Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Our family has a very large gene pool.


In that some are blessed with lots of hair!

I never got to use a baby's brush on my kids.
But it will be different for him!

In the gene pool there is quite a lot of Indian history on "Daddy's" side of the family.
We have our family traced back to 1775!
BLUE JACKET
and
Website on Blue Jacket
(click links above)
I have not had time to make a real headband
But I thought this would do for now.

It seems that every Indian gene landed in Parker!
I love it!
Someday I hope he will ride the ponies like the wind!

Now if only I could find a papoose carrier! LOL
Totally to adorable!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

The cat is always the KING of the castle.
I bought this chair for "ME"!
Yes I love this chair!

Apparently so does someone else!

I have made the move to
WIRELESS!


Faster!
Better!
More Secure!
(Yes IT IS SECURE!)

The man, is very intelligent!
He is my internet savior!

He also has a really cool jeep!

Machmedia is the way to go!


He does it all!
A one man show!
Yes, he is my internet man!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Welcome Little Man.............


Parker Jackson Brittain
Born: April 24th, 2009
1:39 PM
Weighing: 8lbs 5 1/2 ozs
Measuring: 21" in length

NO! He will not be called P.J.
Brother Phillip was being cute!
Showing a little "brotherly" luuuv! Teehee


Our Youngest Son Cameron and his wife Shelby today
Delivered our third grandchild.....

In a week or two, he might need a pony tail! :))





Happy Parents
Shelby and Cameron

One Proud Daddy!

Father and son
A New Beginning

Parker joins cousins:
Cody Allen Brittain age 8. Son To Phillip, our Oldest son.
Briann, age 9 months. Daughter to Phillip and Shanna.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Good day for a motorcycle ride, and?

Saturday's weather was beautiful!
A day for all the bikers to get out on the road!
Here is our gang.

The road going across the Columbia River into Washington State.

I am following in the car.

Passing the weigh scales.

They look pretty neat, all six of them!

The two back riders, are brothers.
Richard on the left and My hubby, Rick on the right.

Our son Cameron is in Front of Richard with the flames on his coat.


As the road ribbons through Horse Heaven Hills,
I get the funny feeling it is leading to....

The Harley Davidson Cycle Shop!

Yes and this is the nice salesman that put us into debt!
He even did it with a smile! LOL
He has a website: Harley Marley

Here is the finance manager that takes all our money!
His name is Johnny Shumate.
Yep, daddy owns the business.
He even helped us out with a smile!
Everyone has a smile at the Harley Shop!
Here is Richard, being helped with lots of smiles too!

Yep, Nothing better than a Harley!

Review: Rick says the bike handles a lot better than his Kawasaki!
The Kawasaki felt top heavy.
This bike is easier to handle on the road.
Fits him better.
Sounds nice!
Yep, he is King of the Road on a Road King!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Dreams do come true!

Many years ago when I was in 7th grade,
I found a pen pal that has remained
a true friend for all these years.

Time passed.
We corresponded.
Snail mail took 3-4 weeks to get a letter.
I would eagerly wait for the mail man every day.
(I have every single one of his letters too...)
I am nostalgic that way!

Krisar Attila is how I have known him all these years.

I have since found out,
his FIRST NAME IS: Attila!
(how stupid I feel!)
All correspondence came addressed:
Krisar Attila.....


Eventually he married,
and had a daughter.

Patricia.

Isn't she just adorable?
(6 years old)

Then one day, Patricia wanted to come to the States and work for a summer.

Her dad, not to keen on the idea.
I offered my place for her.
I would watch over her.
Make sure she was safe!
He felt better about it.

I was like a nervous mom on the way to the airport to pick her up!
I told Rick that I felt like a new mom again,
Only this time,
No diapers.
No bottles.
None of the growing up stuff!
She was already grown.

Was she going to like me?
Was I going to like her?
The minute she stepped off the plane,
All doubt was gone!
We held each other
and bonded in a single moment!

Patricia came to the states to work during her summer break.
She was in Medical school studying to become a doctor.

She worked hard that summer of 2004.

She worked at Carlson's Drug in Umatilla.

With the help and faith of this wonderful lady who hired Patricia
SIGHT UNSEEN!

Her second job was at the Dairy Queen in Hermiston.

Then right next door she worked at Oxford Suites.

She worked so hard that summer
We barely got to see her.

Cameron watched over her like a brother should.

Anyone that wanted to take her out had to pass his approval,
(and ours too, of course.)
before he handed her off to them....

All to soon that summer came to an end!

Before she left, she had met someone..........

The next summer she came back.
It was so good to have her back home!

Over the course of her second summer (2005)
their love grew.
and they married......

Then Patricia went back home to Romania for her last year of medical school
to get her doctor's degree.

NOW......
it is my turn.....
I am finally going to realize my dream....
A dream I thought was out of reach forever!

I am going to meet my pen pal!
(and all of her family.)
Patricia goes home each year.
Last year she took her husband and his folks.
I was so jealous happy that they got to
meet my pen pal!

But I always say, "Patience is a virtue, and all will come around."
So this year is "my" year!

I finally get to realize my dream!
I only hope that I can get on that dang plane!!!!
:))

Never flown before.
But the tickets are bought.
The trip is booked.
No backing out now!
If not for Patricia my dream would still be a dream!
SHE IS THE ONE that is helping to make all this happen!
Because of her, two families are linked together.
Two sides of the world will come together.

So if I seem a little scarce I am busy
preparing for this long awaited dream!
(May 26th - June 18th)

I will post when I can
and when I return, I will have a LONG
blog to post!
Thank you for visiting!