Friday, August 28, 2009

Life is Good...

Aunt Erin and uncle Andrew found these awesome cabins on Camano Island. It was so beautiful and so wonderful to spend time by the water. I know I've said this before, but I never knew how much I would miss the ocean until I was away from it. I also forget how absolutely calming and peaceful time at the beach can be.
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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Lucky Kids

Our kids are so blessed to have 2 sets of great-grandparents, and I am so thankful we had a chance to spend time with both of them while we were in Washington!

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The kids and I were able to spend a full week in Sequim this summer. It was really nice to have some quality time with our family in Sequim without having to try and squeeze in all of the other visits. We were able to then go down to Gig Harbor and Tacoma for a few days to spend time with both sets of great-grandparents before meeting up at the beach for even more fun. It felt like we were able to relax and enjoy ourselves and really get to visit with everyone.

The kids loved their bedtime stories from uncle Anthony.

Cousin Jeff and Uncle Dick made a beautiful BBQ dinner for us one night!
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Monday, August 24, 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The BIG Trip

In June, the kids and I got in the truck and headed to Washington. I was a little nervous going without David and driving that big beast, but we had a very smooth trip over. Of course it took 15 hours to get to Sequim instead of the normal 11, but we made it!
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Schwartz Lake

I can't tell you how excited our little naturalist was when this butterfly landed on her hand. For days, she told anyone who would listen all about it

Not the most flattering picture of me, but I think the view at Schwartz Lake is so spectacular and it is only about a 1/2 mile walk, perfect for us.

Well, thanks to a thunderstorm, our fishing plans got cut short, but we still had a great time and can't wait to go back!
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Lanie's Family Party

We celebrated on Lanie's "real" birthday and had this not-so-lovely cake instead of making our traditional homemade cake. There's quite a story to this cake, but let's just say when I originally went to pick it up for her party, I ended up buying a couple dozen cupcakes instead and coming home with this for free from the manager. But, we saved it for her actual birthday and neither of the kids seemed to care what it looked like!

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Lanie takes after her daddy in the art department. I might be a little biased, but I think her drawings are wonderful. Most 4 year olds are drawing heads with lines sticking out of them, I think, but maybe moms just like to believe their kids are great at things...
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Just some cool pictures

Most of you know we just can't get enough of the Bison Range. Sightings like this are the reason why!
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Friday, July 24, 2009

Lanie's Birthday Party!

Lanie had a very fun My Little Pony birthday with all of her friends and family. We played on the new swingset for quite awhile and then headed in for cake, games and presents.

I hate to admit it, but my sweet girl was quite the cheater on her My Little Pony game. She kept peeking and was a truly bad sport when someone else won, I guess everyone has their moments... As with Jack, I cannot believe how fast my little girl is growing up. She is officially a big kid. I look at her sometimes and can hardly remember what she was like at
Jack's age. She already looks like a little school girl even though she has another year before she starts kindergarten. Man am I going to be a wreck when that day comes...
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