Thursday, August 31, 2006

Off to school....1st day!

We are starting our 2006/2007 school year in a different fashion. Every morning we are going to go to school. Which means leaving the house and via bike, bus, van or foot we will go to school. This morning took us by bike to Starbucks, Irving Park and back to Hilman Connections Academy.

There will be days that we just want to roll over and go back to sleep but seeing as that isn't an option for students in "regular" school, it shouldn't be an option for us. So if you want to reach us by phone between 8 and 9 on school mornings we'll be out having adventures.
Have a good academic year everybody!

Sunday, August 27, 2006

School is right around the corner.

Summer is for all practical purposes over. We have had a fun August this year. We got to spend a whole weekend in Walla Walla! Yay for La Quinta, food, pool, nice rooms, and an extra YAY for Journey Church. They are so cool.

Wyatt and Genevieve came over on Tuesday night and left this evening. Five fun days of babies! I only took a couple of pictures. Wyatt's t-shirt says "My favorite thing at Grandma's house is Grandpa!" Both of the kids were really good for us.

Last, but not least, school starts for us on Thursday, Aug 31st. We are gearing up for it. Check out Courtney's new "high school" look. Pretty cute hey? I hope you all enjoy the rest of your summer too.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

(3rd and Final Round) HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAYDEN!!!

I'm finally getting around to posting a birthday blog for our Hayden. Today is his 12th birthday. We have had a fun time eating breakfast out (Original Pancake House), giving him his new bike, shopping, shopping with Logan, going to the Coliseum to see some extreme bike tricks and stunts, eating barbecue, eating ice cream cake, playing with new video games and having one of his best local cousins over for dinner and FIREWORKS!

Yup we did fireworks one more time. Have about 5 of the medium (legal) fireworks left. Set off about a dozen. The police drove by after I had everything cleaned up. Whew.

Hayden has been a great asset to our family and a blessing to many. He is kind and considerate. He is a GREAT Uncle to Wyatt and Genevieve. He has a wonderful sense of humor and a real quirky streak. Many a time I've been scrolling through the photos on my digital camera and find a really strange self portrait on there. I have a few I'd like to show but Hayden is above all modest.

Happy Birthday Hayman! We love you.

Monday, August 07, 2006

(Round 2) "Happy Birthday Cam"!

Here are a few tiny glimpses into Cam's World. He is such a fun and goofy blessing of God in our family. He is officially EIGHT years old today. Happy Birthday to our Camma Lamma Ding Dong Ping Pong Head. AKA Cameron Philip Hilman. WE LOVE YOU MAN!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006


It took forever to post but here is one of the most recent pics we have of the "Birthday Boy". He is the tall one on the upper right :o)