Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Tony Grove

We spent a weekend in Tony Grove with my family and the Hubbards, one of my Dad's oldest friends. The boys had so much fun getting dirty, dealing with the fire, fishing, and sleeping in the tent. Brandon stayed home so he could work on the video that would ultimately land him his job.

Bear Lake

We went to Bear Lake to stay for a weekend. We were there with the Clark Family. It was a really good time and I hope it becomes an annual event. Once the Clark's get together fun always follows. We had a good time at the beach, on the wave runners, craft fairing, going through the Minnetonka Cave, and just being together talking, laughing, and playing games.
Colby was such a good babysitter. He could be found in the hammock surrounded by kids most of the time.
This was just after Spencer hurt his lip on the wave runner. Brandon was trying to be a wild man out on the water. Spence got the bloody lip to prove just how wild his Daddy is.

The kids had fun on the four wheelersJust before Kyle got busted by the Bear Lake security for driving back and forth on the beach. Which then led to a funny conversation about "the Man".Uncle Jerry and Spencer have a special bond. At family gatherings they can usually be seen together. Spence just snuggles right up to him. It is such a sweet thing.Spencer and Chandler are not brothers. They are BEST FRIENDS. This was on the way to the Minnetonka CaveDoesn't he look good holding pink? Maybe one day he will get some pink of his own. This little sweetheart is my cousin Camri.Chandler's is always sharing his crack with us. There is nothing we can do to stop it. It's been this way since birth.
We had a good time burying Brand in the sand.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Get me outta here!

Brandon and I have been on-site managers of an apartment complex for the past year and three months. It hasn't been easy at all. There have been times that it has been more tolerable than others. We are in charge of 48 very old, poorly taken care of apartments. Everyday someone has a plumbing emergency. The solution of the previous managers was to wrap duct tape around it or prop up a box under the pipes to stop a leak. This handy work has made for a GIANT mess for us. The families that live in the apartments are low income families. Most of them single parents. We have to hear month after month why they don't have the rent money, as we watch them throw big parties on the porch. They are all able to afford their alcohol and the likes, but can't quite afford a place to live. It is a very frustrating thing to have to deal with. I try my hardest to be understanding and to not judge, but I am judging and I DO NOT understand.

With Brandon's new job it will be virtually impossible for us to continue to manage the apartments. HOORAY!!! We are now in the process of finding a place to live. I fall in love with every place, because the way I feel about these apartments. I would live in a box. I can't take another month in this place. I need some space, the boys need to be able to be boys, Hudson needs to run and play, and most of all, I would love to be able to hang out at my house in my pajamas without worrying who is going to need to talk to us. Please keep your fingers crossed that we will find a place...TODAY!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Hooray Brandon!

Brandon found out today that he got a new job! He will be working for Top Ten Reviews, which is a big internet review company. He will be starting up their video department. He is so excited to have a career in film. A dream come true for him. I am so happy that he is happy. I am glad that he found a job that fits him. I am also happy because with this job we now are going to get out of apartment management. It will be so nice to be able relax at home without all of the phone calls and people at the door. Ahh. I can't wait!

Way to go Brandon!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Pretty Birthday Flowers

Roy Days Parade

Monday, August 4, 2008

Miniature Golf and Laser Tag