Sunday, June 3, 2007

for the record...

I realize that Blake and I and the girls lead a VERY special, and blessed life. Blake works maybe one day a week, my only true duty is as a wife and mother, and we have basically our whole lives open to pursue pleasures and learning opportunities and adventures...or just be lazy and putter around the house (you would think that with all of that time on our hands my house would be immaculate--but you would be very wrong!) Of course this does not mean we have trouble-free lives, no sir-ee. Do we maybe spend too much time together?--possibly! Do we drive each other crazy?--absolutely! Do I look forward to having a "real" career someday?--hell yes! But for now, we've got a family to pour ourselves into, and this here is a typical weekend:

she's having a baby!.....the breath-taking Helene celebrates her any-day-now status with a family baby shower. we drove to bend on friday so we wouldn't miss it!

the girls got pretty nostaligic on the old house when i went to water the lawn so we decided to camp out there that night. we got some foam pads at freddie's really late after the party and the girls were out in like 30 seconds.

left-over pizza and some House, MD on the portable player--we were set!! too bad the batteries died halfway thorugh the episode. *sniff*

saturday we drive back to portland to catch the MDC picnic in sellwood park. here's blake trying to steal a baby.
just kidding--that's baby kiran, my friend breana's newborn. blake sure does get smilie around babies....i get the hint, honey!

sunday, before sailing we spot the huge carosel at the jansen beach center. we can't NOT take a spin....

blake said he almost barfed. next time he'll take the pictures, i'll watch the kids.

see! you can be safe AND cool at the same time

man, that girl really does have her "sea legs"--MG on the bow sprit. (hard to tell but there's an airplane taking off in the distance--they fly over constantly. i love the constrast of seacraft and boatcraft at this marina!)

wow, a picture with me in it that i didn't take myself!

"we're too sexy for this boat..."

laying on the bow with my feet in the air...'cause it just felt right

ooh, baby, you pull down that sail!

my favorite place to be now, looking out over the bow sprit. maybe by the end of summer i'll have a teeny-tiny bit of color on my legs.....

stopping at a beach on the way home never hurt anyone, right?



Breana said...

what a packed weekend! so glad we got to see you for a second on saturday...that picture of blake with kiran is too cute. thanks for sharing your lives with us!! :) xo

Korin said...

you DO have a pretty sweet life! :)