Thursday, July 30, 2009
Later in the evening we enjoyed the annual Summerfest BBQ at City Administrator Don Eubank's house. It was a good time and I now look forward to the YUMMY food that is there every year!
Here is a slideshow of the day (plus an extra photo of our broccoli eating cat Darby). Enjoy!!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Our giant butterfly bush that is becoming a bigger monster every year... it's crazy how big this thing gets!
Now, if you look closely you can see the hummingbird... they are so hard to catch a picture of. They just move TOO fast!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Here is the before / after pics:
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
In other news, our house is being prepped and painted today! So exciting! The painter came over yesterday evening and pressure washed the house and as a bonus, pressure washed the concrete so it looks all nice and pretty against the new paint he is putting on today. We are going from a brown house to a navy blue house. He put up a bit of the color on the house last night so we could see what it will look like, and it looks so nice. Stay tuned for before and after photos... :o)
Friday, July 10, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
The festivities began around 5 p.m. with all our family and friends arriving. The kids took off right away for the baby pool and sprinkler and didn't stop running till they went home. John began BBQ'ing at 6 p.m. and I'm not sure when he stopped... he was a machine! We had cheeseburgers and brats, along with salads, chips, fruit, etc. Oh, and don't forget dessert!!
Around 8:30 p.m. we did the big fireworks extravaganza for the little ones as at this point they were wilting quickly. While most of the fireworks I purchased were pretty cheesy, we did have one winner which was called "Iced Out". That one was worth every penny of the $6.99 I spent on it. Here's a picture of the winner firework I snagged off the web so I don't forget for next year:
After the fireworks finished up, Lynsie was SOOOO tired and ready for bed. Once she was snuggled up in bed with Ming-Ming and her blankie, John and I headed back outside to watch the Stayton Fireworks display from the bed of his truck. It was pretty cool and we were now thankful the neighbor's tree had died as we had a perfect view through their dead tree branches. We would have had a harder time had their tree survived whatever they had done to it to kill it since last summer. ;o)
All in all, it was a great day and I can't wait to do it again next year!!
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Updated 9:20 a.m.: Just found out that blogger isn't working correctly and many of us with blogs won't be able to see who we are following but it will be restored today hopefully. Annoying still!
Here is a slideshow of what went down this morning...