Monday, December 15, 2008

Let it SNOW

We had so much fun in the snow today. Jackson was LOVING life, to say the least. We didn't have a sled so we made one from a garbage can lid and a rope. It was quite a show, let me tell you. The snow really is beautiful but I do have to say that it has put a damper on my shopping schedule!!! We live between two big hills in the county, so when it snows they don't sand out here and it is hard to get around. I am sure I will get it done but just not as soon as I would of liked. So for now, we will enjoy the scenery!!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008


Just a couple of fun pictures from this past week

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Train ride

We were able to ride the train to Seattle last weekend to visit my sister and her family. We had such a good time....I really think that we are going to consider taking the train more often. The kids did really well. They don't have to be strapped to car seats and can move around as they want, whenever they want. HEAVEN!!! We were lucky enough to pay for 2 seats but get 4, which was so nice. Jackson watched movies, made friends with random people, and loved looking out the windows.
We had a great time together....we went to the aquarium, tons of parks, shopping, walked the pier, and Carol and I got out to see Twilight together which was so nice. Thank you guys!!!!
We had a great Thanksgiving as well.....pretty low key at the Brown's house. These pictures are of Jackson "helping" Grandma make pies. It was quite a sight to see......Jackson with a little apron on, making his own little apple pie. Very fun.
We have so much to be thankful for....especially friends and family like you that are so supportive of us. Love you all!!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Get candy, get candy, get candy....

Jackson was a pirate for Halloween and didn't get the whole concept at first until he saw that people were giving free candy wherever he went. He was in HEAVEN. We went to the trunk or treat at our church and after a few trunks, he sat down in the middle of the parking lot to examine his goods. We had a good laugh. After about 30 minutes of trunk or treating, we went over to Aunt Debi's house and walked around her neighborhood with Maylie. Again, very short and sweet but very fun. They were both pretty funny as they just made themselves right at home with other people, wanting to go in their house and everything.

And now, as you can see, he is loving his 4 pieces of candy a day!!!!!

Logan is growing up so fast. I can't believe he is almost 6 months old. We started the rice cereal, which he is a big fan of. Jackson always wants bites as well which is pretty disgusting in my opinion. Logan is quite the "talker" as well. His noises capture peoples attention wherever we go. I swear his squeeling is so high in pitch, he is going to break a window.

Friday, October 24, 2008

I feel like there is so much to report on. I really need to update this more often. Here are a few activities that we have been up to.
First, we went on the Portland tram the other day. I takes you right up to OHSU with a breath taking view.
We also went to the pumpkin patch the other night, which was fun. Oddly enough, we actually didn't get any pumpkins. We were merely going for the photo opt and to do something festive. We thought we might get a pumpkin cheaper at WINCO. We are cheap, what can I say. We went with our friends, the Knapps. Jackson is obsessed with Maylie. Rightfully so. She is adorable. Seriously, when we get in the car to go anywhere he says these words. "Maylie, Maylie, Maylie". He just can't get enough of her.
We were also able to go to the temple and walk around a bit. It seriously is so beautiful and I am reminded of how grateful I am for my family and all the things that I have been blessed with.

Monday, October 6, 2008

We are alive and well...

I really am such a slacker...I have thought about posting many nights but get caught up in other things. You know how it goes. Unfortunately, there is life outside the blogging world, dang it.
This month has been a busy one for us. My Mom got home from Brazil and is doing so well. She is now visiting family in Utah, Arizona, and California and having a great time I am sure. Wayne's brother Phillip also came home from his mission this month but has already gone back to Italy for a vacation with part of the Brown clan (totally jealous). He is going to hang around and will be back to Oregon State starting in January.
Before Phillip left to go back to Italy, he and Wayne went to North Fork and did a little bridge/cliff jumping. We replaced our camera with one that is waterproof and Wayne is loving it. Here are a few pics/video from their trip.

Our boys are growing up before our eyes. Jackson is saying so much more these days and is totally into jumping off of things. He definitely pushes his limits though and has already had a sprained ankle!!! Crazy huh. But he is a Brown boy so I wouldn't expect anything less. Logan is such a sweet boy. He is smiling so much and starting hold and play with toys. I love this stage as he is interacting so much more with us as well as tracking and starting to be aware of his surroundings.

Hope all is well with all of you!!!