Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Fun little announcement for friends who wander across our blog & have not heard the news in person (I'm holding off on a FB announcement).
 This summer we will welcome a sibling for Blake!

Saturday, January 24, 2015


Fascinating article: "The likely cause of addition has been discovered and it is not what you think."

"But this new evidence isn’t just a challenge to us politically. It doesn’t just force us to change our minds. It forces us to change our hearts."

Saturday, January 10, 2015


Quiet evening -- Levi is at the Hawks game & a feverish little boy is finally asleep after snuggles and Tylenol. Today we celebrated the life & love of Gloria Bollens, a dear friend from our Keystone Church community. The church was packed this afternoon, a tribute to the many lives Gloria touched. She was such a bright light & we will miss her so much.
(here she is at the Festival of Hope, on the left)

Monday, November 17, 2014

Guess which book we've been reading?

Report from Grandma Jo: Blake just went down for a nap and is bonking around in his crib hollering "I think I can, I think I can!"   :)

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Where'd our baby go?

Jeans & a jacket & suddenly he's all grown up.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Talking to Strangers

Blake came to work with me today. After patiently playing in the big room outside my office, we had a lovely walk around Tangletown & a donut at Mighty-O. We passed a number of people walking, coming & going from their homes, & at each sighting Blake hollared, "HI!!!" Usually multiple times until the person acknowledged him.

Saturday, November 01, 2014

First of November

Discovery Park adventures.

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Ballard "Up" House

I've walked or driven by this house a number of times, knowing only that a little old lady refused to sell to developers. It's my understanding that this story was the inspiration for the animated movie "Up." It's interesting to know more of the story.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Catching Up...again

A friend recently quizzed me about what foods Blake was eating at certain ages. Unable to rely on fuzzy early-mommyhood memory, I found myself looking back at blog spots. It made me realize how much I enjoy this space as an archive of our lives. So, I'm going to try to catch up again. We'll see how long it takes me, but hopefully many more posts will be coming your way from May-Oct 2014! Happy blogging!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Baby Lucas

My dear friend Liz gave birth to a beautiful baby boy in March. We have visited them in Mt Vernon multiple times, but our visit in June was particularly nice. We had lots of time to play and visit. Blake spent some time with Liz's husband, Steve, exploring on their property while mom had quality time with Liz and baby Lucas.