Friday, November 30, 2007

Thursday, November 29, 2007

So after last week's urgent care visit, i declared upon entering the gym yesterday that i was going to not be broken or take upon myself any sort of physical abuse and bodily punishment by them from henceforth (or something like that). Strangely ELEVEN people showed up, which is the most we've ever had, which was sorta fun i guess except that i didn't get to really play with the friends a whole lot that i had invited to play(and i got stuck on lame teams shh). Anywho, i ended up skidding across the floor over a loose ball skimmish with Mr S (stupid kids) and let me tell you, floor burns, in case you have forgotten as i had, hurt like a mother the second you stop playing, and ESPECIALLY in the shower afterwards, as well as every time you turn over in bed. ALL NIGHT LONG. No joke. (wait insert here the i never whine comment and you can have a good laugh all over again). My cousin zac, along with countless others have declared that perhaps i am to old for this but i respond a hearty NO (as well as leave me alone you big meanies. no one thinks you are funny).

side note: i did end up going to urgent care last night which seems to be my habit now, but this time it was with a friend. (who is fine and no one is dying and no you don't need to know who or why)

the end

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


So i'm not sure how it happened exactly.
I was almost positive i could go just about my whole life without having to actually cook a turkey let alone host a holiday meal. But somehow we turned down three different chances to bring a salad, pie, rolls, etc... and i find myself hosting (aka preparing) a thanksgiving meal for fourteen.
Anywho, my biggest worry is how to get it all done at the same time.
So far on my menu are Herb Roasted Turkey and Gravy, Slow Cooker Stuffing, Gourmet Sweet Potato Classic, Green Bean Casserole, Grandma Jo's Famous Mashed Potatoes, and Old Fashioned Paradise Pumpkin Pie (that i am going to attempt to make from Blythe's field trip pumpkin). I delegated my usual salad and rolls to my mother and my dad will bring one of his apple pies.
So... wish me luck!

Happy Thanksgiving! (i'll let you know how it goes)

Sunday, November 18, 2007


Blythe had a pretty fabulous time yesterday, even if she didn't have her party yet OR get to slip and slide. Here's a few snapshots of her day. (And for the record- this is one amazing 6 year old and i love being her mom!)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

the good ol days

So i think my favorite part of today was when beau told me about the time when i spanked him cause he peed all over the bathroom. And i think that memory would be even more special if i could share it with him. Or then again, maybe not.

Friday, November 9, 2007


So our Northwest Children's Outreach tv spot was on the air on Wednesday. It's pretty cute (minus that i am i big dork- hmm maybe i am all the time and just think that i am not OR i should just never be on camera OR i am overly critical of myself). Anyway, after they aired the segment they gave the web address of NCO so i'm really excited for the extra press and exposure that it gave us. If you'd like to see it, go to and click on the IT Moms link then choose the video labeled Volunteering. P.S. for a special challenge try to find 5 Wolvertons and 3 Ketahs (they are all there i promise)
P.P.S. you can also try this link. no guarantees that it will work though ("i tried my best i did my worst. nothing makes me happy")

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Friday, November 2, 2007

My Weekend in Hood River (reason1000001 why i need a nice camera)

So i realize these pictures are fairly crappy but please just squint and use your imagination and remember they were all taken on my phone camera.
the view from our hotel window

3Rivers Bar and Bistro

The Fruit Loop- a drive through Hood RIver Valley

The Gorge

(damn powerlines)

Thursday, November 1, 2007


Be still oh aching heart.
Quiet now and listen for that soft voice;
A sweet assurance of love that has held you, known you,
Since you were but a speck in your mother's womb.

Rest easy in a love
That walked with you through childhood days,
And persevered and guided still,
Through every season as they came.

Be still now.
Be at peace.
Be quiet and surrender to the love that you know
Will one day lead you home.