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 :)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

august/september roundup

wow! i have a lot of catching up to do! i can't believe its the end of september already...we have been a busy bunch of people over here. raven is slowly learning to go pee on the potty (and mommy has her fingers crossed that this will stick soon!), and hazel has started crawling all over the place and up the stairs!
In august we took a vacation with some of matt's family to the coast. raven always has so much fun with her cousins! on the last day when we had to leave she cried in the car for the first 20 minutes "my cousins!" We love making memories with family :) we also were able to spend some time with just our family, which was fun too!

The fall has also started the beginning of a Bible study for me (the girls are also in a little Bible class while I am in my class), at tot bop class for Raven (she likes to dance and sing the special tot bop songs!), and soon another mom group I'm in will start up. The sun is shining here, and we are busy and happy!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

photo session

Here are a few faves from our latest photo session at my most favorite place in Seattle....

Thursday, September 2, 2010


This is from a few weeks was one of those glorious Seattle days, and we had to hurry up and enjoy it before the weather turned! We live right by a park called Discovery, so we packed up the car and headed to the beach for lunch. It was so fun! The tide was low, and Raven just kept running farther and farther out...through tide pools and towards the little waves. We also made rainbows in the sand with our toes. Here is Raven showing with one of our creations!