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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Here’s the rest of what we were up to in December. Of course we visited Santa.

Snow! Silas and his buddy, Ethan

Layla and Kennedy

Celebrating Silas’ friend, Justin’s, birthday

We went to see Cinderella at the Village Theatre

Silas had a choir performance at the downtown tree lighting  

Dinner at The Club with Grammy and Papa

December Bunco

We lost power for 24 hours, just long enough for it to be fun and not too much of an inconvenience

Layla had her gymnastics Devo Demo   

Avery and friends at the pass

Kieron and Virgil baking gingerbread cookies

College campus tour with AVID

More baking in preparation for Christmas

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Christmas morning was pretty chill with just the eight of us.


The boys got an Oculus for Christmas and let Grammy and Papa try it out.

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