Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Mt Rainier in the SUMMER!!!!!

We've had a fantistic summer in the NW. I can only recall 1 day of rain since the 4th of July weekend!!

This past weekend was Labor Day so we loaded the children up and drove to Mt. Rainier. It is amazing how many trees are under all that snow.

It's also pretty neat much snow has melted since we visited the mountain with my family on the 4th of July.

School has started Annabelle is in 4th grade and Mathew in 3rd. Jacob has a late September birthday so he will start Kindergarden next year.

I am very excited for NFL football to start regular season games. Let's Go Dolphins Let's Go!!!!

The 3 oldest children are playing CYSS soccer this fall. I should have loads of pictures to share in the coming weeks!!!

Have a great week!! We are scheduled for 80's all week!!

Rachel and Family

Thursday, April 21, 2011

A's Science Night

Annabelle's school has a required 3rd grade science night project. She choose to do an experiment about diapers and pull-ups. Annabelle found out whether a diaper or pull-up held the most water without leaking! She was so excited during all her trials and for Science Night yesterday.

Our house has plenty of the main materials on hand!

Thats right folks, the pull-up leaked first. Just after 3 cups of water.

Way to go Annabelle! So proud of you!

The Borman Family!!

Keep your pants on......

Our Landon just doesn't keep his pants on. Diapers are flying all over our house these days. It is especially bad when he is hanging out in his play-pen. But really it is all over that place. You just can't let him out of your sight. And the diapers aren't always just wet, yuck.........

Who knows maybe he will be potty trained before Jake. He like wearing big boy undies. All smiles!!

Happy Easter!!!!!

The Borman Family

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sledding on Mt.Rainier

Awhile ago........

We bought snow gear for the kiddos.......

Then awhile after that we took the kiddos to Mt.Rainier for some fun in the snow!!!!

They all had a blast. Sledding down the hill. Sometimes by them selves or with a buddy!

Lance and I even took a turn ,or two, or three....shh.

Next year I will bring my camera on the mountain and get pictures on the sleds!!

Rachel, Lance, and the children

Friday, January 28, 2011

Christmas 2010

Borman Christmas

We had a wonderful Christmas this year. Both Lance and my mother Liz were here! We had planned on my mother coming weeks before Christmas so the children and I didn't spend it alone. Lance surprised us all and came home just a week before. The children were very surprised and really loved the holidays!!

We all had a great time while mom visited. We were able to visit the capital, Olympia, WA. We were near the Capital Buildings and one of our family favorite places, The Hands On Children's Museum!!

Rachel and Family

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Gym Rat, well....

We have been going to the gym a lot more since Lance has been home. I have been trying to run and do some weight training.

I have started a Couch to 5K type work out. I haven't stayed on schedule, which I need to work on. It would be easier to go everyday if I had a plan. I have been walking 4min. and running 1min. This seems to work for me. Friday will be 1 week. I hope to do the 4 and 1 for 2 weeks and then try a 3min walk 2 min run for 2 weeks.

My hope is to do a 5K before my birthday. May 29th. I keep complaining about my weight yet I don't do anything about it. THIS YEAR IS DIFFERENT. With the 15 lbs weight loss from Sept to Dec of 2010, it has really motivated me to loss another 20 lbs by summer. I have to give myself leeway because I know I could plateau and I don't want to get discouraged.

All of this work is in hopes of a tummy tuck in the next 3 yrs. All the babies I have had sure added skin, floppy skin. Who knows maybe all the working out and eating right might minimize the tummy enough to make me happy in myself to not need the tuck.

Until then. Water and workouts!! I hope to blog about my workouts and progress to keep me accountable and motivated!!


Painting Rooms

We have been painting rooms in the house. The colors are going on well. Lance seems to really enjoy painting. He hated not being here for the move so this kinda makes up for it. He feels like he is doing something with our house

The only room we have decided we do not like but will live with for a while is the Master. We went with Pesto green form Behr Home Depot. Well it is not a "pesto" color it is a much cooler color. We were hoping more for a lighter warmer green.

The first picture is more of the color. I don't mind the 2nd picture if that is really what it looked like.

As you can see too I need to straighten up and get a good sewing spot together. I have great light for it now!!

Rachel and Family