Thursday, July 30, 2009

Summer Lovin'

Is there anything better than summer time! I love it...

boating, long days, bike rides, baseball, swimming, Popsicles, yard work (I admit it, I like it), BBQ, the South Hill Water park, playing with my kiddos! I love summer! And we are counting down till Disneyland!!! Yeah!
Tonight was a great summer night. I made delicious steak and chicken kabobs...soooo is the will love it, promise!!! BBQ makes all the difference too...
1 1/2 c. saturated oil
3/4 c. soy sauce
1/4 c. worchester sauce
1 1/2 Tablespoons parsley
2 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon pepper
1/2 c. white wine vinegar
1/3 c. Lemon juice
1 teaspoon Garlic powder
Add veggies and meat to the is favorite is chicken, steak, and pork. Don't forget veggies...sweet onion, green and red peppers are to die for!!! Let me know if anyone tries and likey!!! Joel and I could eat this every night!
Then we went for a leisurely bike ride around the neighborhood...Jenna complained a lot...boys loved the bike trailer. Then I finished off the gorgeous night weeding the front yard and Jenna and Drew ate Popsicles and made a rocket ship out of an old cardboard box. Why do I even spend money on toys...really???!!!
These are the dog days of summer!!! So tell is your summer going??? What are you lovin'???

Thursday, July 2, 2009

You don't see that everyday...

A hot air balloon literally flew across our backyard on Monday. The kids jumped up and down on the trampoline waving and the people in the basket waved back and yelled "hello." It was pretty funny. This picture was when it had already passed by...I missed it buy a couple of minutes. Speaking of air balloons...we took the kids to see the movie "UP" in 3-D and totally recommend it!!! These two crack me up. Meet Joel's chair. It is the most comfortable thing in our house...probably. He falls asleep in it all the time and so does Drew. These two crack me up...oh...speaking of cracks--check out the cool new cast on Drew's wrist. Thanks to a swivel office chair and a dare devil son...we now have a broken wrist. Isn't that a perfect equation. It was quite the ordeal getting the cast on but he really got excited when we told him it was a laser wrist band like Buzz Lightyear (Drew's hero). Now he runs around pretending to shoot people with it. I just don't get boys sometimes.
Other happenings in the McCombs' lives....
*Joel and I are playing slow pitch softball (that would be an amusing post)
*Time on the boat
*New church callings
*Trip to Seattle--didn't even get to that!!!
*Running, chasing, cleaning, sprinting, feeding, did I say cleaning--after kids.
And that is about it!!! Now I think we are pretty much all caught up!

It is official...

he is finally done with college!!! We had a big BBQ party with friends and family to celebrate!!!Yeah!!! Congrats Joel on all of your hard work(and completed basketball courses)! We are soooo proud of you! (Although we have yet to receive his diploma in the mail) I am sure it is on it's way!!! wink wink It was sooooooooooooooooo bloody hot!!! But totally worth it!!! His major was one of the first to be announced so we made him rebel and ditch the rest of the ceremony.
His proud parents...

his proud wifey...

Now the hard part...finding a job!!!

Just because they are cute...

Here are some un-sequenced picture...Ethan enjoying the first part of the summer on the trampoline with a mo hawk. I just think he is the cutest.
Jenna lost her first tooth!!!! She was such a trooper and let me pull it out and didn't even flinch! You know you have a cool bus driver when the first thing you say after loosing a tooth is "I can't wait to tell my bus driver!" And sure enough she did! The second tooth came out shortly after the second. And the permanent teeth are on their way. Let's just say we are thankful that Uncle Brandon is going to be a Dentist. Can we urge you to continue on to Orthodontics?????

On Mother's Day I had the brilliant (sarcastic) idea of heading out before our 1pm church and get some shots of my kids...after all that is all I wanted for Mother's Day...a nice photo of my children together. Let's just say...not a Sunday activity. We were lucky we even made it to church. But they are still cute even if they don't hold still or cooperate.

My boys...

What the.......................just one picture please!!!!!! I need to hit up kiddie kandids or something.

The beauty...isn't she gorgeous!!!

Drew the super hero!!!

So what if he perfers to wear his underwear on his head!!!! are one of a kind!!!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

This little man turned 1...

Ethan turned 1 on April 18th...I can't believe that my little guy is one already. We had a theme of a carnival/carousel for his party. Here is the cake I made him. The birthday boy and his candle...My sweet little man the day before...we went to Riverfront park for a play day. He loved it!

His first time down the famous Red Wagon slide!!!

His first carousel ride with Daddy. We love you E-man!!!!

Jenna the 1st grader

This little lady graduated Kindergarten!!! WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU JENNA!!!!

Here she is with her teacher Mrs. McNeice...we loved her so much...what a great teacher!!!! Jenna is so excited to be a first grader and go to school all day!!!! And you have to love her pose...she is such a performer and wants to be like "Hannah Montana" when she grows up. She totally rocked the kindergarten graduation program and knew all the words and would even cover her classmates mouths if they were singing when it wasn't their turn. You can tell she is a big sister!!!


Well, after months and months a new update. I know you have all been dying to know what the McCombs have been up to lately...(totally joking)...that is the thing with this computer thing you can never sense sarcasam, dang it. is a happy day. I figured out how to download pictures on Joel's laptop since my PC is still sick, therefore I can now produce a decent and worth while post...maybe.

Hold onto your hats because here we goooooooooooooooooooo......................

It is always a good time when this gal (Adrienne) comes home from Chi-town...Marianne, Adrienne, and I had a great time eating at PF's, Ben and Jerry's, and people watching--not to mention the sticker RV...what the heck Spokane???

Two of my bestest friends...I love you girls!!!

Come back sooooon A.J.!!!