Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Day

We celebrated another busy but fun Easter with both sides of our family. The boys enjoyed going on three Easter egg hunts--they have quite the loot. Each year, Caden is beginning to understand The Easter Story a little more. He can actually explain most of it. . .when he wants to. We are so thankful for God's grace--it is so exciting to see our boys begin to learn about the real meaning of Easter.

I love this photo. Imperfect but perfect.
Carty loves to swing.
What is this? Where is my chocolate?!
I love chubby baby fingers.
Caden's Avenger eggs.
I smiled, Mom. Now let me find more eggs.
Our Easter Bunny has a sense of humor.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Good Friday

Easter is always a busy day for us, so today I had to bribe the boys with a trip to "a special park" to get dressed up in their Easter outfits so I could take a few photos. One boy was a little more cooperative than the other, but I will not mention any names. It was so nice out. Sadly, Spring Break is coming to an end. We can not wait for summer!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


The boys have a new best friend. She showed up about a week ago and she will not leave. Caden named her "Princess." We were not looking for a new pet, but look at those eyes. . .

Carter loves Princess. He has been spending his days on the porch with her. He cries when she goes off to explore or when he has to come in. She is teaching him how to be "nice" and "gentle."

Wacky Boys

Carter prefers not to travel and we prefer not to travel with Carter, so this Spring Break we are staying close to home. We started off our Spring Break by meeting the uncles and Nana and Papa at Wacky Bounce. Eugene needs a Wacky Bounce. Caden and Carter bounced until they could bounce no more. If you have little ones, we think it is well worth the 45 minute drive (even with Carter).

Sunday, March 24, 2013

The Space Needle

I have always wanted to see the Space Needle. Did I mention that last summer was the first time I had been to Seattle? I had been to Washington several of times but never to Seattle. It was so exciting to see the Space Needle from the freeway. We stayed near Pike Place Market and walked to the Space Needle twice. It had been painted its original "Galaxy Gold" to celebrate its 50th anniversary. I am terrified of heights, so we enjoyed the Space Needle from the ground (Colby had already been to the top and didn't mind staying on the ground with me). Can you believe people volunteer to paint the top of the Space Needle? No, thank you! 

Saturday, March 16, 2013

The Gum Wall

I have always hated chewed gum. When I was young, I couldn't stand it when kids would put their gum on their lunch trays. . .it grossed me out and it still does. That being said, I could have spent all day photographing the Gum Wall in Seattle. 

Pike Place Market

Last summer, Colby and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary in Seattle and I am just now getting around to editing our photos. I took over 700 photos and did not know where to begin. So, let's begin with Pike Place Market. . .a photographer's dream.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Give More

Last month, our church served the homeless at the WOW Hall by feeding, clothing, and giving them free haircuts. Between having two little ones and working full-time, I do not have much free time, but I was energized by volunteering and was again reminded that if we want our children to give, they need to see us giving. There were children as young as Caden volunteering and I did not even think about taking him. Next time, I want to take him with me. He is beginning to understand that not all people are as fortunate as him and I think it would be a good experience for him.