Today is a good place to be.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

When you hand your camera to your neice and nephew

here are the pictures you get.....
Here are some more pics of the kids from the Tri-athlon on Saturday. I am seriously working hard to get my pics ready to blog about this amazing event.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Day At The Beach

We had a perfect day at Cannon Beach on the last Sunday of July. Leila quickly made friends and was busy playing the entire time- we could spot her new redish swimsuit no matter where she went so we gave her her freedom. Jeremy and Nathan had a very long adventure/walk/hike with a kite. Kathryn and I played and played in the shade of our tent until she discovered she enjoyed the ice cold pacific ocean water.

Kathryn's little cheeks were burned. The back of Nathan's neck was burned. Leila's shoulders were burned. The tops of Jeremy's feet were burned. I didn't burn at all.
Overall, I would say that was success for my fair-hair crew... but I still dislike seeing red on my babies.

Kathryn enjoyed a nap in my arms. Actually, I might have enjoyed it a bit more than her.

Fly A Kite

This was the highlight of Nathan's and Jeremy's Day at the Beach- but strangely it wasn't quite windy enough:

Saturday, July 24, 2010


Anyone who knows me, knows my deal with shoes. I love them.

Sadly, shoes are not purchased near as often as they used to be pre-baby. But, the joy of having children-specifically daughters- is that I get to buy them shoes.

I couldn't resist these clearance cuties- don't they dress up the outfit nicely? Talk about summer office casual.

Friday, July 23, 2010

A Virus?

Unless I wrote about it telling you something about it.
You all know how chatty I am in written form... I would never just send a link.
I am not sure how I got this issue- but twice now I have sent out links that I assume are just plain bad. SO SORRY IF I DID ANYTHING BAD TO YOU OR YOUR COMPUTER!
I feel embarrassed, violated, and ashamed I passed it on... kind of like the stomach flu...

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Blinking and Eating

In the attached video Kathryn is showing us how she eats and blinks.

She also finds she has a bow in her hair and will not rest until it is taken out of her hair.

She is adorable in the most adorable form available.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Jeremy is 35!

I love you sweetheart.
I love you tons! Here are some things I love about you on your birthday:

  1. you love me back
  2. you are a good father
  3. you know how to bbq
  4. you love spices
  5. you get up with the kids in the morning on the weekends
  6. you are supportive of my goals
  7. you are supportive of my desires
  8. you allow the clutter of my life to sit around while I figure it out
  9. you like the color green
  10. you take pride in your appearance
  11. you will take me on drives even though you aren't sure why we should go on one
  12. you appreciate tradition
  13. you love my parents
  14. you love my/our neices and nephews
  15. you love my sisters
  16. you are a friend to my friends
  17. you appreciate my beleifs
  18. you encourage me to be better at what I do
  19. you laugh at my toots
  20. you endure my contsant parenting advice
  21. you sometimes actually apply some of that parenting advice
  22. you appreciate nature
  23. you try to teach our children to enjoy the beauty of the world
  24. you love the beach
  25. you love to cook breakfasts (And after 12 years you finally can cook my eggs the way I like!)
  26. you are so loyal
  27. you have integrity and a strong work ethic
  28. you understand this relationship is a partnership
  29. you have a strong sense of what is right or wrong
  30. you teach our children to pray
  31. you allow me to be a backseat driver
  32. you always wear your watch
  33. you are ruggedly handsome
  34. you share your slurpees
  35. you love me back

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Successful Clone

Yep- we cloned Kathryn-- meet our new little one: Isabell

We changed her a up a bit so she sleeps through the night and she doesn't throw tantrums. She is still just as curious as ever- still just as adorable. And the best thing was I didn't have to be pregnant to get this one! Science is a wonderful thing when you can apply it the family.

We were able to get the dimples and hair just like Kathryns. We were able to get her cute sing-songy voice that either chimes in with the rest of us, or sings on her own(espcially when I put her down for her nap). She has the same sweet way of pointing at the things she wants. She knows every body part- if she doesn't point at it, she will definately look at it. She is a smart little kid- we LOVE HER!

(ha ha- I know I am a dork!)

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Girl in the Tree

My little Leila loves going to Grandma and Grandpas house. She loves it best in the summer because she can climb their apple tree. When we get there she immediately goes out and climbs- sometimes she doesn't even say hello, that is how excited she is to get to that tree!
This reminds me of my Sister Bethany- she always climbed the trees when we grew up.

The 4th of July, 2010

We had a super fun 4th of JULY this year!
We went to the 4th of July Parade in Hillsboro, which the held on Saturday, July 3rd(Yay for us church-going folk who wouldn't have been able to attend otherwise). My sister and I got over there very early to get us a corner. Jeremy's sister and our niece joined us. My good friend and her family joined us. My dear Auntie and Uncle joined us too. We had a blast!
On Sunday after church we headed over to my parents for a big backyard BBQ. I was able to get a photo of all the grand kids with my parents- YAY!
After stuffing ourselves silly, we headed out to Banks to get a spot on the hill to watch their fireworks. While we had to wait for a million years(about 3 hours) we played and joked and tried to keep the kids happy(I took Kathryn on a long walk). Finally we saw the show- and it was fun and magical.
On the 5th all three kids slept in past 8AM! This never happens at the Conser house!
We love our country and the time we get to reflect on our blessings and spend time with our loved ones!