Sunday, December 31, 2006
The above pic is from our dutch oven dinner we had tonight, one of my all time favorites! We cooked it in the fire pit we made in our back yard. Since Marisa has been on bed rest and having lots of contractions we decided not to make any new years plans and spend it home. To make the evening festive we cooked dinner out on the fire and roasted some marshmellows afterwards. 44 degrees F wasn't too bad for our cook out, but it was nice to eat it inside.
Saturday, December 30, 2006
The next picture is one I found near my work one day. Since Marisa's maiden name is Pond, I thought this would be good one for her.
Thursday, December 28, 2006
Friday, December 22, 2006
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
We had our letter written and ready to print but we lost power for a few days with that bad wind storm that blew through here last week. With the billions of trees here in Seattle the powerlines couldn't handle it. I drove over four of them before I got half way to work last Friday.
Anyway, I shut our computer off before the storm to avoid any problems, but when we turned it back on it had a corrupt registry file. That, unfortunately, means that I have to reinstall windows and lose all data not backed up. The good news is that I usually back up everything to our old computer's hard drive over the network every Saturday so I didn't lose too much, but I did lose the Christmas letter. So, today we will write the second version, probably not as good as the original, and try to get it in the mail soon so that it will arrive before Christmas.
We have a quick fun story about the storm that is similar to the crazy Black Friday shopping rage incidents that we saw. I went to home depot Friday morning to get a generator after finding that work didn't have any power either. There was a big line of people and two generators left. I asked what was going on and the last guy in line said they were waiting for the manager to bring some bigger ones out from the back. He and I decided to get the last two anyway. As I finished putting it on my push cart the manager came out and said those were the last two in the store! I turned and headed for the cash register before anyone started any trouble.
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Friday, December 08, 2006
Beckham still amazes me sometimes with how much he
eats. This morning he had a cup strawberry milk and a
bowl of lucky charms with Trey, and then he ate half
of my banana, and after my shower I came downstairs to
find he had pulled a chair up to the counter and cut
another banana in half, eaten one half and the whole
other banana too. It's only 11:30 and he just ate TEN
chicken nuggets and a couple of apple slices, and he
went to the fridge for more chicken nuggets so now
he's working on 3 more.
Sunday, December 03, 2006
In between storms I was able to put up the Christmas lights. I'll have to post a picture later of the night shot w/ the lights on.
Tre had his filling break. He came in to have it replaced and Beckham thought he was the one that was supposed to do the work. Once he got his gloves on we had a hard time keeping him from shoving things in Tre's mouth.
Monday, November 27, 2006
|Football highlights. John Beck completed a pass to Johnny Harline with no time left in this heated rivalry. Harline caught the pass in a kneeling position as if he were praying, thus "The Answered Prayer." |
Saturday, November 18, 2006
I finally got my birthday present. I ordered another 19" monitor. This one is widescreen and has a digital connection so it is a little better. I have been wanting to do this for a loooong time. My video editing program was designed to be used with two or three monitors so I can use it as designed now. I am very excited about this. There are tons of other times where two monitors are very nice to have.
Here is Beckham after eating a halloween cookie with black icing :( Very messy.
Something cute that Bex has been doing lately is using this toy ducky as a glass when he gets in the tub. The first thing he does every time is hold the head, full up the back and take a couple drinks. Luckily he doesn't try to do it after the soap gets in the water.
Tre just got a new set of construction paper. He used it to make haunted house and had lots of fun doing his favorite thing...being creative.
Thursday, November 16, 2006
UPDATE: Well he got out of bed two times tonight. We watched him the second time through a cracked door. Rather than being a monkey to get out he just leans over the edge and falls to his head! We wish we could record it but our camcorder just broke a couple of days ago and is in the shop :(
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Beckham loves having a cape on. He has always loved bringing towels to us so that we can wrap it around his neck. Then he runs around like he has a cape on and is a super hero. I guess he never watched the incredibles.
He was very independent when we went trick-or-treating. We didn't see Trevor because all the "big kids" ran around the neighborhood. I kept back with Beckham who didn't want me to carry him very much, he wanted to go up and back to each house on his own.
The boys think they are the best duo ever.
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Here is Beckham doing his favorite thing...flying!
One more pic of us working in the snow. All the women got to sit inside the warm trucks and shake their heads. Notice how the old man is the one that is doing all the hard pushing.
Monday, October 23, 2006
The view of Mt. Rainier from the plane as we flew to Utah.
The boys had a great time in the snow and I enjoyed being with my family doing what helped define who we were as we grew up.
Here is what opening morning looked like just after sunrise when our bodies started to warm up.
Tre wanted to take the following picture of himself because he thought it would be artistic.
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
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Saturday, September 30, 2006
After BYU's game on Thursday Tre made a BYU sign to wave because he was happy they won. He and Beckham walked around the house waving it and cheering for BYU!
Friday, September 08, 2006
Today was Trey's first day of school. We thought he might be scared to start this new experience, but we were wrong. He couldn't wait to get on the bus today. We thought he might be a little tentative, but as soon as he saw it he ran up and got inline. He didn't even turn around and wave good bye.
Saturday, August 26, 2006
Monday, August 14, 2006
This week on thursday we went to the Seattle street of dreams. We took our camera to take pictures of things we would like to do in our house. There were six multi-million dollar homes that were way over the top, but it was fun to see how they did everything. One house had a book case that would move and give you access to a hidden stairwell. Down the stairs was a little TV/game room. Now, that is something that I would like to have!
On Friday we went to the Nickel Creek concert. That was amazing. They are Carson's favorite band. As usual, the summer weather was perfect. We ate dinner on the grass while the initial band played then enjoyed the concert on our blanket.
Saturday we went with the entire family this time for a ride on a 50 foot yatch out into the Sound. It was a lot of fun to be out on the big water and see all the sea creatures on the beaches. Trey's favorite part was all the clams squirting out water as the tide descended. We took off from there and dropped the kids off so that we could go to the Seahawks game. Marisa has never been before so it was fun to see all the excitement of an NFL game in a fairly new stadium.
We had some friends over on Sunday for icecream. It was fun to bounce all of our future home decorating ideas off of them.
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
we also went to the beach with some of our friends last weekend -shakespears and allens - at a place called pacific beach state park. we played a lot of bocci ball and built things in the sand. it was a fun time to spend some time with good friends and experience a totally different beach from the del-mar-va ones that we are used to. we even got to drive on another beach, that would never happen on the east coast where you have to fight for your blanket spot on a sunny day.
we also have had the boys in swimming lessons and try to go to one of the four lakes by our house to swim when we can. the boys love getting wet and playing in the sand. we have to keep a close eye on beckham because he thinks he can breathe in water. when he gets his head under and swallows some water he acts like it was no big deal...crazy boy.