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Dinner is cooking, the kids are cleaning their rooms, the dog is looking for something to steal, it’s totally dark outside and it’s raining. Hello November in Washington. And hello daylight savings. This was definitely the wettest Halloween in a really long time, but the weather gods blessed us with a mid afternoon break and we […]

November 3, 2015


Today is Memorial Day! Honestly, how is it the end of May?!!! We had a friend-filled family weekend away and I was reminded of how grateful I am for the little things. Our freedoms in this country are beyond and I never want to forget that. Tonight, I’m keeping it short and sweet and I […]

May 26, 2015


Seriously – I think Halloween photos are my 2nd favorite after the first day of school photos! This year did not disappoint. Here is what I’m grateful for this Halloween! 1. A super fun town that goes all out for our kids. 2. A beautiful afternoon after a morning of torrential downpours. 3. Awesome schools […]

November 1, 2014


So, as you have probably seen on my blog, we discovered a little slice of heaven about 18 years ago! The Flying U Ranch is a very special place to us. You can revisit this blog link (click here) for a little back story. Let’s just say that way back in our pre-kid days, we’d visit the […]

September 28, 2014


Oh my goodness. It’s September 9th! Two days shy of my 15th wedding anniversary. The 5th day of school. Fall has sprung and I hung my traditional felt fall leaves inside tonight. I honestly heard Audrey gasp as I began my “fall-ifying” tonight….”mama, I just love those leaves”! And so begins my favorite three months […]

September 10, 2014


The Symphony Guild (check out their website here), formed in 1997, is a group of young professionals coming together for one cause – to help all children get the care they need no matter their circumstance. The funds raised each year place the Symphony Guild on the “Top 25 Fundraising Guilds” list at Seattle Children’s […]

September 13, 2013


Bottom line…. These three girls are a few of my daughter’s best, BEST buddies! I feel grateful that she is off to such a great start in friend-making! Love you girls! Love you even more when you do stuff like this! Happy, warm week to you! Cheers! -Stacy

August 6, 2012


Ah, age 8…….. These girls are growing up waaaaay too fast for me!  Ms. Mia turned 8 last month…..well, I guess it’s June… 1.5 months ago….ay yi yi….time’s flyin’! Her mom planned a super fun celebration for her…..which included a BFF photo shoot! So we met downtown and had some fun. And yes, those adorable […]

June 7, 2012


A few blogs posts ago I talked about my sweet Audrey’s buddies from Kindergarten….this is one of them. Audrey loves some good, quality Jenna time!! And her little sister and Nate are fit just about perfectly for each other! Which leaves me and Missy some good chat time! I will honestly never forget the day […]

August 30, 2011