Monday, July 30, 2007

Marking Calves

I have never posted this many pictures on one post but this weekend Vicki had my camera and she took some really cute pictures. This weekend Travis's uncle Dave and Donna met us in Willow Creek to mark calves which is removing the balls from steers. They also wormed the cows and gave them antibiotics. Travis's parents also stayed the weekend and were a tremendous help. It was beautiful in Willow Creek and visiting with everyone was fun and we had some really good food.

Cole was such a little cowboy and helped his dad by delivering the supplies he needed once they got the calves roped. Carly took a nap in the air conditioned truck but she was in full form during the evening session. She is getting very big and she says haha after everything. I love them both very much. This is my last week of summer school and I can't wait to take the kids to play at the waterslides. Miss everyone and have a great week.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The top pictures are from our weekends at Trinity. Today I picked up the kids from Vickie's and came home and planted a tree along with another plant which I have spaced the name along the side of our dog kennel. I also transplanted some lilacs that I had in pots into the planters next to our dog kennel. I am planning on doing my cast iron gate trellis's either this weekend or next week. I have to go to Costco and Winco tomorrow after work and after the kids naps so I won't be in the mood after I get home. I may begin them while the kids are napping. I need to probably design the tests that I have to give on Friday but oh well. School went okay today but my class dynamic this session is completely different than my last session. It is hard not to take what the students say personally. I am a confident person but my ultimate goal is to reach and teach each one of them and when that doesn't always work I can't beat myself up. Teaching is a multi-faceted posistion. Well I am going to Willow Creek Thursday night and can't wait for some warmth and the smell of fresh air. Have a great week.

Sunday, July 22, 2007


Well, Summer is sailing by and I am enjoying myself. To take everyone back a couple of weeks from my last time I blogged I will begin with our fourth of July. I had the 4th of July off from school but Travis chose to work. Me and Kateri O'Rourke took our kids to the Arcata festival which was on the plaza. It was fogging but the kids had their face painted and we spent a lot of time together. When Travis got home from work he took the kids to a friends house for fireworks while I worked on my lesson plans. We packed up our camp at the lake and last weekend Cole and I were in Monicas wedding. The wedding was beautiful and we had a lot of fun with our friends and family.

Travis is working out of town and needless to say I had a new alarm installed on our house on Thursday. I love knowing that if something were to happen that I would have a back-up. It gives me extra security. Honestly, I am so tired at night I usually hit the pillow and I am out. I took another CSET test this Saturday and then we had a bbq at our house. We had a bonfire and visited with our family. Cole and Carly are getting big and last week I was able to pick Cole up from school and from their grandma's by 12:30 each day. That is a record for me. This week will be busier as I have a load of errands for work and home. I am again in the mood to do some new landscaping projects and I feel a couple changes in the next couple weeks. I have two more weeks of summer school and Vickie and I are taking the kids to the waterslides for two days before I enter my final year at HSU. It begins August 8th!!! Well I will try and blog more frequently. Miss you all.

Monday, July 02, 2007


The top picture is my kids playing with noodles while I try to get something accomplished. I read somewhere in a baby magazine that kids have fun sticking spaghettie noodles in a strainer well it isn't worth it! It took so long to clean up even with my chefs helping. The other pictures are from our weekend trips to the lake. This past weekend we had a blast and Clay my sister Rachelle's friend came up and it was good visiting with him. Carly is in love with him and for once she would just sit around the fire and stare at the bronzed beauty! Whatever gets her to sit down. It was nice to sleepin and not work on lesson plans. I am trying different ways to make my life easier and I will let you all know how it goes at the end of the week. Cole had fun at the lake and loves fishing. We took the boat out on Saturday and hung out on a beach which the kids love. I took a nap on the tube and actually started a pleasure book. Sunday reality set in. I took Carly to the pool while Travis and Cole went on the boat and just relaxed as she played. We left at 1:00 because Travis had to go to work. It was a quick drive home..... We are going next weekend for our final camping weekends. We have a couple weddings this summer and will spend the rest of our free time in Willow Creek. I hope everyone is having a great week.