December was a busy month as usual. We went to the tree lighting downtown the first weekend of the month.

Silas had a band performance

We took Layla to see the Nutcracker at PNB

Avery had ankle surgery on his left FHL tendon

He wasn’t a fan of having the iv in his elbow crease

Recovering and getting snuggles from Phoebe

He only needed these a day or two

Ten days later, his wisdom teeth came out (all six of them)!

Layla had a gymnastics workshop

I went to a Christmas cookie exchange

Our friends, the Smiths, visited from Singapore


Layla did an arial yoga camp with her friend, Savannah

Layla had a few friends sleepover. They did some self-care and watched the Taylor Swift Eras tour.

Silas broke his finger a few days before Christmas. He did it crab walking.

After a few days he got a splint

Baking cookies!

Nicole came early from Western. It was nice having her a couple extra days.

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We spent our first Christmas in the new house with the Avery klan. As always, we had a fun time together and enjoyed each other’s company. It’s amazing to see how big all the kids are getting!


Love this tradition

Phoebe, enjoying her Christmas present

Telling fortunes

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We went back to Cougar Mountain Zoo to see Santa and his reindeer again. I think everyone had a great time, and I love that Avery continues this tradition with us. Layla had a four-page list to show Santa, and we all enjoyed seeing the animals around the zoo. Glad we got a nice day for it!

The birds were a new addition we’d never seen there before

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Here’s what we were up to in November. Our friends, the Shepards, moved to St. Louis.  Their son, Reid, invited Silas to a Kracken game with him before they left and we attended a going away party for them.


Last play date before the move

All dressed up for the wine gala  
Katie, Simon, Cliff, Jess, Us, Sara & Ian

With high school friend, Adam

This season of cross country didn’t turn out like Avery had hoped, but he walked away with a few awards and posters.

That’s Avery on the far left

Silas went to a VR birthday party for his friend, Lucas.

Decorating for Christmas in our new house!

Layla had her Devo Demo in November and showed off her skills

Kieron helped Jonathan move the boat one day while the heater was getting repaired

End of the season cheer party

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We celebrated Thanksgiving in Pullman again this year. With Grammy and Papa living there now, it was nice being able to divide nights and meals between their home and Scott & Manivanh’s. The Avery’s of Newport Beach came up to celebrate with us. It was so nice having everyone together for the holiday.

Maui, showing off again

Going through some of Great Grandma Peck’s jewelry together

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