Saturday, December 17, 2011


And here's a little video of Gavyn playing with Aunts Molly and Sara in the snow. So cute.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

We're still here.

Wow. It's been a while.
And I have plenty to report.

Gavyn is crawling. (don't know if I already announced that) And he is steadily on his way to walking on his own. He cruises furniture like a pro and will take a few steps on his own before he falls. I think that's what diapers are really for. :)
And he currently has 2 1/2 teeth. (the one on the top is only half way out)

I made a mobile to go over the changing table in the hopes that Gavyn might be less inclined to roll over and crawl away while he gets "reupholstered".

We had a pretty quiet Halloween. We had the Walsers over for a little party but only the babies were dressed up. We're so dull...
But we made some fun dishes: "mummy" pigs-in-a-blanket, a veggie skeleton, a pumpkin roll and some shrunken head apple cider pictured below.

We had a delightful visit from my mom and we took her all over Seattle.
We took her to Queen Anne to see the iconic view of Seattle and Mt. Ranier

And she took us to Acres of Clams; the sit-down branch of Ivars

We got to go home to Colorado for Thanksgiving and be with everyone except Matthew (he's on his Mission on Pennsylvania)

Gavyn really enjoyed his turkey, sweet potatoes and steamed carrots. So much so, that he tried to save some for later in his hair...

The day after Thanksgiving we took our tradition trek to the mountains to hunt down the perfect Pond Christmas tree.
Gavyn loved the snow! He leaned out to watch my feet and he would giggle every time I took a step and he could hear the snow crunch.
Such a joy.

Monday, October 17, 2011


Gavyn was looking a little shaggy so I set him up on the table in his little chair, put on our haircutting cape and set to work.
My little customer looked like a shrunken headed person. And I thought it was so funny so I took a picture. :)


during - (don't know why he looks so scared...)


And this is the fleet of BabyTrend car seats under the coat rack at church. Everybody has the same one. :)

Friday, October 7, 2011

favorite family picture so far...

My photo editing program keeps crashing so these are the raw photos, but I thought they were too cool not to share!

Friday, September 30, 2011

b-b-b-b-b-b-bite me.

Here is a cute video of Gavyn's new favorite sound effect. He was doing it all day yesterday.

We have entered the infamous teething stage. It hasn't been as scary as I imagined. I think the only significant thing I've noticed is that it's a lot harder to help him get to sleep for naps and for bed at night. He cries and wiggles like he wants to be put down so we do, and then he yells at us that he wants to be held.

only logical conclusion: teeth make babies irrational.

Monday, September 26, 2011

so long, farewell.

It feels like the end of summer and what a delightful one it has been.

We got some fresh peaches and pears in bulk so I made baby food with a lot of it, but my favorite thing was this fresh peach pie in a home-made graham cracker crust. It tasted like summer. :)
My sister, Sara Joy, gave me some McCormick spice packs with recipe ideas so we tried the apple-sage pork with sweet potatoes and salad. Jared says its his new favorite meal.

I re-painted the triptych canvas' in our living room with a warmer, livelier scene with poppies and we made a flower arrangement that matches. -just to shake things up.

On the 24th we took a walk along the edge of the Puget Sound at Lincoln Park as a sort-of goodbye to summer. I think we'll have a few more sunny days but my uninformed opinion is that it's officially fall now.

And we learned that our dear friends, the Walsers, are moving to Arizona soon. We will miss them dearly and wish them well.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

one a day the color way

I made stuffed red bell peppers for dinner last night.
All you have to do is hollow it out, and stuff it with whatever your want- we did ground beef, kidney beans, sweet chili sauce and topped it off with some cheddar.
Wrap it up un tin foil and bake it at 350 for about 45 min.
We had it on a bed of lettuce with some corn.


And Jared bought me flowers.

Monday, September 12, 2011

they got hitched!

And they let me take some picture of them. :)

And make this cool paper decoration for the reception.

Friday, August 26, 2011

little angel

Yep. We're too cheap to get professional photos done. I guess I could say we invested in our Cannon instead...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

Queen Anne and the potheads

Our weekend adventure started out as a boring errand. (We needed to get my ring inspected or the warranty would be void.) On our way home, we were planning to stop at the Kubota Gardens in Skyway, but there was ridiculous traffic so we got off and ended up on Queen Anne Hill. Where we were hoping there would be less traffic.
The whole afternoon, we kept thinking, "Did everyone just decide to get out and enjoy the nice weather?" "There's probably a game downtown."
So we parked our Buick on the street in front of some stunning multi-million dollar homes, changed a poopy diaper and took a lovely walk through another world; a world with money.
Queen Anne Hill is the hill overlooking Seattle where you can see the classic view of downtown and Mt. Rainier in the distance. We walked to Kerry Park where we took some pictures and saw a big party boat with, what I thought were huge marijuana leaves and decided it was time to head back.

We tried to avoid the I-5 traffic on the way home, and went through downtown instead. Little did we know there was a Mariners' game, Seahawks game and... "Seattle Hempfest" which explained the party boat... and the traffic. We later found out that around 300,000 people attended the hemp convention and clogged up downtown with a lot of potheads. We were in traffic for about 3 hours. I guess we would have enjoyed it more if we'd just rolled down the windows...