Here’s the rest of what we were up to in March.

These two went to a daddy daughter dance together 

Silas had a piano concert with the amazing Jeanine

Layla and Paz at a birthday party

Silas on safety patrol

I tried snowboarding with Jonathan

We had fun watching Silas in several choir concerts

Ethan & Silas

Silas & Layla went to a Nerf War

Silas crossed over from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts

We went to see Carrie Underwood with our friends, Noah & Amy   

I long-term subbed in 2nd grade for this sweet class.

Camping for Boy Scouts

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Blake Island

We took Everlong to Blake Island in March for our first overnight trip. Blake Island is about 10 miles southwest of Seattle and was a logical (and fun) place to try first. Here we are heading through the Ballard Locks.

When we came through Shilshole, we went through a sailboat race

Happy sea dog

We’re here!

The island is full of raccoons! In fact, you can’t leave ANY food out or doors unlocked, as they will come aboard and help themselves to anything they please.

The kids had a great time exploring in the dinghy

Aaargh, triscuits!

First family dinner aboard


We saw orcas! What a wonderful surprise!

Heading back through the locks

A few treasures from Layla

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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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