Easter photo

Easter 2014 family photo. Taken after church and before a delicious brunch at the Officers’ Club in Yokosuka, Japan. P.S. This is proof we can get all five of us to look at the camera at once!

Merry Christmas

I awoke this Christmas a little after six this morning with our youngest, and saw our oldest sitting in the living room recliner reading his favorite Mickey Mouse comic book. I just smiled and asked, “J how long have you been awake?” To which he replies while eyeing the presents, “I’m not sure. A while.” … More Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Eve

I’m not sure who, this big kid or my children, in our household has been more excited for Christmas Eve and Christmas. Let’s call it a tie. It’s always a time of year I look forward to. Spending time with family, watching my kids get excited and playing with their cousins, and eating lots of … More Merry Christmas Eve


It really is beginning to feel like Christmas! My husband and I went on a date this weekend to see Stowell and Sendak’s Nutcracker at McCaw Hall in Seattle. I cannot express how important it is to “date” your husband, especially when you have children. I always appreciate my husband more and am reminded how … More Nutcracker