Thursday, September 6, 2012


Ethan starts kindgergarten on Monday, which means that tomorrow is our last Friday together.  Ever since I had Ethan, I have had Fridays off, and they have always been our special day.  When he was an infant, I was so very thrilled to have special time for just the two of us.  I would turn up the music and dance around the room with him while he smiled up at me.  I would put him in the backpack and go on long walks and talk to him about everything we saw.  We would take long naps together, snuggling close. 
As he got older, we started our Friday morning hot chocolate together, which became a ritual.  We would do crafts together and play trains together.  We would run errands together.  We would read books and snuggle watching movies.  We had such fun enjoying our special bond.
Then Hudson came and I remember being worried that Fridays would be different and that I wouldn't be able to spend as much time with my buddy.  I was wrong - Fridays were as special as ever and for the past 3 years, I've had two buddies to enjoy the day with.  We've had such adventures together - making pancakes, going to the gym and the library, riding bikes, going to playgrounds and beaches, and exploring.
As he's gotten older, Ethan and I sometimes go on "dates".  This especially helps if he has a few bad days, or if I'm feeling that we're a little "off".  We do something just the two of us - our favorite is going on "adventures", a.k.a. nature walks in our neighborhood.  It always seems to work - it's like pushing the reset button. He is so very precious to me and the thought of not having Fridays with him anymore brings me to puddles of tears (clothes currently drenched).  While I look forward to special Friday time with Hudson and know that he is so ready for kindergarten (although he's a bit anxious), I will miss him so, so much.  I seriously hope I can make it through Monday.  And tomorrow.
But I at least know how we'll start off our day:  with hot chocolate.

Monday, July 2, 2012

May and June 2012

For May Day we surprised several of our neighbors with daffodils.  A fun tradition.
                                                       Happy Mother's Day Mama!
Playing at Birch Bay.
                                                  Having fun at the Ski-to-Sea Parade.
                                                 We have stickbugs.  Yes, stickbugs.
                                                                   Roller Skating!
                                                      Canoeing on Lake Samish.

Friday, March 30, 2012

The joy of boys

You know you have boys when you catch yourself saying "Boys, stop talking about your wieners already."

You know you have boys when you are taking a bath and they barge in and proceed to take their pants down and pee on you in the tub while laughing hysterically.

You know you have boys when every passage of gas has a point value.

Welcome to my morning.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Life Quest

"And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart; and you shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up."

Deuteronomy 6:5-7

Thursday, August 18, 2011


It's been a fun and busy summer. I have lots of pictures, and truthfully, I'm not sure when I'll get around to posting them. But as I was going through them I found a bunch of cute ones of the boys together. It has been delightful to watch their relationship develop. As with all siblings, they fight and argue and wrestle with each other. But overall, they love each other so much and are true playmates. Ethan likes to protect his brother and show him the ropes, so to speak. Hudson likes to imitate whatever Ethan does. I frequently hear "Eeetannnn......" echoes throughout the house. Such sweethearts they are.

Bubble Gum Ice cream at the Old Settler's Picnic
Playing together in our "new" sandbox (or "the dirt" as Hudson would say)

Fell asleep on the couch together. Precious.

Adventures with mama at Semiahmoo. Isn't Baker in the background GORGEOUS?

Raspberry picking at Boxx Berry Farm

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Eric's latest hobby is bee-keeping. The boys enjoy it as well. I'm looking forward to the honey.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

A couple cute winter pictures

Okay folks, I just posted three posts in a row. Check 'em out.
Santa Claus!
Ethan and his cousin Travis. How could they possibly be this old already?
Sledding in the snow. This was over Thanksgiving I think.