Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Laila & Lillian (aka Yai-ya & Yiy-yian)

These cuties have been separated far too long.  We FINALLY set up a play date filled with frozen yogurt, sand & lots of curly hair...  

Lai will sleep well tonight!

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Eating outside is all the rage.

Bring-on summer time snacking on the porch & meals on the deck!

***(FYI - for those interested, I've back-dated some posts of Seaside & U2 so, scroll on down if ya missed 'em.)

This pic demonstrates my children perfectly.
L reading with her flips on the wrong feet & Ax grazing.  


Jason's station gifted these amazing costumes to Jeff's kids.  Since N wasn't here, L tried hers on for size.

Friday, 10 June 2011

Happy 6th Natalie!

Happy birthday to our rainbow, sparkly, sporty, legging wearing, lovely niece!  We love you and pray for you everyday!

TA-DA!  Isn't this such a fun cake idea?!  Way to go mama Melis!  

Thursday, 9 June 2011


This was our family's first time to Seaside without Jeff.  It was good, hard, special, emotional & fun all at once.  A ga-jillion pictures were taken but, here are some of the goodies:

Little hand reaching up to see what all the giggles were about...
Happy 6th! 
March 2010 - 3 wks before Ax joined our fam.  Uff da! 
June 2011 - So thankful to have him OUT (& my bangs grown out...!)  ;) 
Cannon Beach

First time feeling sand.

Special place.  Special family.  Seaside.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Happy 2nd Birthday Nils!

Happy birthday to our sweet nephew!  What a fun train party he had!  We love you "Niwsy"!!!

(hmmm, it's not letting me download a pic of the birthday boy so you'll have to go here to see some...)


Saturday, 4 June 2011


I went to a U2 concert in Denver 10 years ago.  When we heard they were coming to Seattle, there was no hesitation snatching up some tickets.   Once again, they did not disappoint.

It was one of the most bea-U-tiful days in Seattle which was quite fitting for this amazing song performed with help from Gabrielle Gifford's astronaut husband, Mark Kelly.

Here's the review in the Seattle Times if you're interested.  24 songs in 2 hours of amazingness.  Kinda makes me want to be a groupie & go to the remaining 18 shows on the tour...

U2: best. show. EVER!  

Lenny opened.
"The Claw."

I pray it won't be another 10 years before I see U2 next...