Monday, August 17, 2009

While I was away...

I wish I could say that my month absence from blogging was due to a fabulous trip around the world or even something scandulous yet interesting like a stint in the state penn. But no...I was just living life...putting one foot in front of the other and trying to survive one day at a time.

Because my blog serves as a record for my family (and because I have a horrible, horrible memory) this post will be a photographic record of the past month. But don't addition to not blogging I barely took any photos over the past month.

Jack insisted on making "chicken soup" based on a recipe he invented. He listed out all the ingredients for me to write down: peppers, carrotts, zuchini, broccoli, corn and peas. You'll notice that the title ingredient is missing. Apparently in Jack's Chicken Soup there is no chicken. Go figure...

The boys had fun cutting up the veggies...

And using the mini processor.

We took a trip to visit my parents in Monterey. It's a full family and all. Here are the boys and Marley on the road trip north...
Once there we rode the narrow gauge railway through the beautiful pine forest.

Scott and the boys...

My dad (AKA Granddad) and Logan...

Scott, Jack and my dad...
We also took a trip to a nearby farm where we got to sample some watermelon and take a hayride through the fields.

Jack, my mom (AKA Nana), and Logan...

We also spent a lot of time just relaxing at Nana and Granddad's house...

I even managed to get a half-way decent pic of the boys with my parents...
After heading home we needed some unique ideas to fill those long summer days. One day the boys spent time playing and lunching in their own private hideaway...a tent in our backyard. (Thanks for the idea Ryan Ashley!)

They even watched a movie in their pjs out there before coming in to sleep in their comfy beds.

Then it was out of town again. This time to the mountains with all of Scott's family...all 25 of us!
Logan converses with the koi...

Jack goofin' off...

We also went to a local butterfly festival and took a nature walk...

The boys tried their hand at fishing again...this time with their very own poles...
And that's about it folks. Nothing too exciting...just life.


  1. Oh how I missed looking at these pics!!

  2. Looks like you have been busy!
    I'm sure the soup was tasty. I think it's awesome that you allowed them to make it the way they wanted. :)

  3. I want some veggie, I mean "chicken" soup. It looks like it entertained them for a while though! We did the tent in the back yard one day/night too. Except Julia, Jenna and Julia's BFF Anna actually slept in it. Until 7:00 am when the sun came up and made it beastly hot!

  4. Crazy girl! What do you mean not exciting????? It looks like you did so many fun things!! Your boys are adorable as always, and I love your parents view!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. It's great to have you back!!! Looks like it was a great trip... a little time management and you should be able to handle FB and Blogging! What, I'm supposed to pay attention to the kids too? Come on... that is so over-rated!

  6. Now I see why you haven't been blogging. Super busy! You need a vacation from your vacation. My goodness. And I'm so jealous that you got to visit your parents. Shoot I'm jealous that your parents live in Monterey, my home town. But it looks like fun was had by all(?)

  7. that tent is such a good idea! our backyard is currently infested with a beehive and a family of skunks, but once i get rid of those, i think im going to buy the boys a tent!

  8. "nothing too exciting... just life" - but girl, THAT'S the best part. the simple little things that don't feel all that exciting are usually the most precious, right?

    glad to see you had a good summer! the photos are great!

  9. Those pictures are awesome. Looks like you guys have been having fun!

  10. I love all your pictures. I think my favorite activity was the boys and their tent. Living life...isn't that what it's all about?

  11. Those are some great photos. Welcome back, hopefully you'll have more time to blog!

  12. What do you mean..nothing too exciting? That was the best month ever!

  13. New here but it looks like I tuned in at just the right time! Looks like you had a fab month off:)

  14. the pictures are BEAUTIFUL!! Your mom and dad's place looks so relaxing.

    I'm glad you all have been having good family time :)

  15. The pictures say it all! So so fun! Your parents have an awesome view, so relaxing! Love them all!

  16. I would say that you were very busy and I loved all the pictures. Cracking up at the soup without chicken. LOL They did a great job cutting up the veggies though.
    cute fishing picture too.

  17. I have spent most of my summer in the house going to school online, while my boys lived independent lives. Your summer looks really fun and exciting to me.

    And the view from your parents house is amazing!


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