Our Savior's love, shines like the sun with perfect light. As from above, it breaks through clouds of strife.

Sep 23, 2013

SJ's first day of school

She loves going to school... her favorite things are art projects and recess ("just like C has recess, right Mom?")

And a bonus picture of one of her chosen outfits on our morning trip to take C to school... imagine her with her bike helmet on and riding a tiny bike along with this gymnastics outfit plus butterfly wings.  She caused quite a scene at Elementary school drop-off.  :)


We have silly girls.  We ended up with more bloopers than formal shots at this photo session.  Photos taken by Greg's talented sister, Kris.  Thank you!

Sep 12, 2013

First Grade!

Her first day was last week. 
I love this toothless smile
Saying goodbye to her sisters

I snapped this photo of her entering the classroom... she looks so nervous, sweet girl.  She jumped right in, though.  I love how confidently she reaches out and makes friends.

Sep 6, 2013

Mommy vacation

I spent last week at an early (baroque) music workshop.  It was an interdisciplinary approach and attended by dancers, singers, and instrumentalists.  I learned a ton (mostly that I still have lots to learn) and loved stepping back into my nerdy college music student days.  Thanks to Greg and great babysitters for making it possible.  

Trip Home

We were so lucky to get to visit NC for the final two weeks of summer.  We had a great time visiting cousins,


and the beach

Clara lost her last front tooth on the plane ride home, which left her adorably toothless for the first day of first grade. 
It was great to see some familiar faces and places after experiencing so much change in the last 6 months.  Greg said it felt like coming home when we flew back into Seattle... I'm not quite there, yet, but on my way. 

Summer Wrap-Up

We had a really fun summer.  The girls both took gymnastics, and we went on lots of hikes and fun outings.  Also, for exercise, each morning I let the girls take turns choosing a park and they rode their bike and I walked/jogged along. We are lucky to have so many fun parks close by.
 Seattle is beautiful in the summer... sunny, blue skies, with comfortable temps (70's).  I can't believe the summer is already over!