Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Memorial Day Weekend

Last weekend we decided to go camping! We haven't been able to get out and go in way too long...so we took the Skabelunds and went to the coast. We went to this city near the coast and camped at Humbug Mountan State Park. It was beautiful up there! The campground had hiking trails and a trail that lead us right to the beach. This is the Skabelunds....Travis with Bryson on his back, Lexie, Allison, Ethan, Madison and Kathlene. We found this cool tree that was right in the middle of the path of the hike we were on.

This is Travis being superdad...some of the kids were getting tired towards the end of the hike so he carried Ethan and Madison and Bryson for awhile.

Tim carried Chase most of the way and he found this huge stick and it just happened to be the same height as Chase on his back. Too cute!

Cute Dads!

This is Lexie, Kathlene's oldest. We found lots of pretty flowers on the hike so we had fun putting them in our hair!


Chase was tired, he fell asleep. But he did really well the whole hike!

Meanwhile back at camp, Chase and Ethan get pushed around in the cart that we had wood in, they loved it.

So it was a little harder to deal with Chase at camp then I thought he would be. He did fine most of the time, but when we had nothing to do back at camp he was a crazy man! So I resorted to this! It only worked for 20 minutes or so, then he got really mad, but at least I got a few things done around camp!



The coast is beautiful!


We found this cool little waterfall flowing down into the ocean so we had fun playing in that for awhile.

Chase was more interested in playing in the sand than taking pictures!








Me & Kathlene...please excuse my lovely camping clothes!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Finding Chase

So the other day I was fixing my hair in the bathroom and I came out to find Chase becuase he got quite (this usually means he's doing something bad) and I went into his bedroom and I looked everywhere for him and then I saw him! Legs hanging out from under his crib. No idea what he was trying to get, nothing exciting is under there, just something new for him to get into I guess!


We went to Jeremy and Lissa's for a bbq last weekend and I had my friend Kathlene take some pictures b/c she always get's a good picture...I don't know how she does it! I just really liked this one!

So you all know that gas prices just keep going up and up, well here in Medford for regular it's up to $3.50 now...who can afford that!? So this is what we are considering as Tim's alternative transportation to work. He currently has a truck and of course we would keep it, but this would save us a ton of money on gas. SOOO we are considering...Tim really wants it!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Random Things

So this is my sister Aubrey and her husband Jardan at his graduation from BYU.


This is their daughter Eve, she's so adorable! She's about 7 months old.


This is one of our best friends Tim, he and his family live in Utah and this is the awesomest backpack/child carrier! I want one!


Last summer our good friends the Watkins gave us these rose bushes. He was doing an internship at Harry & David's and they give away rose bushes to their employees and they gave us a whole bunch! I really didn't expect them to live because I really am just learning how to garden, but out of the 9 bushes I have, 7 are growing really fast!


These are just a few that have already bloomed, I can't wait to cut them and bring them inside!




Arizona

So Chase and I were able to go and visit my parents in Arizona a few weeks ago, and we went to this place called "Out of Africa." It was really fun! They took us on a tour and these giraffs would come right up to the bus and let you feed them. Zane (my little brother) loved that! He fed one of them with a carrot in his mouth!






At this place they also did a snake show. They said they did it so that people would get over their fear of snakes....yeah right! I'm terrified of them an this huge one was slithering right by me!


Zane went up to touch this Anaconda...no thank you!


My parents are doing this HUGE renovation to their house and this cabinet will eventually have garbage cans in it, but for the time being, Chase was in it! I'll post more pictures of my parents house when it's finished, which should be in the next few weeks...we hope!


Chase was having fun eating a popsicle with Uncle Zane....he was pretty upset one he had eaten the whole thing and found out I was not going to give him another one. We didn't take a picture of that.


For those of you who might know my brother, Zane is VERY into army things and anything that has to do with history and war. Needless to say when he found out that Chase had camo pajama's we just had to get a picture of him holding one of Zane's guns!


My parents have a park pretty close to their house so we took Chase and Zane over there quite a bit. Chase LOVES to swing so he had fun!


My mom does not have child locks on her kitchen cabinets....yeah...Chase found something that tasted REAL good!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Someone gave us their old drum set and Chase loves to play! He's even got down the foot pedal!


Wednesday, May 9, 2007

New for me

This is new for me so we'll see how this goes. I feel retarded because I don't use computers as much as I used to. This means I have to rely on Tim to teach me...HA!
So Chase and I have been enjoying this warm weather here and playing outside in the sprinklers! He was skeptical at first, but he had lots of fun!