Thursday, September 29, 2011

End-of-Summer Camping Trip

We went on an end-of-the-summer camping trip with a bunch of other families to the Lake Chelan State Park.  We had a great time laughing around the campfire and enjoying a beautiful (87 degrees!) weekend in the water!

Jocelyn and her princess!

Matt making toast!

The state park has the best playground in all of Chelan!  

Enjoying the water.

Geoff, Jason, and Jason competing to see who could get the farthest underwater without coming up for air.

Clara spent the day at the spa getting a mud and sand treatment.

Brand-new baby Blake (and his parents and sister) joined us as well!

Best buddies!  
We took the boats out for several hours and had a floatilla.  We also skied, tubed, kneeboarded, etc.  Ryland got up on skis for the first time, and Jason went about 50 mph in a tube.  The guys also had a fun "King of the Tube" tournament, which involved knocking each other off of the tubes....while being pulled behind the boat and during our floatilla time!

Sweet Aislyn was definitely a crowd pleaser!

The Kestners joined us for awhile.

We enjoyed a surprise visit from the Longs and our workers too!

I didn't take a before picture, but this is after their haircuts.  Definitely a keeper!  I can't remember the last picture I took of all 3 boys!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New Job

First of all I want to tell you to look back soon for pictures from the BEST CAMPING TRIP EVER!  :)  We had a lot of fun this weekend with several other families camping at the state park.  I have to tell you about something that Wade said before we left.  He had a little owie on his heel and was worried about needing a band-aid for it while we were camping.  I assured him, "I have some along in case you get an owie."  Later he said, "Can I have some "along" for my owie?"  Heehee

Ok, back to the reason for this post.  I got a very interesting call Wednesday of last week from the high school principal here in Chelan.  I haven't talked to him for 4 years, since I quit teaching to stay home with my boys, and was worried that he had forgotten about me or will have forgotten about me by the time I was ready to go back to teaching.  Anyway, he called to see if I would be interested in teaching math part-time at the middle/high school.  My initial response was that I couldn't, because of my obligations to the daycare and to my boys.  Jason and I talked about it, though, and he was very willing to fill-in on the boy-watching portion, and Carolyn figured we could make it all work with the daycare too! So, I accepted the position!!  It is only for 3 hours/day and it is right during the boys nap time, so I'm not feeling too guilty about leaving them.  Also, it seems like a great opportunity to ease into the school system.  I was worried about finding a job in a few years when I was ready to go back, and this seems to be a great way to get my foot in the door.  The principal seems very willing to work around my schedule and needs, so that is very wonderful!

So, I started yesterday (Monday), and have had 2 days with the kids.  I am their 4th teacher in the 3 weeks that they've been in school, so it has been a rough start for them.  It will take a little bit to establish a normal routine and schedule.  I am teaching a 7th grade math lab, an 8th grade math class, and a 9th/10th grade Algebra 1 class.  I am excited to be back into the classroom!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Eric and Aura's Wedding!

We met up with the Bowers on Friday before the rehearsal.  Taylor was gorgeous in her princess dress.

Aunties wanting baby Owen.

At the rehearsal Owen kept on walking around with his collar up and his hands in his pockets.  It was pretty cute!

How many cousins can fit on a golf cart.

The boys being briefed on their duties.

Here comes the groom!


Boy train

After the rehearsal dinner I had to give Eric and Aura part of their wedding present.  Bride and Groom aprons and a Newlywed cookbook.

Opening their present from Lisa.

Ready for the big event!


Cool dudes!


Leah talking to Lisa on skype.  Lisa got to see and hear the whole wedding!

I was very bummed that I didn't get any good shots of the boys coming down the aisle.  Owen was just trucking along and swinging his arm.  He must not have found his pants' pocket!

Very cute with their hands behind their backs!

Owen got a lollipop when he got up to the front to help him out.  In this picture he just caught sight of me and behind lollipop lips said, "Mama!" and pointed at me. :)

The wedding party.

Al did such a wonderful job of having the ceremony!

They wrote their own vows...very nice!

Randy filling his plate! :)

Leah and I were kind of twins!