Balancing Act

Christmas in Seattle
December 27, 2007, 2:40 am
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A few videos from our Christmas at Dad and Maria’s – too fun!


Baby Liam
December 24, 2007, 4:43 am
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 my first attempt at you tube”ing”

This was way back in February when Liam was just 1.5 days old! Check back in the next few days when I post some of Christmas and you can see how much he has grown!!!

Happy Halloween 2007!!!
November 1, 2007, 12:30 am
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Had a great time trick-or-treating downtown Centralia – came home with so much candy that we are just going to hang out indoors tonight and eat pizza!

Santa Cruz
October 19, 2007, 3:48 am
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Amazing amazing time – can’t believe it’s been two weeks since our trip.  It was such a special time – so cool to be able to spend time with Camille, Liam and Maria.  We were able to do so much in such a short time….a bonding experience that none of us will soon forget, I am sure.

I didn’t even know I liked sea glass and now I am obsessed – I am forever trying to figure out how to get to  the beach again – any beach.  The sand, the surf and the sun were a welcome relief from Washingon wind and rain.  But the butterflies were one of the coolest experiences I have ever had.  They are migrating right now in the eucalyptus groves at Natural Bridges State Park and I have NEVER seen anything like it – thousands upon thousands of monarchs in their natural habitat.  REALLY special.

I am so thankful that we were able to go – and that the others in our family were gracious in “letting us” go!!

going to california
October 4, 2007, 4:18 am
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heading out on Friday with Camille and Liam and Maria to sunny cali for a few days of fun and relaxation at the beach glass festival in Santa Cruz

a 10th birthday present for camille – it will great to have some time with her (and Liam) away from stresses of everyday life and away from soccer!

can’t wait – will post some pics from camille’s birthday last week and from our trip- i think i’ll have to have these trips with all the kids (just to be fair of course)

Happy Birthday Dad
September 22, 2007, 2:03 pm
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It’s my dad’s birthday today.  He is really an amazing man – he has been a role model for me my entire life. Even in those times when I rebelled against him (and I did rebel) – I have always respected him.  I truly admire his integrity and honesty.  He is a man of few words most of the time but when he speaks what he has to say makes people listen, think and laugh.  As I have gotten older I have appreciated him more and more – especially his parenting style.  He let us make our own choices and mistakes while supporting us in all of our decisions – even when they wouldn’t have been his own.   Dad – I hope you have a wonderful birthday – I love you.

September 22, 2007, 1:54 pm
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the only time i seem to be able to post is when i can get liam back to sleep early in the morning and everyone else is still sleeping – otherwise it’s just way too distracting….

off to multiple soccer games this am – camille’s in a tournament with 3 short games and porter has one, too – then monday a game and tuesday 2 games! our life is soccer right now – but i actually kind-of like it – it’ s really fun to  watch and the kids like it -the only challenge is keeping the younger ones entertained

got my massage room set up – and gave my first massage last week – that felt good – i am really excited to be going a different direction again with stuff i love and am looking forward to going out more on my own with some of MY projects….but it’s hard to find that time i need to do the marketing i will need to do to 

fall is such a great time of change – so busy with homeschooling, doctor’s and dentists appts, soccer and life in general but fun all the same…