Monday, March 21, 2011

An Unexpected House Guest

We had a very friendly dog visit us on Saturday afternoon.  Just walked right on up and into the garage.  He decided to stay on for the night.  The kids were over joyed, Poppy was thrilled, and Wes and I were along for the ride.  We've been contemplating fostering a dog anyway, so we both had 'why-not?' attitudes.  Trooper (yes, we named him within the first hour) proved to be extremely sweet, cuddly, and hungry!  That dog was a bottomless pit!!  That afternoon we made signs advertising a lost dog, but in the meantime Trooper spent the night with us.  He was super well-behaved.  The next day at around 2 in the afternoon Skippy's (his real name) dad came to pick him up.  Never a dull moment at the Deti's...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Oregon Coast February 2011

 I've once again been away from the blogging world for too long... It's not that I haven't been up to anything lately.  It's just that I can't seem to find the time to sit down and write an entry.  So many other things have been taking priority and honestly I'm feeling overwhelmed... maybe I need to start saying no every once in awhile... hmmmmm...
Anyway, had to blog a bit about our 'Neighbor' weekend in Seaside, Oregon.  Gosh, I think we went about three and a half weeks ago!!  Time flies doesn't it?!  As you can see from the photos below we had amazingly beautiful weather.  Gorgeous blue skies and just about no rain for the weekend, but it was definitely chilly!  We've been making the annual trek down to Seaside/Cannon Beach for the past three years with our old neighbors (we missed the Bates' family this time around though!).  It's such an awesome time to reconnect with everyone (and craft with the ladies)!  A big thank you to Ed and Megan for hosting us once again! 
The Des Moines Neighbors

Me & Wes

Mr. & Mrs. Potter

Mr. & Mrs. Kelsey

Paisley & Hayley

Paisley, Luke, Zach, Travis, & Hayley before the War Games.  This has been a tradition with the kids from the start.  They can run around for hours in the sand dunes with those huge Nerf guns!

We rented the 'car' this time around.  How fun this was!  Major pedal power though!

OMG.... Hayley driving!  She was having a blast being in control!  Makes the real thing seem not too far off!

Hayley took this pretty shot...

... and this pretty shot in the dunes.