The walls are up.
Friday, December 11, 2009
Posted by Heather at 8:55 PM
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
What they do is set a fire in a corner of the house and watch how it grows. When it starts to get large, they put it out. Then another group goes in and they do it again in another corner. Once everyone has had a chance to watch the burn, they let the fire take over the house. Very cool.
Ryan and his friend Chad getting ready for their turn in the house.
Time to let it burn.
Fire fighters don't usually stand around and take pics while a house is burning down.
My very own HERO!!!!
Posted by Heather at 7:53 PM
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Day of the Notables is a right of passage for those attending the 5th grade at Prosser Heights. For those of you who are not familiar with this, it is a day that every student in the 5th grade dresses up and gives a little 50 word speech about a notable person in history. Cameron chose Benjamin Franklin. He did a great job. His class spent a few weeks before their presentations researching their notable person.
The day of the presentations (aka The Day of the Notables) each student has an assigned area in the halls that they stand and when you give them the password (a word listed on their poster) they begin their little presentation. It was very cool and quite informative.
Posted by Heather at 10:23 PM
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Jill and I in front of a tree that looks like it is covered in giant candy at Beaver Bark
Second we hit the Heritage store over by Costco. They have a bunch of Christmas trees all decorated up. We just couldn't resist taking a few dorky pics. We are such rebels, the hole time we were afraid we were going to get caught and kicked out.
Jill striking a pose with the safari tree. Totally not practical, but very cool.
Here I am hugging a huge tree covered in all gold ornaments. It was awesome. What this picture does not show you is that when I went to step back away from the tree, I stepped on my own foot and about knocked the whole thing over.
Posted by Heather at 9:55 PM
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Minutes before the big cut.
Colby after. Did I mention that he is as humble as ever.
Posted by Heather at 9:33 PM
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Posted by Heather at 8:44 PM
This was my first sign out there.
This was number two. These people were awesome.
This one I just finished.
Posted by Heather at 8:16 PM
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
We look so chipper!!
That's more like it!! Can you say 13.1 miles!!!!
After a shower and a massage...
Posted by Heather at 5:30 PM
Monday, November 2, 2009
Cameron going for the tackle.
Cameron got him. Nice job Cam!!!!!
Posted by Heather at 7:33 PM
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Receiving his new belt and award.
Posted by Heather at 11:47 AM
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Fall is here again and what would a Friday night be without a high school football game. This crew chose to spend last Friday night in Umatilla at Ryan's old stomping ground to watch his nephew Taylor play his first game as a senior and the starting quarterback. It was a great game. Taylor played awesome as he led his team to their first victory of the season.
Taylor getting ready to pass.
Posted by Heather at 1:53 PM
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
So it has been just over a week since Ryan and I ran in the Nike Hood to Coast Relay. It has been about 3 days since we have been able to walk without crying. 197 miles is a long way to run, even if you are sharing it with 11 other runners. It still works out to be aprox. 18 miles per person. An accomplishment that I still can't believe I managed.
Our team was named Team Dragginass. (Get it?) It consisted of 12 members. 6 members per van. Van #1 (our van) began at the Start Line at Mt. Hood and each of us ran our first legs. We then handed off to the first runner of Van #2 and they took over. Their runners each ran their first legs, and so on. The cool thing about having 2 vans, was that it gave us a few hours off the course to eat and rest a bit.
It worked out so that we ran about every 10 to 12 hours. You would think that would be plenty of time to recover, but that was certainly not the case. It was just enough time for the stiffness and sourness to set in.
We obviously had no idea what we were in for.
Ryan's first Leg. (What a view)
I know that it sounds crazy, but even with all the pain and lack of sleep, we can't wait to do it again next year. There is just something about doing something that you never thought you would have been able to do.
Posted by Heather at 8:18 PM
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Of course it would take my sister Jill and I until the end of summer to decide to go to Moses Lake and check out their water part. Her and I are the biggest procrastinators that I know. At least it was worth the wait.
We all played way to hard. It was all we could do to stay awake long enough to drive home.
Posted by Heather at 6:40 PM
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Colby started Taekwondo a couple of months ago and is doing really well. He has already advanced to his yellow belt and will be testing for his orange belt tomorrow. He attends a dojo here in Prosser a couple of days a week. It is very cool because not only are they teaching him about taekwondo, but they are also teaching them how to listen, follow directions and respect for others. It has been fun to watch him participate.
Posted by Heather at 6:05 PM