Sunday, May 31, 2009

They aren't ugly ducklings!

We have been watching the swan parents - their names are Romeo and Juliet - all spring as they build their nest and sat on the eggs. Last week, their babies were born! Aren't they cute? We often walk the path along the river and by some ponds and streams and have seen baby geese and baby ducks too!

Sunday, May 24, 2009


I am back from my week in Canada and it was awesome - lots of talking, laughing and just enjoying being together. A crazy coincidence, we ran into Loni and Alan on the pier in White Rock! They were doing a home exchange there so we saw them again at church and they came over to Jean and Bill's and were gracious enough to take some pictures for us. We enjoyed a visit to "The Glades", a rododendron garden in Surrey and two days in Victoria. So much beauty, but the most beautiful thing was being with family:) Thanks to all the husbands for supporting us in this annual tradition!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Rafting the CHAMA with Doug and Dora and family

The kids all played Hookie. (it was a great cause)

All I have to say is " THat was soooo much fun." The only sad part is that we haven't done it more often.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Ferrets and Things

So I haven't posted here, and Mom has been bugging me for long enough that it appears to be that time.  Life has been crazy for Deena me this past month, and it isn't getting any less crazy.  The good part of the recent crazy is going through the house buying process for the first time.  It feels way too grown up for kids like us, but it seems doable.  Anyway, without further ado, some ferret highlights.

The saddest thing ever, a wet ferret
They both got very dirty and in trouble

Bobobo in a jar
Sleepy Bo
Sleepy Momo

Forgot, I was supposed to post a picture of my new drums forever ago.
Air Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo

The ferrets think they own the bathtub, and get fairly protective of it when you have the nerve to be in it.

trying to take a picture of them is never easy


This is me with my Mother's Day present!! My old bike was in pretty sad shape, so, in keeping with my goals to get healthy, I asked for a new bike. We have already been on two rides and it is awesome!!!

Happy Mother's Day!

My thoughts on being a mother

If I had to sum up my thought on what it is like to be a mother of four, I would say "Every day at our house is a PARTY!" I just read "Cheaper by the Dozen", which by the way is the funniest book I have ever read. Anyway, if I had a maid, a cook and a gardener I could maybe have 12 kids also. Which I am sure would be a major PARTY! But I love the four I have and we have so much fun together. When I think about all the other things I could be doing right now if I had chosen differently I wouldn't change a thing. Every minute of it is so worth it. They are a riot and I love their individual personalities so much and I love watching them grow up.
we got out of town yesterday and went on a hike. we love getting out of the hustle and bustle more than almost anything else, it's so good for our family.

Emma with her teacher and a couple friends, oh yes and batman too.

Emma is on the student council this year and they were selling pretzels to raise money for playground equipment. Batman was also helpful. He is just good to have around in general.

I LOVE those LEGS!!