Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Birthday Weekend (Friday)

 Last year we were camping in Montana over Chloe's birthday weekend so this year she really wanted to go camping again. We originally planned on going over by Sandpoint but the fires had been so bad and the smoke was awful in that area. We instead stayed close to home and just went down to Fort Spokane. It was another fun-filled Barta/Hammond camping trip. We towed the trailers down on Thursday night to make sure we could get spots and we ended up getting these two upper loop spots across from one another that were awesome. They were even away from everyone which was even better. Since I took so many pictures this weekend I'm going to split it up into the 3 days. Here is take 1 or also known as Friday night camping pictures!
Layla with her tough feet on her scooter.


Where are you headed Layla Wade?

1, 2, 3...JUMP!

Chloe cannonball!

Chloe B. jump!

I love this picture!

Deana splashing Buggy around.

Back at the trailers after dinner we got out the glow glasses leftover from the relay.


And then it was PEACE OUT Friday night!

Friday, October 16, 2015

4th of July

 On the 4th of July our little town hosted a Color Run! It was a 3 mile walk/run and at points in the race you would get chalk thrown on you. The colors were 4th of July themed in red, white and blue. We had a blast doing this with the kids! Clay and Layla watched from the truck at one point during the race and Layla kept saying the rest of the day "I get chalked!!!" So next year if we do this again we will have to include her for sure! Such a fun morning with great friends!

Joel, Chloe, Sami and Chloe



Getting blown off.

After the run we went home and got cleaned up before we went out to Hammond's for their annual BBQ. Before we headed out we stopped by the new sports complex and checked out more festivities - water slide and snow cones! Happy 4th of July!

Friday, October 9, 2015

More Instagrams in June

A couple more Instagrams in June...
Hitchin' a ride with Grandma.

Be crazy. Be stupid. Be silly. Be weird. Be whatever. Because life is too short to be anything but HAPPY!

My how she has grown in 1st grade! 1st day of school with no front teeth vs. the last day of school today! One to 2nd grade Chloe Kay!

Apparently EVERY night is a sleepover nowadays.
Lucky for Layla she has an awesome big sissy who doesn't mind having a cuddle bug holding her arm. I love how much they love each other! #sisterlove #thesearethebestdays 
Lightin' it up at #relayforlife2k15!

CDA! Thank you Danita and Deana for this weekend!

"As mothers and daughters, we are connected with one another. She is the beating of my heart. I cannot now imagine my life without her."

"Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while but our hearts FOREVER."

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Photo a Day in June

June was full of ups and downs, highs and lows but we made it thru and still managed to make some memories.
JUNE 2015
 1. Many (SOOO many good memories made in California this last week with these girls.)
2. Looking up (my wardrobe, and the girl's too is looking up after this LuLaRoe party I hosted tonight.)
3. Silly (Layla girl swinging at Barta's.)
4. Starts with B (Layla and her BABY in the BATH.)
5. Looking down (on a kitty kissing girl.)
6. Who I am (MOM to these amazing and silly girls.)
7. Forgotten (The secrets between sisters and their bond will never be forgotten.)
8. Sadness (How Buggy looked last Thursday night with a fever. Friday appointment confirmed double ear infections. She is now on the mend!)
9. Disgust (Chloe's look of disgust - HA!)
10. Anger (no such thing when it's the last day of school and these girls are off to the pool!)
11. Fear (none for this girl in the water - eeks!)
12. Joy (Relay for LIfe day - let's celebrate Grandma!)
13. On my mind (I can't help it but as I am away tonight it's these 2 that are on my mind!)
14. Makes me feel good (The outdoors, hiking in the sunshine with friends and this view!)
15. Sun (was not as hot as I thought it would be in CA!)
16. Anything (Dad's house before and after. New paint and new windows!)

17. Lunchtime (too tired to eat.)
18. Local (We sure wish this sweet friend of Chloe's was more local so we could see her more often!)
19. 9 o'clock (Friday selfies)
20. What I'm doing now (Disneyland reminiscing!)
21. Wet (at Seal Beach)
22. Money (I bet money this is where my girls will spend a whole lot of time this summer, in Nana's and Poppy's new swimming pool!)
23. View (from a camping trip Chloe got to go solo on last weekend.)
24. In the garden (flower garden since I don't have a real garden.)
25. Depth of field (behind our house)
26. Gift (like no other is a Grandma's love for her granddaughters.)
27. Mini (Clay! Has to be into everything and can't sit still for a single second.)
28. Orange (on my Chloe's swimsuit. Thanks Barta's for taking my girls to the river!)
29. Animal (here kitty, kitty, kitty.)
30. Design (a little decorating in the garage for a sleepover with the kitties at Barta's.)

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Relay for Life 2K15

I am cherishing these pictures and this event because it was my mom's last hoorah! She gave all her strength and energy into the Relay and it was so awesome and amazing watching her walk that survivor lap! So many people came out to support her and do this walk with her, so many people just plain love her. My mom, she is a hero and I think our Wonder Woman theme fit just perfectly.
Uncle Eldred, my mom's half brother from South Dakota was there!

Grandma and her girls.

So much love right here!

Uncle Eldred and his wife Aunt Jackie with mom and Aunt Patty photo bombing in the back.

Uncle Jerry, Uncle Eldred and the McCullough sisters - Aunt Carol, Aunt Patty, mom and Aunt Ilene

The crew before the walk

The two Chloe girls!

My friend Kaylynn, who I graduated with. She is a survivor and warrior too!

Layla has already ditched her shoes. We can't keep them on her!

Watch out, Layla is pushing Grandma!

Mom waking the survivor lap! She did about 1/2 of 1 lap! So proud of her.

I love this picture because she is grooving to the music as we go and seems so happy!

Check out her posse!

Cheers to my mama!

Donna's Walking Warriors!

Thanks to everyone for coming out and supporting my mom! 

Chloe's turn to push Grandma.
 These two have always shared a special bond.

Grandma has a whole crew of little girls supporting her.

Scavenger hunt time! 

Girls against boys - trading secrets.

Getting a clue from Angela

Layla how did you get SO DIRTY??? "I dunno?!"



When it got dark we got out the glow sticks and glow glasses.

Layla Wade!! HAHA

Layla and daddy


Chloe's luminary for Grandma.

It was great Relay for Life and we couldn't have done it without all the love and support of our family, friends and community!