Friday, July 18, 2008

together again...

Wahoo! Chris is back from his conference in Chicago! He was sorely missed at home. We tried to keep busy doing things here like playing outside, tending the garden, and SHOPPING! Retail Therapy works for me. I'm not sure why, it could be because I'm a Betteridge, or I'm a female Betteridge, or maybe just because I'm a female. Anyways, Alec and I did our quarterly trip to Savers on Monday and had lots of success. We found some sweet 2T clothes for only $1 each, and a few sheets for the following projects. 1- a maternity dress and 2-a makeover for our bedroom. I skipped number 1 and went straight to number 2 in order to "surprise" Chris while he was gone. (I will admit it did help to not have him home to say, "why? whats wrong with the way it looks now?") I cut the sheets up to make matching curtains and pillowcases and then found complimenting pillowcases and bed skirt at Walmart. So now our room looks like this.

Oh and we're getting produce from our garden! We get strawberries pretty regularly ... the last time we went we picked 6! We are getting lots of crookneck squash now, and some of our tomatoes are finally turning yellow/orange!

Monday, July 14, 2008


At our reunion the beach house had a few skimboards and Chris helped show people how to do it, at least all he knows. This was his third time skimboarding... I think he's pretty good. Alec's favorite thing to do at the beach was stomp in all the shallow water. He is just the cutest thing ever.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Betteridge Blast 08

We had a marvelous Betteridge Reunion this past week. It was combined with my mom's extended Hardy family reunion on the Oregon coast. My parents rented two adjoining duplexes just a block or so from the beach. It was so fun to be all together, even though sicknesses seemed to hit just about every family. We had some nice meals, roasted hotdogs and smores on the beach, watched everyone else break the law and light fireworks off on the beach, went on bike rides, climbed the local, HUMONGOUS sand dune, watched movies and played games. Here are some pictures from our camera, and hopefully we'll soon get copies of pictures other people took, and I'll put a few more up later. Its good to be back home for a little bit, although I'm missing the cool Oregon weather now that its 99ish degrees here!

(this next one was at the top of the sand dune...and by the way, moments earlier in mid-climb I got my first bee sting ever... I didn't handle it very well)
Me and my sisters (plus my niece mary)