Tuesday, August 3, 2010

July 2010

July was a busy month. We sold Matthew's beloved truck. I used to tell Matthew that the reason I married him was for the truck. It was an emotional time, I mean, we have wedding pictures with the truck! So we did one last photo shoot with the truck.
Mattie turned 6 and we celebrated with a Strawberry Shortcake party. The girls have become amazing swimmers this summer. They can both swim underwater and jump in without any flotation devices. I am amazed at how much they learned in such a short time. They love their pool, we are in it every day and they continue to learn new things. They are working on learning how to dive right now. I love the suits and goggles!
Matthew's best friend and family came up for a weekend and they had a great fishing trip at Hat Creek. We had a trip to the cabin with Matthew's family. It was great to be with all of them enjoying 4 days of rest and fun. We also spread Ron's ashes which was hard for everyone but a time of closure.
We had a evening at Whiskeytown lake. It was beautiful and we went for a family swim all the way out to the buyous!
And last but not least the girls and I went to visit my best friend in Salem, OR. We had so much fun playing, going to the zoo and of course blueberry picking!

This is the picture we have blown up and hanging in our house from our wedding day so we thought we should pose again, 10 years later before we sold the truck

The dad who bought the truck came over on his Harley and the girls were in awe so he let them sit on it, now Ches has been asking for one

Mattie B and her new birthday skirt

Mattie got this skirt for her birthday, Matthew wanted me to pose with it

Mattie's 6th birthday party

Matthew's catch

Swim time with daddy

Our family

My sweet Chesnie Grace

Mattie B out to chinese food for her birthday
Isn't she cute?

They love each other and they love to swim
Love, love, love this picture
My swim suit and goggle girls

Jeff, Matthew's best friend with his catch
In the middle of the creek, finally enough patience to fish

Ches fishing with daddy
Walking with grandma
Mattie got a butterfly to land on her finger

Check out how long her hair is

Uncle Dan and Ches riding the rapids

Mattie and Uncle Dan relaxing in the shade

Floating with Auntie Tanya

Swimming in the creek
Chesnie finally caught her first fish

Chesnie loved Auntie Tanya's dog, PeeWee

Mattie caught her first fish at the cabin
Mattie put him to sleep

Chesnie with her friend, blue belly lizard

The girls making ice cream with Uncle Dan at the Cabin

My love

Fun in the sand

Jump Mattie B, jump

Sandy beach feet

Sitting on a log in the middle of the lake
This is what 20lbs of blueberries looks like

Tuckered out from all the picking, or should I say full from all the eating

Mattie and Samaria

Ches running through the blueberries

Me and Mattie B
Samaria never got any in her bowl just her tummy

Ches loves to go blueberry picking

Mattie was a good picker
Movie time
Mattie and Caleb with the penguins

They all got to feed the birds some nectar

Love these girls

Kara and Chesnie Grace

All the kiddos

Mattie B and Kara

Picnic lunch at the zoo
The climbers
Samaria and the oragatang up close and personal

Looking for the monkeys


Debbie said...

Such fun pictures, Corrie. Thanks for sharing!

Jenny said...

LOVED all the pictures! Thanks for sharing them. It's fun that I can still watch the girlies grow. Looks like you're having a fun summer- miss you all.

koko said...

Great pictures!! Looks like a tun of fun.