Saturday, July 14, 2007

Swimming Pool Fun.....

Summertime fun in the pool with Daddy and cousin Olivia!!!
(Daddy and Mama broke down and bought a pool for outside to help beat the heat on the hot's really fun!!!)

Miss Mackenzie beating the heat on her towel in the shade!!!

Peek-a-boo Mama, I see you!!!!!!!!!!

Wow this duckie is fun!!!! I can sit up in it all by myself without falling!!!!!

Hee me splash Daddy and Mama!!!!!!

Spending the day at a friends house where there is a beautiful indoor pool.....We all had a blast swimming with our floaties and with cousins Olivia and Brayden!!!

Cousins Olivia and Brayden playing on the big bug with Daddy!!!!

Mama and her two favorite kiddo's (Grandpa Bruce is there too, but he got cut off....Sorry Grandpa!!!!)

Look at that happy family enjoying the water!!!!

Hey now, let's get something straight....I want to go into the deep end of the pool where all the fun stuff happens....GOT IT!!!!!!!!!!

Oh Brother.....Now what am I supposed to do???????????

Ok, I'll just take a bite out of her...then she'll know who's the boss and who's drivin' this fun boatin' machine!!!!!

I love you Daddy.......Don't you think we look alike????

Lovebug Hugs,

Friday, July 13, 2007

The Answer To The Paul Bunyan Surprise.....

Because you have all asked what the mission by Paul Bunyan and Tim the Tool Man Taylor was, here is the comment that Daddy posted on the blog entry entitled Mission Accomplished.

Daddy said...
WOW Honey I'm still astonished at what you've done!!!!!!!!! THANKS!!!!! Well to let all of you know out there in blogger land....Lori my hard working and loving wife has done an amazing feat! You see just before I left on this last military trip I cut down a huge tree in our front yard and didn't have enough time to haul it all away. So most of it was left in the backyard of which Lori helped me or should I say SHE hauled it there for me, so that when I returned I could finish the job.Knowing full well that when I returned I would be faced with a monumental task of logging for a few days Lori decided to help her hubby out and do it herself!!!! AUGH....Yep Lori the logger...or Paul Bunyan's helper...she is fantastic!!! And mind you this was not a branch or two this was a whole tree!!!! She cut, stacked, removed it all!!!! Honey I hear Weyerhauser is looking for a few good lumberjacks! But not only was she lumberjack but she also pressure washed our whole patio and fixed up the backyard as well...weeding.. trimming plants and making our yard more livable. You see I had given up on it because of our precious little beast Abbey...a very active black lab we got as a puppy....and puppies like to dig and chew and totally annihilate things which she did in short order to our backyard! But thanks to the hard efforts of my beautiful wife.... Daddy can now spend quality time with her and the kids instead of working for days out back... probably only doing half as nice a job as she has done in ONE DAY !!!! Yep one day!!! Wow is she ever efficient!!!! I guess that comes with being a busy Mommy!Thanks Honey..this is truly a gift not only do I thank you but my back does too!!!

OK Gramps....I'm not going to forget you either...You see Lori did have a little help...Grampa Milliren came up and helped Lori with all the "lumberjacking" and the use of his truck to haul it all away and I hear he can swing a mean chainsaw with the best of those Weyerhauser lumberjacks! Oh and he also pressure washed our back deck off which is quite a job!! Thanks Gramps for all your hard work! You've both done a fabulous job I sincerely appreciate it!!!!!

Oh and last but not least.. I can't forget Grandma Milliren....none of this would have been possible without her vigilant watch over our "littlebug" and "sweetpea" so Mama and Grandpa could practice their chainsaw and axe swinging routines...thanks Grams!!

Love Randy and "his non aching back"

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

We received great news yesterday at Little Bug's cardiology appointment. He hasn't seen his cardiologist in 5 months so they were so excited to see how Connor had grown and to hear about all the new things he is doing. After his echo cardiogram we got the good report that Connor's heart function is perfectly NORMAL and HEALTHY!!!!!!!!!!! Praise the Lord for that fantastic word, NORMAL!!!!! He received a bill of health for 12 full months and he also dropped another medication off of his list. That means we are down to only 2 meds that he is taking. Slowly but surely we are making excellent progress towards normal. I will update more on how he is doing in all areas soon. We have our neice Olivia with us until the 17th so we have lots of fun things planned.

Oh, by the way, thanks for commenting Graham, WA. I was apparently wrong in my assumption of who the 100,000th visitor was to the blog. I will confess, I thought it might have been Tammy because I know how addicted she and her wonderful family are to the blog, but I was wrong. According to the comment, it was Kim Vallone. It's nice to know you visit often to check in on us. Thanks for letting us know who you are, I feel like we've made a new friend.

Have a wonderful day and I hope everyone finds a way to beat the heat around here. It's supposed to be in the high 90's and may even reach 100 here in Seattle over the next few days.

Lovebug Hugs,