course some tears lol.

Today we just hung out, went to the beach and I told him that I would make him anything he wanted for all his meals HIS choice. So for breakfast he chose dutch babies, lunch he wanted mac and cheese lol, then for dinner he requested lasagna with salad and garlic bread. IM FULL! IT was good though. For dessert we are having fruit pizza. YUM!( sugar cookie dough cream cheese sweetened and fresh fruit yum)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Summer fun

What a summer. We have been so busy. With camps and swimming lessons, and just playing outside! Yesterday we went to a youth circus that had children doing neat acrobatic stuff. The kids enjoyed it for sure. My little man's birthday is coming up too!
I have a large amount of back up photos to post. I may do that in the next few days.
My outside garden is really flourishing. It is almost jungle like. The best part is the humming birds! I keep trying to get photos of the little guys. I have a few but they aren't great.

August also got ANOTHER hair trim courtesy of his big sister. She was trying to make hat for him. In order to do that she needed to cut the fabric around his head. This resulted in the unfortunate loss of a chunk of hair. I kind of tried to fix it, then I decided to leave it and let it grow out.

Berry picking

Monday, June 29, 2009

Frozen pizza??

Is this an acceptable dinner for 3 growing bodies? hmm the answer is YES. If you have 3 kids and your home with them and there is nothing else to make them, and taking them to the store would cause me to go insane.

Don't worry, its not like I gave them donuts for snack earlier...o.k guilty again.

I promise to feed them broccoli, tofu, and various fruits tomorrow ;)

Sunday, June 28, 2009


Summer is here, the kids are out of school, and we went to 2 BBQ's today! Actually, me and Rosa went to one, but the others went to two. Veda and August were super tired. They played ALL DAY! The first BBQ had a jumpy house and the second had a trampoline, and we also played kickball there. It was fun times all around!

Thursday, June 25, 2009


I wish I could fast forward to 3 pm tomorrow. I don't like funerals..who does? I get that people can want to goodbye and celebrate this person that meant so much to them. I just don't get why we have to do it together. I guess that just shows how people grieve differently. I know it is going to be so sad. I feel fortunate that I got to have last moments with my wonderful grandmother. I said goodbye in my own way while she was still alive. I feel like funerals make you go backwards in the whole grieving process. Again, it is probably just me. OR maybe the funereal is the finalizing of her death... ugg.
I will miss her, so many will. I dreamt about her last night and I just kept hugging her, she looked healthy but I knew in my dream she was sick. It was nice though, to hug her again.

Charlene "Pat" (Anderson) Gehri Loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend passed away June 20, 2009 at age of 81 surrounded by family after a long and courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was preceded in death by Charles, her first husband of 51 years, brother Bill Jordan and grandson Joey Schroeder. Pat will be remembered for her dedication to her family, her love of gardening, reading, travelling and baseball. She drew great strength from her Catholic faith and was a member of St. Ann Parish for 58 years. She also enjoyed her time working at both Safeway and Frisbee's Bakery for many years. Pat is survived by George Gehri, husband of 10 years, daughters, April (Walt) Schroeder, Pam (David) Bishop, Sandy (Ken) Goodrich, Kelly (H.A.) Bales, 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, brother Bob Jordan, sister Donna Beritich and their families. Funeral services will be held 11:00 on Friday, June 26th .. Reception to follow. The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors at the Franciscan Hospice House and Dr. Tom Baker and staff for their care and support. Memorial donations may be made to the Franciscan Hospice House, 2901 Bridgeport Way N., University Place, Wa. 98466.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Rosa eating bugs....

He he, kidding it is a salmon berry. Kind of tart, but very pretty!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Fathers Day

To all the great dads, and ones learning to be great dads!!

Also to my hubby, who is a wonderful Dad to my crazy kids!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Computer glitch

I have tons of photos..from the zoo, and the park the other day. My problem is my computer keeps freezing when I try to access them. SUPER annoying.

I went to the dentist yesterday..good news NO cavities! WOOHOO. I have a really nice dentist, after all the years of crappy ones and as a child mean ones.

I REALLY want a Rootbeer float, that sounds so good I could even see myself going to the store to get the ingredients.

My Veda only has 3 more days of preschool then she is officially a kindergartner! Amazing how fast time flies. She is going to do great, I know it.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Funny Talk

While at camp a few weeks back, Sebastian and I got to witness the teaching of a 4 year old..to another 4 year old.
August was sitting with his buddy who is about 8 months older than him. This boy has a excellent vocabulary; he talks perfect, and is always a wealth of 4 year old knowledge.
They are sitting across from one another chatting away..
Boy " This is your pointer finger" he holds up his pointer and shows August.
August looks at his fingers and holds up his middle finger instead.
Boy " Oh no, you can use that finger, that one is BAD LUCK!" So they both put the middle fingers up and look at them before going on to the others.. Me and Sebastian are cracking up at how serious the conversation was and how cute they were.
Boy" Now this is your thumb, it means everything is good" So they both hold up their thumbs and smile, so pleased with themselves.
After that we left the boys on the grass to do more important finger talking.

Zoo post

Driving the tractor..

Coming soon!!! Here is a preview :)

What does a Lion do Auggie?

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


How can I be tired and hungry when I slept 10 hours last night and I have been eating EVERYTHING!? Maybe the working out I have been doing again? I'm hoping to do a 4 miler today. With all that is going on, running feel cleansing. This can be good and bad. Tearing up on a run is kind of awkward!
I must go outside to enjoy the sun now :)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


It is coming up! The weather is warm every day, my plants are beginning to bloom and I saw a sneak peak of something to come...

Strawberries!!!! YUM!
Running though the sprinklers and catching sights of butterflies!

August has had some hard times leaving me lately so I decided to do some momma- son time and we made some oatmeal cookies. They turned out super good. We used the recipe from this new baking cookbook that I really like.

I don't have any after photos of the cookies! I got too lazy :)

Monday, June 8, 2009


Love is so much stronger than I give it credit for sometimes. Right now my heart is breaking because I'm losing someone I love so much. She is one of the most kind, and loving person I know. When I was little she would make the best hot chocolate and cinnamon toast I had ever eaten. She also had the most beautiful garden,and when I was small I would love just see all the blooming flowers and run around like I was in some sort of wonderland park. I have so many wonderful memories, I know I'm lucky to have been loved by her. When it comes down to the last moments, love is all that matters.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

A month ago today..I blogged.

That is a long time to take off blogging. I don't think I have any followers anymore! OOPS. Life gets in the way sometimes I guess.
School is almost over for the kids. They have some summer stuff planned, but now I'm not sure enough. The girls are fighting like crazy lately. It is really annoying and tires me out!
We went to Rosa's school camp last week. It was one of the best so far. We have been to 3. The kids had a blast, the parents and teachers taught fun classes too. It was beautiful there too, we got the best weather. Even if it was a little too hot, we had nice big trees for shade.

Today I actually got my camera out at the park and took a bunch of photos. My nephew is totally in to Auggie. It is very cute how he tries to copy him and follow him around a bit too.

He had just woken up and was not ready to smile for me.

Sam has amazing strength! I love the look on his face as he hangs there! ha ha I cant beleive how fast he is growing!!

Mama and her girls. Ruby just got the cutest hair cut.
They both wanted mama's lap.

Cousin hugs

Thursday, May 7, 2009


I was trying to do self portraits when I was TRYING to do photo a day...Still trying ha ha.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

rain rain rain..

The rain is falling and watering my pretty plants. My garden is beginning to fill out and look nice.. Just a few more weeks and it will be really nice.

Monday, April 27, 2009


Don't worry she was all helmeted up during our street venture!

Well the run went pretty well. Rosa had a hard time on the last hill. Her bike is kind of heavy. She did good though. 3.5 miles with hills, that is my girl!
Unfortunately I pulled something in my lower leg. I rolled my ankle in the last block. The weird thing is my ankle doesn't even hurt now, it is my side calf it is SUPER tight and hard to walk. I cant point or flex my foot without pain. Sucks. Oh well. Hopefully it will heal soon.
Here are some photos from the past day or so..

Mr chubby cheeks

Joyous Veda Jo

Sunday, April 26, 2009


I'm about to go jog with Rosa. She will be riding her bike on the 3.5 mile run. I'm excited! I hope I can not freak out and worry while she is on her bike.. She is a good rider though. Wish us luck!

Thursday, April 23, 2009


Yeah I'm crafty. I have been doing a lot of crafts lately, but have been too busy/ lazy ha ha to take a photo. I did take one tonight, although from my camera phone, so it is crappy. I made a oil cloth lunch bag for the family. I had this cloth left over lying around and looked up a tutorial online here. But I also found two other ones here, and here. The last one looks easier than the one I used. I do well with picture directions.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Itchy eyes!

I got to work in the yard today, which equals itchy eyes and sneezes. It was nice though, the sun was out, August was on the trampoline , and Veda helped me weed the garden.

Sunday, April 12, 2009


Today was filled with sugar. Rosa was so excited last night she could barely sleep. She kept waking up worried she had slept too long. They woke up and found their eggs and their baskets and starting the sugar marathon.
Unfortunately for me I have a dumb cold, It sucks. So I have not eaten as much sugar as I had hoped..
All in all it was a good weekend..I got to go out and watch a friend's husband's band, and hang with the family too!

Thursday, April 9, 2009


Once again the sweet old blanket( AKA Night-night, AKA Lion) is missing. It has been almost a week now. I cant find it anywhere. I'm pretty confident the last time I saw it was Friday ( last week) day time. Then I left and when Sebastian put the kids to bed he couldn't find it. Now for the life of me I can't remember if I took the kids somewhere that afternoon..somewhere he could have left it. Anyhow we are 75% sure it is somewhere in the house. I have fully cleaned out August's room including his closet..under his bed. It is not in there. I know it must be in some strange place that we have not looked...any ideas??

Saturday, April 4, 2009


Goodness I love the sun. It was such a pretty day today. The kids were able to be outside for a long time too.