Sunday, June 15, 2014

A Day for Fathers

Happy Father's Day Jesse.  I love this photo and all the adventures we have had as a family of three....and I look forward to this next chapter as a family of four. 
You are an amazing Daddy to our boys and wonderful partner to me.
Thank you.
I love you.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


One of the amazing things about Motherhood, is that everyone encounters hardships and everyone encounters blessings---and while those individual experiences are seldom identical, there is a strength knowing that, collectively, we have overcome and achieved so much.  

If you had asked me back in August what I thought our growing family would be like, I would have never anticipated the turn our lives took on February 20th.  As many of you know, the last few months of my pregnancy were difficult as we faced the news that our baby, K2, was going to be born with a missing radius bone in one arm.  That flaw in itself was not our primary concern, but the spectrum of associated complications that can occur alongside a limb deformity are vast, and many with very serious consequences.  Needless to say, it has not been an easy path.  Fortunately, the ensuing tests have been able to rule out common chromosomal anomalies.  There will be much excitement at the time of delivery because only then will the remainder of our questions be able to start being answered.  It is with great anticipation that we await the arrival of our newest family member.
And that day is TOMORROW!

Jonah is looking forward to being a big brother.  He told me yesterday that "When the baby comes out, I'm going to take the baby for a bike ride."  This baby will be going on a lot of adventures.  We can't wait to learn all about it and love it for being the unique individual it will be.  
Thank you for all the support, prayers, and well wishes....I plan to take a mini blogging break while  our family of FOUR gets acquainted!  I have a few posts from recent trips that are scheduled to come online in the interim.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Spring Shearing

Today we got invited up to Underwood to see the lambs and watch the Mamas get their annual haircut.

From a perch atop hay bales in the barn, we watched as the herd got shorn, one by one, by a Basque farmer who came out from Hermiston for the day.

The babies were in the pen next door waiting for their mothers and making quite an entertaining racket.

These little lambs are 2 months old, and already as big as Jonah!

The shearing could not have been more perfectly's supposed to be in the 80's tomorrow!
The animals seemed to be a little extra frisky in the warm sun.

Jonah got to shepherd the sheep to their pasture.  The variety and intensity of green in springtime is so stunning.

Guess who wants a sheep now?

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Egg Hunt

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend.  Here are a few pictures from our visit to Portland where we shared the Easter holiday with Dave and Steph.

"I Spy" is one of Jonah's favorite games, so hunting for eggs was a huge highlight.

We enjoyed lots of yummy food...including these pickled eggs that Steph made, local ham, and fresh rhubarb pie.  mmmmmm.
Happy Easter!
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