Tuesday, December 28, 2010

No evidence

The rest of the summer was spent fishing and relaxing. Brad went up to Bear Lake a lot to fish and then one day noticed a fish and wildlife officer waiting for him. So, he paddled to shore and was given a ticket for not having a fishing licence and for fishing in a juvenile lake! (you have to have kids with you when you are fishing) He went to court to fight it and was able to get them to drop the juvenile charge. Volleyball started for me on the 23rd, and the boys came home on the 28th! Before school started we went to Silverwood again, and did the Hiawatha Trail bike ride. Unfortunately someone broke into our cars and stole the camera so I don't have pics of the bike ride and the first day of school, but it did happen!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Happy Halloween!

This Halloween was a busy one! Friday 29th they all dressed up for school and that night we went to their school Harvest Festival. Then Saturday we went to the Wards Trunk of Treat, and finally Sunday was Halloween. We went trick or treating with the Stoddards!

Brad and Woody (benjamin) and the Trunk or Treat

Luke I am your Father

Dallan Joaquin and Docker

Thors first Halloween! (7 months)

Bastain girls!

Landon and Tanner

I was able to go help out at all the kids parties in the class room

Brad worked his magic turning our sweet pale Landon into the scary werewolf three nights in a row!

It's a baby...

On July 26th we had an ultra sound to find out just what was cooking inside me. We couldn't wait to find out if it was going to be another boy, or if it was time for there to finally be a girl in the family. After the tech made sure everything was in the right spot and the baby was healthy we found out that we were having a baby boy. We are so excited to have this addition to our family. I am so excited to share this experience with Brad. He has been such an amazing father to the boys, I can't wait to see him with this baby. I am so truly blessed to have such a wonderful husband and I cannot wait to spend the rest of my life with him and to share all the experiences together! We can't wait to meet you baby Haws!

To the coast and back...

July 19th we headed out on the open road for a road trip to the Oregon Coast. I love the coast and wanted to take Brad there. On our way there we stopped at the falls. It was gorgeous. Then it was back on the road!

We arrived at Beverly Beach campground that evening and set up the tent and headed straight to the beach to see the sunset. The weather was good most of the time we were there.

Thor at 4 months :)

Brad having fun on the beach. The water was a little too cold to go in to swim so we rode our bikes on the beach and went for walks. One day we drove up to Lincoln City and went shopping at the outlets and looked around the city. Of course we had to eat at Mo;s and have their famous clam chowder!

We found where some of the tide pools were and hiked over to them. We found lots of star fish. It was neat to see all the colors! My flip flop broke and my knight in shinning armour gave up one of his shoes so I would not hurt my feet on the rocks. What a great husband I have!

We went to some of the different look out points over the ocean. I love the Oregon coast it is so pretty!

Brad hiked up the stream a ways while I relaxed on the beach.

We stayed 4 night on the coast. Luckily the campground had nice hot showers and flush toilets! I think I am starting to like camping again. It was fun at night to sit around the fire and just spend time the two of us. I am so glad that we made these few trips while it was just the two of us. I love my husband!! On Friday the 23rd we packed up and headed to Mt Rainier. We didn't have reservations so we were hoping we could find something. Everything in the park was taken so we found a site just outside of the park. It only had an outhouse and that was not a good thing! The first time I went in there I was gagging so bad that i threw up all over my shirt. Being pregnant and camping is a little hard :) Luckily the next day we packed up and headed back into the park and found a spot and there was flushable toilets!! Brad went out on a hike up the mountain and I relaxed around camp and drove into the town to pick up a few supplies.

While he was on his hike he ran into a mama bear and her two cubs.

I think he was in heaven on this part of the trip. He wants to climb to the top, but he is a daddy now and I want to keep my husband :) It was beautiful there

We lucked out weather wise the whole trip. It was pretty blue skies!

On Sunday we went up to the Sunrise peak and did a long hike. It felt good to be out and about but being up so high man it tool my breath away!

A little taste of heaven...

With the boys gone this would be the only time Brad and I would have together just the two fo us. So, for the 4th of July we headed up to Round Lake in Idaho. Brad was in heaven! it was a cute campground with showers and flushing toilets!! The lake was a small lake that was perfect for him to go out in his little boat to fish.

We took walks around the lake and just enjoyed the peace and quiet! Jack had fun swimming in the lake.