Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Time is Tick, Tick, Ticking Away...

Oh Where has the summer gone? We have been home for almost two months and it feels like it has flown by! We have loved being home, enjoying time with family,friends, and in all the places we love.

 I keep on thinking that we should be back in Saipan, as school has already been in session for 2 weeks already! I am truely missing the students and the school. As of now we are both getting setteled into our new groove. Mark has begun his job at the Palouse Federated Church as the associate pastor working 3/4 time. He is also in full harvest mode as all the farmers here on Palouse are harvesting their crops... and soon, once school starts he will begin working with the school district as a bus driver and possibly substitute teaching. I am  still looking for a possition that will allow me to work part time, in order to stay home with Hatley as much as I possibly can... I too will be substitute teaching, but would like to get something that is permanent... so send prayers our way that whatever God has in store for me will come soon =)

Hatley has grown like a weed. She is now (well at her 3 week appointment was...) 12 pounds 1 ounce and 22 inches long... she has officially doubled her birth weight and grown 4 inches. She has her 4 month, yes, I said 4 MONTH appointment this next Monday, so we will see just how much our little 5.6 lb. baby has grown. It is so hard to believe that she will be 4 months old already! Mommy doesnt like =)

Well, as I said summer has flown by, and so has time, hence the reason I havent really updated the blog. I PROMISE, I will TRY to update this alittle bit more often from now on =) But for now, here are some of my favorite pictures from our first summer back in the states...

Enjoy your summer, or whats left of it!

Pike Street Market, Seattle,WA... I have had a flower fetish all summer!

Fresh Fruit at Pike Street.

Pikes Street, Public Market Center. Seattle, WA.

We went to Seattle to visit Marks middle Sister, Julie, and her husband Rob and Little gal Mya! Hatley loved her cousin time!

Aunt Julie, Cousin Mya and Hatley enjoying Mya's new birthday tent!

While in Seattle we went to this gorgeous park covered by wetlands and boardwalks... it was beautiful... feels so good to be back in the beautiful northwest.

Aunt Julie and Cousin Mya on the boardwalks.

At the end of the boardwalks there was a park for the kiddos to play... Hatley enjoyed her first swing ride ever... she was mostly alllllll smiles!

With it being harvest time, that means the combines are up and running and it also means mommy and hatley dont see dad that much, but we did spend an afternoon out in the fields with daddy, and Hatley got to ride in a combine for the very first time! Though, she slept through most of the ride =) But daddy was certainly proud!

One Proud Farming Daddy!

hatley isnt our 5 lb. bag of sugar anymore, no, she is now closer to our 10 lb. bag of sugar. =(

We spent ALOT of time in the pools this summer, we met up with cousin Sadie, Allison and Grant and Auntie Angela...

Uncle Mark and Sadie flying down the slides!

Our little island, water loving girl!

Thanks G&G Oliver for the adorable new swim suit! Mommy and Daddy love love love my little buddah belly hanging out =)
This is when we first arrived back in the states, this is G&G Oliver meeting their grand-daughter for the first time!

We were able to spend 3 days with the Holling family (Marks sisters family) at their Priest lake cabin!

The whole family came up! Mark and my dad got lots of kayaking in!

handsome man.

We did lots of paddle boat rides with the nieces and nephews too!

Hatley enjoyed catching some rays u at priest lake =)

Dad and I getting some Kayaking time in too!

Suz, trent and I enjoying our time together! Finally!

G&G Sawyer enjoying the newest member of the family on a boat ride on Priest lake!
Grandpa Sawyer and his girl =)

Three generations.

The Sawyer family on the 4th of July!

G&G Oliver came to visit us! We made a trip into Moscow and went to the Saturday Morning Farmers Market!

Auntie's Kara and Nicole came to visit and meet Hatley for the first time!

Cousins Sadie and Allison threw a High Tea at Grandmas Sawyers and they asked us to dress up silly, so here is our little flower child!

Mommy and Daddy had their first date night!

We have really enjoyed being back on the farm, here is marko and his pup mattie!

Palouse Sunset

Aunt Kara and Uncle Joe come to visit!

More family fun at the Palouse Pool!

Daddy and Hatley at the Palouse Blue Grass Festival!


AngMomof3 said...

Love all those photos! What a great summer you had. Hope you're enjoying your week up north.

Miss you and Hat. Going to see your hubby and Grandpa John today for a last whirl on the combine.

Hope to see you soon! Give Trent and Suz a kiss from me too.

Ken & Crystal Pierson said...

wow! beautiful blog! I love it! great pics!!! xo