Friday, October 20, 2017

Happy 6th Birthday Jackson


How can it be that 6 wonderful years have passed so quickly!! I know I say it every year, but I'm always amazed at how quickly each year passes.

You are such a blessing in our family. You're hilarious, handsome and you have the best laugh I've ever heard.

You've grown a lot this last year! You lost your first (and second) tooth and you started Kindergarten! You are doing so well in school and it amazes me how much you love to learn. You are learning so much and I am so proud of you! You now know all your numbers and letters, you are learning site words and are even reading a few books on your own!

You absolutely love playing outside with the neighbors. You could literally play outside from sun up until sun down. You are such a sweet friend and everyone who meets you just loves you to pieces. You also love hanging out with your cousins and you even like to play with your sister most of the time. ;-)

You love playing with Cars and legos and love watching the movie Cars over and over and over again!

You love to play soccer and baseball and we just signed you up for basketball for this Winter. You absolutely love riding rides at amusement parks. The faster and more thrilling, the better. You ride roller coasters that go upside down and will try anything when it comes to a thrill. You have become a little dare devil and I love that about you! You started jumping in the pool over the Summer and going under water and you even started to learn how to swim. I'm thinking next Summer you will be swimming around like a little fish.

You learned how to fish with Papa this year and caught several fish over the Summer. It makes me so happy that you've learned to fish and really enjoy it. You love hanging out with Maw Maw and Papa and you also love going to Grandma's house for sleep-overs.

You're smart, sweet and sentitive too and you are my favorite little boy in the whole wide world. I am so proud to be your mommy! Happy 6th Birthday Jackson! I love you so much!!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Avery's First Season of Fall Soccer

We signed Avery up for soccer this Fall and she's really starting to like it. It's just a pre-k league where half the time is drills and the other half is a little scrimmage. It's 5 Saturday mornings from 8:00-8:50.

The first week she was shy and wouldn't really run around or do much without us being out on the field with her. Then the next week one of the coaches held her hand and ran around with her during the scrimmage and that really helped Avery. By the end of that week she was running after the ball all on her own. :-) Now she gets right out there and knows what to do!! I'm so proud of her and love to watch her play.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Introducing, Our Newest Family Member...

My sweet baby niece Addison Jayne.

She was born at 7:30 a.m. yesterday morning, October 15, 2017, weighing a whopping 9lbs. 12 ozs. and she was 19 inches long. She's such a sweet baby girl and we are so smitten with her. 

Friday, October 13, 2017

Our 10 Year Anniversary Trip to Washington State: Day 7

The last full day of our trip was also our anniversary. It was such a beautiful day. We started out with reservations for breakfast in the hotel dining room. We had a beautiful view of the falls and such a yummy breakfast.

After that we decided to go for a hike down to the bottom of the falls.

After our hike, we went back to our room and got ready for our couples massage! It was lovely and so relaxing.

Then that evening we had dinner reservations in the hotel dining room with the best view of the falls. Jake really went all out!! We had Beef Wellington and it was delicious.

After dinner we went out and took some pictures by the falls. It was a beautiful ending to a beautiful day!

The next morning we got ready and left Snoqualmie and drove down to Seattle to see a few sights. We saw the space needle and drove through Pike's Place Market. It's a beautiful city and one we'd love to come back and spend some time in.

After that, we headed to the airport to get checked in and head home to the kiddos. It was such an amazing trip and I can't thank Jake enough for surprising me with such a special 10 year anniversary! He did a wonderful job planning everything and keeping it a surprise. It was so much fun and I will never forget it.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Our 10 Year Anniversary Trip to Washington State: Day 6

On day 6 of our trip, we said goodbye to Orcas Island. I was sad to leave, but I had no idea where we were going next. Had I known, I may not have been quite so sad.

We took the ferry over to Anacortes, WA and then from there drove to Snoqualmie, WA. We checked into the Salish Lodge and Spa, which is right next to Snoqualmie Falls. It was absolutely beautiful.

We dropped off our bags and headed to The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge for a tee-time. Jake loves to golf and this is a pretty awesome golf course that you can only play if you're a member or if you stay at the Salish. The golf course was really beautiful. I rode along in the cart and had a relaxing time taking pictures and enjoying the quiet.

A deer we saw on the golf course.

You could see the Salish and Snoqualmie Falls from the golf course.

After golf, we went back to the Salish to get unpacked and settled in. The falls were right outside our room. Jake spared no expense on this trip. It really was amazing. There were rose pedals in our room and champagne waiting for us.

The view of the falls from the patio right outside our room.

That night we had dinner and drinks at The Attic at the Salish. It was casual dining and very good food. It was such a fun day!