Friday, July 31, 2009

Salem, OR-Caleb's 2nd birthday

The girls and I made a trip to Salem, OR for our little man, Caleb's 2nd birthday. We had a great time and enjoyed the cooler weather. We love the Brownies and miss them so much. It is always nice to go for a visit to spend some much needed quality time together. Caleb loves the girls, following them everywhere and doing whatever they want. He calls out Che, Che (for Chesnie) all day and calls Mattie Ma and me Co. I was privileged enough to be there for his birth and rejoice that I could be there when he turned 2! We also celebrated Mattie's birthday since they couldn't be in Redding for her party. Our favorite part of the trip was picking blueberries! We are huge fans of blueberries but they are so darn expensive. We picked 20lbs at about $1/lb. I know, you are jealous. The kids ate more than they picked and had fun doing it. Matthew couldn't believe how much we brought home. We have been enjoying them ever since, we just had a banana blueberry smoothie yesterday. I got to enjoy some one on one time with my best friend, Kara, along with the best chocolate cake you have ever had and some great tea. We had a wonderful time and can't wait for Labor day when we will return with Matthew in tow!


Alright, I'm sorry, I know that it has been way too long since I posted. I think the summer has gotten away from me. I am not sure where to begin so I think I will just post lots of pictures and that will tell the story of what we have been up to. A lot of trips and traveling this summer and a lot of fun in the pool.

Chesnie enjoying the waterfall.
The girls and I at some falls in Dunsmuir.

The girls with daddy at middle McCloud Falls.

Chesnie following Matthew in the McCloud River.

Mattie enjoying her trout for dinner.

Ches in the Sacramento River. It was freezing but she is so brave and loves the water!

Mattie caught a huge brown trout at the hatchery.

The girls and I with sweet pea wild flowers.

The girls at Mt. Shasta Fish Hatchery.

Riding a purple dino in Mt. Shasta.
Standing on logs at our campsite in McCloud.

Mattie doing a handstand on our lawn.

Mattie got just about everythink Tink, including PJ's!

The girls watching a movie with their favorite Papa.

All the kids ready for the Tink pinata.

Mattie liking her birthday candle at her Tink party.

Chesnie trying to hula hoop.

Fishing with daddy at the cabin.

Chesnie and her mountain soap.

Chesnie catching grasshoppers with Auntie Tanya.

Chesnie with a big june bug on her shirt.

Enjoying backyard smores.

Mattie celebrating her 5th birthday with Grandpa and Grandma at the cabin.

Chesnie jumping in the pool.

The girls trying on mommy's bras, oh so funny!

Me mowing the lawn for the first time at age 32!

Mattie jumping in the pool

Matthew reading to all the girls.

Cotton candy in the rain at a fair.

The Lyman cousins came for a visit. All the kids at the Sundial Bridge.
Well, that just about sums it all up. We have enjoyed having cousins visit, camping trips, waterfalls, fishing, cabin, birthday's and lots of swimming. There is more to come but this at least gets you caught up on the Miller family goings on!