Tuesday, August 26, 2008


We finally had Caleb's 4th birthday party. He thought it would never get here. I think it was worse for him than waiting for Christmas. ha ha.Caleb chose to have a Pirate Party so I set about gathering pirate paraphernalia. It really turned out cute. I bought some things, made a few things and borrowed a lot. We had everyone dress up and we took individual pics by the Pirate's Booty. I love gillian and Caleb's sweet pictures . Pirate children they be!

Friday, August 15, 2008

We Don't Want the Summer to End!

Gary had an Administrative Retreat recently so it was a good excuse to head to the beach again. The only thing that we could find last minute was this little cottage a few houses up from the beach. It was old and a little cramped but we had a great time! The boys had a little bedroom and bath out behind our main house so they were in heaven. Gary had to work a lot of the week that we were there but the kids and I made the most of our time.

The whole driveway along our little beach cottage was lined with sweet peas. I took several pics of gillian in front of them. It got so everytime we went outside she thought that she needed to pose in front of the flowers before we did anything else. My little sweet pea!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

A Record......4 books in 10 days!

O.K. so I have been waiting to read the Twilight series over the summer and a few weeks ago while we were vacationing in Cayucos, I realized that the 4th and final book was coming out on Friday and I needed to get started before the summer was over so........I drove into San Luis and picked up book 1. The next day I drove back into San Luis and picked up book 2. On the 3rd day I made another trip to San Luis for book 3. My family knows I love to read but they are like, "Are you kidding me?" We got home on Saturday and our neighborhood was having our annual "Hot August Nights". Our boys were playing in the band so after unloading, starting the wash, breaking down and setting the drum set up in the park then hanging out with the neighbors all night, it was time for bed and we had very few groceries in house. I was way too tired to go out and I needed to start reading again. We made it thru Sunday but by Monday morning, my cupboards were bare. At church, one of our friend's asked Gary, "is your wife reading that vampire book?" Gary shrugged and said, " yes" and I'm guessing they rolled their eyes at each other. Unga went on to say that all his wife does is read, "we don't have any groceries, she isn't cooking, she isn't cleaning, watching the kids, etc." Gary told me that all he did was laugh but I'm sure he had more to say than that. After church, Gary related the story to me and the boys and we all laughed...........knowingly. I promised I would get groceries on Monday. I went to bed around 2 that night breaking my "only read church books, scriptures, lesson manuals on Sunday rule" and got up around 6 and started reading again. Gary came up the stairs around 7:15 and said, "I'm going to work now. My house is a mess, there is about 8 loads of laundry left and I had the last morsel of food left in the house for breakfast." I asked what he had and he said, "A hamburger bun!". I died laughing. I yelled after him saying something like, "Why don't you call and ask Unga if he needs breakfast. He might appreciate a hamburger bun." I told my friend Chris the story and today when I got home there was this cute card with a note inside saying, "Since you are otherwise occupied, we thought you might need dinner tonight" I asked griffin what Sister Spencer had brought and he pulled out a bag of hamburger buns. Sooooo funny. Priscilla, if you read this, tell Unga that we have left overs. These books are the best! I gave the first book to one of my teachers and she is as obsessed as I am so we pour over the youtube videos and trailer teasers drooling in anticipation of the movie. I am starting back on book three so I can converse with Jenna (my teacher) about everything. If you haven't read them.....do it!

Miss Gillian's Ever Growing Word and Sentence List

  • "growl"
  • Baby
  • Ball
  • Book
  • cowboy
  • Dada
  • Dog dog
  • Hi there.
  • I want out
  • I want that on.
  • I want that.
  • Mama
  • me me
  • My car.
  • No, no, no, no
  • Out
  • Pants
  • pretty
  • princess
  • Rett (Garrett)
  • Rrarlee (Carlee the dog)
  • Shoes
  • Thank you
  • That
  • tiger
  • Up
  • What's that?