Saturday, June 27, 2009


Blogging is turning out to be a lot like my journeling. I get to it when I get to it. Daniel finally graduated! We are so excited but we both admit we will definitely miss the college life. More vacations and more time together as a family. It was fun while it lasted.

These are some, but not all of Daniel's closest friends he met here. He felt very fortunate to have met such a great group of guys. Some married and some single, but all without kids. They were all so good with Isaiah and some even watched Isaiah for us so we could go out. We all got to play on a softball team together and one of Daniel's closest friends went on our family vacation to Crater Lake with us last year. We will miss them very much!
They all wanted to take a piece of Isaiah with them.
This is the building that Hoffman built while Daniel was interning for them. It was great experience for him to get.

Isaiah was pretty excited about the hard hat.

Isaiah also graduated from Kindergarten. Now off to grade school! It's crazy how fast time goes by. We have really enjoyed watching Isaiah learn and grow over this last year.

This is a flash back to Isaiah's first day of Kindergarten. Shy and timid.

No anxieties here! He was so excited his last day of school. He was running around saying, "this is the best day ever!"

Signing autograph books in the hall.

This is Isaiah's teacher. Maestra Ramirez. She is an amazing teacher and we will miss her so much. It was very neat for Isaiah to be in her class because Daniel went to college with her at Linfield. He also went on a study abroad to Chihuahua, Mexico with her where she met her husband.
I am so proud of both Daniel and Isaiah for their academic achievements. Hopefully, for Daniel this is the end of his formal schooling, but for Isaiah, this is only the beginning:)

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Just A Thunder Storm

We had a thunder and lightning storm pass through here on Thursday. It was really exciting for Isaiah because he has never seen lightning before that he can remember. He was taking a nap and woke up from the noise.

The rain came down for a solid 20 or so minutes in buckets. It was still warm outside so all the rooftops had steam rising off.

Our culd-a-sac flooded and it knocked the basketball hoop down.

After the rain let up a little Isaiah felt brave and wanted to go out. He is standing on the sidewalk in this picture.

I laughed so hard here. There was a crack of thunder just as I was taking this shot and it sent Isaiah running into the house.

Here's a little video of the rain, thunder, and lightning. It was a cozy little storm.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

That's all there is, there is no more!

The last Vrtiska girl is married off! I can't believe my baby sister is married! I am so happy for her and thought she looked gorgeous on her special day.

We took her to The Melting Pot for her bachelorette party.

I think this face displays both excitement with a touch of nerves for the day to come.

Half of my crazy sisters.

And here is the rest!

This picture doesn't display the shaking hands of both the bride and the photographer (me)!
I was so darn emotional! Good thing she has other sisters to help her keep it together.

Debora was such a trooper. This girls ready to deliver any day now!

Of course I am Obsessed with shoes, so here are the brides...

Check Spelling
....and some of the bridesmaids.

The kids waiting ever so patiently for the bride to be ready.

some of the patience is leaving now...

....okay we're ready already!

After the ceremony one of the chickies pulled the fire alarm.

Don't worry tax dollars well spent. All the kids got some free fireman stickers!

Our big family photo.

Our new brother-in-law. Now we have two Daniel's!

Two peas in a pod.

Monica Vrtiska Long and Stephanie Vrtiska Dewey. The last two girls with the Vrtiska name.

I have to give some recognition to my mom for planning, preparing, and pulling off eight weddings in 18 years! She is one amazing lady!