Monday, June 6, 2011



Thanks for coming up to visit us Grammy and Papa. We loved it. More coffee, more donuts and more projects. Maybe no long walks to Starbucks. :) We need scooters next time.





Spring has had lots of activities like going to Wildlife Safari, sleeping over at the Newport Aquarium with all the sharks, flying kites and fun visits from family. Can't wait for even more special times this summer.

Tooth Extraction

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The funniest thing ever to walk in on from running errands is Mark tying floss to Kaitlyn's tooth and to Nikki's collar. You could totally hear the pop when the tooth was yanked by our oh so obedient dog. LOL.

May 26, 2011

Fun feeding the ducks and geese by the river after Maddie's graduation.

Maddie's last day of preschool. Our girl is all grown up and heading off to Kindergarten in the Fall. She has the best heart and smile and such a goofy sense of humor.

Saturday, June 26, 2010





This first picture is from June of 2009 and the top pic is pretty recent. I will put more pics up soon that show more angles. But this gives you a peek at what we have been up to.
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Listen to one of the songs her class sang about a rooster. How fitting?!



Kaitlyn graduated from Kindergarten. What an awesome start to our summer. I can't believe she is growing up so fast. First grade seems so old and she will go to school all day. I have to soak up every bit of time I can this summer. She is very excited and loved her special day. The songs they sang were adorable. After school we had a party in a nearby park for the class and let them play and snack for a couple of hours. We had a good turn out for that and the kids had endless energy. We are very proud of our little girl.

Friday, May 28, 2010


Maddie's last day of school for the year. She did lots of crafts, played on a bouncy slide and decorated cookies. In other words, had a blast. When I said now summer was starting, she said "yay, now we can play water balloons." We played with them a couple weeks ago and that is all she can think about. Now we just need some sunshine.


The girls completed their first books of verses in Awanas! They both did an awesome job and learned so many verses and had a great time doing it. We had a fun time at awards night. I loved seeing the proud and excited smiles of the kids as they went on stage. We look forward to next year.

Friday, May 7, 2010





What a perfect day to play rookie from school and go to the beach. Yesterday at the gym I thought about taking the kids to see the tide pools and so today we had a girls day out. We invited Nana to join us on our little adventure. We saw all sorts of sea creatures and Kaitlyn even caught these tiny little fish. I have to give her credit, that was pretty cool. And Maddie thought the little pools of water on the beach were her own private bath tubs. My mom and I just cringed when we watched her lower her whole body into one and try to float there. The girls tried their hardest to pull mommy into the water and I tried my hardest to escape. Kaitlyn asked me tonight if next time I could be a bit lighter and I told her no chance. God blessed us with amazing warmth and beauty today and my girls blessed me with laughter.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010




Happy Birthday Dad! The girls were so excited to celebrate dad's birthday. Kaitlyn must have told the lady at Red Robin every five minutes that it was dad's birthday. It was so cute. She wanted him to be noticed and celebrated. It was a fun, relaxing day with the family. We are so blessed to have such a great husband and daddy.

Thursday, April 29, 2010




What a fun spur of the moment trip to Redmond. We did hiking, swimming, bike ridin, playing at the park and tennis. The kids loved it. They would swim all day if they could. Kaitlyn is really trying to learn to swim with Mark. She did great. Maddie and I spent our time in the smaller pool playing sharks and frogs. There is nothing better than some relaxing family time.

Saturday, April 3, 2010


The kids even gave us a puppet show on Friday night. Grace was the narrator and the other kids had their puppets act out the story. It was too funny to see the puppets stick their heads out of the tent.
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On Friday we went to Ruthie B's for a grown up tea party with all the girls. I loved our Easter treat and an early birthday song for Grace. I'm so glad we got to go and enjoy some yummy tea time.




I can't help but smile when I think about all the amazingly beautiful things that God made for us to enjoy. Even though it was really chilly it was worth seeing.





This past week has been filled with craft projects and playing with the cousins. We had tea parties, dress up, pillow decorating, egg coloring, puppet making, drawing and more. We even got to get to two new chickens with our cousins. I think the little black one loved Keri most. I see a chicken in their future. LOL.