Friday, December 30, 2016


Facebook took over blogging and while that has provided community and near immediate feedback, it doesn't create much of a story of our lives. Looking back on this old blog reawakens memories and allows for me to have perspective; both in that time passes and that there are some many moments in each week, a wide variety of fun and slog. It's winter break, still, and while we're ready for school to start again we haven't really hit desperation. Henry and Elliot are all up in each other's business, especially in the car. They just turned 9.5...sometimes they are having fun and other times they are are crazy making (to each other and everyone else.) It can make car rides, long and short, painful. After the snow/ice storm before the break, Mike and I decided we needed a bigger car. I don't have to write much about car shopping because everyone in this family will always remember car shopping because we do it so much. However, on 12/26 we found a Pilot that worked for us. We drove home, picked up the kids and immediately embraced the DVD system. I wish we had this beast when we were driving across Tennessee recently. It's year-end so I'm off to do billing and any business wrap up, of which I'm afraid there is a lot. And then accounting. Allegedly it is going to snow on Sunday, new year's day. So we should get groceries because who knows how long Portland will be shut down this time!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Fall Photos

We had a beautiful fall in Portland, following a pretty chilly and wet summer. I'm posting this the day after Christmas, and the winter has continued to be fairly mild. It's either been rainy or cold, but not both. I consider this to be good weather!

Henry is so into helping and doing things himself. It's so incredible to see him learning something new each day.

Elliot was napping while Henry raked the leaves for me. He came out and took right to tossing them into the air and jumping into the pile. It was great fun, and a new experience due to leaves usually being soggy in Portland.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Waiting to See Santa

Santa event number one for the year was seeing him arrive to Fremont Street via fire engine! I thought it was going to blow their minds, but both Henry and Elliot were pretty mellow about the whole thing. They like the idea of Santa, as in a guy who gives them presents, but haven't been enveloped in the whole Christmas thing.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Just Like Papa!

When I was doing laundry, Elliot found a shirt of Mike's and decided to be like papa. Henry followed suit, and by the time I got out the camera, Elliot was over it. I have to most unwilling photo subjects ever! But they're pretty cute in real life!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Elliot's First Word Document

(I also suggested he look for the letters in his name, but he wanted to explore. Regarding the slashes, "I made a big xylophone!")

Rtyy yyyyyuuu um um mu ‘’’assssssssssssssssssssssssdvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvbbnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnm,……….//////////////zxcccccccccvvvvvbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,………………………………………………………………………//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////kkkkkkkkkkkkbhh y yybbbbbbbbnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,y222222222222222222

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Henry's First Word Document

(I suggested he type his name)