Thursday, August 20, 2009


One last hurrah before everyone goes back to school...we spent a week in Sunriver with Abe's family. It was nice to relax, go to the pool every afternoon, and head to Goody's every evening for ice cream and candy (the kids' highlight of the trip!) We also had some serious Guitar Hero going's funny watching adults get so into a video game!

Happy Birthday Lolo!

Lauren's birthday was in between two vacations, so it was sort of a whirlwind getting everything together. She had been saying for a long time she wanted a dollhouse and a desk. Mom and Dad still had my dollhouse from when I was little, so we bought new furniture for it and gave it to her this year. They also had my old desk, gave it a new coat of paint, and tied a ribbon around it. It was so fun to see her playing with the dollhouse, although I swear it was way bigger when I used to play with it! We had a party for her the night before we left for Sunriver, which happened to fall on our 10th anniversary. Most couples probably don't throw a party for their 4 year old on their 10th anniversary, but we were ok with it! :)

More Whidbey Island...

Whidbey Island

We spent 6 days on Whidbey Island in was wonderful! My parents rented a big house, and my brothers and the girls came for the weekend, so it was fun to have the whole family there. The first few days were super hot, but luckily we had the water to keep cool. The kids spent most of the time playing in the water, and catching critters. The highlight of the trip was finding out that Lauren liked the taste of crab...a girl after my own heart!

We took a day trip with Mim and Pops to Silver Falls, near Mt. Rainier. The kids were troopers...they both walked the full 3 miles, with not much complaining at all! The falls were beautiful, and the hike wasn't hard at all. Definitely something we'll do again!

Owen's a 1st grader!

This school year flew by, and now Owen's officially a first grader! It will be strange having him at school all day, every day, but if he loves it as much as he loved kindergarten I'm happy! 1st day of kindergarten

last day of kindergarten