Sunday, December 15, 2013

a big surprise

we gave the boys tickets to their first NBA game for their birthday - trailblazers vs. the Thunder.  . . what they didn't know was we had planned for their 3 besties to drive down from spokane and surprise them and go to the game with them! they had no idea when the boys showed up at the door.  it was awesome and they could not stop jumping around and smiling! the boys came back for a sleepover, then we had breakfast our favorite portland joint for breakfast.
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thanksgiving in spokane

we spent the whole week in spokane for thanksgiving. . .and it was bittersweet.  it was filled with birthday dinners, sleepovers, dinners out with friends, coffee dates, lunch dates, ice-skating, tons of play dates, birthday breakfasts, cuddling with grandparents, movies, ping pong, hikes, turkey bowl. . . it was full of family and friends and it was really rough coming back.
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hikes with Mel
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turkey bowl
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cuddling with grampy
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lucia the artist
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all three in a twin bed 
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making pumpkin pie with dad
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quick trip home

yes. . i called it home. .because it still feels like home and portland just doesn't.  emery and i made a quick weekend trip home for a memorial service.  she was a champ in the car and i know she loved all the attention!
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

october highlights

more fall . . .
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many walks at the dog park
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emery face painting at the her preschool fall festival with her dear teacher
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fun weekend with kiely's and edwards
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halloween 2013
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cake pop dates 
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fall outfits
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favorite halloween treats
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mt. hood sunrise
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new short haircut
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another ikea day
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first day with the keys to the house
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quick get away to san diego
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practice at Portland Timbers field 
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fall and mt. hood
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dinner out with the boys 
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kinkade's turn at the Timbers game

september 2013

here are some quick highlights from september. . still trying to catch up!
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lots of soccer 
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we have a great view of mt. hood
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lucia's heaven in a candy shop
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care free emery 
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mt. taber picnics 
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soccer in oregon
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loving gymnastics and ballet
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candy shop dates with the cousins
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sweet ballet class