Isaiah 40: 11

"He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to
his heart; he gently leads those that have young."
Isaiah 40:11

Saturday, November 12, 2011

We are Alive

In-laws sent a temporary computer!
So, here is a brief update of the past few months.
As I am unfamilar with this little computer I cannot seem to get my pictures lined up.
So...first off we have the lovely Brooke. Lauren and I threw her a little shower awhile back. It sure was fun!
There was a sippy cup race!
.and presents
and flowers from Mom's Yard.
We have been doing ALOT of soccer.
Picking the fruit of Aunt Bren and Erika's labor
Doing the Puyallup

Having a field trip to the Pacific Science Center

and wrapping up our last FREEZING game.

Hopefully the next update will be sooner than later!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Computer Joys

So, the first day of school BOTH of the computers decided to act up.
My Electronic Tech hubby dismantled both and tried to help them.
My dear Laptop still needs help though.
The big computer works but it is much slower at uploading pics and such.
So, I can't guarantee how often we will be getting those on here.

Life has been full.
We are having fun doing school @ home.
Learning lots about fractions, diagramming sentences and the Solar System.
We are still having fun running our little farm.
Gideon is doing great playing soccer.
And this afternoon we are hoping to Do the Puyallup!
Happy Wednesday to you all.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Just in the Nick of Time

With summer winding down we had a few things to fit in.
Of course a Mariners game was in order.

Uncle Hat bought Dad some tickets for his birthday.

Had to get a pic of Mr. Suzuki from our great seats.

Happy Birthday Dad!

We also decided that a short camping trip was in order.
So worth the 15 bucks!
Destination was Ohanapacosh in Mt. Rainier National Park
Within minutes of arrival our feet looked like this!

My fearless 2 year old trailblazer

Preparing to take the plunge

Made the crossing

Too cold for Zeke

Daddy came back and gave him a free ride.

Destination: BIG rock

Our Campsite
We had the cutest little creek running behind us but I forgot to get a picture.

Zeke's Lasso

A little morning milk from our cereal and a lot of "war paint" to decorate our face

Day 2 hiking down to a fun sandbar and swimmin' hole.


Kent cliff jumping

Pretty soon Eli and Gideon were jumping too.

Hard to leave such a beautiful place!

Made it back though in time to start school the next morning.
So far we are having lots of fun.
Speaking of which...better get back to it......lunch break is over!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


I was hard pressed to find a digital picture of me prior to braces. Finally found one though. This is me minus my eye-teeth, still holding onto one baby tooth and sporting some very crooked bottom teeth.
My 3 years with braces included a pregnancy and the arrival of Naomi Faye, Travels to Japan, Adventures in homeschooling and much, much more. Specific joys with braces included a year with a retainer that popped onto the roof of my mouth. I got to turn this with a key and it slowly widened my palate. At some point I got to get an oral surgery to uncover the two teeth hiding in the roof of my mouth. Yuck! Then for several months the chains that were glued to them were pulled with elastic until they lined up in the front.
It has been an adventure. Yet, I think at this point I can say that it was well worth the pain. Let me tell you folks I feel like dancing a jig.

Free!!!! Free at last!