Sunday, September 26, 2010

Portland/Hood to Coast Relay

Ryan was invited to do the Hood to Coast Relay at the last minute last month.  We picked up and headed out of town to the beautiful state of Oregon.  We were able to visit with some friends that we hadn't seen in 4 years (thanks again Jim and Mel!!), see the sites of Portland, the kids tasted (and didn't like) cotton candy, and Ryan enjoyed running and meeting and getting to know other runners.  This relay is one where there are 12 members to a team that each take different "legs" to run and then take turns between the runners with each leg.  Your team runs for at least 24 hours with little sleep, but apparently this is fun!  Ryan had a lot of fun doing it and would love to do something like it again.  On our way home, we stopped at Multnomah Falls.  It was beautiful!  We tried to get to the top of the falls, but after walking up the mountain for a mile, the kids were done.  Maybe some day we will finish the hike!  Portland is beautiful though and Ryan and I would love to visit it again. 

Catch up - Griffeth family reunion- August

I am slacking on blogging lately.  So, I am going backwards.  We went to Donnely (near McCall, Idaho) for a family reunion with the Griffeth side of the family.  We enjoyed time with the cousins, played in the water and enjoyed the beautiful scenery, and found out our baby will not be the only one born soon!  At this reunion, Dani and Troy announced they are having their first and Becky and Greg announced they are due in Feb..  Yeah!  I was afraid our baby was going to be a loner!  Oh yes, and excuse my large prego belly.  I will try to get a better picture eventually. 

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Baby K's 1yr old pics

My friend asked me to take some pics of her baby girl that turned 1 today!  Happy Birthday Baby K!  She was a busy little girl and was hard to get to hold still.  She also did not want to smile and pose for us and kept telling us no and that she was all done.  Think we got a few cute ones though!  Thanks again Heidi for asking me to do these and hope you like them.  She was great practice!  Here are a few for a preview....

Monday, September 6, 2010

Our big 4 year old!

Preston's birthday was the beginning of August (I am a little late huh!?) and he is a big 4 year old now!  Can't believe how time flies.  We had some friends over for ice cream cookie sandwiches to help us celebrate.  He is such a fun kid.  He is so thoughtful and always leaves a car, toy, or stuffed dog on our nightstand for us to sleep with, loves to sing (especially songs from the movie Cars), play games, read books and of course, tease his sister.  Can't wait to see what next year will bring for him!

Family Reunion in Utah!

My family met up at a retreat in Utah for a few days.  It rained and hailed while we were there, but it was fun to see family I hadn't seen in over 10 years, see my brother who is now taller than me, climb some old stairs, play in the water and paddle boat under a really short bridge and just hang out.  Thanks again for everyone who planned it and made it happen!

My tomgirl

Ma loves the mud.  Can't keep her out of it half the time.  And this time, she was in a dress!  Thank goodness for Oxi Clean!


Don't you wish you could fly sometimes?