Sunday, March 28, 2010

Ketchup For Dinner

While Madi was gone, we took the girls for dinner at McD's. . .this one wasn't that hungry, but she was willing to drink the ketchup from the little cups!! Too gross!

Puerto Vallarta. . In Coos Bay!

We met Madi's high school friend Sara from Coosa Bay in Coos Bay for lunch. Both girls are now married, and it was fun for them to compare life in the now! This is Sara and her Matthew.

Outside Matt, Sara, Madi and her girls. . Steven and I were there, but Lily was SOOOO much of a booger, that I were on baby watch the whole time

She just looks like an angel. . !!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

PFC McShinsky

Joe's graduation pic that Madi took. .congrats and thanks to Joe!!

Updates. .

Madi made it back from Joe's graduation, the babies are having a hard time readjusting to having both mom and grandma in the house again. . we've had some sunshine so the girls can play outside, lunches again at McD's, Taylor has been over. . Madi's car is in the shop, so I'm driving the truck. . love that!! Makes me feel tall! GM Ida is having eye surgery on the 1st of April. . she needs your prayers. .

I have a new calling again. .Councilor in the YW's program. Pinky is the new President. . I think we will have FUN!! Look out girls, here we come!

Politics, both local and national are keeping us busily involved and we love it!! Helping locals run for office and hoping to keep our country safe from crazy people who want to change and destroy it!! Get involved and do your part. . this IS a chosen land and will be so as long as we take care of it!!! Our children and grandchildren deserve a country thats free. . and we need to make sure that they have one.

Work is work. . Steven's back still hurts and we're still using the Eliptical daily!! And thats about it. .I have some photos to load when I get a minute. . promise.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Keeping Eveyone Happy. . And Contained!

Lily and GM Ida


Ella and GM Ida and Lily

Ella and Tay on papa's bike
and all three girls on it

Lily was pretty entertaining in this video. . at least we thought so and so did she!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

South Carolina Temple

Madi and Joe in front of the Columbia SC temple
..they are looking for a Beehive store to get the military issue garments for Joe.

I'll keep posting as I get access to photos till Madi gets home. .

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Just Another Ordinary Day. . Or Two

Madi and the girls. . morning of her flight. We stayed in a "no" hotel. .no heater, no crib, no sleep! We had an adventure getting the suitcase up the stairwell from the parking garage. . that puppy was HEAVY! Sue and I nearly wet we were laughing so hard! Ha, it was still fun and the girls had a good time. . .Madi left the next morning at 930.
and we headed south to get the car worked on and to go to Build a bear. .

Lily and GM Lyn and Ella and GM Lyn

PDX International Airport. .

See ya mom. .

Build a bear moments. .
Ella watching her bear get stuffed. .

the stuffing machine scared Lily. . and she wasnt thrilled about it.

Later with her pup pup, she was happier.

News From The Front. . . More To Follow. .

PFC McShinsky and Madi
at Fort Jackson on Thursday the 18th, family day.
Phil flew in today and he took this pic for the kids. Madi says she is taking tons of photos, so till she can upload, this is a tease...Graduation is tomorrow. .and Joe reports to Fort Gordon on Saturday.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A Trip To The City

Today Aunt Sue and I are taking Madi and the babies to Portland to spend the night in a hotel!! For fun, you say?? Of Course!! Strange beds, sleeping with babies. . and your family!! Eating hotel breakfasts. . an adventure is just a few hours away!! Madi leaves tomorrow for Joe's graduation and her flight leaves at 11:00. She needs to be there by 9:30. . and with a 3.5 hour drive. . we opted to go up the night before and split up the driving time for the girls. I got trade from work and so we have a room for the night and we'll shop on the way. . Woodburn Outlets and Deseret Books. .

Then tomorrow after we leave Madi at the airport, we'll travel to Eugene to drop my car off at Mazda for a check up. We will then take the babies to Build A Bear for some distraction time. . and from there its anyone's guess what will happen!! Madi will be gone till Monday afternoon, when we will load up babies again and go to Eugene this time to pick her up.

Aunt Sue is watching Lily during the days on Thurs/Fri and a friend of Madi's is keeping Ella for Thurs/Fri while I'm at work. . then Steven and I will have the night shifts and the weekend. . sound doable??? I hope we survive. . BAHahahaha. . or as Lily likes to say. . YeeHaw! ! ! !
(Pics to follow)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

An Oregon Sunset

In Between Being Sick. . .Things Are Fast

Ella with Taylor's Gina dog

Lily and her worm, and Ella and her bike!

Lily's pony that I almost missed! HA!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

"Hi, You've Reached the Winonas..

we can't come to the phone right now, we're up to our eyes and elbows in babies!! Please leave a message and we'll return your call when we get a free minute. .(snickers heard here)" . Someone in the ward asked me to update my phone message cuz its a strange man's voice and doesn't tell you whose home you have called. HMMM??? My number. . my house? Whatever. . so I'm thinking this one will be good, if I can find the time to do it! Ha. . I have a few pics to post. . that may happen tonight. .

We've been sick at our house, and it just keeps recycling from babies to adults and back again. . the little ones are a little better, now all of us big people are with something that involves coughing! BAH!!

But life is still wonderful. . we are blessed with little spirits in our home that make each day something special. Daily new thoughts and new ideas. . new messes and a re-newed love for them!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Happy Birthday Austin

Austin with his dad...

GM Ida and Austin and Ella