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Museum of Flight

We went on a family outing the Museum of Flight one day over mid-winter break. The boys loved checking out all the aircraft. We could have spent a lot more time exploring everything if not for our tired baby girl. There is so much to see and do there, especially on a rainy winter day!

Around the World in 80 Days!

Avery & Kieron loved the flight simulator! It was Kieron’s first time in and we were excited to see what he would think. Avery piloted and Kieron was the gunner. The second they got in they started doing barrel rolls, and continued to do so for pretty much the duration. Despite this they still had three kills and both came out smiling!


“Yes, I’d like to order a pizza…”

In front of a B-17 Flying Fortress, the same aircraft their great-grandfather commanded during WWII

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Snow Days

It’s been quite a winter here! In mid-February we got a surprise 11 inches of snow. The boys were thrilled when school was cancelled. I think they ended up with 2 1/2 days off that week. Then the following week was mid-winter break (where half the population leaves for California or Hawaii). Ironically, we had no wild weather that week. Then the next Monday we were hit with another surprise blizzard that closed the parkway and left many of our neighbors stranded for hours in their cars. I stopped counting, but we’ve had lots of snow days and late starts this year. We make the most of them, but I am ready for spring!

Building snow forts

Deep snow means snow ice cream at our house!

All bundled up!

Little angels!

Avery’s first driveway.

Playdate with Charlotte

Snow bunny!

Warming up

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January 2017

January is a long, dark month. It’s always nice to get the Christmas things put away, but then I start itching for spring and it’s still months off. We had lots to keep us busy though, so the time whizzed by and now as I write this it is already February 7th and I am behind on blogging again! Here are my favorite pics from January in chronological order.

Grammy and her granddaughters

Watching a Hawks game

Celebrating Andrew’s 9th birthday while they were still in town for New Year’s

And Nicole’s 13th

Kieron assembling one of his Christmas gifts

Look who’s eating finger foods

Reading “Princess Layla” to our Princess Layla

This boy loves his little sister!


These two can take baths together now.

Someone lost another tooth

Clare ( 16 months) & Layla (7 months)

“I like your necklace.”

Bode & Silas

Silas drawing a picture on the easel

It’s Daddy paddle boarding next to a lighthouse. I added the birds and the whale, the rest is all his.

Charlotte & Silas

These two!

My three stooges

Jonathan took Kieron and Silas skiing one morning.

A note from Avery

Someone’s almost crawling!

Silas started karate with Kieron

Card sharks

Kieron has been reading to Silas at night lately. When it doesn’t end up in wrestling it is super sweet!

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NYE 2017

We rang in the New Year with the Avery’s of Pullman and Bonney Lake. Andrew and Nicole spent the preceding week on this side of the mountains, and split their time between Grammy & Papa’s and our home. So when Scott & Manivanh came back to collect them we decided we might as well spend the evening all together. We realized it was our first NYE together since The Year 2000. A lot has changed since then!

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Here’s what we were up to in December when we weren’t in Hawaii or celebrating Christmas:

Riding around with Ethan

Catching snowflakes

Baking cookies, of course!

Snacking on puffs

Avery & Hamza, twinsies!

Taking care of Daddy after he had his wisdom teeth removed

Singing in the Christmas concert

“I love Mommy’s new necklace!”

My Naked Chef (yes, he was wearing underwear)

He got dressed before we frosted the cookies


With Jen (she comes once or twice a year from Singapore). I’m glad they’re having so much fun over there, but I miss her. So thankful for our visits!

Layla & Elina

Avery & Bjorn

Avery and his 3D Big Ben puzzle. It was HARD to put together, but he persevered!

Andrew and Nicole stayed with us for a few days. Here are the kids at the school playground.

Playing Ticket to Ride with Nicole. She now identifies as an adult, not one of the kids anymore. This makes me happy and sad. They grow up so fast!

Nicole & Kieron reading a cookbook together! They were so into it!

Jonathan took Kieron and Silas to Nana’s for a few days. They spent a bit of time splitting this pile of wood and stacking it!

Cheap labor. Kieron fell asleep on the ride home with his $5 bill in his hand!

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