New Year's Resolve: Smile!

With the prospect of a new baby looming over me, and an awareness of the wave of change that will follow, I’ve found myself uneasy about planning my life. I was so grateful that with Scotland I was able to put my life on hold for a few months, or rather focus my life on […]

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Nursery updates

I realized only after it got too late to take another shot that I had that wreath hanging in the window. Not intentional. How I wish it didn’t get dark at 4:00 here. I’ve been slowly working away at the nursery. I finished the quilt, made a crib sheet, and painted the little end table. […]

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Hike to Boardman Lake

We took advantage of the last day of summer to enjoy a stunning hike in Snohomish County Park. It was a gorgeous area, and impressively secluded, especially considering it was only an hour and a half from our house.  Throwing rocks in the stream   God is the greatest landscaper   Wading- let’s just say […]

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Whidbey Island with Grandma Foutz

“Here Grandma! A blackberry for you!” Pam came up to visit for the weekend. It was so fun to have a good excuse to get out and spend the day away. We spent Saturday on Whidbey Island, taking the ferry there and back. Two weekends ago we took the ferry to Kingston with Scotland for […]

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Karlsven Visit

Following the family reunion Getti and her kiddos followed us back to Seattle for a week of fun. Four kiddos two and under is pretty intense, but we had fun! Here’s some picts: Riding the radio flyer on the back patio Seattle’s weather is gorgeous in the summer- mild and comfortable. It makes mid-day picnics […]

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Adalee's Senior Pictures

So, I am in no means a fabulous photographer, but I enjoy taking pictures, and have been slowly trying to improve my skills. I always love when I’m asked to take some one’s family pictures because it gives me an opportunity to practice in a way I normally couldn’t. So I was delighted when my […]

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Strawberry Picking

On Saturday we went strawberry picking at Biringer Farms. The day was gorgeous, the strawberries ripe, and the scents incredible! I grew up picking strawberries in my back yard so paying to do so, always feels, well very city-slicker-ish. But this was worth every scent. For one, it was Tom’s first experience picking strawberries (besides […]

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Tibetan children- I want one!

By the time we were in Tibet I was missing Scotland like crazy. I had this overwhelming desire to run up and grab every child I saw so I could just give them a big hug and kiss. Considering, how awkward that would have been for the child and family, I resorted to taking pictures: […]

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Fengdu

Our first shore excursion was to Fengdu, the Ghost city. It's a very odd place, believed to be, essentially, hell. Beautiful pagoda at the top of the hill. The Chinese believed that pagodas helped contain floods, so they lined the hills along the Yangtze with them. These were some of the devils in the oldest […]

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