Friday, November 14, 2014

The New Member(s) of Our Family


So you know how we thought we were getting one Havanese puppy? Well, that didn't work out.

We got TWO Havanese puppies.


Whaaaaaaaaat???

Monday, November 10, 2014

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Pokémon Flabébé Costume

She wanted to dress as the Pokémon Flabébé for Halloween, so I gave it my all!


Here's a breakdown of what I did:

Friday, October 31, 2014

Banana Ghosts


These healthy little Halloween treats were a festive addition to our breakfast this morning. And they were really easy: banana halves and chocolate chip eyes. Super quick!

Hope you all have a wonderful Halloween!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

This Year's Pumpkins


Three faces and a Lucky the Lion.

I think my daughter's a little obsessed.

But not as obsessed as I am with Halloween.


Saturday, October 4, 2014

Our Possible Puppy

"If you do the research, we will get a dog." I said.
"Really?" asked my son.
"Yes," I continued, "If you find the breed that's best for our needs, then find breeders that are selling the type of dog you are interested in, and find out how to train the dog,... THEN we will get a dog."
"OKAY!!!!" squealed both kids.


Here we are, a month later, and this little girl is reserved for us.

ISN'T SHE THE CUTEST LITTLE PUPPY EVER!?!?

Monday, September 29, 2014

Wings of Karen 5k Bra Dash

My son decided to participate in the Wings of Karen 5k Bra Dash with his soccer club. Money raised by the run goes to help fund Breast Cancer research in the Seattle area. And part of the fun of running the Bra Dash is that participants are encouraged to wear a bra and then hang it on a line after the race.

Now, my son wasn't comfortable with the idea of wearing a bra, so he decided he'd have his mom join him on the run and wear one for him.

Yes, that would be me.


I said sure, as long as I got to design and decorate the bra myself.

He said, "Deal."

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sammamish River Trail


We had a bit of time today, so we slapped our bikes onto the car and took them up for a ride on the Sammamish River Trail in Woodinville.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Birthday Mornings


We like to celebrate birthday mornings in this house. Often I stay up late the night before one of my kid's special days so they awaken to find a few surprises and a slightly transformed house.


This year I had a balloon avalanche awaiting my daughter and among the balloons were some familiar faces...

Friday, August 1, 2014

Barclay Lake

We haven't been that great about getting out camping this summer. I think soccer has taken over in this house. But we saw an open weekend and jumped on the opportunity to get a last-minute backpacking trip in this year. It's only our second time backpacking with our whole family, so we decided to take it easy and go with a fairy short hike: Barclay Lake.


The trail is well-maintained without a whole lot of ups and downs.


Sunday, May 18, 2014

Lucky's Birthday Party


My daughter enjoys party planning so much! She decided to channel her creativity yesterday into throwing a birthday party for her favorite stuffed animal, Lucky. But it couldn't just be a normal party, it had to be a Beach Party!

She found a way to have a beautiful, white sand beach in our family room,...

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Trampolines and Sprinklers


We are now the proud owners of a Springfree Trampoline! I don't know who's more excited, my kids or my husband!