Silas Turns 11!

Silas turned lucky eleven this year. Although he will always be our “Sunny Si”, lately we’ve been seeing a bit more of “Spicy Si” – perhaps it’s because he’s getting closer to the teenage years? At eleven, Silas is full of energy, has a lot to say, and is incredibly driven and motivated. He is active in choir, Boy Scouts, is a crossing guard, plays basketball, piano, and enjoys skiing and swimming. This kid will try just about anything! He is a good friend and is such a sweet boy. We love him to pieces! Happy birthday, Silas!

Make a wish!

Party at K1 Speed Go Kart Racing

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Here’s what we were up to in February. We started the month off with a visit to the Seattle Boat Show.

We had a lot of fun dreaming and checking out the fancy yachts

I kept busy with PTSA duties

Pinewood Derby

Sleepover with Clare

Celebrating Papa’s birthday

Our friends, the Estes, invited us to spend mid-winter break in Chelan with them. We had a great time!

Kieron, Hudson, Landry & Silas


With Jody and Darcey

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Jonathan and I have been thinking about and looking for a new boat for more than a year. We finally found the one for us! She’s a 1973 36′ Grand Banks Trawler, Everlong. We look forward to many adventures with the kids on Lake Washington and exploring the San Juan’s.

Yesterday we went through the Ballard Locks when I heard someone calling my name. It was my friend, Lindsay Kokich with her son and daughter. Jackson was Avery’s original best friend and we spent a lot of time together as new moms. She took these pics of us at the locks. Such a small world!

Jonathan with our broker, Vic

During the survey

Our neighbors mat made us chuckle

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Mid-Winter Break

We went to Lake Chelan with our friends, the Estes, for mid-winter break. The boys had a day of skiing, girls had a day of shopping. There was a lot of pool and hot tub playing and relaxing, many great meals and lots of laughs.

Kieron, Capri, Aspen, Layla, Silas, Hudson & Landry

Lake Chelan


Fun at the pool



Dinner Out

The boys went skiing one day while the girls shopped 

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Here’s what we were up to in January. We rang in the New Year with friends.

Andrew turned 15 the next day

Scott and Nicole visited us on the way back to WWU. Here they are trying out the Oculus

Look at all the pets together!

Making French toast

Phoebe loves getting pupacinos at Starbucks

Layla did a cheer camp and got to cheer at halftime at the girls basketball game

Pink hair!

A cute note from Layla

Silas had a great season playing basketball – Go Gladiators!

At the First Grade Toymaker’s Workshop

Nana went to New Zealand for a couple months. Here are a few pics from her time there

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