time to catch up

It’s time to catch up a bit, don’t you think?

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{first}earthquake

City map

YES.

There was an earthquake here last night…and we slept through it.

I guess a lot of people in our area felt it. So crazy.

{second}spring break

The day after we went skiing we drove 90 minutes from home in the opposite direction…

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We stopped at Camp 18 for breakfast.

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Then we hit Cannon Beach.

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It’s been YEARS since we had been to the coast. Ridiculous, right?

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It’s only 90 minutes away!

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Lorelai was really too young to remember the last time we were at the coast.

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She loved it!

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We spent less than an hour on the beach, but the trip was well worth it. I love that we were skiing on Mt. Hood one day and running from the waves the next. So blessed to call Oregon home.

{third}at home

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The tulips are in full bloom in our front yard. I am pretty sure that I want to add a bunch more colors for next year. I just love tulips.

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We are starting to spend a lot more time outside. It’s awesome.

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We started seeds for our vegetable garden. Giving it a try this year instead of buying already started plants. The kids love squirting the dirt with the water bottle each day. I am hoping we will see green sprouts sometime this week!

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Speaking of green, there’s a lot of it sprouting all around the neighborhood. The grass in the backyard needs a little help (always a battle with the shade, the acidic soil from all the pine needles, and the dogs and kids on the grass in the muddy winter). The white on the ground is wild cherry blossom petals that snow down from a huge wild cherry tree in our neighbors yard.

{fourth}out and about

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We took Ben for a walk at the dog park near our house yesterday.

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The trillium are blooming throughout the forest floor.

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The kids love exploring and I can’t wait to more of this with them over the summer!

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{fifth}adventure

Yesterday evening was beautiful. We should have been upstairs doing a bath and a shower, but we played outside for a while longer.

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They are so silly together. They really bonded over Spring Break. It’s pretty amazing to watch them together. They have their moments of nastiness, but they really are great friends. I am so thankful that they have eachother.

It’s supposed to be mostly sunny and 73 degrees today, so I’m planning to take the little guy out of school early so the three of us can go on an adventure.

home is…spring in the beautiful pacific northwest.

 

 

 

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staycation

It’s spring break, and spring is officially here in the Pacific Northwest.

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A lazy morning felt good. We had no plans for the day.

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Eventually we got ourselves moving and…

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Spun spiderwebs of yarn around the house that eventually turned themselves into laser beam security systems for playing spy.

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Lorelai took off riding her bike over the weekend…pedaling by herself. So, while I spent 40 minutes cleaning up the yarn, the kids rode circles around the garage making up all sorts of racing/going to the store/going to school games.

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We took a drive to pick up the newest addition to my latest collection addiction…vintage typewriters.

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I got some happy mail from and instagram friend…there is a special corner of our home filled with special things from friends all over the country who I have never met.

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We colored eggs…for the first time this week…I have a feeling we will be eating lots of egg salad.

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The kids watched a movie after picking out flowers and making cards for their favorite neighbor who celebrates a birthday today.

The best thing…without any grand plans or extraordinary adventures Reece has already declared this “the best day of spring break ever”.

It doesn’t take much more than spending time with them to make them happy.

home is…a staycation.

{hello friday} 3.22.2013


As I sat down to write this at my kitchen counter I heard a loud thump and saw something falling out of a tree in my periferal vision out my kitchen window.

It happens all the time, but this was LOUD.

I went to the back door and did not see any large branches, but upon further inspection saw a squirrel hunched down under our table.

He seriously had to drop about 30-40 feet out of the trees.

I opened the door to try to sneak out to get Odyssey, but the squirrel came to and ran over to a tree and over the fence.

Man talk about getting back up after taking a big fall.

Anyway…

We are officially on Spring Break around here.

What does that mean?

Not much, just that the kids are out of school.

We’ll probably be doing a lot of the same things we did this week…

cleaning up messes…

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i call her cinderlola now.

two little monkeys…

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they listen to skidamarink on repeat and keep jumping.

i would like to LAY around…

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but we will probably need to add the P back in PLAY.

boxes are magical…

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but probably won’t get us through the week.

mom will need to do…

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some thrifting to keep my sanity.

without kids…

because Nana is coming to visit.

home is…spring break.

spring break is here

And, so is Meme!

My mom is visiting for the week.

Yipee!!

The weather is supposed to be rainy.

We’re going to do some crafting, some shopping {thrifting}, and some hanging.

So, I may, or may not, be blogging.

For now, I will leave you with some of my finds from recent thrifting adventures…

Yahtzee…from 1961.

A beautiful globe…

And, a metal toy top…

home is…a bright and happy spring break (even if it’s grey and rainy)!