Thursday, March 26, 2009

lost and found

So in high school I had this friend Myrihe. We were inseparable. Seriously, we did everything together. We even dated best friends and I talked her into going to a private school with me. Well we lost touch over time and it had been YEARS (8) since the last time we talked and even longer since we last we saw each other. Through that time I have thought of her often, and talked about her to Karl, done internet searches for her, and in general just wished I could go back in time and not be such a crappy friend. A friend who say, actually returned calls or never missed Weddings. Well about a month or so ago I discovered Face Book and guess what? I found her! We got in touch and talked like no time had passed A few things had changes i.e. she got married (which I missed) had a son (which I missed) and almost died (which I missed) I was and still am so sad that I missed such life altering moments with her but in the end she was still the same. We picked up right well almost right were we left off :) We talked non stop for days setting up plans for our families to get together. We waited all of two weeks and then off to Portland we went for her to meet my family and my family to meet hers. I will admit I was a little nervous that maybe we would get there and it would be a bust After all over the phone is so different then in person. What if her kid was a turkey and worse yet what if mine were? Would our husbands get on well? Would we sit there all awkward or would we pick up just like we were before? I seriously got heartburn and by Mt. Hood thought I was going to barf. There was no going back though so power through I would. We got to Portland to our designated meeting place and it was like a time rewind. I couldn't believe how very much the same she was. She has always been very down to earth and funny and we are so on the same wave length it is scary. She gets me she always has and how I had missed her! It was perfect. The kids were wonderful the Husbands on their best behavior and we even got to spend time with her Parents who I love just about as much as her. We went to dinner, swimming at the Hotel we took the kids to a HUGE indoor play place and then to top off the weekend Karl made his super fab Crab Pot (seriously to die for) for everyone. When the time came to go we found ourselves planning the next trip. It was amazing. I find I am feeling more whole it's quiet odd really I didn't realize how much a best friend fills in those empty little parts ya know the ones that say your not the only one who has the exact memory or yes you did look that bad I was there:) Yup life is grand and here are some pics to prove it. We had a wonderful time and can't wait to do it again.




Kippi Chillin after a good swim it the hotel pool
all of the kids at our hotel hanging out. They hit it off right away and Dougan stayed the night with us at the hotel. They had so much fun they where all up until after 12:00




Here we are at the kids indoor play place. It was AMAZING I highly recomend going if you are ever there. It was so big adults could go in and play with the kids. Karl, Myrihe, and I were all in there off and on. The kids played so hard they were red and dripping sweat.We even had to take off the baby's pants he got so warm.





The snake slide and the black slide.
The snake slide was this huge super tall curly slide that had a big open snake mouth you shoot out of. So fun!
The black slide was so fast I couldn't even get anything but blur for picture when they came out. I dared it and flew so fast my stomache did a little flip when I went down. Thank heavens for the padded shoot you fly into !


Myrihe and Niki just like old times. Not our best shot but hey we had been swimming.




the rainbow slide

Dougan and Kippi, and Kelten,Tiernen and Dougan




The Eric and Myrihe Ness Family 2009
My camera died right after that shot of the family so those were the only ones I got and we didn't get any of the crab pot or the parentals. Next time I will not forget to charge the batteries and I might even take an extra disk.
Myrihe and her little man Dougan.I love that cheeser.




Tiernen and Myrihe hit it off and they played together all weekend.



Tiernen Loving the little play place just for non and new walkers. He had a ton of fun in there.





Saturday, March 21, 2009

Over heard

Kippi:
Oh Rieken (sigh) you just don't get it do you?

Rieken:
Uh hu I do to get it!

Kippi: Well then?-------------Nope I'm afraid you don't. (bigger sigh)

Rieken:
Yes I do too! MOMMMM! (running out of Kipp i's room to me)

Kippi:
well wonders never seats he got it.

Me:
What are you talking about what didn't he get?

Kippi:
I wrote him a note in a cruiseve writing to get out of my room...

Rieken:
See Kippi I told you . Mom Kippi won't tell me what the note says!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Kids survey

I couldn't post this on FB for some reason so I thought I would put it here because it is so cute!

Kid QuestionnaireAsk your child(ren) to answer the questions and type their answers in.
Tag other moms with kids who might have fun with this. :)
( just type what the kids said...)
by: Kelten, Age 9 Kiprianna, age 6 Rieken, Age 3
I asked them each individually


* I need your help writing a note.
Kelten-to who? Seriously who’s it for? Why?
Kippi - TO who Mamma TO who?
Rieken- Oh….

1.What is something mom always says to you?
Kelten- do my homework
Kippi- clean your room
Rieken- I don know

2. What makes mom happy?
Kelten- a clean house
Kippi-giving you a present and saying I love you mom.
Rieken- Uhhh I don know ummm write notes?

3. What makes mom sad?
Kelten-Kippi getting into your make-up
Kippi-breaking your favorite necklace…I’ve broken three of them and thats all though.
Rieken- uh fighting

4. How does your mom make you laugh?
Kelten- by tickling me
Kippi- tickling me
Rieken- Tickle-ee me

5. What was your mom like as a child?
Kelten-Oh my gosh I have No idea
Kippi-I have no idea.
Rieken- uh uh ummm daddy tickled you and you laughed.

6. How old is your mom?
Kelten- 30
Kippi- give me a clue I don’t know
Rieken- uh you tell me mom

7. How tall is your mom?
Kelten-5 feet
Kippi-Hmm I’m almost as tall as you so lets say an inch taller.
Rieken- Your little mommy, remember Tiernen came out of your tummy and you weren’t big anymore remember mommy?

8. What is her favorite thing to watch on TV?
Kelten-Alias
Kippi- Alias
Rieken- Uh Alias

9. What does your mom do when you're not around?
Kelten-That I don’t know because I’m not around you when your not around.
Kippi-play something on the computer
Rieken –take a hot baf maybe wif bubbles . can I have a baf?

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
Kelten-Singing
Kippi- a movie star or singer
Rieken-I don’t know can I have a baf I'm really cold.

11. What is your mom really good at?
Kelten- singing
Kippi- being pretty
Rieken-putting bubbles in my baf

12. What is your mom not very good at?
Kelten- playing video games
Kippi- hmmm I don’t know
Rieken- scratched up shows (making them work in the dvd player)

13. What does your mom do for her job?
Kelten- I know you don’t go to work but you keep us healthy and keep the house clean mostly

Kippi- watch us and clean the house
Rieken- make food puts bubble in bafs

14. What is your mom's favorite food?
Kelten- weight watchers food?
Kippi- those ones in the freezer you won’t share (smart ones ie: wieght watchers food)
Rieken- olive kind of food

15. What makes you proud of your mom?
Kelten- that your nice
Kippi- when you help me clean my room
Rieken- umm kissing my hurts ( I always tell him how proud I am when he is brave)

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
Kelten- Minnie mouse
Kippi- Silver mist (a fairy on tinker bell)
Rieken- Tom and Jerry

17. What do you and your mom do together?
Kelten- play games and talk
Kippi- go to lunch and get our nails done
Rieken- read books

18. How are you and your mom the same?
Kelten-we both don’t like it when Kippi is rude
Kippi- were both girls
Rieken- we bof have boogeries

19. How are you and your mom different?
Kelten- You’re an adult and I’m a child
Kippi- our face and hair
Rieken- Uh our boogeries ( he was totally picking his nose when I asked him this)

20. How do you know your mom loves you?
Kelten- You tell me
Kippi- cause you tell me ALL the time. Sheesh.
Rieken- uh because… uh because your really nice

21. What does your mom like most about your dad?
Kelten- He’s tall and he has a goatee
Kippi- that he’s cute
Rieken- Uh Kissen him cause you got married in the temple

22. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
Kelten- your mom’s house
Kippi- Wal-Mart or target
Rieken- uh the temple

This was so much more fun then I thought it would be. I just want you to know...because we don't have cable I have been "renting" from the library A TON. so, that is where the whole alias comes in I have watched all five seasons in the last three months. I would love to see anyone do this.