Thursday, December 22, 2011

The past few months...

Here are a few updates:
NOVEMBER: Thanksgiving Palm Springs
Graig and I flew to Brea on Friday and spent the night
at his parents house. I enjoyed getting to see a little more
of Brea and where Graig grew up. He took me to his High School
and some of his favorite places to eat. 
His soccer team won state, I thought it was really cool 
that they have this banner on the stadium building.
On Saturday Mick, Joni, Janelle, Graig, and I drove
over to their place in Palm Springs. 
Jamie flew into Palm Springs as well.
It was a BEAUTIFUL week in California. 
Filled with lots of games, finishing the Twilight Saga
 book in preparation for the movie, bowling,
and my FIRST round of golfing. 

Moments before this picture. I was attacked by little fire ants! 
WOW they are little but they hurt!
 All of a sudden I felt something stinging my foot and I 
look down and they are just covering my foot.
 After putting some toothpaste on it the stinging started to go away.

Downtown Brea at Christmas time. 

I ALMOST forgot of course we at at this place almost EVERY day! :) 
Nyssa Trip Beginning of November
My brother-in law Chase went on a hunting trip
with his family so I went and stayed with Breana and the boys.
 We had a great time. After they picked me up
from the airport we went to the Discovery Museum in Boise.
 Our week was filled with lots of playing, painting,
some games, shopping and a craft. I wish I would
have taken more pictures. These pictures were taken
on my phone so they're not that great.

Our fort :)
Nash was a little nervous about the slide.
Breana saw this idea on pinterest. So we recreated it! 
Thanks for a great time! 

OCTOBER : Wedding October 2011 Kevin & Sheila 

Here are some of my favorite pics:

Nash ( 2 yrs and 9months) 

Kade: 15 months

Mr. & Mrs. Kooyman

Kade enjoying hanging out with Mick and Joni Ward and the sparkling cider bottle :) 

Two of my besties they were a BIG help!

Our family! :) 

Last Jaegerman sista to get married. 

We got to carve the pumpkins that Graigs grandma and mom
grew over at the lakehouse. Some were huge
and weighed a ton. Surprisingly their was not
 a lot of "guts" inside of them.Graig, Kevin, Sheila
 and I did some carving at my parents house.
Graig's "create" carving and my pumpkin.

Kevin's Pumpkin

Sheila's Pumpkin
Roxy not at all happy with her Halloween hat.
I started working for the Bellevue School District 
and St. Thomas School as a substitute teacher. 
It has been a great experience to teach various grade levels. 
Along with seeing other classrooms 
and how teachers run their classroom.
After subbing for a whole week in a first grade classroom 
one student gave me this picture.

AUGUST: Britney Spears Femme Fatale Tour

Graig and I went to the Britney Spears concert things summer. I know he likes her and I asked if he wanted to go but his comment was ," not unless you win the tickets." (he thought the price was too expensive) phh okay Graig how am I suppose to do that? I knew he would love to go to this concert so I tried. I called on the radio station and they picked up but said I was caller 88 and hung up. I needed to be 106. Bummer... well my sister Sheila had some connections at the radio station and we were put on a "list" if we were called then we would get the extra tickets. We were called! So Graig and I got to experience the Britney concert together. I have so many memories from junior high with my girlfriends and I making up dances to her music or making singing videos to her songs. We had a great time! Our picture didn't turn out but here it is. 

Portland: Golf & Shopping

Graig met his friend Jim and his dad to go golfing.
 My mom and I dropped him off and went shopping. 
We went to Homegoods, Ikea, and some shops downtown. 
No tax! It was SUPER hot this day. 93degrees!

My family on my moms side got together for my 
Uncles Retirement party at my Grandparents house. 
It was a beautiful sunny day there at the beach. 

This is a sunset picture that was taken years ago from my grandparents yard. 
I thought it was pretty. :) So I thought I would share.

And of course over the past several months we are still 
searching for the house we are meant to live in. I sure hope we find it soon. 

If you made it through this LONG post we hope you have a 
 and a 
Happy New Year!

Monday, August 15, 2011

A Day at Vaughn

A couple Sundays ago Graig, my mom, and I went out to my Grandparents house.
We celebrated my Grandmas birthday.
 Happy Birthday to her! 
It turned out to be a pretty afternoon. 
Sheila and Kevin were out on Lake WA for sea fair and my dad was hiking the "Wonderland Trail" on Mt. Rainer (10 day adventure) with my grandpas brother and his son-in-law.
Since my Grandparents live on a bay we took my Uncles kyak out for a ride. Now this was my VERY first experience in a kyak. I have never had a desire to get in one to begin with. But it was a pretty day and I thought it would be a nice relaxing ride with my hubby. Well it was relaxing as long as we stayed in shallow water away from the deep end and waves! HAHA ..... I'm such a wuss but the feeling of being so close to the water and the rocking motion over the waves does not settle well for me. So Graig is so sweet he stayed close to the shoreline while we paddled on. My mom followed on the beach with Roxy and Duke. First I sent Roxy out with Graig to get a feel for it.
I love getting to see Roxy when I come visit my parents house. She always greets us with lots of kisses. 
And this is Kevin and Sheila's dog Duke. He is a sweetheart!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Happy Birthday KADE!

Our little nephew Kade turned one last week. 
My mom, Sheila, Kevin and I got to be their on his special day. 
One year ago Kade surprised everyone by coming two months early. 
July 19,2010

We were all so thankful the day he was able to leave the hospital and come home to his family!

Now here he is one year older! Happy Birthday to you Kade!

Oh how I miss snuggling this little boy!!!

Kade LOVED his birthday cupcake made by Nana.

So glad we got to spend your special day together! 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Since my last post Graig was offered a position with Unique Beverage Company in Everett WA.
 (insert screams of excitment here)

We were/are so excited about this opportunity and excited to know where the next chapter of our life will begin. So... two days after the decision Graig was packed up with a car load and gone. :( 
Leaving me all alone for three weeks to finish the school year. Luckily I got to spend my days with the cutest/funnest/smartest first graders.  After most of my days were over I had the biggest to do list to keep me busy along with hanging out with my bestie in Rexburg (McCall), and the Kelly Jane Townsend/Seller family. 
McCall & I... Love her!

While I was busy finishing my second year of teaching I was also trying to get the apartment packed up. Thankfully Graig was able to drive back to Rexburg Memorial day weekend to help. Jamie and David drove in Friday night and Graig came in on Saturday evening. With the help of friends and family we had everything packed and cleaned by Sunday afternoon. 

Jamie & David helped me clean up my classroom as well as the apartment. They got all the double sided tape off of my desk which was probably not the funnest thing. THANK YOU!! 
Our First Home: Everett Pl #1 
Saying Goodbye

One of the reason why we picked to live in this apartment was because it was furnished. We just had our bed, tv, and a couple dressers that we brought in ourselves.  We loved living their for the last two years. It was a great size and location. 

 After the all the packing and cleaning we grabbed Olive Garden with Josh, Lexie, Jamie, and David before we started the drive to Nyssa, OR.

Luckily between all the packing we took a break and had a little BBQ at the Townsends home where we got to see some great friends, Katie, Becca, Alexsis& Michael, Stacey & Evan, Josh & Lexsie, and the cute Hill Family! I wish I would have gotten a group picture. 

Here is the trailer all loaded up and ready to go. We are so thankful to Mark Graig's uncle for loaning us his trailer to get all of our stuff back to WA. Also to Graig's Granddad for loaning the truck. 
Thank you!!!

Now my car was all ready to have two adorable nephews in the back seat with my sista in the front seat.

We got to Breana & Chases around ten and of course spent some fun time with Nash. He has so much energy and is so funny with the things he says. I just love them so much. We headed to bed and woke up early to try and beat some memorial day traffic in WA. 

Breana . Nash .

Kade .

It was a beautiful sunny day to drive with some spots of rain along the way. Everything was going smooth until we hit Ellensburg traffic started to pick up fast. We stopped in Cle Elum to eat and Graig decided to get on the road because traffic was going to get worse. We got on the road shortly after him...about forty minutes later we get a phone call from Graig saying he needs our Dad to bring a trailer and truck and that he lost a tire on the trailer. I was so grateful that he was not hurt. We finally catch up to him and he gives us the story: He looked in his side mirror and saw the tire 15 feet in the air luckily there were no other cars around and no accident was caused. He was able to get the trailer to an exit ramp where we met up with him. Another perfect thing about this situation was that it was only 30 minutes from my parents house, it was Memorial day so my Dad and Kevin were not working. They were able to use Kevin's parents trailer and took my Dads truck and came right up to help us. 
How does a tire pop completely off with lug nuts? So grateful that we were being watched out for and that what could have been a terrible situation was not and the situation we were given was easily solved. So we quickly transferred all of our stuff into the second trailer.

My Dad, Sheila, and Kevin were there to help us make the switch. Then my Dad and Graig went looking for the tire and thankfully found it. Maybe Graig will do a post on his side of this story. Graig then drove the trailer very slowly to my parents house where we made it safely!

 Graig was able to get the tire back on and the lug nuts fixed the next day. He then returned back to work and I stayed down in Maple Valley to spend time with my parents, sisters and new future brother in law, Nash, and Kade.  Here are some pictures from the week. One day my sisters and I met our cousin Cori in Everett and drove up to the Outlet mall where we did some shopping and got to catch up on each others lives. I leave you with some adorable pictures of my little nephews that I LOVE SO MUCH Nash & Kade. We miss you guys!

Papa and Kade watching the roofers on the neighbors house.

Kade perfected his waving on this trip.

I got to snuggle this little man every morning. He goes to bed early like a good little boy but that means he wakes up early so I played with him while his momma went back to sleep.

Pulling them in the wagon my sisters and I used to use when we were little.

Nash at work with Nana

Working with Papa

 On his new bike Nana and Papa got him.

Passed out with a bag of pretzels, mouth opened, and pretzel STILL in his mouth lol. Nana was on her way to take him to the park but he was fast asleep.

It feels great to be back in Washington. I do miss my students, classroom, job, and friends we made in Idaho but are excited for this new part of lives. To see my end of year classroom post click HERE.