Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I Love California!

Me and the Boys... Parker, Riley, Austin and Carter

Melinda was so scared of the Ferris wheel! The Ferris wheel in California Adventure not only goes around in a circle, but the little carts you sit in sway back and forth and it kind of shocked all of us... especially Melinda! :)

Me and my Daddy at the Electrical Parade :) I love him!

Uncle Paul and Tanner...such a cute picture!

Well, I've kind of been on a blogging strike for about a week now so I guess its about time that I post something! Now let me explain... I got home from California and was so excited to post all of my pictures because this blog thing helps give me a reason to take tons of pictures! I made a slide show with TONS of pictures on it and of course it took forever because the computer that I had to use is kinda slow... so it took a little over an hour...(i don't know how I found that much patience for blogging that day- but i was so determined to get those pictures up!) I made the slide show and went to get the code to post on my blog and IT WOULDN'T LET ME!!!! I know that really has nothing to do with my blog website...only the slide show website but i didn't care one bit! haha i was so tired of sitting at the computer so I gave up and decided that I needed to do something else with my time. :) So it's been a week and I'm now going to put up some of the pictures from the family reunion in California that we just got back from a week ago! I'll put up the rest of them when I summon up enough patience to tackle the slide show again :)

But for now... here's my pictures from California! The reunion was so much fun and it was so great to be able to spend time with all of the family all together! I love it when we get that chance because it doesn't happen very often. At the last family reunion, my Aunt's and Uncle and my grandparents all decided that they wanted us to at least have one more, even if my grandparents were not around anymore. Well both of my grandparents have passed away since the last Sander's family reunion two years ago, so this one in California was our last. It was super fun but really sad at the same time because I always look forward to these reunions to spend time with all of my cousins and extended family. So thank you Grandma and Grandpa for setting up this awesome tradition that has brought me so close to my family for these last 19 years. Without their desire to have a tight knit family, I would definitely not have the kinds of relationships that I have now with the people that I love the most. So thank you!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Joys of Living With Mom :) We love her!

Now you may be kind of confused about the picture above...but let me explain :) My Mom went to the dentist this morning (and for any of you that know my Mom, you know that she absolutely despises the dentist! She even asked the dentist this morning how he feels about being the kind of guy as a dentist of course that so many people hate coming to see haha! She is hilarious!) But she went to the dentist to get some work done and they gave her so much Novocaine that the whole right side of her face was numb!!! She walked in the door and you could tell she was a little upset...poor thing :( they numbed half of her face! This picture is of her smiling. :) Now to explain the bandanna that is on her face...she came down the stairs a few minutes after she got home with this on and I was a little confused...but they numbed her so much that her eye wouldn't even blink on its own! They told her that either she had to do it on her own with her hands or just let it stay open and it would ware off soon enough! haha! She really didn't want us to post this picture because she thought it was blackmail but I had to post it! And she's a good sport :) She always makes life so much more fun and exciting and there is always something that is making all of us laugh..including her.. when were with her...she's hilarious! We love our Mother!!!!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Silver Falls

Mom has been wanting to go to Silver Falls for these past couple of weeks...because she still has not been in all of the 17 years that we've lived here in Oregon! So they picked me up from work today at 3 and we all packed into the van and drove an hour away and hiked to a big waterfall! But we had a lot of fun and it was a beautiful hike! When you got to the waterfall it was so cool because the trail went underneath the rock where the water was falling from and you actually went behind the waterfall! It was so cool! So here's some pics of our adventure!

Happy 4th of July!!

Me and Bekah watching fireworks!

Happy 4th of July everyone! This year the we didn't have to go anywhere for fireworks because they were literally right outside of our house! One of our neighbors got together with another family up the street and did an awesome firework show for at least an hour. And these fireworks were insane! I couldn't believe they were letting them go off right in front of our house! The picture above definitely doesn't do them justice but I had to post a picture of what I could get :) Last year, our neighbor even came around asking us if we wanted him to spray the roof with water earlier on in the day before fireworks...and some people actually took him up which was a good idea I guess because the fireworks go much higher than the houses! It's pretty funny what some people do...and spend...for the 4th of July! :) But I guess I'm glad they do, because then I can watch a great show for free!! :)