Monday, November 28, 2016


Oh I hope this little girl knows how. Eaitiful she is. I love being with her and hope we can be friends forever. She is so curious and smart. She doesn't love hiking. It she stuck it out for her mama who loves a good hike. 


Apparently you can have hurricanes and typhoons on the west coast. 

We haven't been hit by a tree yet nor blown away, but the storm is just getting started... So they say. 

This is just when the winds were ramping up. And he Power went out almost immediately. 

Saturday, October 15, 2016

I did it here is proof

I am the worst visiting teacher on the planet. 
Visit teaching is an assignment we are given in our church. We are assigned people to look after, to teach, to visit, to mourn with, to take care of. I have always seen it as an assigned friend and something on my to do list. 

I am a terrible visit teacher and it is something I struggle with. 

But this month I did it. Here is proof. It helps that I have an awesome lady to visit and that she is super down to earth... Which is proof that I am bad at visiting because I even have a hard time visiting her. Lol 

Sunday, October 02, 2016

You were right... The popcicle wanted to do it.

This big girl lost her first tooth today.
She wiggles it until there was nothing else holding it in and it had to fall out. She miraculously made it through lunch, but the tooth was no match for a popcicle. 

She is so big. I can't even believe it. 

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.