Saturday, November 19, 2016


B: This one is my favorite cup!
A: MY favorite cup is mommy.
B: Mommy isn't a cup!
A: Yes she is. She's a buttercup!

Monday, October 31, 2016


Preston: Hey Mom, do you know what claustrophobia is?
Me: A fear of enclosed spaces.
P: Nope. Fear of cats. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Summer Photo Dump 3

Oh yes, there is more! Much more. 

The cousins came to visit! We had so much fun playing at the lake, going to Silverwood, swimming, playing in the river, and setting off fireworks.

Golf. Golf has been huge this summer for the boys. As it has been for the last few summers! But now they are old enough to actually play and they love it. They do a golf lesson once a week and it is probably the highlight of their week. 
B won $5 at golf! He won the putting contest. He was so excited!

We did some huckleberry picking but our timing was off a bit. We were pretty early (or someone had raked the bushes) so we only got enough for pancakes.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Summer Photo Dump 2

Sitting here in the beautiful weather taking a break from decluttering (and just finished cleaning up a shattered glass of water from the patio so I need a little downtime!).

We have had an amazing year for early summer gardening. Lots of beautiful heads of broccoli and cauliflower, and more kale, chard, lettuce, peas, and berries than we can eat! Tomatoes are just getting started, and we have some beautiful peppers growing, along with green beans starting to blossom. Our plum and nectarine fruited for the first time this year, so I'm excited for them to ripen up.

We made our first trip of the summer to Glacier. John is hoping to make another...I'd love to go again but not sure we have the time. It's such an amazing place. I can hardly choose which pics to include because every single one is so beautiful (even though the pics don't begin to do it justice!). This year we camped with some friends who have property right on the edge of the park. The kids had so much fun hanging with their friends (and we did too!).
There was still snow at Logan Pass. Brrrrr.

This pic is courtesy of Archer. It's a little blurry but I love it!

We had a good amount of rain while we were there. Here we spent some time drying off at a restaurant with fries and milkshakes.

The "weeping wall" was more like the gushing wall!

One of the more memorable moments of the trip was when we were headed down from Logan Pass and it was SUPER foggy - as in we were driving about 10-15 mph some of the time because it was so hard to see. Well, some rocks fell down onto the road ahead of us and John slowed down even more because of the small rockslide...and then a softball sized rock hit our hood! Thank goodness for the Linex paint job, and we were also very thankful it didn't hit the windshield. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Photo dump

Because what else can be done to catch up 2 months of craziness??

We have done lots of gardening, biking, kayaking (not as much of this as I'd like!), camping, swimming...there is just no way I can catch up! So instead, I will start with the last day of school:
Fun Day at school

And the first day/last day comparison:

We celebrated Archer's birthday early with his friends (because he wanted to be able to hand out invitations at school to make sure he wouldn't leave anyone out!)
He had a Dino dig party that was so much fun! The kids got to break open Dino eggs and dig for dinosaur bones.

Mountain biking

Our first camping trip of the summer:
Our little explorer