Tuesday, July 30, 2013


Our little one is really not so little anymore, she is growing up so very fast! Today she and I headed off to the store, she has been looking at this beautiful pair of heels for sometime now and hoping we would give the OK for her very first pair. Daddy and I agreed, it was time and she was thrilled! Thankfully they had her size and she was in shoe love! They were quickly purchased and changed into as soon as possible! We had to run a few errands after so it gave her time to practice her skills at walking with a heel on. She did great and looked like such the lovely lady that she is. ❤

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Ice Caves

Magnificent! Beautiful! Awe inspiring! Amazing! Gorgeous! Breathtaking! There are just not enough adjectives to describe the beauty of God's creation!We had the opportunity to join in on a hike up to the Big Four Ice Caves a few weeks back with a group of homeschoolers. It was just incredible. Apparently my mom tells me I had been up there once before, but I had no memory of that trip...but I highly doubt I will ever forget this one! What a lovely, easy hike with an incredible blessing when you reach the caves. Seeing the snow and ice forming these caves, feeling the temperature drop when you get near, incredible puffs of evaporation coming out of the mouth of one of the caves as the cold and warm air mingle. I am really looking forward to attending this one again. Atira, of course was in her element, being in creation is something she LOVES and looks forward to all the time. Sadly, Scott could not make it, this was a day hike and he was at work and Jordan had allergy issues he was dealing with so we felt it best he not make it worse. But one of these days when he is doing better, we are definitely going back!

Family portrait

Thanks to my amazing cousin who also happens to be an amazing photographer, we finally have an updated family photo! Yahoo! This photo was taken at my Grampas wedding in June on the shore of Lake Union. I'm looking forward to printing, framing and hanging this up in our home.