Oct 25, 2005

Joe's Parents Home in Smith Canyon

For those of you who have never been there, this is Joe's parents home in Washington. The pictures don't even come close to showing the beauty of this place. The veiws are breath taking. We love visiting here.


We had such a good time this year for hunting season weekend!! The boys ran all over the mountain in there hunting gear! They always love it up at "Grandpa's Mountain". No deer were caught this weekend but it was really fun anyway.


Lightning has been growing out of his naps or should I say, just fighting them. SO when mommy can't actually lay down wiht him after lunch he seems to find a place later that day and crash. This was a month or so ago and we couldn't find him anywhere and then we found him downstairs with the costume box emptied all around him and he was out! I love this little guy!

Our school Room

Joe is traveling alot this year, so we decided to homeschool the boys, this is our classroom at home in the family room. So far it has been a great experience. I love the time I get to spend with the boys and seeing all the great things they can learn. They are bonding really well too. When we travel school is easy, we are in the hotel with no other distractions. Even for me, someone else is vacuuming daily and making the beds and cooking most meals! All I have to do is play with my kids all day! I really could get use to that part!!
We have alot of extra time in the hotel room, (besides all the swimming) so we are currently reading Harry Potter, it is such a good book! I even love it!

Grampa's 60th Birthday!

It was so great to be able to be there for Grandpa Seable's birthday. Joe was traveling in San Fransisco for work so the boys and I spent 3 weeks in Idaho. It was so nice to be home for a while. Joe made it just in time to Seattle for his next job to make it to Grandpa Nykreim's 60th party. Our dads were born on the same day of the same year!!
For Grandpa's party all the Grandkids, (except our little Jake who wasn't there and Lightning who was asleep) sang to Grandpa when he came home "I'm so glad when Grandpa comes home".
Of course that brought a tear to Grandpa's eyes. It was great, they all made homemade cards for him and we shared cake and he opened presents. It was really a great night. We love our Grandpa so much!!

Oct 1, 2005

Conferance Weekend

I wanted to really use this a journal site, so I need to start doing that. Today is conferance weekend. We have no cable, direct tv or dish network, and didn't feel much like getting dressed up and going to the church since, the closest church anyway was having a huge funeral for a local soldier who had been in Iraq so we would have had to look for another building. Also Joe made it in at about 4:30 am so way too tired. Joe had been working out of town, in San Fancisco and Seattle, and we were in Idaho for the last 3 weeks.
So we all sat in blankets on the computer room floor this morning sipping hot chocolate and listening from the computer as the boys earned skittles for hearing specific gospel words. We made a quick trip to Sam's club for some groceries and a pizza and rushed back and had a pizza, and A & W Rootbeer party as we listened to the next session.
It was a nice day. We are going to try to do some catching up on our scripture reading tonight, just trying to come up with ways to keep the boys attention, we were thinking of getting munchies and just laying them out and just reading for a few hours. Funny how all of our things center on food!!
The boys are so happy to see Daddy again, we hope there won't be much more traveling unless we get to go with him. We will just have to wait and see.