April 18, 2014

  • Beach Trip April 2014

    We had a beautiful weekend at the beach, don’t think I have ever felt it quite that warm at the Oregon Coast.
    Almost warm enough for ones bathing suit (Almost being they key word there) :)
    Lots of fun to be had together!

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    and of course one more handstand :)
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    Can’t wait for our next trip!

April 16, 2014

  • Happy Passover

    Every year we have done our own Seder on Passover.
    This year I decided would be a good year to attend one.
    I was so proud of my kids for paying such good attention and participating.
    They got lucky and had a few אפיקומן Afikomans to find :) and got lots of chocolate for doing so.
    Ethan always steps up to help his little sister and it makes my heart smile so big!
    Brooklyn and I were so happy to discover chocolate covered Matzo, yum and some more yum.

    Passover

    The other day Ethan was helping Brooklyn understand her piano lesson.
    Brooklyn told me she was so happy he was helping her she gave him a big kiss and he didn’t even get mad at her for the kiss :)
    As a mom you have to take the little moments :) life is all about those!
    We have been working through teaching them about choosing friends and choosing wisely. We become like those we surround ourselves with.
    Brooklyn plays often with her best neighborhood friend Jules. They are the cutest and have the best imaginations together!
    They set up a day spa in our front yard and worked hard all day. Cutest thing to watch.
    Childhood is magical in and of itself and even more so when kids are unplugged and get creative.

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    Saturday morning moments around our hours

    This boy adores his Guinea pig
    (he might not adore it as much if he was the one constantly cleaning up its poop, just saying).
    Coco always let Ethan know when she has to go to the bathroom by nibbling on his shirt.
    They’ve got each other down.

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    These two have the sweetest father/daughter relationship

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    A fun hike I took with these two

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April 1, 2014

  • Love

    happiness in my life

    these two

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    Its our job as parents to love on them so much
    so that they learn to love themselves
    especially through the pre-teen/teen years

    Sunshine pouring through the windows

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    and love love anything that is Rustic/industrial

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March 31, 2014

  • Frozen

    yup it comes in book form too :)

    Brooklyn’s all time favorite quote from the movie Frozen is

    ” The Only Frozen Heart Around here is yours”

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    such a better message to young girls than your typically Disney movie

March 24, 2014

  • Spring Time

    Oregon Spring Time is beautiful..
    it only takes months and months of endless rain and cold to achieve the beautiful end results…so not worth it :)
    Bring on the brown mountains anytime.

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March 14, 2014

  • Mount St. Helens

    love love the rare days off from work that come so few and far between
    We headed out to explore Mount St. Helens
    As we hiked around Ethan was just so so sweet to his little sister
    Made my mommy heart smile..you know just one of those rare sweet sibling moments of love and kindness :)
    Blessed!
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February 28, 2014

  • Happy March

    Life can sometimes feel like your stuck on the hamster wheel.
    I miss being a traveling citizen of the world.
    Its been a long work week and so thankful the Weekend is here!
    Today the sun was shining a bit and always make me realize just whats been missing from my life…sunshine and warmth.
    I’m a sucker for nice weather, can’t seem to function as well without it.
    Brooklyn put on cute pair of shorts this morning with leggings underneath (thank god for little girls and their sensibility).
    Whenever the sun is shining Oregonian kids seem to think it must be because its warm outside and put shorts on.
    Ethan flees the camera these days, must be the age. This morning his back pack must have weighted 40 pounds, in it he had
    a whole binder and box of Pokemon cards, a huge math book, his DS , cell phone, 2 books and a bunch of snacks..pretty much sums up his life and interests these days.
    I took him out on a mommy/son outing this week, makes me realize just how important staying close and attached is
    during this cough..cough…obnoxious age. I believe in honesty :)
    Brooklyn is my little collector or as I have affectionately dipped her my hoarder.
    She loves anything soft, furry and cuddly. She let me know today that when she is older
    she is definitely going to work with animals.
    She said that on Tuesday and Thursday she will work as a Vet and on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday she will ride horses.
    Smart girl she is.
    Happy Weekend!

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February 14, 2014

  • Love Day 2014

    Love celebrating Valentine’s Day as a family.
    Brooklyn worked hard this afternoon decorating the table for dinner/desert time
    and then proceeded to come into my office to tell me her shoulders and neck hurt from all the work.
    Cracks me up because the things your kids hear you say they will parrot.
    I also took a picture of her and she asked if I posted it to Instagram, I said yes.
    She then says “So how many likes did you get” lol..she cracks me up.
    I made the kids homemade heart shaped pizza for dinner and Brooklyn proceeded to tell me it was the best
    pizza she had ever had :)
    Ethan’s not into letting me take his picture much these days.
    He was eating heart pancakes this morning before school and I managed to catch one of him.
    Growing up soo fast, but I always tell him he will always be my little boy.
    He is officially my height and outweighs me by a few pounds.
    Work has been busy, still learning how to balance work, parenting, housekeeping etc.
    In the day to day business of life love having an extra
    reason to do something special as a family.

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February 9, 2014

  • Fun in the snow

    Brooklyn and the neighbor girls have been building an igloo.
    Ethan spent the afternoon shoveling the neighbors drive ways and earned himself $40.00. Not bad.
    Proud of him for working hard all afternoon, my little entrepreneur.

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February 8, 2014

  • Snow day 2014

    loving all this beautiful snow we have been getting the past few days
    If its going to be cold it might as well snow :)
    Brooklyn is my little snow bunny. She was working hard building some sort of snow castle with her friends.
    The poor little boy who is around her age in our neighborhood was given the job to guard them while they worked.
    Ethan and Michael worked hard shoveling our driveway and I enjoyed the neighbors fire pit and hanging out with them

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