Life Lately

Hey friends!  Well it's been a hot minute since I've posted.  Here's a little bit of what we've been up to lately.

Birthday parties!  Emma's friend had a party at a jumping place, and Max and Emma were in trampoline heaven.  It was a solid two hours of jumping, and they were tired by the time we left.  Max then had a party an arcade place where he enjoyed some laser tag and games.  

Baseball season ended and Max's team came in second place.  We were so proud of how he and his team played all season!  Next up is basketball! 

Halloween was a good time.  It was the first year that students could dress up for school.  To say the day was chaotic is an understatement.  Emma wanted to be a kitty, because she's obsessed with cats. 
Max was Dash, because we're all obsessed with Incredibles 2.  I can't even tell how you how many times we've watched it.

I went to vote and took my future voters with me.  It was such a special moment.  The questions they asked made for a great learning experience for both of them.

I went to a special luncheon for Teacher of the Year.  It was pretty amazing.  I'm so happy that I got to share the moment with Ian. 

The cold weather is upon us.  One day it was warm and perfect Fall weather, and the next it was flipping cold.  We have been having fires in the mornings and at night, and I'm not mad about it.

One weekend morning Max came downstairs and fell back to sleep on the couch.  It was pretty dang cute. 

Ian's winter league started up, and we were able to go watch! It was so fun.  I love watching him play hockey.  He's a natural on the ice.

Thanksgiving break called for mornings of hot chocolate.  My mini Gilmore Girl. 

Thanksgiving was just us.  We had our annual backyard football game.  It was boys vs. girls.  You can see by our pictures that we took it very seriously.  I'll just say that #girlsrule.

Now here we are in the last week of November.  It's my most favorite time of year.  Next Saturday I get to ride in our local parade for being Teacher of  the Year.  Max and Emma get to ride on the trolley with me.  We only have 4 weeks of school before winter break, and let me tell you, we are definitely counting down the days!! 

Happy Sunday, friends!  


Fall Family Fun

It's Fall which means a pumpkin patch visit was needed!  It doesn't feel like Fall though, because it was a whopping 90 degrees when we went, but we still had fun! 

There were so many types of pumpkins that I've never seen before!

We took a hayride around their property, and it was beautiful!  We saw where the pumpkins grow, flower fields, and some spooky scenes set up.

We stopped a park on the way home and hiked up to a waterfall! 

I think we're all ready for some cooler weather and for the humidity to go away!  


Oh Seattle

In September we found ourselves back in the PNW, and I was beyond happy to be back!!  When we moved, I left a piece of my heart in Washington.  Being back my heart was whole and was so happy I thought it may explode. Dramatic much? I know, but guys I was just so happy to be back! 

We headed to Leavenworth for a family wedding. If you've never been to Leavenworth, put it on your list of places to visit.  You are surrounded by beauty.   We went for a family walk in the crisp mountain air. 

The wedding was on a farm, and it was gorgeous.

Max took our picture, but he was more concerned about getting the white horse in the background.

After the wedding we headed back to Seattle.  Ian had plans to meet with a friend for lunch, so the kiddos and I spent some time at a park that we visited almost daily when Emma was born.  Max used to say, "Let's go down lake and get milkshake." For old times sake, we did just that.  Being back at the park though brought back all the feels.  

Before heading to the airport we stopped at my most favorite place in the city.  Kerry Park.  It was the perfect way to end our trip.

I love Seattle. 



Fall sports are in full swing!  We are at either practice or a game 4 days out of the week.  Max and Emma keep us busy! Even though sometimes it gets a little overwhelming, I love watching them get better each week!

Max is in AAA baseball this season, which means they can no longer call time to stop the play.  This kid amazes me with some of the plays he makes!  One of the things I love so much about him is that he always has a smile on his face.

Emma didn't play t-ball this season, and she is a fashionable spectator.  She did ask to play in the Spring, and I think it's because Max has twin girls on his team.  They are so good!  I love how they are role models for other little girls watching them play!

Max and Emma also play flag football on Sundays.  Max's first game he scored a touchdown and caught an interception!  He ended up getting a medal and Chik-fil-a giftcard that game!

Watching Emma play has to be the cutest thing I've ever seen.  She's the only girl, and she plays hard.  She listens to her coaches, and she improves each week. I love it!  I also love how she picks the most colorful socks to wear.  The girl loves to be fashionable.

Last week the girl hustled like no other, and she got a medal and giftcard at the end of the game!

This week Ian will be going out of town for work, which means I have 2 baseball games and 2 flag football games to handle by myself.  Yikes!