Wednesday, June 22, 2011

First Day of Summer

The first day of summer was actually warm!  We went to the beach with friends.  Most of the kids were brave enough to be pulled behind the boat and had fun even thought the water was cold.  The water is so high in the lake that half of the beach was gone and most docks are covered in water.  We are hoping that this warm weather is a good sign for a nice summer. 

Photo Shoot


I've been dying to get some photos of my girls at The Farm.  Often, when we are there in the evening, the light is beautiful, the grass is green and the old wood has lots of character.  A perfect opportunity for some fun photos of the girls.  I snapped these last night.  I was a little late to catch the perfect light and the girls didn't have enough patience to stand still for too long.  But I thought there were some fun ones.  Oh yeah - please disregard the dirty shirts.  Things seem to become instantly dirty the minute we pull onto the property.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Birtyday Paige!

Happy Birthday Paige!  Except... Paige's birthday is in April.  For her birthday she received earrings and the promise of pierced ears.  But - because of getting the house ready for sale, soccer (didn't want to get those new earrings ripped out), school, a generally busy life and the fact that there isn't anywhere in Sandpoint (that I could find) that pierces ears - we haven't been able to get her ears pierced until this week.  Paige and I made a day of it and went to lunch, then some shopping, then to the mall for the big event.  It's a birthday gift that keeps giving!


Getting it just right

Both ears at once
After.  It wasn't so bad after all.

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Bonner County -
Local resident, Dr. Kirk Davidson, was recently sighted heading East on Highway 200 driving a backhoe.  He was later seen in the vicinity of Shingle Mill Road digging holes and removing stumps with the large machinery.  Local residents wondered if a possible career change is in store for the respected community dentist.  Perhaps farming or large equipment operation is in Dr. Davidson's future?  His wife assures us that it is only a hobby.  But the excitement doesn't seem to be fading.  When a neighbor came over to admire the equipment, the smiles were reminiscent of Christmas morning.  What is it about boys and machinery?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Overheard Today...

Maren to friend Ashlee -
"Let's play karate princess"

Izzy as she chose a drink for lunch -
"Eeny, meeny, spider (pronounced 'pider), mo,
Catch a tiger by the toe.
If he's grumpy put him in time out,
My mother told me to pick a best friend,
And you are not it!"