Finally, it's almost here. Our much anticipated trip to AZ for Christmas. I am so excited to see our family again, especially Zach, it's just been too long. However, I still have two more days of work before we leave. Luckily, I had plenty of work to keep me busy yesterday, but I finished it. So I don't have a whole lot to do today and tomorrow. Ahhh, anticipation makes time go so slowly. Merry Christmas all!! I'll post pics when we get back :-)
Friday, December 21, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
So we had our company Christmas Party last Saturday at the Embassy Suites Hotel in down town Portland. It was phenominal!!! We had a gourmet meal, free rooms, drinks, and lots and lots of presents. I have never worked for a company that truly rewards it's employees with such a lavish event. Here are some pictures!!
Kathy B and Keith
Cindy and ShannonTerry and Kathy P
It was a wonderful night and I'm looking forward to next years party!!!
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
So we saw the first pictures of our niece today. It's so amazing to see her face and her features at only 5 months in utero. God has blessed our family once again with this beautiful baby girl. Check out Leah's blog for the sonogram pictures (they're amazing).
Here is the link to Leah's blog. http://brierrose.blogspot.com/
Friday, November 23, 2007
This year it was just Aaron, Me, and the fur babies. So I did what any other insane first time Thanksgiving Dinner Preparer would do and cooked. :-) Okay, so I went a little overbored. I must say, everything turned out perfect, no burning, over or undercooking, or any major disastors. We had quite the menu... Turkey, of course, with gravy, mashed potatoes, roasted fall veggies (acorn squash, brussel sprouts, and onions), green beans, cranberry relish, cranberry sauce, and all finished off with the pumpkin pie! It was so yummy and we have a ton of leftovers. Enjoy the pictures :-)
Saturday, November 10, 2007
2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (favorite ice cream flavor, favorite cookie)
3. YOUR “FLY GIRL” NAME: (first initial of first name, first 3 letters of last name)
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal)
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first)
7. SUPERHERO NAME: (”The” + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink)
The Sage Smoothie
8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers)
9. STRIPPER NAME: (the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy)
10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names)
11. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter)
12. SPY NAME: (your favorite season/holiday, flower)
13. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now + “ie” or “y”)
14. HIPPY NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree)
15. YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby/craft, fave weather + “Tour”),
The Fashion Overcast Tour
Brandy (Owner), Kathy P, Michele (Tigard Manager), Cindy, Dave (VP)
Kathy B (Financial Manager), Me ;-),
Charlene (Outside Sales), Chuck, and Chelsey
Sunday, October 21, 2007
So, October 4th my mom and dad came up from AZ to spend the weekend with us. It was such a great trip. It was a weekend full of dreams fullfilled. First, my mom got to see Multnomah Falls. She has always wanted to see them. Then my dad got to see the famous Spruce Goose at the McMinville Air Museum. He, also, had always wanted to see it. Here are some pics from their visit.
Mom and me.
The Spruce Goose
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Little Miss Leila with yogurt all over her face!
The toy that was once shaped like a cat. Max tore the legs and tail off one by one. Now the head is completely gone and they're just have of the body left!
We love our babies, and yes they are spoiled! :-)
Sunday, September 02, 2007
So we decided to take a nice little trip to Mt St Helens in the hopes of hiking around the area and seeing the gorgeous scenery. We also thought it would be nice to take the fur babies with us and have a mommy, daddy, and doggies day. After a 2 hourish drive we made it to the base of the mountain. Unfortuanately no animals are allowed on the trails so that kind of put a damper on things. We then decided to drive back down the road to see if we could find a nice spot to each lunch and let the puppers run around. Just a few miles down there was a dirt road that we parked at and had a nice little picnic. Here are the pics and vidoes. Enjoy!
Sunday, August 26, 2007
And now for the update! Gico is becoming more and more comfortable everyday and he is learning so many new things. His latest accomplishment is learning association noises. For example, when I give him a kiss he makes a kissing noise. When we come home or get ready to leave he imitates the sound of the door squeeking. He's still trying to talk with little success and he makes the custest chirping noises when he's sleepy. He is also becoming extremely protective of me; a trait we're trying to break him of. He doesn't understand that my makeup brushes aren't attacking me and so he charges after them. It's pretty funny, but I don't want to encourage aggressive behavior. We are also working on his clingyness. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm very flattered that he's bonding so closly to me. However, he is getting to a point of being too clingly. So we are working with "velcro bird", as I call him, on staying on play pen and playing while I'm in the room. He's doing better, but he still wants to be on me whenever possible. Most of all he's a sweet and smart little boy!
Our family friend, Marra, has a friend who lives in Perth, Australia at the edge of a wild life preserve. She sent some beautiful pictures of wild cockatoos and parrots that flock in her back yard. Enjoy!
What can I say, I'm a sucker for birds, especially toos!