July 4th Weekend

We made July 4th kind of a whole weekend celebration instead of just a day. It just kind of came together that way. We started the morning with the now annual neighborhood July 4th parade. All the kids met at our house on their bikes, most of which were decorated, (our family only had purple…

Father’s Day 2019

So in typical fashion this is a couple of weeks late. We finished up Korea Heritage Camp the morning of Father’s Day and had a lunch packed and planned on going on a hike. Unfortunately we didn’t get but less than a minute away from the parking lot and Paxton got very sick to his…

Korea Camp 2019

One of our favorite summer activities every June is Korea Heritage Camp. The kids start asking about camp in September. Korea Camp is part of 9 Heritage Camps put on by Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families that focus on making adoption and heritage important. Korea Camp was the first camp that they started 27 years…

Olympic National Park Day 2

Our second day kid free in Olympic National Park took us west. Way west to the coast. After talking with one of my nurses who had recently ventured out to Olympic National Park we decided to visit Shi Shi Beach. Part of it starts on the Makah Indian Reservation so we had to stop and…

Kids Journals…

So I realized this past week that the majority of my parenting lately has all been correcting and re-directing and in all honestly just trying to keep little people alive through each day. As I was reflecting on this on my way home from Bible Study I realized that I want my kids to know…

Easy Summer 2019

So we decided this year to make the summer easy and laid back. Basically the plan is that there is no plan. We have cut almost all activities out and are just playing and laying low. Leighton still has his gymnastics because he is on the team, and Coppelia has speech therapy and she and…

Day At The Farm

A couple of weeks ago, Paxton and Coppelia’s preschool class had a field trip to a local farm. Clint and I both got to go and we had a great day. The older three boys had their homeschool enrichment so it was fun just being the littles and us. The day was beautiful and the…

So We’re Not OK….

Yeah, we’re not doing too good over here. It’s May 21st and I had to send snow pants and boots with Paxton and Coppélia to preschool this morning because it snowed. SNOWED. It’s May 21st. AND IT SNOWED. Their summer break starts on Thursday (the older boys finished up homeschool last week). SUMMER BREAK AND…

Weekend Coyote Ridge Hike

On Sunday on our way home from church we decided to hike Coyote Ridge. We pass the trail ridge each week and Clint and I have biked/ran it but the kids have never been on the trail. We planned ahead and packed hiking clothes and lunch. The kids were excited and ate their lunches as…

Happy 6th Birthday Edric!

After a month full of adoption camp fundraiser, marathon, Easter, and ballet we finished the month celebrating Edric turning 6 on Tuesday. We are having his little friend birthday party this weekend but we still celebrated him for his actual birthday. Edric loves hot dogs and so we had his birthday dinner a few days…