Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Excited for School!

New school books arrived in the mail today and it was instant excitement! All the kids started pouring through them and Sarah asked if she could start on them right away. Even Rachel was busy reading Sarah's Handwriting book!

And you just have to love the mismatched pajamas...a sonic shirt & elmo pants...a mario shirt & spiderman pants. Whatever's comfy, right??

Monday, July 19, 2010

Ruth - 2 Months

Head Circumference: 40.25 cm (80th percentile)
Length: 24.25 inches (95th percentile)
Weight: 11 pounds, 9 ounces (60th percentile)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Garth made another amazing cheesecake this week. For the crust, he and Fur used crushed Nilla Wafers and Oreos. Well, before crushing the Oreos Fur took all of the cream out of the cookies...and that resulted in a giant overstuffed Oreo!

Monday, July 12, 2010

A Morning at the Park

This past weekend we met my sister and her daughter at the park for a little while. It was a great day to celebrate such a hot day here in Washington...outside in the sunshine!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Nana and Papa

For months we anticipated Garth's parents' visit from Guam. They were here a week and we crammed so much into that one week! We took a ferry ride to Seattle and saw lots of sights there...went up to Hurricane Ridge...had dinner with some mutual friends...stayed up late talking and talking...and much, much more. The kids warmed right up to their Nana and Papa. Here are just a couple pictures from that week.

Garth's dad preached Sunday night. That was a special treat!

Garth's dad told some stories about Garth and I loved watching his reaction to his dad!

Nana got lots of cuddles in while she was here!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Bring Them Home!

Our friends, the Brownings, are endeavoring to adopt two special Down Syndrome orphans from the Ukraine. The price for adoption is astronomical. To help offset the costs and bring these sweet children home sooner, the Brownings are hosting a blog auction. There are many wonderful things up for auction and I encourage you to check it out!

Also, if you are a coffee drinker or know someone who is, you can help support them by buying Just Love Coffee. A very generous portion of each purchase goes to the Brownings for their adoption.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Ruth's Dedication

Sunday night was special not only because Sarah was baptized, but also because Ruth was dedicated! Really it is more of a dedication of our family to the Lord. We thank the Lord for all of our children. They truly are a gift.

Note: Rachel was downstairs in the nursery, so that's why she isn't in these pictures.