Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Psalm 51:10

found it!

found the camera cord!
last weekend we went down to magnolia village to see the lighting of the Christmas tree. unfortunately it was raining, but we didn't let it stop us...the girls were freezing by the end of the night, but it was a fun night with friends.

 Raven and Eliana weren't too sure about this Christmas tree thing in the the cold...but they perked up when we got cookies and candy later :)

 ...and this week... we got snow!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Well, we were dumped with snow yesterday...which is unheard of for Seattle. Its very hilly here, and there are no plows or salt trucks to clear the roads. Living on the corner at the bottom of a fairly steep hill, we witnessed several accidents on the corner here. I don't think anyone was hurt from what we could tell.
Raven has LOVED playing in the snow...and I love that it provides hours of entertainment! I have some pictures, but I can't find the cord to upload will come as soon as I find the cord.
As of now, we are staying warm and cozy in our home. be continued.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


I was just looking through some pictures from over the last couple months that I thought I would share. Our girls are just so cute! They just love to play!
 Carving pumpkins with Daddy!
We will pretty much give her anything to stay in her crib. This is ridiculous, we know.

Just an afternoon at our favorite beach!

Playing guitar with Daddy! (We have a similar photo like this with Raven)
Hitting the guitar is much more fun!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Halloween ...a little late

I just realized I never posted anything about Halloween. Mom brain has been my excuse lately, so I'll just go with that. Let's see...what did we do... First we went to the community center to decorate pumpkins and play at the carnival in the community center. Raven and her bff were princesses. They pretty much held hands the entire time! Here is a little video...

Later that week we had a fun Halloween lunch at our friends house! There were massive amounts of kids, and a bit of chaos...but it was so fun!

Later that day we went to Magnolia Village to Trick or Treat. They close off the streets and the businesses hand out candy. Tons of people go to this, and it was actually a really warm sunny evening...which is nothing like what it usually is this time of year. Raven changed her clothes about a hundred times that afternoon, so I finally put a flower headband on her and called it good (I found out later that she also had 3 skirts on!) Hazel's costume was an easy little jacket...she was a sweet little butterfly!

Raven and Eliana held hands the whole time!

Hazel and her future boyfriend are in the stroller behind Raven :)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

best friends forever!

just another day at the playground with friends Eliana and Alma :)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Raven's Bible Verse

We have been working on memorizing Bible verses (for both Raven and myself). I have been amazed at how quickly she can recite is a little video. She whispers part of it, so you might not be able to hear.
"Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right" Ephesians 6:1

Thursday, October 21, 2010

sweet raven

as some of you know, raven has been a bit of a handful these last couple weeks. since she has learned to climb out of her crib, nap time has turned into play time. raven has been unloading every drawer she can get her hands on, jumping into hazel's crib and waking her up, opening child-proof infant tylenol and dumping it all over our bed, opening hand sanitizer and dumping it all over our bed (in the same spot as the tylenol), ...she has completely covered herself in an entire container of vaseline, tried (and failed) to change her own poopy diaper, tried on most of hazel's clothes (her favorite being "hazel's undies" which is just hazel's swimsuit), the list goes on...

today, this is how i found her :)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Pumpkin Patch!

We had an incredible fall day to hit the pumpkin patch with our church group and friends yesterday! We went on a little hay ride, picked out pumpkins from the field, and the favorite part (which is no surprise at all) the bouncy house and the slide!
Loving fall, and loving my little family :)

Friday, October 8, 2010

just hanging around...

still busy, but sticking close to home lately. between bible study, raven's tot bop class, playdates, and weekly errands...we are happy to stick around the neighborhood and just play!

here are a couple shots from the zoo...

here are a couple shots from the playground (with raven's bff eliana)

Friday, September 24, 2010


ahhh Victoria! Every time I think of you I hear the angels singing songs of praise! Matt and I had a wonderful 4 day trip (sans little girls) to this wonderful little place in Canada. (The girls had their own adventures with Grandma including 2 birthday parties and playgrounds and lots of fun! Thanks Grandma!)
We walked a lot, rented a scooter...twice, enjoyed a spa day, played darts, ate lots of good food, and drank some yummy local beers...but we mostly just enjoyed each other. no schedules. no timeline. no rushing around. it was so fun, and it was exactly what we needed at this time in our lives.
After four days we were ready to come home to our adorable little girls! We would skype with them every day for about 10-15 min. which was just enough time to see how much fun they were having with Grandma, but we were ready to come home and give hugs and kisses.

Scooters! So much fun...and even more funny after a bug hit Matt on the tooth! hehe!

In front of the Dutch Bakery...'nuf said.

Skyping with the girls :)