Thursday, January 24, 2008


At the Portland Zoo they do what is called Zoo Lights every December and you get on a train and ride around the zoo and look at the lights, so we decided to brave the COLD and enjoy the lights. These pictures dont do it justice. It was so pretty and the lights were so bright, but my camera kept fogging up.
Well Yesterday I had a doctor appointment, and I was so glad that Rick was able to come with me (he hasnt been able to make it to any of them yet because he has always had to work) Well anyways.. I was so nervous about something being wrong. I kept thinking the last week or two what am I going to do if something goes wrong? How am I going to explain it to my kids who are really excited to have a baby, let alone how am I going to cope with it myself? I got myself so nervous, that I almost expected the worse. ( I think sometimes we do that as a way to protect ourselves, I know I do anyways) So when we heard that heartbeat I just felt this huge relief!
I am getting SO excited! We find out if it will be a boy or girl in a week and a half. We are all counting down the days around here. Rick isnt going to get a day off until that day, so I decided I am taking that day off and we will spend some time together, then we will go get the girls early from school and go to the ultra sound then afterwards we will go shopping and let them each pick out an outfit for their baby brother or sister. Well that is how that day is planned out in my mind anyways... Can you tell I have had alot of time to think about this and plan it out??? :) Well I have rambled on long enough.

This totally made me laugh so hard. Ashlynn had just got done doing her homework and went and got in the tub. Well I decided to go check and make sure she got all her homework done and this is what I found.
It made me laugh so hard when I realized what it said. I read her the directions and told her she was supposed to make up a story using all the words in the web. (which she didnt use them all just paws and raccoon) And I also told her that she was supposed to make up the title for it too. I had no idea she would get so creative...... So here is her story just incase you cant read her handwriting.
The title is "The Poopea Raccoon" ( I assume poopea is suppsed to mean poopy)
Wans apon a time ther was a poopea raccoon that love to poop he poops all around the world he dasint help the Earth. Kuz he has poopea paws.
I think we have been living in Oregon to long she is worried about Raccoon poop hurting the Earth......Needless to say when she gets out of the tub she will be having to make some changes to this paper so I couldnt resist showing you before she has to change it. I wonder what her story will be about when she adds in the other words (rings, fur, mask )she is supposed to use? I wonder if she will keep the poop theme going? :)

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Hello Everyone! I will have a new post very soon. I just need to figure out more about how to work this blog thing first.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Trailblazers game that Rick and Jason went to on his last night here. They had a great time.