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…

Happy 4th Birthday Paxton KaOn

Paxton turned 4 on June 10th! We started the day in usual birthday fashion with balloons and streamers up and he opened the presents from Clint and I and from his brothers and sister. We had played at a friend’s house a couple of weeks before and he really liked the Daniel Tiger trolley that…

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…

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…

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…

Desert Rats Trail Marathon 2019

I found myself Saturday morning running many many miles in Western Colorado. We couldn’t have asked for a better day. It started really cool before the sun came up while we were waiting at the start line. I think it was in the. Mid 30s. Clint got a few photos of me waiting for everything…

Paxton’s Family Day

And finally Monday was Paxton’s 2 year Family Day. He has been such a blessing to our family and such a little sweetie. He may be small (he finally hit 28 pounds….with clothes on) but he has never let his smallness stop him, he totally acts and thinks he’s just as big as the big…

Happy 7th Birthday Caedmon!

We’ve had a busy few days at our house between a birthday, state gymnastics meet, and a family day….but we’ll start with Caedmon’s birthday. Caedmon turned 7 on Saturday. Crazy to think that he is already 7. That boy was born with an extra dose of self confidence and it has only grown since that…

Meeting My Birth Family….

Sunday evening I found myself in a place just a few short days before I hadn’t even imagined possible, sitting on my aunt’s couch next to my brother in a room of my aunts and uncle. If someone had told me Wednesday when I opened my email from my DNA results that that was going…

654 Days…Another Milestone Reached

And Tuesday January 8th was Paxton’s Day. He was in Korea for 654 days and now he has been home that many days. We had rice and Mandu (dumplings) with mochi ice cream for dinner to celebrate. Paxton was with his foster family for much of those 654 days. He was their first foster child…