Friday, June 26, 2009

Celebrity Sighting

Not the best picture but can anyone name this "celebrity" (behind the black speaker), that I saw at Lagoon?


A couple weeks ago Thaddeus and I went to Lagoon with my cousin and her family. I hadn't been there for like 8 years so it was a lot of fun. Here we are on the Roaring Rapids ride. WET, WET , WET. Here is Cole on the car ride.
We were trying to get Cole to go on this mini drop ride(kind of like Tower of Terror at Disneyland), but he chickened out at the last minute and Leentje got stuck on the kiddie ride alone. (He did end up going on the ride the next time he went to Lagoon).

Eric and Sally on the plane ride.

We all have season passes and are looking forward to many more trips this summer and hopefully some of those being to the waterpark!

Friday, June 12, 2009


So for the last eight days the weather report has been unfortunately very accurate. We have had rain and rain and more rain, and overall just really gloomy. (I feel like I am living in Oregon). I am happy to report that I woke up this morning and saw a beautiful blue sky outside. Unfortunately the next eight days forecast look like the above. Thank the Lord he gave me one day of sunshine. (He knew I needed it)

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Viva Las Vegas!

This past weekend some of our friends invited us to go to Las Vegas. Thaddeus and I both took off on Friday and headed down. We then headed back Sunday afternoon. Below is the resort we stayed at. It was beautiful. They had a great pool as you can see and also a lazy river, which was a lot of fun. The weather in Vegas was warm but not so stifling hot like a lot of the times when we go so it was a fabulous weekend. For some reason my hand was shaky when i took pictures of The Strip.

We really had a blast getting away for a three day weekend. It was really relaxing and Thaddeus was even able to get some golfing in. We were able to go to the restaurant below. For those of you who can't read because yet again it is blurry, we went to Toby Keith's, I love this Bar and Grill Restaurant, it had delicious food!

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

God Bless America!

I was looking through the pictures on my camera and came across this one. My mom took this last year when they visited New York. BEAUTIFUL! ( No idea how it got on my camera but I am happy it did)


Last night we had a huge thunderstorm. It was pouring rain and there was tons of thunder and lightning. Our stream in the backyard was just roaring so Thaddeus and I decided to venture down to see just how high it was. WELL, we didnt get past the bottom of our steps when we noticed our bottom yard by the stream had become a part of the stream. YEP the stream overflowed right into our back yard. Sorry no pics of the stream because I couldn't get close enough (it is beyond the red firepit in the picture).

I find the whole flooding thing slightly humorous for two reasons. 1. Our neighbor told us the other day that the bottom yard occassionally floods (Thaddeus and I kind of laughed it off), and 2. When we got out house we had this huge discussion about whether we were in a flood plane or not with the loan/mortgage people. We arent thankfully beacuse our house is way higher than the stream and we would have to have another flood from God (Noah flood) to get to our house but the carzy thing was they said we were not in a flood plane without even knowing their was a stream in our backyard. My one praise is the fact that we just tilled some land down by the stream for a garden. We bought things to plant yesterday but didnt get a chance to plant them. THANK THE LORD!!! They would have been toast. Hopefully when I get home today and survey the damage all of our top soil hasn't washed away in the stream.