Saturday, November 9, 2013

I'm baaaack. . . .

We'll see how this goes.  After a three year hiatus, nearly, I'm feeling good about this--like I might have some time to do it again.  Not that I have a lot of fascinating things to say, but my kids haven't gotten any less cute, so at least I have pictures!

As Liam would say, "This is gonna' be so exciting!"  (Of course, he says that about a simple trip to Ikea playland, but hey--he's four.  Too bad we all couldn't have that sort of enthusiasm.)


Friday, November 19, 2010


Okay, so I'm shamelessly going to ask you to do me a favor, once a day, for the next 25 days. As you may or may not know, my Triple Threat Coconut Cream Pie won the Washington State Fair Pillsbury Pie contest. Now, it's up against about twenty other contenders on Pillsbury's website for their "America's Favorite Pie" contest. If you win the most votes, you get a years' worth of Pillsbury Pie Dough! Yay.

Another portion of the contest, in which their staff and judges come together and judge each pie (made in their test kitchen), awards a $5,000 winner at the end of December. We need a new furnace pretty badly; I'm hoping I win just to put some efficient heat in our home. But the first part of the contest, where America votes--oh, it is a dream of mine to have those bragging rights.

From now until December 13th, you can vote once a day. You have to briefly register, then it only takes a few seconds to vote each day. I'd be so grateful if you'd do it for me! And quite frankly, I'm beginning to believe this is more important than the presidential election. :0)

Love you all! And if you love me AT all, I know you'll vote by following the link below.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Trick or Treat

It's been a while since my last post--I know--but I thought I'd jump right in here with some pictures from Halloween. We weren't really going to do anything--I was positive the kids would go nuts "having" to wear their costumes. However, both of them practically begged to put the costumes on after having practiced for a couple weeks prior here and there.

And lucky for us and the rest of Seattle, the rain held off. We decided to stop by the few neighbors surrounding us and a couple of others down the street we've met. The kids were amazing; both walked the whole time, Gracie even held their trick-or-treat bag.
It was actually kind of sad to come home. I can't wait for next year!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

America's Got Talent

Anyone know how old you have to be to enter? I'm pretty sure Liam's on the fast track to his own Vegas show!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Bloedel Reserve

So a friend of mine through The Salvation Army sits on the board of this fabulous nature preserve over on Bainbridge Island. Her girlfriend's father donated his mansion and about 150 acres to go along with it many years ago; it's now privately maintained and quite a gem! Anyway, I got a membership (only $55/year) for my birthday, and can't get out there often enough!

It's about three miles of groomed trails, very accessible by stroller or wheelchair even. And the path is so flat, that even my two little toddlers had no problem walking as far as they wanted to. Although, with as big as it is, it's the first time Liam has ever asked to get back into the stroller. Funny.

Anyway, to all my Seattle people--go check it out! To all of our distant relatives, look out. We're paying a visit next time you come see us. :0)