Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Scenes From Summer 2008

Do I dare go to the creek with the kids? The water is freezing.
I'm not sure if I want to get wet. You might say, "She's not very brave." I am though, this is the real me; no make-up and out in the bright son squinting. Now that's brave. I'm glad I can be real and candid with you dear ladies. It's a great feeling.
That water is very very cold and these kids are pretty fiesty.
As you can see. I got pushed in. We had a battle and lots of mud slinging. It was a blast.
Here's Daddy and me at the 4th of July parade. I love small town parades.
Sharon and her son Hayden came for a couple of nights. We had so much fun. We went thrift shopping, stayed up late talking and watching movies and sat by the camp fire.
The nights were perfect for staying up late and visiting outside.
Here's Stacey, Sharon, Harrison, and Hayden by the fire.
Oh what fun at the pool. Here's Garrett enjoying himself.
We are so excited!! We found this ice-cream place near the pool. It reminds us of our old fun place called Top Burger in Camas. Here's my boy riding his bike over to the ware-house. He drives a combine 10 hours a day. He would be driving, but he got so nervous on the driving test that he did not pass. He said he knew instantly that he did the wrong thing. He gets another try on Monday. Lots of shirts and pants to iron. I usually listen to the radio while I work.
Oh my goodness those humming birds keep me busy. Once I had eight of them visiting me.
They get so mad and scold me when it gets empty.
I made jam from three flats of berries. Yum yum.
He passed the written test, and just waiting for the driving test again. Way to go Harrison.
Stacey called me from one of our favorite swimming holes. He and the kids had taken the four-wheeler down there. He wanted me to bring a pizza.
So I did. We had a lovely evening. This spot is clean and rocky rather than muddy.

It was over 90 degrees that day.
I got this done, and it's nearly filled again.
Stacey and me waiting for the fire-works to start on the 4th of July.
Dad visiting with Uncle Ernie at our family reunion.
Sharon, Karen, Kelli, Aunt Maudie, Lori and Pam at the family reunion.
Garrett helping me with the peas.
I sat on the bank and watched Garrett and his friend swim. I sliced peas.
Sharon's son Mackenzie and fiance' playing their new worship cd they just released called Voice to Spirit. We are so proud of them. Their music is unique and Brittany's voice is so pretty. Harrison and his friends spelling Y-M-C-A, and having a blast on a hot evening. Well, that's all for now. I hope you are all enjoying your summer.
"The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song." Psalm 28:7


linda said...

Kathi, it looks like your summer has been awesome...thank you for sharing it with us.

I'm lovin' the outdoor pictures near the water. Hubby and I are looking to leave CA within a year or so and are seriously considering OR, WA or CO. I'd love to live on or near a lake or river. We're taking vacation in Sept and traveling to WA to check out some areas. Don't know if my hubby could take all the rain in the pacific northwest but we're checking it out. Any suggestions for us? Is Grants Pass a desireable city?

luvmy4sons said...

What a lovely post. What a lovely summer you have been having. Your family is lovely!

Sondra said...

So much fun! I feel like my summer has just been flying by with not a whole lot of fun stuff going on. You guys have been just having a blast! I hope Harrison passes his driving test. I am going to take Aaron next week but he is very nervous. He hates to fail at anything. He drove the other day and did good except he like to hug the curb! If I can just keep him in the road...LOL!

Michelle said...

Loved seeing pictures of your summer, Kathi...thanks for sharing them!

Congratulations to Harrison for passing the written test; I'm sure you'll do well on the driving test, too!

Thanks for your encouragement & prayers, Kathi...I appreciate it :)

Liz said...

Now THIS looks like a real summer.

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sweet Kathi!

It is always so fun to come visit you! You sure have been busy from family fun, canning to keeping up with the hummingbirds! Life is full and you are truly blessed! What a beautiful family you have!

Have a wonderful day sweetie!


Joyfull said...

Thank you for sharing your summer fun. It looks like much fun was had and great memories were had. Loved the pictures. You were so brave to go swimming in the cold water! I'm such a chicken, have to go in warm pools and I live in Flordia!! Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

What a fun summer and a busy one too. Aren't the days just flying by? I enjoyed all the pictures, especially the one of you and your hubby waiting for the fireworks. Hugs, Linda

Sharon said...

Yea for summer! Looks like you guys have been having a great one! I am so glad that we got to come and spend a few days with you, it was so much fun! I love your family and I love your place!

With a big hug,


Elena said...

It looks like you are having a great summer so far. Oregon is such a great place to live. I can't wait until my daughter is a little older and we can take her camping and swimming in the rivers and lakes near here. I enjoyed listening to the CD on the website that you mentioned. They have done a great job!

cherished*vintage said...

Hi Kathi! Thanks so much for sharing some of your summer with us. I would love to be right there along side of you slicing peas, making jam, swimming in the river etc... etc... You've reminded me of a few things I need to get done - like defrosting my freezer! Looks like you're all enjoying the summer!

Kelly said...

Oh what great times this summer has brought you!!! Many more blessings to come!!!
Oh and tell Harrison he is doing fine!!! I actually got into a car accident on the way to get MY license, doesn't get any worse then that! lol



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