Sunday, July 31, 2011

girls night out

Debbie took us out on her boat for a little girls time 

It was much needed, we had a blast!

Tooth Fairy

Chase lost his first tooth last tuesday! We were eating lunch that day and he told me it was kinda wiggly. I think he was a little bit freaked out. I then explained to him what happens and he told me that "the tooth fairy was going to bring him a shiny new penny!" awesome! Well, this tooth fairy's husband didn't think that was too fair. Anyway, after dinner that night, Chase came running up to me with his tooth in his hand telling us that he had pulled it out himself! I can't believe he pulled his first tooth out all by himself. So, that night the tooth fairy came, and for this first tooth, he got a silver dollar. I can't believe he is old enough to be loosing teeth!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

most awesome picture frame EVER

This is the frame I found at the DI before we left Utah with a huge price tag of....$4! My best find yet.
So I sanded it with fine steel wool and primed it
Then I had my hubby rig it up hanging from the overhang outside our house in Utah so I could make sure it got coated well with paint. I chose to paint it heirloom white. Rust-oleum brand spray paint.

Then I started antiquing it. I bought Valspar Antiquing glaze that was tinted already. Just paint it on thick 
and wipe off with a damp cloth. I was really nervous about this step, but it proved to be as easy as it looks. You just have to paint and wipe off according to the look you want.

and tah-dah! All finished. I'm in love with it. I want to hang it up until I get a photo in it just so I can look at it everyday. I know, I'm a dork.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Redwoods and the Coast

We also stopped to see the redwoods on the way to the coast while my family was here

Every time I see these trees they amaze me

Rafting the Rogue!

One of our favorite things to do in Oregon, is raft down the rogue river. It's so beautiful and so much fun!

This is a pic of the hellgate boat tours that you can take down the river. They are really fun, Tim and I have been once before. Maybe next time mom and dad come out we'll do this!

Zane and Tim also thought it would be fun to cliff jump! Hahaha! I can't believe they both did it! I would say they were about 20ish feet high? The river is super high this year too, so at least they had plenty of deep water to jump in!

Table Rock

We also hiked up Table Rock, it was a short 3 mile hike but the kids did amazingly well!! Kardyn walked almost the entire time.