Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Summer is over!

Well, the times and seasons have done it again, my summer is officially over. Kids started school today and that basically wraps summer fun up for us. I have done a horrible job of posting all our fun trips and pics so I just want to recap a few.

First off APRICOTS!!! They are one of my favorite fruits, and i love to dry them! We picked they all and headed home to do some canning.Taylor was more than willing to help out. I washed and cut and she put all the apricot halves in a neat little row around the dryer. In no time we had a dryer full of apricots. We did dried apricots and apricot fruit leather this year, yummy!

Next off we have our trips to the pond. If any of you have been to "Grandpa Roylance pond" you know how fun it is. They have a large pond with a dock, paddle boats, canoe's, fishing boats, water slides, rope swings, volleyball, and a castle. It is loads of fun to go!

Taylor's cousins came up from Utah and the girls had so much fun going down the slide and playing in the water.This picture doesn't do conners face justice, but he was scared to death! This is a pritty big slide, and ontop of dad's lap they go fast! Conner cryed all the way down and then for ten minutes after. Oh well, he'll thank us when he's older, right? oh and in brandon's defense, this was one of our first trips out in the sun, he's much tanner now.

Next we took a trip down to Utah. We have a home there we needed to clean up after our renters, and we visited the Family. Conner and Taylor get so excited to spend time with their grandparents, and they love their aunts and uncles.

Presley finally met her cousin, whom is just eight days younger! Presley and Kylee had fun in the tub. Kylee is walking, presley is not, so they didn't really sit too much together, but they got a kick out of eachother every once in a while.

We took a trip up to bear lake for raspberry days on saturday. It has been a family tradition of mine for years, all my childhood we went up with our cousins for the weekend. We haven't been for several years, so it was nice to have that tradition this year. We walked around the booths for a while, but it was soooo hot and we had a slight forchance of rain so we quickly headed to the beach.

The kids had a lot of fun playing in the sand and water. We got pizza for dinner and followed it up with a famous rspberry shake. The kids were all so tired by the time we got home, perfect plan.

Well, i have more pics of our trip to Utah, and I am missing some, and i'm sure this post is getting rediculously long, so we'll save some for another day. Happy posting.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

My Name

Saw this on beka's blog and thought it was interesting. Most of it actually really fits, i am a curious one!

What Jenica Means
You are fair, honest, and logical. You are a natural leader, and people respect you.
You never give up, and you will succeed... even if it takes you a hundred tries.
You are rational enough to see every part of a problem. You are great at giving other people advice.

You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.
You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.
At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.
You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.
You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.
You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.
You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

You are very open. You communicate well, and you connect with other people easily.
You are a naturally creative person. Ideas just flow from your mind.
A true chameleon, you are many things at different points in your life. You are very adaptable.

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
You have the classic "Type A" personality.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Well, seems like forever just went by when i realized i have not blogged for over a month!! yikes, sometimes time just gets away from me. not that anyone has been deeply saddened by my lack of postings, but i have intentions to not let that much time get away from me again. truthfully, i am so sick of my Internet connection, can we just say slow. it was one of those great deals where it's not dial-up, but it's cheaper than high speed, one of those in the middle things, yeah well, its just as slow as dial up! it takes forever just to load one picture! honestly when i post, it takes me at least an hour cause it's so slow. It's really been aggravating me lately hence my lack of motivation to post. I was going to post some new pictures of our trip, but something is wrong with the loader, so i guess they'll have to wait. We stayed out of town a little longer than we expected, we have a rental home that is now vacant and the yard was trashed, so we had to till it all up and re seed, arrrgh! people drive me nuts when they can't take care of things! it really bothers me cause they can just decide to not take care of anything, we're talking they didn't water the lawn for 3 years!!!!! all the trees, shrubs, flowers, grass, everything gone!! and the only thing I can do about it is hold their deposit, which i did, but that doesn't even come close to the cost of repairing everything, soooo frustrating. We've decided to put it on the market and hopefully sell it, but then that's frustrating too cause we can't get what it's worth price wise because of the condition it's in!! arrrgh! some people are definitely strange. I've kind of been down in the dumps lately, just seems like their are so many sad things happening around lately. My heart goes out to the milligan family for their dear sweet loss. Cynthia was such an inspiration to me. I just had a lovely conversation with her in a waiting room just prior to my vacation. It just caught me so off guard to hear of her passing, time is just so precious. i pray for their family. Whenever I hear of tragedies like this It just makes me so thankful to know that Families can be together Forever, and I'm so thankful I have faith in that. Well, hopefully I'll get some pics put up and be better at bloggin. till next time.....