Saturday, July 24, 2010

We're Dot Com Now - by Brad

Well, today marks the day that we officially go dot com. I purchased the domain address www.posenjaks.com and after wading through all kinds of setup instructions, I got blogger to point to the right place. Actually, it really didn't take more than 45 minutes, and $22 (which registers the site for 3 years).

Don't worry, bjournal.blogspot.com should still work and it will still get you to our site.

I wanted to get the singular "posenjak.com" but it was taken by a relative who lives back east (and who still hasn't setup anything), so we settled for the the plural jaks.

Now that we have done away with the "bjournal" part of the address, we can think about titling this blog something different. Suggestions?

Anyway, I am showing my geekiness again by getting slightly excited about our own domain name. I better wrap this up and get to bed.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Phone Photos - by Brad

These low quality phone photos probably do a better job of showing the high points of our everyday life. Of course we don't photograph the crying and whining, or the dinner time battles, or Spencer calling his brothers "weird" and being sassy, or...

Anyway, I enjoy it when Lindsey sends me pictures at work of what she is doing with the boys. Most of these pictures (except the last two) were taken by Lindsey to humor me when I don't get to be included in the entertainment.

Our warm summer has finally arrived. The boys enjoying the river (the really blond one is our friend Garrett...

Spencer asleep in the shopping cart...


Spencer in the clover...


Momma and her oldest boy...


A surprisingly cooperative picture of all three boys!


Watching the van go though the car wash. We would take it through the ones where you sit in your vehicle, but Spencer just screams the whole time...


We had our back patio extended a little. In Spencer's eyes, now most of the exciting dirt has been replaced by boring concrete...


The slip-n-slide has given us many hours of fun in the back yard. Elliott in mid-splash...


With all the sun comes tan lines. Apparently Spencer tans as easily as I do. However, thankfully you will not see any pictures of my tan lines in the bathtub. Yeah, I know the toilet seat is up, but hey, we have three boys. Just look before you sit at our house...

Monday, July 12, 2010

Spence in a van for a long time - by Brad

These are a few extra pictures and video from our road trip to California. What does a three-year old do with 30+ hours in the van? (Not all in a row thank goodness)

He puts a toy wrench on his nose...


He sleeps... but not enough...


He watches videos on the iPod while snacking...


And the cutest of all, he sings while looking at books and fiddling around with the Nintendo DS. [Sorry about the road noise but in CA they drive about 85 mph all the time]


The first song is in falsetto - something about the farm book he is looking at. The second song is his own misinterpretation of "He's got the whole world in his friends."

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Five Dollar Dare - by Brad

When we went to Silver Falls last weekend I dared my nephew Ryan to completely dunk in the Entiat River. The water temperature is probably only about 45 degrees, but it was worth five dollars to see him freeze. Ryan performed a nice barrel roll into the water to get every inch of his body soaked. In addition to the five dollars, Ryan added a stipulation that the photos had to go on the blog. So, here is the rest of the deal...


Thanks for the entertainment Ryan!

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Races, Wind, Hiking, Waterslides, Family - by Brad

This Fourth of July weekend was spent with my entire immediate family. My sister Gail is back from Papua New Guinea for a whole year. So this weekend, Carol and her family came over to Wenatchee for a few days. We spent Saturday evening in Waterville with a picnic dinner at a park and then a demolition derby at the fairgrounds. We were overloaded with country music that evening, but it was still fun. We have a few park pictures, but we didn't bring our camera to the derby.



Sunday morning was spent at church where the power went out about five minutes before church started. It came back on about five minutes after church was over. Leading music is rather tricky without power, but God was praised one way or another. In the afternoon, we headed to East Wenatchee in Dad's 1929 Ford Model A and the 1939 Plymouth Pickup for the city's 75th anniversary/independence day celebration. There was an antique car show going on, and the organizers invited dad to bring his vehicles into the lineup.


There were hamburgers and hot dogs for 5 cents each... no strings attached. The main problem was the 30 mph winds that blew half of our food and utensils away. Everyone ended up with 5 cent pie on themselves (or on their purses). There were also free games for the kids to play. Notice the need to hold the plates down...


Emma and Elliott ready for some sack races in their Papua New Guinea coffee sacks...


We watched the fireworks from my parents house. Here's my grandma and me bundled up in matching blankets...


On Monday we went up past Entiat to Silver Falls.



Tuesday we headed up to the water slides in Chelan. It was a perfectly warm sunny day for that activity. Elliott surprised me with how daring he was. Wesley and Spencer were a little timid. Thanks to our generous baby-sitting family, Lindsey and I even got to go on a couple water slides together. We didn't bring a camera to the water slides, so no pictures of that here. Maybe some will show up on a family member's blog.

Great memories were had by all.