For the past four years the Hoffman family has gone on a Labor Day Getaway. I am hoping we have another 40 years in us, because it is so much fun! I look forward to it every year. Dave's parents rent a big ol' house and all three boys and their wives and kids come to spend the long weekend. Three out of the four years we have gone to the beach, and that's where we went this year as well.
This year Tony and Risa weren't able to come along, and we sure missed them! But, we did manage to have some fun despite their absence =).
This year's house had a loft, which would have provided countless hours of entertainment for the children, if it weren't for the countless near heart attacks it provided for the adults.
David and his dad on a foggy Oregon morning.
James and his daddy making sand castles...
Uncle Davey helps with the construction.
I made James this super cool track for his jeep, it included a bridge and a ramp...and it kept him busy for approximately 3 minutes.
Poppa and his grandkids.
As always, we played games. This one was "Loaded Questions"...always good for some laughs!
Just in case you'd thought I'd fallen off the face of the earth, I thought I'd post real quick and let you know that I am in fact still alive =).
Things have been sooooo busy lately and blogging (and emailing- so sorry if you've emailed and I haven't read it yet!) have taken a backseat.
Last weekend my best friend Tara and her two kiddos came up for a visit.
David and Isaac playing legos =)
Little Miss Sierra sitting still for her pedicure from Auntie Kendra.
Enjoying some Burgerville...yummmmm...
Me, Tara, Sierra, Jenney
Aren't Sierra's curls just to die for!? Mine on the other hand, not-so-much. I am in desperate need of a cut, and Tara and I had spent the entire morning watching Friends on DVD and procrastinating instead of getting ready. So I decided to just go curly for the day and came up with a new nickname for such a hairstyle...The Moppet. It's a cross between Muppet (think Animal from the Muppets) and a Mop. Right???
We've also ventured into the foreign territory of house hunting. Eek. We are not sure if now is a good time for us to take the leap or not, but it's been interesting to look.
We found an AMAZING house that we both loved, but there is one fatal problem...
The Lone Bathroom.
Lone as in ONE. One bathroom. Uno Bano .
We have been very spoiled in that the last two places we have rented have had one and 1/2 baths. I don't know if we can go back...
But then I was watching 18 Kids and Counting the other day and they were helping another large family with some home remodeling, and they said they had 52 people sharing ONE bathroom.
That kind of convicted me a little bit.
But not much.
Also, you will notice that the ONE bathroom in this otherwise dream house only has a shower. No tub. Not only do I relish a good bath, but what about when babies come?? I know you can bathe them in the sink for awhile, but is that really gonna work forever? I don't think so.
So, the hunt continues.
Anyways, enough about me. Hope everyone out there in blogland has a fantastic holiday weekend!!!
Hmmm...where to begin?? I have been married for 10 years to a wonderful man, and after more than 2 1/2 years of waiting, hoping and praying, we were blessed with the most beautiful twins! Lucas and Abigail were born in March of 2010 at 38 weeks. God has been so gracious to us. We also have 2 adorable cats who tolerate us because we continue to feed them. I love Jesus, my family, my friends, a good cup of coffee, the beach, sleeping in, sunshine and witty banter. I choose to describe myself as "passionate" about most things. I can turn almost any moment into a kleenex moment, but that's ok... because I would rather feel too much than not enough, ya know?