Thursday, September 1, 2011

First Day of School

It was nice and warm so shorts it was for the first day of school. Jackson had his same teacher for 2nd grade that he had for 1st. Abagayle got a new teacher, she was very excited! Jackson was still rockin his summer Mohawk!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

James Graduation

James graduated! My mom watched the kids while we went to the graduation. I made him a fabulous candy necklace! Then we picked up the kids and met everyone down at Olive garden to celebrate! We are so proud of our little James.

Saturday, May 14, 2011


I have always wanted a quilt made from a mother, grandmother or some family member. I love the look of them and the idea that it can be passed down through generations. My grandma Terry took me shopping while we lived in Portland to pick out fabric and a pattern from he huge pattern book. She made me a King size quilt, which at the time we only had a queen but finally got a King bed. It looks so beautiful. She had it stitched with the flower pattern that is so light and gorgeous.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day 2011

Mother's Day morning I had my mom and grandma over for breakfast. They kids and I fixed a yummy breakfast. Then the kids served the three of us. We got dressed for church and got a cute picture. Brandon worked that morning. That night the Perkes came over to celebrate with dinner and a yummy desserts, cheesecake was my pick. I didn't get any pictures of that evening.

Friday, May 6, 2011


We got a bubble machine for the first time ever. The kids loved it! Typical Washington weather, it was raining but they didn't care. So many bubbles to jump through they we giggly and soapy when they finished.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter 2011

We had a great Easter egg hunt in our yard with the Perkes, my mom, my brother and his wife. It was a little wet, okay it rained off and on but the kids loved it. They got to take turns hiding for their aunts and uncles. The kids had yummy chocolate filled baskets as well, well not chocolate for Jackson just lots of jelly beans and starbursts. We had a great dinner together that evening.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Brandon's Bday to Portland

For Brandon's birthday I got him 2 tickets to see his favorite team, the Spurs, play the trailblazers. He went to the game with his friend Nick, they worked at Portland Costco together, they went out to dinner before. Sadly his beloved trailblazers lost, he was a slightly irritated. I sure Nick had fun giving him crap all night. My mom got a hotel room for all of us and hung out with the kids and I Friday night. Saturday we all went to VooDoo donuts, my mom still hadn't been there. We also went the waffle window, such a delicious find. Then we swan and hung out in the hotel before heading home on Sunday.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Science Fair

This year both Jackson and Abagayle participated in their science fair. Abagayle grew crystals with and with out food coloring. Jackson did his on blue heron, he recording his field finding. They both won first place for their category and got a metal. They were so happy as were the proud parents.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Jackson turns 7 Yikes

My sweet little boy turned 7. I cannot believe it. He is so grown up and such a good helper. He is a great big brother to Abagayle and Lorelei. He is so polite and considerate. His teachers always so how sweet he his. He does have his boy side, getting dirty in the mud, wrestling with dad or uncles and shooting BB guns. I can't beleive how big he is now. We are so blessed to have you in our family!

We had a superhero party, played games, made ice cream sundaes and of course had a pinata.