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Friday, September 26, 2008

Could not live without...

For those of you that have read Demeri's and Alicia's latest blog, I decided to follow the trend. Here you go...


This is Kona, our black lab. She will be 9 years old next week. Brian and I got her when she was 2 months old! Hopefully we can get 5 more years out of her...love her!


This is Tucker, our almost 8 year old Chesapeake Bay Retreiver. Tucker and Kona are like two peas in a pod! And yes, this is where I find him most nights, he thinks he owns the bed!


Do I really NEED to explain this one??


Ya, "Envy" this cell phone!


How else would I blog, right?


Just like Demeri, I have curly hair. Gotta have a good straightener. This is my Fred Meyer $35 straightener that I have had for about 2 years. Love it! I do turn it up really hot, as you can see, the pink is chipping away on the inside!


Two of my bestest friends...my dad and my brother! Couldn't live without them!


My mom. My best friend. Love her. Enough said.


My husband. Enough said, again.







And these...well, let's just say that these girls are my angels. Thanks girls!



But, THIS little girl...she is my LIFE! Enough said?

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

and....it's official

Summer is over. Yup, you heard it right...we had our few months of fun in the sun, and now it's over. Time to get ready for the holidays, rain, 45 degree mornings, rain, splashing in rain puddles, rain (did I say that already?), long sleeved shirts and pants, and more rain. How am I ever going to tell Breanna that we can't go to the park everyday anymore? I have tried to tell her that it's just "closed" but she isn't going for that...you all know how smart she is. This summer we had such a great time! Swimming in the lake, going to the water park, having PB&J picnics, playgrounds, "makeshift sprinklers", popsicles dripping down our arms, birthday parties, taking the dogs swimming, and parades. I did manage to survive the park last night after work though...even though it was a cold 55 degrees and our noses were turning pink! Here are a few more summer pitures to share with you from last weekend.

Bree hanging out outside the garage at home

We took a trip to the librabry since it rained on Saturday

She couldn't wait to read her book!

On family day Sunday, we took the dogs to the lake to swim...had to hurry before people got there since you really aren't supposed to bring dogs! Oops! But where else in Olympia can they swim?

Fetching the stick together...how cute! Actually, they were growling at eachother!

Bree playing in the water and watching the dogs swim...she didn't walk into the water with her pants on this time!




Throwing the stick for the dogs

Mommy and Bree

you really thought we were gonna get away with not going to the park at the lake


Peek-A-Boo




This is what static electricity does to your hair


















Wednesday, September 17, 2008

smart cookie

video

summer...don't go!

I love the summer! I love the fall too, but summer...ahhh...love it! I love being able to do things outside with Bree. She loves being outside, going to the park, going swimming (she is getting more and more used to the water now), taking walks (or "hikes" as she calls them). Last weekend we made a trip downtown Olympia to the "water park". Here are a few pictures to share. Hope you are all enjoying these last few days of summer...4 days to be exact!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

update

I know, I have been lagging on the blog world...even my mom has been after me..."When are you gonna update your blog? Everyone else updates theirs all the time"...is all I hear from her...and yes, I have brought her into the blog world...she reads everyones blogs...just won't make one of her own.

So, lets' see...anything exciting happening lately in the McGovern household?

We did go to a wedding this past weekend. Well, I went with my mom and Step-dad, Bree and Brian stayed home. It was for my "Step-cousin", Sarah. She met her new husband on match.com! The wedding was at the Tacoma Glass Museum...it was so pretty! They had a private ceremony then a big reception. I had such a blast at the reception! I had the chance to hang out with my step-sister Jenni (lives in Oregon), my step-brother Mike, and my other step-brother Steven and his "boo" (boyfriend) Chris, they have been living in LA for the past couple of years and recently moved back up here to Seattle. Chris is a mighty good dancer I must say! Here are a few pics from that night.

Me and my mom all "snazzed" up and ready for reception

L to R: Zac (Jeni's husband), Jeni, Mike, me, Chris, and Steven

Me and Jeni

Chris and my step-bro, Steven

Me and my boys

Steven and Jeni with their sparklers getting ready to "send off" the bride and groom for the night

and the beautiful bride Sarah

Another almost daily event around here lately has been the park. I swear Breanna is obsessed with the park. I have to admit, it is pretty fun watching her climb up and down the slide, doing all these things there that she couldn't do by herself only 6 months ago. She asks to go "to the slide" from the minute I pick her up from the daycare until the minute we go to bed every night! So , I try to take her at least 4 times a week, the park is only about 2 miles from our house. Here are a few pics of her at the park from last weekend.





And finally, Granny with her girls...Bree and Brooklyn (Jeni's daughter, 17 months old)

I promise to be better about keeping in touch...promise!