Monday, December 2, 2013

Sneak peek Derek and Krista Pictures

My hubby and I had the great honor of meeting Derek and Krista while we were working with the high school band at church. A time in our young married life that we both look back on very fondly. The kids we were working with are adults now and many raising kids of their own. Funny how time can change those relationships from students to peers and dear friends. Anyone who knows these two just has to smile, truly two people who make this world a better happier place. Their love for the Lord and dedication to serving him is inspiring. I am looking forward to meeting their little girl Glory and seeing what amazing parents they will be. Thank you both so much for allowing me to take your pictures and as always it as a joy to spend time with you!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Fall leaves

Technically it is not winter yet right? Even if after this post is written I am going to set up my Christmas tree. I just had to share a few pictures from a sunny fall day a few weeks ago. I love this time of year and all the pretty colors, crisp mornings and warm afternoons, pumpkin muffins and a hot cup of tea! I hope your fall was full of simple moments that turn in heartwarming memories.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Apple Orchard

Miss C's first grade class was headed to the apple orchard for a field trip and she was so excited to go! I had to be the one to break the bad news that the field trip was after we moved to the new house so she would not be able to go. Well what you may not know  is she had one of the greatest teachers around who invited us to join her and her family at the apple orchard on a Saturday morning so Miss C could still go with her teacher to the apple orchard. Not only did the amazing Mrs. Myers meet us there with her adorable kids and kind hubby, she was not feeling well at all, her hubby had a bad tooth ache but they smiled through the whole morning. I know there are lots of great teacher out there and we have been very lucky to meet some of them and have our kids in their classes. I however feel really blessed that both kids had Mrs Myers for Kindergarden and Miss C had her for part of first grade but the best part is she became more then a teacher  but a good friend also. Thank you Mrs Myers for a wonderful morning with your sweet family and for being such an unforgettable teacher and friend! I'm really bummed we forgot to get a picture of you and your family while we were all together. 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Pumpkin Patch

I'm back! Moving houses, a new job and a new camera have made updates near imposable. Happy to be back editing pictures again and so very happy with my new camera!!! We went to the pumpkin patch the first weekend in October and the weather was perfect. An morning of pumpkin donuts, hay mazes, face painting and lots of friends and family was the perfect way to start the day. We were so excited to join the Germer family and most of the Jones family for the day. After a great mid day at Lee farms we then headed over to grandma and grandpa's for our annual cookie day. More pictures on that later.

Monday, September 16, 2013

NWSL Champions

So you may already know we are big soccer fans in this house. We watch every Timbers game and cheer them on no matter the score :) So when Portland announced a women's team we were excited and I could wait to show it to Miss C! We have had so much fun watching the games and she has become a big fan of Alex Morgan, Ali Long and Christine Sinclair. She even had a chance to meet them this summer and get her Alex Morgan book signed by the team. When they won the championship Portland announced a special meet and greet at Jeld wen field. Only bad thing was it was to be on the second day back to school. Well this mama asked her friend to join her and headed down there on the max to get a tee shirt signed for my little fan.
   Here are a few pictures from the ceremony...

 Way to go Portland thorns!!!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Back to school

 They are off to another great school year! Mr C is very happy to have his two best friends in his class and the fabulous Mrs Hale as his 3rd grade teacher.

 Miss C. is super excited to have Mrs. Myers and Mrs Strande this year in 1st grade. Mrs Myers was her Kindergarten teacher as well. She was surprised that morning to find a friend that she new from preschool in her class!

They were both pleased with the first day of school and now enjoy the time with with their teachers and friends. This mama however misses them like crazy!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Friends and Family

Just talking to me about what they like about Wallowa...

 Becoming Jr Ranger together...

Spending time with Grandma and Grandpa

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Happy Birthday Grandma

Happy Birthday to my wonderful Mother in law! The last few years we have celebrated her birthday dinner at Terminal gravity a local brew house close to camp. The kids love playing in the creek while we wait for dinner. The fresh breeze and relaxing evening makes for a great night!

 Brian and his dad often dress alike on accident but tonight it was me and my father in law :)

 She reminds me of Laura Ingles :)

 Mr C and his buddy Miss S

 Miss S's friend who Joined us this year another Miss S

Daddy and his girl!