Sunday, September 30, 2007

Green Bluff

On Saturday we went to Green Bluff which is just a 20 min car ride up north. Green Bluff is a farming community where you can drive to the different farms and picked whatever fruit they have. We saw some pumpkins that will be ready for Halloween so we're going to go back when it gets closer. This time we picked raspberries, blackberries and apples!!

I kept picking raspberries and thinking gosh I thought I had more than that. Then I realized I had a hungry thief! Jayden ate tons!

We went to a different farm and they had a HUGE apple orchard. We asked which kinds are best for applesauce and they told us what they use for their applesauce that they sell at the farm. Tim did most of the apple picking since you had to get up on a ladder and someone had to entertain Jayden.

At that orchard we filled two buckets. And Jayden got to ride in a wagon - it made his day.

He even sampled some of the apples.

Tim had to pull Jayden and apples all the way out of the orchard.

And once we were in the car for less than 5 min Jayden was asleep. We had gotten a caramel apple from the orchard and Jayden was eating a slice. We turned around and he was sleeping and it was stuck to him. The day took all his energy!

Green Bluff was such a nice getaway for an afternoon we hope to go back soon!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Yay!! Look what came this morning!

(The piano - not the kid :) )

I'm excited (don't tell my Mom) to have a piano in our house. Now I just need to find some more students and wait for the books we ordered so I can start teaching.

Today is Tim's first day of classes! I know he'll do great and time will fly by. He only has three classes this semester but two of them are 5 credit classes. I love you and wish you the best of luck and lots of studying!!!

Monday, September 24, 2007


Jayden has started saying please when he wants things. I tried my best to get pictures of it.

He holds his hands out with his fingers spread and then gives a big smile

all while saying PLeeeeeeease? Of course anytime he does it with me he gets whatever he wants. There is no way I can say no to that (proud mama moment: awww what manners my little man has!!)

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Our late night car adventure

This is a sad post but it's something to post about. I'll post about our new home later when I get some more free time.

We decided it was a good idea to leave Monday night instead of waiting until early Tuesday morning. So, we packed up the last of our stuff and hit the road around 9 - we had some stops to make so we got on the freeway at 10. Tim drove the whole way and was doing fine until about 1 hr. 30 min. outside of Spokane. He closed his eyes for just a moment and started to veer off the road and I was reading my wonderful book that I couldn't keep my eyes off ( New Moon by Stephanie Meyer - the second in her series.) He opened his eyes and over corrected and we ended up fish-tailing across the freeway so we were facing the wrong way. We ended up on the other side in the ditch and rolled the car.

There were some very nice people that came to the rescue. They helped us out of the car and gave Jayden and I a warm place to sit while we waited for the ambulance. We all got our first ambulance ride to the small (and I mean SMALL) hospital located in Ritzville. They had checked Tim and Jayden and released them in a matter of an hour or so. Just enough time for us to get there and actually get into a room. They did some x-rays on my leg and ankle just to make sure everything was okay and then they released me.

Then the very NICE doctor drove us to a hotel so we could spend the night and find someone to come get us the next morning. I was so impressed - what doctor drives you to the hotel after he is woken up to come to our rescue??? Now that I think about it - I should be sending a Thank You card to that whole hospital.

The next morning my FABULOUS Aunt Janyse came to our rescue and picked us up and took us to our car so we could get all of our belongings the drove us the rest of the way to Spokane. She was so kind to come and rescue us - she even fed us dinner that night. It's been nice to have family close by. We just need to get our house in order so we can invite them over!

Well I think that about summerizes our car wreck. Tim feels so bad about the whole thing but it happens to the best of us. I'm still a little freaked out and get really nervous in the car - I just keep seeing the whole thing again and again in my mind. Jayden has no clue what happened and is just his normal happy self who loves his new home and the space that is has.

We were just so blessed and are grateful our Father in Heaven was watching over us.