A Fall Flop

October 2013 A year ago I took my kids out to a beautiful grassy hillside at a historical farm in Duvall, Washington to capture the joy and wonder of their childhood. Wes was the entertainment for the night and he did a marvelous job, but it was impossible to get all five sets of little […]

a mess of fun

There are a lot of things I don’t really love about our home, but this room makes up for all of that. The room usually looks like a tornado hit and there are times I feel super crazy inside just glancing in. That feeling leaves me with a need to do one of three things, […]

a Sunday tradition

This is Kaitlyn and Adelie’s massive bedroom that doubles as our playroom. We all love it! It has quickly become a Sunday tradition for Jacob to truck across the house with bins of Lego’s and knights to join the girls in an epic battle against the ponies and Care Bears. They have even found a […]

cora + cozy heart = joy

    The night before Cora’s birthday she spied Cozy Heart for the first time and instantly fell in love. Kaitlyn was not too happy about this. In fact, she was down right mad. She grabbed it away, Cora screamed, and Jacob insisted that she had to give it back. I intervened and told Jacob that […]

back to school

It is the eleventh day of school and already it’s like we never left the scurried morning rush out the door, backpacks and papers strewn across the house, and homework and reading logs galore. In many ways I mourn the loss of our casual long summer days, but in many more ways I am enjoying […]

september sun

                                            There is nothing quite like a soft sunny day in September in Washington especially when I get to share it with these beautiful little ladies.  

an ambitious ride

I was entirely too optimistic about an almost 2 mile bike ride. I overestimated Adelie’s biking skills and she was very sad when she found herself in the back . Cora and I kept her company. The little jaunt included a fairly steep hill for little legs, but we made it. My happy caboose! Feeling […]


I spent over an hour this morning trying to release Kate’s tightly wound hair from the grasp of this once a upon a time comb. I had to laugh because I recall doing the same thing to myself at her age in attempt to curl my hair. If you can’t tell from the picture, it […]