Saturday, January 09, 2016


wow where does time go? I just realized the other day that kem is 5 and it went super fast and in 5 more years she will be 10. Wow. 

Tonight I found out that a friend of mine was just diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. She had no idea it was coming. My heart is sad and I cant stop thinking about her 5 beautiful children and the confusion they must feel. It made me want to give my babies an extra kiss goodnight tonight. I cant believe how they have grown and I feel privileged to be there mom and watch them grow.

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Light Housing

I know I say it a lot, but I love where we live.

Across the river from us is a state park in Washington called Cape Disappointment. It is called that because the sailor who discovered it was trying to find the columbia river, passed the entrance to it and landed here. He was disappointed that he missed his mark.

There are two light houses here, one being the oldest working lighthouse on the west coast. It is also the only place on the west coast with two lighthouses within two miles. The second was built because the first was too far in the river cove and boats coming from the North could not see it.

I also learned that all light houses have unique light patterns and day marks that are its own unlike any other light house. that is why some light houses have stripes and some are plain and some are red and some black or blue.

There is a large possibility that my love for lighthouses came from my mother. She loves the beach and the ocean and lighthouses. It was fun exploring them with her.

Fish! for the sisters.

We have a sister missionary from Tahiti. She is a hoot. it is always cold here even if it is 75 degrees and she absolutly refuses to wear a coat, even if it is 39 degrees. 

I attempted to make a dish from home. I cant remember what it was called but it has raw tuna in it. It was interesting and I think somewhat accurate. A fun experiment for sure. 

Her companion wasn't actually her companion, but she was on splits. I felt bad for the poor sister who had to eat dinner with us that night. She was from Utah and had never even tried crab. What an interesting experiment for her as well.