Monday, July 9, 2012

A rant and an update

I hate Blogger!  Or Blogger hates me.  I have been trying for over a week to upload pictures.  They will not go.
    When I first started this blog I thought I would do a little updating and a few pictures.  Then it became a lot of pictures and a little updating.  I would love to be a writer, I just don't think I am very good at it.  I can never seem to get my hands and the words to come out the way my heart and head envision it. So I have tended to lean on the pictures to tell the story.  Well dagnabit the dang photo's won't load!  I don't know if it's my computer or Blogger but I guess I will blame Blogger.
Sooooo here is an update of what we have been up to so far this summer.  San's pictures. 
     The Little's and I went down to Anita's and hung out for a few days.  We went to Northwest Trek. It was such a sweet day for me.  My grandparents used to take us there a lot. It was "THE" thing they liked to do with everyone. I think my grandpa could have gone there everyday.  He loved it.  It was suppose to be cloudy and cold and possible rain. It was a beautiful day!  Not hot not cold and so comfortable.  We took a lunch and had a picnic in the park when we got hungry.  The tram ride was wonderful.  I gave Bugs a camera to use and he got some really nice pictures.  He has a nice eye.  I was looking for a fair picture maybe but nothing wow'd me of what I got.  We saw everything but the Moose.  After the tram we did all the trails and saw all the small animal enclosures.  It was a great time. On the way home to Anita's we stopped and looked for 3 different Letterboxes.  I was trying to show Anita the thrill of it.  The first 2 were busts and she was totally not getting the "thrill" of it!  Then on the 3rd one we were almost stumped AGAIN but Lee found it.  Not sure about the clues on that one but it was found so guess they were alright. We headed home the next day.  I am pretty sure that was the first time I have stayed at Anita's.  The boys have stayed with her but I have not.  It was nice to get away and we had a really good time.
      On July 1st  Monkey turned 8. EIGHT!  I'm just not sure how that happened.  He was so excited to be 8.  He keeps telling me he is almost as tall as I am.  NOT!  But he is getting tall.  We had his birthday at our normal family dinner so everyone was here.  Princess always gets so excited when it's any one's birthday.  She almost seems to turn herself inside out.  She is so fun to watch. 
      We were home for the 4th this year.  We have gone to the races many times. They have a great fireworks show.  BUT this year we were wanting to just hang out and maybe grill a bit and relax.  So that's what we did.  Heir and Drummer and his family came over since they live in another city that doesn't allow fireworks.  Guys just like blowing things up!  All the kids had so much fun!  Papa (Dh) had fun things for the little guys to do and they were wired and hyped up big time when it got dark.  Everyone oo'd and aawww'd in all the right places.   The Grand kids stayed the night and we had a great time.  Buster is just sweeter and funnier all the time.  He had no problem staying here.  YEAH us!
      Bugs had his friend come and stay again for a few days since The Little's were headed over to Grandma/Grandpa's for a little while.  They were excited to see all the cousin's.  Dh and I were excited to hang out kid free!  I had a distant cousin pass away a bit ago so my Dad was coming for the funeral.  While he was here he decided he didn't like the railing on our deck. It WAS loose. So he and Dh went off to Home Depot to get wood and nails.  So at 8 AM Sat. morning my Daddy is out POUNDING on the deck.  Sorry neighbors for the noise.  But it's all fixed and sturdy now.  Then we went to the funeral. After the funeral dad needed to hit the road. When he left he took the boys with him.   We went and hung out with my other cousin Tim and his wife and had dinner and a bonfire at their house. We did a little hiking on their property.  It is a beautiful place and I want to do it again with the right shoes on.  Then because Tim gets up at the butt crack of dawn we left and went to see Heir at his work and listen to the band for a while.  We played a few penny machines. We had fun.   When we got up Sunday morning we had breakfast and then headed out to Seattle to Pike Place Market and to walk the water front.  We had such a nice day!  We rode the new Big Wheel that is there. It was so much fun.  Just beautiful. 
     Then today it was all back to our regularly scheduled programing.  Work.  *Sigh*  It is very quiet without The Little's here.  Skater is working quite a bit so we don't see him much.  AND when he isn't working he's skating.  He is off doing his own things.
     So that's the update of our Summer so far.
I hope you have a blessed week.