Sunday, April 30, 2017

Portland (little getaway)

My Mom and Paul came over to Spokane to watch the girls for a few days so Nate and I were able to get away for a few days to Portland. We went to a couple Portland Trailblazer games, relaxed, and went to a few was a nice little getaway.

At a game =)

Nate helping a car get up the hill...highly entertaining =)

Spring Break

Nate had to work all week during my spring break, so it was a great chance to have a spring cleaning week! I was able to deep clean most of the house, the girls enjoyed having a lazy week playing and we were able to go on a family hike....the girls are now obsessed with hikes =).

Reese lost her first tooth!

Reese turns 5 =)

Reese is 5!!! Absolute craziness, she is such a joy and is a lover of life.  She got her 5 year shots and did amazing, she is in the 75% for height and weight.  She is all set for kindergarten and is so excited, although I think she is even more excited to ride the school bus.  We have decided to have her go to our home school so she will be attending Shiloh Hills in the fall.

Reese had a wonderful birthday celebrating with family and friends. Her theme this year was Elena of Avalor! She had a blast playing with her friends, decorating cookies, eating lunch, and breaking a pinata.

That night she celebrated with a family dinner, cake and ice cream and presents =).

Loves her legos

Making a wish

Family picture on Reese's 5th birthday =)

Saturday, April 22, 2017

February Visit to the West Side

Because of my crazy work schedule this year, we were unable to go to the West Side to visit my family for Christmas. The girls and I made it over for a few days in February. It was much needed for all of us to get away for a few days from was a long winter!  We had lots of fun visiting with family and lots of playing. Reese and Alaina even got to go to a princess party at Alaina's gym. They had a blast.  Avery was a couple months shy of being 3 so she could not go, she was pretty bummed.

Cousin time!

All ready for the princess party

Avery got to spend one on one time with Grammie =)

Cousin park time


We had quite the winter around here! Lots of snow and sicknesses. We were able to do some sledding in our yard and the girls had a blast! The girls are getting so big. They love to read books and build legos and are starting to become best friends 💕
Where's Avery? What she did before she decided to take a nap...


Poor Avery....the sickness got to her =( Watching cartoons in Mom and Dad's bed

My little girl looking so grown up

Thursday, December 29, 2016


Christmas was a little different this year. Because of my work schedule we were unable to travel to the West side to be with my family the weekend before Christmas. It was strange not being around my family for the holidays. We celebrated Christmas Eve with Nate's parents and had soup and we shared a few gifts.  We spent Christmas morning at home opening gifts and then went to Nate's sisters house for Christmas dinner.  It was very nice and the girls had so much fun playing with their cousins.  My mom, Paul, and grandparents came over to spend a couple days with us. The girls had fun showing off their new toys, being silly, having dance parties, doing puzzles and going out to eat at The Flying Goat. It was great to have them here.

Opened Princess Fairy costumes and Disney figurines from Grandpa and Gigi on Christmas Eve

Opened Rapunzel Legos from the Lentz family =)

SANTA came!!!

Christmas Morning

Avery and her bedhead =)

Mermaid Tail!

Gotta love Minnie Mouse

Reese got a lot of clothes for Christmas, so she was excited to get some toys for her kitchen =)

Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good Night

Puzzle time with Old Papa and Granny =)

Christmas Festivities

Of course I did not take any pictures over Thanksgiving, but Reese had a project from preschool that she had to disguise a turkey so it would not get eaten on Thanksgiving day. She chose to do a glitter princess. We also got to visit with friends a few days before Thanksgiving. The girls had fun playing with Audrey.

Our annual visit to see Santa. Reese told him she wanted a doll house and that Avery wanted Minnie mouse stuff (Avery would not talk to him, but did not mind sitting on his lap).

Reese's 1st Christmas program with her preschool. It was a little hectic and I had a hard time getting a picture.

Reese's present she made at preschool =)

The girls had a blast decorating their gingerbread houses with their cousins.

We went to the North Pole again to make sure the girls were on the nice list from Santa and of course were. The girls had a blast with their friend Stella.