Kendall spent her first couple of days of preschool making note of all of her classmates' weaknesses and tells. :)
Kendall: You all shall bow to me while feeling very fortunate and lucky to be my minions.
Addy has taken a break from gymnastics to explore a future in soccer. This was her first game and she and her team did fanTAStic!! They have a great coach too. See him? Yelling there in the background? Word is that he moonlights as Addy's daddy. :)
Wow. A little face time for Dad and Mom. Only because this friendly tourist was pretty trustworthy-looking and we decided to ask him to take our picture.
And we figured if he took off with our camera, we would just wrestle it back from him in the car on the way home. Thanks Grandpa. :)
I have all kinds of photos to share from the last 3 months. Hopefully I can be back to sharing a bit more frequently now that we are getting used to our new routine. :)
Notice. No new kitchen pictures. Yeah. That is coming in due time, friends, due time.
We Reeds don't much care for being confined to small spaces.
And these walls? They kind of got in the way.
And made a couple of small spaces.
Saturday morning, we called in reinforcements.
Because you also know that we Reeds have to have SOMETHING torn apart and under construction in our home. And why do it alone? When you can have free labor?
And by the power invested in these kids, with a little help from the Daddies...
We tore those suckers down!!
Dining room walls?
See you later!
New open, less confining space! Yay! :)
Out with the old lights, in with some new can lights for a brighter space. A few more dry wall patches, primer, and new paint will finish this beginning portion. Then we are doing some new floors. Next up?
Gutting the kitchen and putting in something I can REALLY cook in! :)
I know. I have started this entry off with a bottle of wine.
But it was a good bottle of wine.
Karen! This is for you! :) I think you would have totally dug it. Sweeter than I usually drink, but refreshingly fruity. And served pretty cold? Out on your back patio with some of Big Dave's Salsa?? (oh. wait. the salsa's for me)
Now on to other things...
(No lavender pics yet, as I didn't have them on my camera. Rod and Erin have them and will be sending me some...)
It is fact universally known that when Paige has out-of-town visitors, she is slow posting on the family blog.
We have had our dear friends, the Myers family, in town for a few days, and have been a bit crazy around here. 4 kids? Maybe "crazy" is a bit of an understatement! :)
Rod, Erin, Evan, and Aidan Rose are headed up to Cannon Beach today to camp for the week and then will be headed back down to AZ. I do have pics from their visit and our day at the Yamhill Lavender Festival and will post them in a bit. I just have to get them loaded. Easier said than done at times, I know!
But for now I leave you with this:
Tillamook Dairy and all things yummy to be found at Tillamook Dairy, like Mountain Strawberry Tillamook Ice Cream, send their love.