Saturday, September 17, 2016


Lunch hike

Jared occasionally visits me for lunch and when he does we go for a hike. This is a fairly hard hike and give me a good workout every time. I love Jared and I love living in Oregon!!!!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Growth spurt slash emotional mess

Kroten has been a butt head the past few weeks. A total butt head. 

I am not sure if it is because he is tired because school started, if he is going through a growth spurt or he hit puberty. Maybe the devil knows he turned 8, because he is acting like a little demon. 

Someone suggested that he might be in a growth spurt. They informed me that you can tell a child is going through a growth spurt if they cannot wrap their fingers around their wrist.

Well, batten down the hatches, because apparently both my children and my husband are going through a growth spurt. I am prepping myself for an interesting week.  

Global Econ is going to be the death of me... Or Atleast the death ofmy masters degree.

Health care management.  
That's my major. 
Why do I need to understand how China effects the automobile market in the world?

Monday, September 05, 2016

Last hoorah

School starts tomorrow. I'm not gunna lie, we had a kind of lame summer. Both Jared and I worked super hard this summer and the kids had to go to camp all summer. Camp sounds fun, until you go for 9 weeks straight.

Summer wasn't a total bust, but it wasn't our best. 

We decided to spend the holiday and the last day before school hiking. We love hiking. Well, I love hiking. The kids did a good job of humoring me. 

We hiked cape falcon just south of cannon beach. This is one of the less known hikes along the coast. It was beautiful, so green, and almost desserted. We only ran into two other hikers along the trail and its a holiday at the end of summer. The view from the top was beautiful. It was a tad difficult,if I had known how long and strenuous it was, I might have choosen a different hike for he kids sake. 

It was a great day and they are so tuckered they are already asleep, even with the excitement of school starting tomorrow. 

This view is one of the few things that I recognize that I will miss when she grows up. 

The view was awesome, but hearing the waves crash from the high up was awesome. No justice to the view is made from this pic. It was beautiful. 

Remember that time Kemiry wore a helmet while doing chores.

She is so stinking cute... Sometimes. 

Sunday, September 04, 2016

My girly girl

Kem Kem is such a girly girl. I don't know  where she got it. It is fascinating to me that they come to earth with such distinct personalities. Today she was particularly girly, we went to bath and body works (the smelly store) and tried on as many lotions as we could handle. She learned to find the "try me" bottles. 
Later she put stickers on her fingernails. The best she could find was batman. I am sure she would have chosen something else if she had access to it. 

When we were home for the evening she dressed up, this is a normal occurance, however tonight she managed to pair two different shoes together to create high heel boots. It gave us a good laugh, but it was actually a pretty good idea. 

What am I going to do as she grows up?

Tuesday, June 28, 2016


I feel a little like when you find out your pregnant but only 10 weeks a long.

Its like harboring a HUGE, gigantic, awesome, juicy secret that you want to shout to the world but you don't want to jinx it or have to retract it when things don't work out as planned. 

Also,  kind of like morning sickness... shopping, planning, bidding, and paying for a house makes me sick. I am not joking, I have literally been physically and emotionally sick since starting this process. 

All of that awkward rambling aside... WE BOUGHT A HOUSE!!!!

Well, kind of like announcing too early that you are preggers, it is a little early in the game.
They accepted out offer (we have made 5 on 5 other houses and been outbid on every single one) but we had the inspection today. It feels A LOT more official now, and I am finally letting myself get excited.
She is in need of some love, since she has been neglected for who knows how long. No, this is not all we could afford, we have been looking for a good fixer upper for a long time. Thank goodness for a manly, carpenter hubby.  

I am hoping to force myself to journal the process here. I might only get the before and after, or maybe just the before. 

Just like having a baby, we are super excited and cant wait to treat her right. 


They left Joseph and Jesus for us. I am guessing it is good luck, but I am not very superstitious. 

Superstitious or not, Buttons do have a special place in my heart and finding a button is a good sign for me. Two different times that we have been to the house Kemiry has found a button. I don't believe in coincidences!