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turning five

We celebrated R’s big 5 with an artsy birthday party at home.  (thanks to our friend Kelby for taking many of the photos for us!).  As R’s friends arrived, we welcomed them with facepainting and then they played in our balloon room on the covered porch outside. once everyone arrived, they painted birdhouses then an early read more »

north carolina snow

snow here in NC is quite the novelty… when it snowed last month, school was closed and everyone (it felt like) went out to make snowmen!  I’ve never seen so many snow men in my life.  at home, R got good use of her snow boots and gloves: after the first snowfall in the early read more »

a spoonful of sugar

the few more pics from our vancouver trip. a big highlight was watching the Mary Poppins musical, a Christmas gift from Helen. toboganning family dinners and karaoke board games and trains!

a very superhero christmas

a few more christmas cards for family. R learned how to draw a star! visit with santa. R asked for a toy trumpet! we spent christmas eve with family and friends with the usual hot pot meal christmas morning pancakes and presents! supergirl looking over the city!

“it’s beginning to look a lot like christmas…”

who needs christmas light shows when you can just walk over to the neighbor’s yard and admire the giant snowglobe? jesus birthday party… mmm the cupcakes were yummy! i helped organize a christmas song that the children performed for church. they did a great job! and finally a visit from Judith and Terry.

decorating for christmas

decorating for christmas is our favorite! we painted pinecones from the yard, and made a new felt wreath. Rebecca made this ornament herself at school! I love it.

fall family photos

just some nice family pictures at duke gardens from last month.

fall miscellaneous

pumpkins. “too bright!” flowers at the farmer’s market a lot of raking to do. and leaf pile jumping. craft from our church mission conference. “Jesus said, I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12

father’s day

we were able to celebrate father’s day this year in vancouver. but first, an early father’s day card before traveling. fish on her card to match the fish on her cheek. father’s day in vancouver

home sweet home

it’s hard to believe, but we are home owners! after many years of apartment living and renting, it feels good to settle down and have something of our own. stairs! our empty living room… but look, we have a new piano and we are very happy about that! i like the view outside our kitchen read more »