Sunday, October 31, 2010


Although this is our least favorite day to celebrate, we embraced Weston's love for dressing up and headed down our block to say hi to all our wonderful neighbors with our friend Kaitlyn dressed as the cutest little monkey. West was so into it, yelling before he even reached the door. Merrick would not have anything to do with a costume. But he sure was on a mission to follow his brother and Kaitlyn everywhere. Now that they're in bed, the candy gets sorted, hidden, trashed, and of course eaten by me!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

What a weekend... and it's only Saturday!

We had a special visit from 'Grandma Leah' and her grandson Dylan, aka 'Woody' yesterday. Leah is so wonderful to come visit us. She and her husband are dear friends and mentors to us. We met them when we moved to Los Angeles as newlyweds over 8 years ago and we still get to see them! Weston and Merrick adore them too, and their little dog Chelsea.
West and I had a very special date today. We spent time together mesmerized by Disney on Ice! I didn't realize how much I would enjoy this; all the old Disney movie characters and the new ones combined with music was quite a show.
Can you tell he had fun?!

Mt. Tabor

Last weekend we finally ventured up to Mt. Tabor to do some exploring.
Somehow in the three years we've lived here, this was our first time. It is beautiful and only 10 minutes from our house! There are all sorts of trails around the mountain and three water retention ponds. The view is looking west towards the city. You can't see it here, but there is a stunning view of downtown from the top of the mountain.
It felt so good to get in one last sunny and sort of warm, hike before the weather really starts changing... boo...hoo...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Going for a ride with... Grammy!

Oh, how we LOVE our time with Grammy. She came down for the weekend and it was so wonderful. It's the first time I haven't worked on a Saturday in a long time and being with my family is so much better! Ryan and I spent Saturday together rafting for his birthday celebration on the White Salmon river and Sunday we all went to the pumpkin patch together. Dressed for mud, we climbed up towers built of hay, rode a little 'cow train', ate fresh corn on the cob and spent an hour lost in the corn maize... Weston and Merrick were troopers.
Come back Grammy, please come back!

Monday, October 4, 2010

"Cheesy" afternoon with Popsicles!

Merrick is quite verbal now, and will definitely let you know what he wants. At least twice in a day he holds onto the freezer drawer screaming 'po sil' (popsicle)! It's his favorite afternoon snack... and sometimes 9am, 5pm... depends on mommy's patience that day.
These two are quite the smile provokers. This morning Weston grabbed his hat and said 'Mom, I'm wearing my beanie because I'm a big fisherman and I'm meeting up with Jim.' I have no idea...?
I pray for these two boys to compliment one another as they grow, really like each other, lift each other up when they're down, have fun, grow up sharing a special relationship with their dad and to know how much the Lord loves them, and made them perfect for His plan. Please let His will be done through our family for his glory :)