Last week (before our later mentioned family vacation), my poor Mama-in-law, whom I love dearly, had to have her sweet Atticus-doggie put to sleep. I tear up for her loss every time I think of it. He has been in the family for about 10 years. We ALL loved him & will miss him terribly. Goodbye, Atticus. You were a good dog & the prettiest kitchen rug the world has ever known.
FAMILY FUN DAY:
A few weeks ago I decided to show the kids a good time. We ventured out of the house & went somewhere really unusual & exciting. Yes, this is WalMart.
Dino givin' the boys a ride.
My kids are good sports.
Oh the thrill.
GIRLS' NIGHT IN
A couple of my sis-in-laws, Melanie & Jubilee, came into town a few weeks ago. We decided to have a girls' night. I wasn't too sure what a "girls' night" was. I had heard of one before...........
Olivia showing off her gorgeous lipstick!!!
We made cookies with Grandma (who never actually lets me take pictures of her, so this is the best I could do). Fun was had by all.
Last week we went to Seattle to attend my Cousin Julie's wedding. I didn't have the presence of mind to get any pictures of the actual wedding. We had a great time visiting family. Got lots of pics of that!
On our way home from this trip our car broke down. We got towed to North Powder, Oregon, a few minutes away from where we had broken down. We stayed in a fun little motel for the night. Fortunately, it wasn't a major problem with the car & was easily fixed. It ended up being kind of a fun little family adventure actually.
My other "little" brother, (the afore-mentioned 'Uncle Mark'), with his oldest child, Asher & me with my youngest child, Whats-His-Name. I used to change Mark's diapers. Now he's changing his babies' diapers. *Sigh*
Me bribing my little nephew Zander (only 1 wk older than Isaac) with some chocolate so he would pretend to love me.
Lastly (well, technically.....the car breaking down & us getting stranded in Powder, Oregon over night was "last"), here is a picture of us visiting Nanny & Papa (even though I didn't actually get a picture of Nanny & Papa, grrrr.....) with all the grandsons on that side of family. My step-sis-in-law, Leisa's little boy was just adopted from Africa. It was a long wait for her, getting him here. He's finally home with his new parents & we're all so happy for them. Marshall is the baby in my other step-sis-in-law, Kate's arms. He is another adorable, new & welcome addition to the family. Garrett is that handsome 2 yr old boy in "Uncle Todd's" arms. The rest of them are the ones that came out of my body. I still find that hard to believe.