Friends are like four-leaf clovers...hard to find and lucky to have! Friends are like four-leaf clovers...hard to find and lucky to have! Friends are like four-leaf clovers...hard to find and lucky to have!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

They Be Jammin'!

I supported a friend's daughter who was selling buckets of (delicious) cleaned and pre-cut strawberries as a fundraiser. Well...the bucket held a lot more strawberries than I had bargained for. I could have fed a small army angel food cake with strawberries mom thought it would be a great idea to let the girls make freezer jam.

The girls each made their own brand. They are pretty sure "theirs" tastes better...even though all jars came from the same batch.

This jam making is a serious business!

Don't spill!

Lauryn and her yummy final product. Nummy!

Jen and her delicious jam! Mmmm....

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Hip Hip Hooray It's Family Vacation!

We LOVE Lincoln City!!

We go every summer to relax.

Lauryn had a tummy bug the day before we left but felt okay on departure day. Well...she woke up on the first morning there throwing up again. Poor kid didn't feel too hot for the first few days. This is how she spent her first day of vacation.

Here is Papa keeping Lauryn company as she hangs out near the toilet with an upset tummy.

The girls are doing the annual "picture on a log".

Lauryn bought a two-handle kite and had a blast with it.

Oohh..look how far Blake got his kite off the ground. ;)

Jen taking a stroll along the shore.

Jen and Lauryn enjoying the hot tub on our deck.

The past two years Lauryn has blown a glass float. She gets to choose her colors and work through the whole process. This year my dad told jokingly said she was the state glass blowing champ and some people thought he was serious. They sat and watched her in awe. It was pretty funny!

Jen chose to just watch the glass blowing. She wants to make a starfish paperweight next year though.

We woke up one morning to this "RV for Rent" stuck in the sand on the beach below us. It was pretty comical watching them try to get it out. I wonder if he got his damage deposit back?

It's a good thing Blake convinced me it was a great idea to take the pickup instead of the Tahoe. We tend to do a little...okay a lot...of shopping at the outlet mall. It may have been a cozy ride home.