Archive for September, 2011

ROAD TRIP! (Days one and two)

The family and I started our cross-country road trip from Oregon to Florida last Saturday the 10th (Jason’s birthday!) and it has been so much fun. We will be hitting our destination in Florida, for three weeks of rest and relaxation, tomorrow(!!!).

Since we arrived early to a hotel tonight, I finally have time to sit down and update the blog on our activities the last six days. Bear with me, since I don’t have photoshop I’m not doing any cropping or dust spot removal (old camera, badly needing a cleaning).

(each day will be a new post because pics are going in SLOW on this laptop on hotel wireless.)


We drove from home to Boise, ID, where we (tent) camped for the night.

Activity: None


We drove from Boise, ID to Lyman, WY, where we tent camped at a KOA for the night.

Activity: Shoshone Falls in Twin Falls, ID (I almost typed Twin Peaks, ha!)

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Every year at this time…

I appreciate my kids are NOT starting back to school. We are free…free…FREE! They can continue to listen to their own body’s needs for sleep, food, running, playing, getting up, sitting down, using the bathroom, socializing, not socializing, going outside, staying inside. FREE!!!!

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In three more days we are off on a five week adventure around the US. We are so excited!

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Isn’t my Lotus the sweetest?! She’s speed crawling everywhere now.


Jason built us a paver path

The path was started in June (when the grass was still green) and Jason has worked on it over a couple free weekends. It’s finally finished!

Clearing the dirt and many, many roots: the hardest part of the job, Jason declared.

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Jason “screeding” the sand layer with two pipes and a board.

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All done! And enough sand leftover for a small sandbox.

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