Friday, December 24, 2010


Here are our little Seattle boys learning about cotton, first hand. We love the fall in Pima.


Tommy and I went to Hawaii for our 10th anniversary. It was our first trip so we decided to see if Nette and Wayne wanted to join us. We also go to celebrate Nette's 29th birthday. We had such a great time. Here are some of my favorite pics.

I love this picture. We staying a bungelow right on the beach and this shot was taken right outside our door. Tommy was really smart to get out on the boogie board when we first arrived. I waited until right before we left and I never got any good waves.

This is the beach right where we were staying. The best part was, no other people!

These rocks were very close to where we were staying. I loved hearing the waves crash here every night while I slept!

Here is our visit to the Polynesian Cultural Center. We didn't want this night Tongan guy to not get a picture with us...we are so nice.

Here we are right after we got layed at the luau.

We hiked to this beautiful waterfall. It was a little late in the day. By the time we made it back to the car we were hiking in the dark. The trail was very similar to the ones we have here in the spring (very muddy). Our flip flops and feet were all filthy!

We drove over to the Byodo Buddist Temple. The mountain we drove through was so beautiful. There were tons of waterfalls.

Family Pics

My awesome brother Flint took our pictures on Thanksgiving. I can't believe how old we are all getting.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Happy Birthday Batty Boys!

I cannot believe that my babies are four years old! They are so fun and challenging all in one. The past 4 years have not been easy, but they are definitely worth it! We had a really fun birthday year at the Bouncy Place. We were glad that so many of our friends could join us!

Friday, June 11, 2010

What a nose!

Justin is a very special boy. He is so full of life and mischief. You can almost bet that when there is trouble in our house it can be traced right back to Justin. We had a little nose incident this week that is classic Justin. But, first let me tell you a story from a year or so ago.

One of our favorite dinners in garlic chicken pasta. This is a great frozen meal you can buy at Costco that cooks up quick and tastes good. We really like all of the yummy veggies. However, a year or so ago, the boys discovered they could shove the corn up their nose. (They love corn and don't do this when I serve it as a side dish.) There were several incidents of pulling corn out of little noses followed by a stern "don't do that again". One day Justin told us he had a piece of corn up his nose, but we could not locate it. A few days later, Justin got an obnoxious snotty nose, but just in one nostril. It took me a day to figure out that the boogers were corn related. So, we flushed Justin's nose in hopes of retrieving a piece of corn. No luck. Finally, more than a week after the corn became lodged the corn appeared. On a Saturday morning we loaded into Tommy's truck and Justin declared "look a piece of corn!" Sure enough, the corn had emerged.

So, back to this more recent story. We haven't had any issues with items up the nose since the corn ordeal over a year ago. On Wednesday evening Justin found a screw. A pretty small screw. He loves to hold and play with things and played with the little screw while he watched a show. Once the show ended Justin declared "There's a screw stuck in my nose!" What!?!?!? Sure enough, he had lodged the small screw in his nose.

Justin's nose was bleeding a little bit and I was completely grossed out. Tommy was very brave and began of task of screw retrieval. It took some pepper, a flashlight, two pair of tweezers and a vacuum cleaner for the task. (Weird, I know.) After 30 minutes of digging, the screw was extracted. Hopefully we have learned our lesson about foreign objects in our nose!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Super Heros

Well I couldn't pick which video I liked best, so I picked 5. The other night the boys decided they are now Super Heros. Just in the last few weeks they have really started to use their imaginations. Hope you enjoy these as much as I do!


If there is one thing our boys love, it is throwing rocks. After the tulip festival we drove over to deception pass. Mason & Justin would have thrown rocks all day if I would have let them.