Well, we joined something I never thought we would. KOA campgrounds. Yep. We are not RVers and never plan to be. But this year I was sleeping on the job and didn't book our labor day yurt trip to Ft. Stevens State park...Read more
Benson Lake 4th of July 2012
As usual, we spent the 4th of July enjoying the wonderful sunshine at Benson Lake. Our friends, Carol and Dustin, came up for the day to eat, swim, and hang out. We ate LOTS of good food. This year we finally decided (spontaneously) to...Read more
Bainbridge Island Rotary Auction 2012
Our first summer trip each year is to the Bainbridge Island Rotary Auction where we dream of all the goodies we can score at this massive yard sale that covers an entire elementary school. In the past we've stayed at hotels. This year...Read more
Last Day of School 2012
Today was the last day of school for Orion. Ollie finished a while ago. It was only a half day at school so I picked Orion up. There was no sadness or sense of loss. He just had the attitude of "Dude, I'm outta here. Let the summer parties commence!" Read more
Orion gets his purple belt in Tae Kwon Do!
He did it! A few weeks ago Orion tested for his purple belt in Tae Kwon Do and he passed! We are so proud of him! Read more
WARNING: Shameless parental bragging moment to follow. The school tested Orion academically and in a handful of categories he was at the COLLEGE level. He's in 2nd grade! How on earth am I going to keep up with this kid? ...Read more
Orion performs Taekwondo at school talent show
Orion performed Taekwondo at is school talent show tonight with two other boys and we are quite proud of him. ...Read more
You are Good – (worship song w/lyrics)
I'm very consumed these days with preparing for an upcoming bible teaching I'm doing at church. I begged God for direction and this song came to my head. I had only heard it a few times and had to track it down. It so applies to my scriptures so I'm going to incorporate it into...Read more
Mini-Blizzard of 2012!
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Well, the snow sure did arrive in these parts. Our first dusting happened on Sunday night/Monday morning. It was Martin Luther King Jr. Day...
There's a fresh layer of snow on the ground and the boys are excited. I should be too, and I am, but I'm also kind of glum today. A year ago today we lost Baxter. I haven't forgotten and doubt I ever could. ...Read more