Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Secret is Out . . . my baby girl is TWELVE today!

Noelle decided that she wanted to get her hair done for her birthday. So on Friday, I took her to my hair stylist.
Is she like her mama, or what?

I'm so glad she just wanted a trim. I love her beautiful blond hair

Afterwards, we went to Couer d'Alene park (our fav) and had a BBQ picnic birthday party, with family and friends.

Love the faces . . .
Lighting effects . . . a group effort

Gift time . . .


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Girl's Camp 2009

This year, our stake was fortunate enough to be able to hold our YW Girl's camp at the Boy Scout's Camp Easton - minus the boy, of course! (So sorry girls!)

Noelle, sittin' and chattin'

The YCL's singing for the other campers. Rachel is in the Tu-tu. Of course.
Ladybugs were EVERYwhere that week . . .

Yummy meals

Beautiful Lake Coeur 'd Alene

One of their fearless leaders. Thank you! You are wonderful!

A cabin at sunset

The biggest canoe I have ever seen . . .

Three silly girls havin' a good time -

Monday, August 24, 2009

A Day in My Garden. . .

A glimpse of a little red pepper
Yellow squash hiding . . .
In the corn patch, of all places!
Corn patch, pretty small one, compared to last year . . .
One of Isaac's chickens that he hatched
(well, he didn't hatch her, his incubator did, but you know what I mean)

Thornless blackberries (yes, Thornless. So Wonderful)
Ginourmous Thornless Blackberries!

Something a little different - Purple Pole beans. So yummy

So this is what a 2-year-old asparagus plant looks like?

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Family Time at the Oregon Coast

Fun Photos...


Isaac & cousin Christopher

Flip-flops and footprints . . .

Take a sweet, grandfatherly man like this . . .
. . . add an arsenal of water guns

an UN-limited water supply . . .
a little revenge (just kidding, Jeremy!)
. . . and what do you end up with?




Gangsta Grandpa, that's what!

Why can't I get her to pose like Rachel can? She just runs from me when I have a camera . . .

Me, just chillin, watching the kids (and Grandpa!) play

Seriously, he needs that thing surgically implanted (and he WON't use a Blue tooth thingy)
The clouds didn't come out until we were ready to leave - and that's a miracle, at the Oregon coast

Time to sample a little cheese at the Tillamook Cheese Factory
(really what we did was pig out on the delicious ice cream)

More Random Photos

Bare Beach Toes. . .

More beautiful and interesting things . . .