thirty things i'm thankful for...

1) faith and fellowship 2) miracles. i'm counting on at least one every day 3) my husband! who is still my hero and so good at loving me 4) a four year old boy who makes every day a zip-a-dee-doo-dah kind of day 5) a one year old girl who puts the color inside of my world 6) freedom 7) our home, my haven 8) peace during the storms 9) families who love, support and encourage us
10) especially our parents who love our babies as much as we do 11) good friends who encourage me and care enough to tell me when i'm wrong 12) health 13) modern medicine. hello epidural! 14) employment 15) camp trailers - i think 16) two boys, one grown and one not, playing tag around the living room 17) two boys, one grown and one not, collapsing on the floor in fits of giggles 18) that fuzzy right-before-sleep-time when secrets are shared 19) a four year old's sleep stories. they are so cool! 20) treadmills, what not to wear and queer eye
21) dirt, bugs and filthy hugs 22) i spy with my little eye 23) sleeping almost through the night 24) rain + bows 25) mammograms 26) freshly squeezed 34-B boobies. they humble me! breastfeeding a big mistake :-) 27) tj maxx, tuesday morning and kohls 28) on-line shopping, digital scrapbooking, e-mail and blogging 29) you 30) turning 30. glad i made it!

how could i forget coffee? i'm thankful for coffee. not just any coffee but an exceptionally good, hot and dark cup of french pressed coffee!

Thanks, Sky, for the Holualoa, HI Ohana Farms 100% Kona.


Very cool, Jay!

Ryker's good friend made the following birthday video. Check it out. We think you're great, Jay!


music culmination

Ryker has been enjoying music classes with "Grandma Tim". Emerson is also fond of the activity and took great pleasure in disrupting Ryker's final class. Thanks, Grandpa and Grandma!


Christi's Coronation

We are extremely proud of Cousin Christi, who recently began her reign as Asotin County Rodeo Queen. Ryker had the privilege of bearing her crown at the coronation event. He was nervous but did a great job! Cousin Jenna is undeniably Emerson's favorite. It might have a little something to do with the shiny things. :-) Thanks, Jenna, for spending most of the evening entertaining Em. These fabulous pictures are courtesy of Christi's long-time friend and neighbor, John Hatcher.

More from our weekend in Clarkston. Cousins Christi and Dinah are so cool! Thanks girls, for being slow to tire of leading Teke and Ryker around the arena.

this and that...

Are you sure she's fresh, Mom?

Missing you Cousin Jaden!

Uncle Case takes Grandma for a spin in the T-Bird.

Anthony's...our favorite lunch.


for cousin campbell...

Thanks for the shout out, cuz. Here's a picture for you. I drew a farm using my new stencils. When you come and see me in July, don't forget your water wings.