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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

What do you remember about me?

play along! I would love to hear from anyone and everyone! Don't be shy.

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

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Has this been a hot few days or what? We are not used to this weather here...and we've been here for 20 years! It's raining for a few days, then it's 100 degrees the rest of the week...what gives? I'm not saying I don't like the hot weather, but when you don't have air conditioning and you only have 2 fans in the house...it gets pretty difficult to keep a 2 year old cool. So, we decided to do a few things outdoors this weekend...a few in which water was involved.

This weekend was the annual "Olympia Pet Parade". It's basically where parents help their kids dress up their animals (most of which were dogs this year) in which ever kind of costumes they like. A lot of people went with the Olympics theme this year. Some of these dogs were so funny...I have to share a few of the pics with you.

There were wiener dogs dressed as "Olympians"


"SOCCER DOGS"


"BALLERINA WIENER DOGS"


"PRINCESS DOGS"


"DUCK (?) DOGS"


There was one goat...


One rooster...


And my absolute favorite was this dog...I have a feeling this dog gets dressed up a lot by its owners...yes, that is a swimmers cap on it's head! It just sat there so perfectly...so funny!


After the parade, it was already 85 degrees (the parade got over at 10:45am). So, we stopped off at Starbucks for a little "cool-me-down". Bree loves the vanilla blended cremes.


Bree said she wanted to go swimming. So we decided to walk a little further downtown to the fountain across from The Oyster House. It was already packed with screaming, running, wet little ones! I wasn't sure how Bree would handle all the water splashing in her face, but she had a ball!






We both got a little wet...but it felt sooo good!


Later Saturday night, all Bree could talk about was swimming...so we told her we'd take her to the lake in the morning. Sunday, we headed off to Black Lake to go swimming. We went early enough so that it wasn't 100 degrees out and we wouldn't have to share the swimming area with tons of people. When we got there, we were the ONLY people...it was great. One thing I was nervous about was wether or not Bree would actually do better at getting in the water this time...if you remember my post a while ago about her not doing so well. She has taken 5 swim lessons since that post, so I thought she would do better today. She did EXCELLENT! Here are a few pics from today.






We really enjoyed the weather this weekend...despite the constant running of the fans, no A/C, and sweating...I hope it lasts!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Dag Gumit

This post will not have any pictures in it...sorry, my fault. For those of you that don't know, my dad was remarried last Friday...08-08-08. He married his high school sweetheart, Janis Hill. Breanna and I flew down to Santa Cruz, CA for the big event. I obviously had planned on taking my camera, but I FORGOT IT! UGH! I was so upset! Of course, I could have gotten a disposable camera, but I am not too fond of them...guess I am more spoiled with the digital cameras. Needless to say, my plan was to take a ton of pics, come home, and blog all about it! Well...that's not gonna happen. So, I will just have to say, it was a beautiful ceremony shared with about 100 close friends and relatives. I will, in quite a few weeks, have some pictures available to share, but I have to wait for their professional photographer to upload them online first. Again, sorry for no pics to share...I am just as bummed! But I now have TWO new Step-sisters, a niece, a step-brother-in-law, and a new Step-mom...and I couldn't ask for better people! Thanks Janis, Amber, Lacey, Graham, and lil' Mycie for joining our family!