Saturday, July 30, 2011

Number 5 on my Things to do List

Friday afternoon I went shooting! I know I said I wanted to learn how to shoot a .22, but the 9 just felt right;) It was amazing! It was exhilarating! I felt ALIVE! I want to learn how to ride a motorcycle, then learn how to shoot a gun while riding a motorcycle;). I'm not the best shot, as you can see from the targets many of the bullet holes are in the black and many of the bullet holes are at the bottom of the paper. But all in all, it was better than hanging out at the park, the mall, or at home on a Friday afternoon.

My awesome Mom took all the great shots.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

One of these days I am going to pitch a show idea to NBC, ABC and CBS. The show is going to be called BLOGGER and it's going to begin with an adorable little blog post where everyone is smiling and everything looks beautiful, the food is all great, the house is pretty the clothes are all stylish and new. The rest of the show is going to be all the nitty gritty behind the scenes, in other words, the whole truth. I've seen this a lot lately, I'll read someones blog, then hear the "real" story behind the post and they are completely different. I'm not judging, no one wants to read people's crap, I'm sure no one wants to read mine, I just think it would make an interesting sitcom/drama. (sitdram)

On a similar note, I heard that facebook is one of the main contributors to depression according to a recent poll. I guess people look at everyone elses smiling photos on facebook and happy funny status updates and thus they conclude that everyone else has a much happier life than they do.

So in the interest of full disclosure I will give you the complete and honest facts of our Beach trip.

Fact: We fit 9 kids and 3 adults into 2 cars, it's a good thing we didn't get pulled over.

Fact: I couldn't have made it without my ipod. (Again, I think it's illegal to drive with headphones in, but it has to be more illegal to hit your kids while driving)

Fact: We stayed 2 nights in a cabin at Oceanside Beach, the cabin didn't have a lot of rooms so it was the first night in her life that Auri has ever slept next to me. I think I got 4 hours of sleep.
Fact: I don't do well on 4 hours of sleep.

Fact:To combat the sleep deprived state I ate about 3 cups of Tillamook ice cream and some chocolate coconut fudge.

Fact: We had the loudest pack of kids at the Tillamook Cheese Factory. No joke, other kids were staring.

Fact: After 2 days together, 48 hours non-stop, Warren still begged to stay one more night at the beach and if not one more night, could cousin Jake at least come stay the night.

Fact: The kids never really fought.

Fact: Even though when I got home I couldn't wait to get out of my house for some alone time, even if it was only to go and get my oil changed, I still talked on the phone to my sister the whole time.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

4th of July 2011

This is how we spent the 4th, nothing fancy, just a lot of laughs, some great food and some jump roping.

My 2 favorite new recipes, Strawberry shortcake, and Angel food cake with lemon cream filling.

Avery, our photographer.