Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I know...pathetic

I am using this forum to get the word out that we are selling our Explorer.  Info:  2002, 82300 miles, 3rd row, seats 7, 6 CD changer, power windows, running boards, tow package, roof rack, 4 wheel drive, keyless entry with code
We are asking $8900, which might sound high, but we are totally negotiable.  Bring us an offer, baby!

We have outgrown it, and I will admit that I am a bit sad.  I mean, we brought home two babies from the hospital in it.  It kept us safe in the winters.  It always turned on when I turned the key.  Well, except once-I somehow managed to get out of the car and go to the gym while it was technically still in gear.  When I came out from my work-out, it wouldn't start.  I had to call my father-in-law to come help me.  Now remember, this was at 6:30am.  He came over, got in the car, put the shift in park and it started right up....I know, I am blond at times.  He just laughed at me, like he always does.  Good man that Roger.  ANYWAY, it may sound silly, but this car does have sentimental value to me.  BUT, I am willing and WANTING to part with it. 

Monday, July 26, 2010

Thank goodness for modern medicine...

3 of my 4 children have had chronic ear infections since birth.  The two oldest had tubes put in when they were wee toddlers and last Thursday Z-man joined the club.  He had never had an ear infection until mid-April and then BAM he had 7!  Poor kid-poor momma!  He couldn't sleep when he had an ear infection, therefore, neither do I.  He would cry all night, therefore, so would I.  We were finally able to get him in to see a fabulous E.N.T (he was the surgeon for my first two) and schedule his surgery and now we cross our fingers  that the tubes work.
Z-man and I had to be at the hospital at 7am, they came and got him at 8:30 and we were home by 10:00.  WOW.  Modern medicine is amazing.   Seriously, I can't imagine living without these simple procedures that make a world of difference in people's lives.  I like to say that I could have been a pioneer woman-I really could have.  I can camp, hike, work, sorta cook, make port-a-potties, etc.  The only thing I would not have been able to do is birth a baby.  That actually would have killed me-seriously.  Again, hooray for modern medicine and C-sections!  Anyway, here are a few cell phone pics of the my angel baby just before the procedure.
okay, now before you go, "Ohhhh, poor baby!", let me tell you why he is screaming...I took away the remote that he thought was a shot-put.

He wouldn't keep his fuzzy socks on.

He just wandered around the halls and his room for an hour and a half.  He looked like a duck in that gown.  So blasted cute.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

2nd half of Glacier

As promised, here are the last couple of days at Glacier.  It has taken me longer to post these due to sickness, a baby getting tubes, and more sickness.  I am SICK of sickness!  Anyhoo, here ya go...
We  cheated by going to see bears in "captivity"

Great Grandma was able to come with us

Great Grandpa-we were so blessed to be able to have them come on this vacation with us.  I never knew my Great grandparents, so this is very special for me to have my children know their great grandparents.

My nephew-CRAZY D!  That water was FRIGID cold!


D is just like his dad-CRAZY!

This little feller kept running across my feet looking for any food we might drop.

Avalanche Lake

Part of the scenery on our 4 mile hike

These kids are troopers for hiking-Diva, Lolo, Crazy D, K-K, Sporty

Brooke and I carried these cute little monkeys

Z-man fell asleep right as we were walking back to our car

Literally 3 feet away from us

Up at Logan Pass parking lot

At the fun center

Danica Patrick????

Sporty has Trevor's coloring

Water fight!
Lake McDonald

Ahoy Matey!

The End

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

It's a good thing we bought a suburban...

Yes that is correct.  I am now the proud owner of an official "Mormon" wagon-the Suburban.  We have been looking for a bit with no real rush to buy, but with our vacation coming upon us quickly, we acted a bit faster.  Thank goodness, too!  Hey, now I have a vehicle for RAGNAR next year!  Hip hip hooray!
Focus Lisa, focus...For Christmas '09, Trevor's parents gave all of us a week's vacation to Glacier National Park.  They rented a 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom home for us to stay in and all 23 of us made the 13 hour drive up to the northern yonder.  I was SOOOOOO glad to have my car.  Not only is there plenty of room for the 6 of us, but CARGO SPACE GALORE!!!!!  Don't get me wrong, I LOVED my Explorer, but I had no cargo space.  I could probably fit AT LEAST 5 strollers in the back of my car.  It's awesome. After loading the kids, the crap, the movies, the food, etc, etc, we still had room to spare.  Nice.
So, we got to Glacier on Monday night; Tuesday we drove into the park-GORGEOUS VIEWS!!! We hiked to a few waterfalls and the entire time I was scared to death we would see a grizzly.  After all, there are signs EVERYWHERE reminding us that we are in Grizzly Country.  Hm.  Wednesday we went to Whitefish ski resort and rode the Alpine slide, took the Gondola to the top and ate and looked around for a while.  Again-GORGEOUS VIEWS!  Oh yeah, did you know the sun rises around 6 am and sets around 10pm???  And gorgeous sunrise/sunsets they were.  Thursday back to the park where we hiked in  to a beautiful lake (Avalanche Lake) and we were even surprised to see a bunch of Rams and Mountain Goats.  Friday we took the kids to a fun park where they rode go-carts, bumper boats, played miniature golf and we made our way through a maze.  So much fun.  We then went back into the Park and rented a motorboat and went out on Lake McDonald.  We had so much fun seeing the views from a different perspective.  Then on Saturday it was back home to reality and the 11 hour drive-again. I was sooooo glad to have my suburban.  Now if only they made them with bathrooms.....
There were too many pictures to include, so here is from Days 1,2,  & 3.
Off on our journey.

He lasted until the last hour or so..

So cute!

Lake McDonald

Diva loves pictures.

From Road to the Sun

Thismay be our Christmas card...unless I change my hair again.  Possible.

Up by Logan Pass
This deer just hung out as we hiked by it.

With cousin D

Brooke and cousin A

I wanted this as our Christmas Card, buy  Z man was sleeping.

At Whitefish
Z-man and cousin H
Lolo and Trev on the Slide
Yes, I took him on the Slide