Friday, December 21, 2018

September 2018!

Sept. 3rd - Peter's 40th Lawn Games Party! - Clad in all white, charcuterie, wine, pickleball, cornhole, croquet, bocce, frisbrew, Korean BBQ, good friends, competition. We lost, but still had an amazing time celebrating Peter in style!
Sept. 6th - Berg get's ninja napped because it's his 8th year!
Swiggy loving the trampoline.
Sept. 7th - Celebrating Mark and Erik Fondue Style
Sept. 8th - We found the Natural Lionhead Waterslides!! Dada hit his head hard on his first run down, so we all learned how to not do it. They were cold, fast and we had them to ourselves for about 10 minutes.
Sept. 9th - Silverwood! Nonnie and Poppie came to Idaho with us this year. The big kids rode the big rides and the little ones stayed in little land. Tuff tried to get the nerve up to ride anything and finally did it. Pella who rode her first huge coaster, was scared to death at first and then ended up loving it. We ended the day with a train ride and chess.
Sept. 13th - Swiggy digs a hole.
Sept. 15th - Kivi runs for "Johnson Christian Acadamy" in the Fort Steilacoom Invitational. (After training all summer with Lakes H.S. and then being told she can't go to that H.S. because it's not our district.) Then she ran it again (illegally) in the Sophomore division and placed 9th. 
Sept. 19th - First day of school pics!
The district let Kivi waiver in to Lakes so she could run on the Cross Country team! She just had to take a class. She chose Intro to Medical Careers.
Sept. 22nd - Free Museum Day! We chose Fort Nisqually with friends and family.
Sept. 23rd - Kivi, Jasper and Joeli attend their own SCUBA class.
Sept. 24th - Eben's first day at Pierce College! He took Spanish, College Success,
CPR and Pre-Calculus. He biked every day on his gas-powered bike, until Dada got an electric bike. Then he got to school much faster.
Sept. 26th - So many flowers! The middles made bouquets. 
Sept. 29th - Jasper's 12th Birthday! He chose a Cave Party. Dada took Jasper and his friends to the Ape Caves to explore, then to McMenamin's for lunch and a movie and headed back to our place for cake.
We love you, Jasper, and your fun, happy personality! You are so friendly, upbeat, and smiling. You bring joy to many. You always have a song, dance or rhythm in your head and it usually spills out of you. You are very helpful around the house, a thorough cleaner, and great lawn mower. You are moving up in the chain of command around here as your older siblings are gone more and leaving you in charge. You love gymnastics, all church activities and your odd shows that only you like. You are very inclusive, a great wakeboarder, master Lego creator and great fort builder for the littles. You are so encouraging even though you can be very loud at times (still). We love how you encourage others and make others feel loved! Happy 12th, Jasper!

Kivi ran in a race with Judah and stayed overnight at Sun Fair, her first Lakes race and she made varsity!
Sept. 30th - We find out at a Johnson family dinner that Marlee and Tim are expecting!

Monday, December 17, 2018

August 2018!

Aug 2nd - Fake marshmallow roast because of fire ban.
Aug 5th - Swiggy crawls!
Aug 10-12th - All Church Family Reunion at Black Lake Bible Camp. Eben runs tech! Mama and Dada are Bob and Irene Hotdog and run programming. Eben and Kivi, Austin and Brylea do their devil/angel skit and Opal and Pella are in the party skit that Eben wrote. Nonnie and Poppie house the little boys.
Aug 14th - Mops Lake Day with the Slip and Slide
Aug 16th - Phantom of the Opera
Aug 22nd - Sweet Swiggy Sniffs
Aug 24th - Kinney, Schocks and Johnsons go to the Island. Again Eben alters photo. Berg and Pella play Settlers with Mama.
Aug 25th - Finish nailing up the Boy's Bathroom wall.
Aug 26th - Mama stains it to look old and weathered.

Aug 27th - Kivi lets the babies destroy her Algebra I. The construction of the great hammocks.
  Aug 29th - One final hammock is added and they stay up until the end of October.
Aug 30th - Every Wed while Jasper, Berg and Pella are at gymnastics in Dupont, Mama and the boys go on an excursion to the library, parks, gardens or friend's houses. This day we went blackberry picking and found a bunch of cute frogs.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

July 2018!

July 1st  - The First Annual Tague Family Olympics! Kenzie and her kids come to stay with us for five days.

July 4th - The Steilacoom Parade and buying fireworks. And a picture of all the cousins.
July 5th - Kivi's Make a Commitment Dinner
July 6th - Kivi, Eben, Brylea and Grace ride their bikes on their own onto the ferry and all around Anderson Island. Dustin and Nathaniel come with us to help Mimi move up here to WA.
July 8th - Kivi goes to Black Lake Bible Camp M.S.
July 9th - Microsoft Tour
July 10th - Decorate Dada's office for his birthday. Julie, my bestest friend from Jr. High come to visit.
July 11th - Tuff finds dinosaur bones in our backyard, thanks to Poppie and Nonnie.
July 14th - Kivi's Birthday, morning wakeboard run, her 13th birthday Commitment Ceremony.
July 15-17th - Kivi's Huge Camping Birthday Party at Rainbow Falls

You are amazing, Kivi Girl! You set your goals high and accomplish them. You don't let your age stand in your way, in fact, you go the extra mile to prove you can overcome. You read like a fiend, conquering books in mere days, you jump higher, Heely faster, and memorize large amounts of Scripture. You were a Youth Leader this year in Awana, finished Algebra I, and earned your Meritorious Award. You love your brothers and sisters although you are starting to want to be with your friends more and more, bike riding to their houses, and they live miles away. But you will always have a soft spot for the baby of the family and right now that is your Swiggy. The Commitments you made to God and your future husband and shared with your church family will guide the decisions you make in life. Hold on tight to your Heavenly Father and talk to him more and more every day! We love you so much, Pea! Happy 13th Birthday!

July 20th - Sleepover at Buggy's House!
July 22nd - Eben goes to Black Lake Bible Camp H.S.
July 23rd - Tubing down the Green River
July 28th - Boating, Tubing, Diving (we actually did this all summer long, not just today!)

July 29-Aug 4th - Eben works at Duckabush.

July 30 - Painting class at the library.