Friday, October 24, 2008


I recently found this picture of Paden. Isn't it precious! This is my son! Calm and cautious. Eldon would be trying to get into the water but not Paden. He has to test it out, see what it does. He is calm and quiet and a really good boy!
My dad did a tax return for a lady who takes pictures. In return for the work done, this lady said that she would take pictures. My kids were just candid as they weren't to get theirs done at this time. There turned out to be some good ones. I especially like this one of Paden (of course, that's why I am posting it!)

Monday, October 20, 2008

'Wal-Mart filed an application Friday with The Dalles planning office for a 149,000 square foot Wal-Mart Supercenter store in The Dalles.' This was on the front page of The Dalles Chronicle today Monday October 20th. For those of you who have heard my complaints about The Dalles, having this Walmart Superstore would be such a great benefit. Hopefully, it would drive local food prices down and give some compitition the the other stores here. I would love for a Target to come in. Then I would be happy. Portland is close enough that I could do clothing shopping whenever I was there. Having this Walmart would also help out economy here. The added jobs are a great thing also.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

A couple of weeks ago my friend, and Syndey's Achievement day leader asked me if I know anyone who made cheesecake from scratch. I told her that Travis did. She then asked if Travis would come make a cheesecake with the girls. So he took some time off and came and made 2. One the night before to eat after they made the second one at the activity since it would be cooking or just out of the oven. I think they all had fun. Travis was able to have the girls add the ingredients and mix. Then they put the cheesecake mixture into little graham cracker crust pie tins. Each girl was able to take home 3 little cheesecakes to eat themselves or to share with their family.

I am very lucky to have Travis as a husband. He is great with kids. He loves to do things like this, though he may grumble. He has hidden talents. So, basically, I have the best husband who is still my best friend!