Thursday, June 25, 2009

More of me

In case you aren't already sick of me and my odd ramblings . . . I have started another blog. I know; one is enough right? Well, this one is solely for my reading habit . . . addiction . . . obsession . . . however you choose to categorize it! I will talk about what I am currently reading, what I think about it and any books that spark my interest. Come visit!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

My oddball child

I got Kadin a little pool for our back deck because it has been so hot lately, and he loves to play in the water. It took a couple days for us to find the time to set it up, but we got it filled on Saturday. Of course Saturday was the day that it decided to cloud up and get cold. That didn't stop Kadin from wanting to get in! So he suited up and climbed in. Undaunted by the cold, he splashed around for a while and probably would have kept going if we didn't pull him out (the chattering teeth and blue lips were a pretty good sign that it was time). I think we will be spending quite a bit of time out on our back deck this summer.

Kadin thrilled to be in the pool!

Jeremy showed Kadin how to fully immerse himself in the experience

Kadin was pretty proud of his "crazy hair" after dunking his head

To go with the pool, I got Kadin some goggles. Instead of being used in the water, he has dubbed them "woggle-goggles" (in honor of Scott's Wobble-Goggles from Imagination Movers, one of his new favorite shows) and decided they have more application in watching TV and looking for missing items.

What do you get????

What do you get when you mix . . .
30 pounds of strawberries . . . .
35+ pounds of sugar . . .

22 boxes of pectin . . .

a LOT of mashing, stirring and waiting . . .

47 boxes of freezer jam!!!!!! Yummy!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Happiness is . . .

an overflowing bookshelf. I was putting stuff away today and finally cleaned off the stack of books that had accumulated on the bedside table, but when I went to put them on the bookshelf, it was hard to find room for them. Looking at the books shelved neatly on the shelves and stashed haphazardly in the cupboards below just really made me smile today. The collection in our bedroom now is just the most recent finds, I have several boxes packed away in storage waiting for the day when we have the room to accomodate multiple bookshelves (or maybe the library room of my dreams). I am a book fiend; I can never read enough or have enough. I love to browse the books at Costco to find new titles to look for at the library and every once in a while I'll make a trip to Goodwill to pick up some cheap books! But I have to say my absolute favorite book store is Robert's Books in Lincoln City. Every time we go to the coast we HAVE to make a stop there. Just walking in and smelling the musty, salty air around all those books makes me smile! I can browse in there for hours and find TONS of books that I want, but I always limit myself to a reasonable number (what I think is reasonable anyway; Jeremy may disagree!). I can't wait to go over 4th of July weekend and find some new treasures! I love to hear what other people are reading . . . let me know if you find anything you love!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Not much to report

It's been a LONG time since I have posted on here! Everytime I go to post something, I think about what to write and decide that everything is to boring. Even now when I think back on what we have been doing lately, there is nothing post-worthy.

Oh, well I guess I can think of a one thing. Opus Interactive (Jeremy's work) has been doing some reorganization and restructuring of the employees and in the process, Jeremy got a promotion! He is now VP of Sales and Operations (I hope I got that right!). He is really excited about the opportunity to help steer and build the company; I know he is going to do great! Congratulations to him!!!

Other than that, we have been pretty low-key lately. We have some fun stuff coming up in the next month or so. I am really excited to head to the beach with lots of family to celebrate the 4th of July and then we fly out to Utah to see Jordan get married. I am still amazed that my little brother is getting married . . . guess he's not so little anymore! I am thrilled to have another female added to the Theurer ranks (we will still be outnumbered, but every little bit helps) and I think Molly and Jordan are so great together! I am so excited for the two of them.