Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Just kickin' it

The girls and I are having fun on our way to California. We haven't quite gotten there yet. It's been about five weeks since we left Moses Lake, we spent 3 weeks in Seattle with my brother and his family but they were leaving for Hawaii so we moved on down to Weiser for Thanksgiving. We had so much fun there. Klave got to take four days off to come visit us. He totally surprised us and got there four hours earlier than we expected him. All of the girls missed him so much, but not as much as I did. Nora just clung to his leg the whole night and just kept saying Daddy, Daddy! She is definitley a daddy's girl. We went to Klave's cousins' wedding at the Courtyard Marriot. It was a pretty wedding but after the ceremony as we went into the reception Naomi was totally confused. "Why didn't they get married? They just kissed, they didn't even go to the temple." She was very disappointed. But not for long, those girls didn't leave the dance floor all night long. They are party animals! We had such a blast dancing all night with all of Klave's family.
Klave went home on sunday and then a couple days later Klave's parents left for a conference over in Boise. We were left with Kassee and Maycee Klave's teenage sisters. It was a blast because we got to do all the chores on the ranch. Feed the chickens, the dogs, the horses and the calves. Let the sheep out and bring them in at night. These girls are hardworkers, well that's what I was trying to teach them anyway. After 15 minutes of crying because Naomi got dirt in her flip flops we got down to business and they really loved it. They are kind of sissies like their mom, they don't like to get dirty. Here's Lucy taking a bath in the mudroom sink at Grammee and Papa's.


So now we are down in Utah with my family for a little while and I'm praying we'll be in California by Christmas!

11 comments:

Korbi said...

it's so good to hear what you guys are up to! WE had play goup at my house today and it's just not the same! good to hear that you are doing well and I hope that you are rejoined with "your love" in California for Christmas as well!

Jen said...

Sounds like you guys have been enjoying yourselves a little! Even though Daddy isn't always there, huh...good luck on getting to Cali by Christmas...I have my fingers crossed for ya!

Aaron and Amy said...

sounds like you are having a fun long vacation. I want a fun long vacation but i dont want to leave my bed. (its way too comfortable expecially when you are pregnant) I hope everything works out for you. i was actually going to call you a while ago but never remembered at a decent hour. Im glad to hear you are well.

Marcy M Miller said...

How crazy! I'm glad things are going good though. I hope you can find a place to live in California, and I really hope that your house can sell!

Jut and Char said...

I hope you get your wish and make it to CA by Christmas. If you just need to be a little closer to Klave, know that you are always welcome here.
Char

TonyJasie said...

I can't believe how much your kids have grown! They are all so cute and I love reading your blogs about how much fun they are and what great friends they are. We're really happy for you guys! Good luck in CA!

Daniel and Jennifer said...

Dang it--I really was planning to visit you before you moved!

Brownies said...

you guys look so happy! Hope all is well in Cali!

beccastreb said...

Welcome to CA! Andrew and I are living in the Fresno area. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Dan S. said...

Great pictures, Amanda. We're going to miss having your family in Washington. I'm looking forward to the first post from The Ranch!

Jill Christensen said...

Amanda, What an adorable family you have. I can't believe that Naomi and Nadine are 4 years old! I enjoyed having them in the nursery so much. Good luck in your new home.