Monday, August 10

Rodarte Family Reunion


Great Grandchildren


That's right.... My family had the annual Rodarte Family reunion this last weekend. All that joined in sure did have some fun. It all started on Friday and lasted until Sunday night. You would not believe how much food we went through. It is amazing to me how long you had to cook for to feed so many people. I was on the grill a couple times and I was cooking for hours to get the food ready. I didn't mind cooking but it sure was a lot of work. All in all I had a great time and can't wait until next year.
P.S. I have a confession... On Friday there was a chili cook off and I didn't have time to run home a make chili so I went to Albertson's by my office and bought some Stagg original chili. I luckily didn't win but I guess I was a close to winning. I would have felt bad if would have won. I did put some extra ingredients so that helped. It was funny though because people were saying how good it was and asked what I put in it. I told my brother Jed that it was Stagg chili and he said that he thought it looked like it and that he was going to ask me. Oh I also beat 5 other chilies. So if you are in a bind you know what to do now if you need to enter a chili cook off. It is funny how if people knew that is was from a can I would not have received one vote.

Friday, August 7

Fun in the Sun

Aaron and I went to Sand Lakes, Oregon to ride in the sand dunes. It is always fun to go hang out with family and friends. The weather was perfect for riding. We all got are TAN ON! The last day we were there we found a Scout Camp I never knew was there. There also was a lake at the camp that had huge salamandors in it. Here are a few pics of our weekend.

Thursday, June 11

I have been Tagged!
Please copy and paste this list, obviously changing the answers to your own, and post a new blog.

A. --Attached or Single? Married

B--Best friend/s? My wife Aaron other than that all my brothers and siste

C--Cake or Pie? Pie? Cake for sure I am just not into to pie.

D--Day of Choice? Saturday is my special day!

E--Essential Item? My wallet

F--Favorite Color? Red

G--Gummy bears or worms? Gummy bears but, I like them both. I love Gummies

H--Hometown? Auburn, WA born in raised

I--Indulgence(s)? Energy Drinks Red Bull Baby

J--January or July? July, who in their right mind say January at least go with December because you have Christmas.

K--Kids? None but we are practicing for one!=)

L--Life is incomplete without? Heavenly father, my wife, family, and friends.

M--Marriage date? January 27, 2007

N--Number of siblings? 8 Shiela, Frankie, Crystal, Eric, Jed, Jared, Cim and Dan.

O--Oranges or apples? Oranges for sure gotta get my vitamin C.

P--Phobias or fears? Heights or is it falling.

Q--Quotes? Laughter is the best medicine.

R--Reason to Smile? Summer

S--Season? Summer , what is better than a good tan?

T--Tag 5 people? Angel, Lanette, Missy, Mandy, and Mike.

U--Unknown Fact? ???

V--Very Favorite Store? Cabelas

W--Worst Habit? Making fun of people.

X--X-ray or ultrasound? Xrays I have had so many I think radioactive

Y--Your favorite food?Meat and Potatoes.

Z--Zodiac? Virgo

Monday, May 4

110 Pounds & Counting !!!

Before Surgery

This was 2 weeks after suregery and 40 pounds down This was 1 month after surgery about 70 pounds down

Well here is my first post about my weight loss surgery. First of all it is the best thing that I could have done for myself. That being said it is one of the hardest thing too. That first week after surgery was total hell for me. I could not drink water without it hurting and the doctor wanted me to drink 80 ounces a day which doesn't sound that hard but when you can only take a couple sips and feel full that is very hard. After that first week I have been doing a lot better. I still can't eat much but I don't feel hungry so that is good. I still crave the same things but, if I don't smell them or see them I am fine. I feel so much better it is unbelieveable, I have so much more energy and I don't have the aches and pains like before. I can't wait to see how much better I feel when I get down to my lowest weight. I don't know what that weight is but I want to get down to about 230 - 250lbs. But until next time here are some pics of before and after.

Tuesday, January 27

Two Years and she still likes me.

Well it is our two year anniversary. Time sure does fly. It just seems like yesterday when I was
getting butterflys when I was around her. I remeber after just knowing her for a little bit that she would be the one for me. I had never felt like that toward anyone. Now two years later I love her even more. I am so proud to be able to say that she is my wife. I love to be able to share my life with Aaron. She is such a joy in my life.

Tuesday, January 6

Aaron left me for a new man. =(

Ever since Christmas Aaron has been acting really different. I am starting to really feel neglected. No this man isn't really real, but he still has taken her from me. Who is this new man. Many of you might know him. He has some cool coveralls, red shirt and hat. You guessed it. It is Mario. You know the video game from nintendo. My Mom got her a Nintendo DS handheld video game for Christmas and I haven't seen my wife since. When we are watching TV I will hear her yelling something like "Dang it" or her new phrase (because she is on the later levels) " This screen is so unfair." I can't lie though I kind of like it, because all my family know that I am kind of a video game nerd. I remind her all the time now when she gets frustrated with the game that she always tells me that "It is just a game". Now she knows my pain when something goes wrong when the game cheats you. I know that I have only lost Aaron for a little bit of time to that little plumber but until then I will have to enjoy her frustrations when she loses firepower or misses a jump.

Thursday, December 18

Finding a place to do her duty...good luck!!!