Thursday, May 18, 2023

Tom Hanks at Seattle Arts & Lectures

I was steps away from Tom Hanks and felt honored to be close and present in his conversation. It felt genuine, honest, funny and faithful. I look forward to starting his new book, The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece. 

Happy 13th birthday Harrison

Our sweet Nagel Bagel 

Harrison always loved looking outside at our neighbor working on his trucks 

First taste of Lego awesomeness at the Lego convention 

Oh sweet sweet Harrison and your love for your pacifier and Bear 

Always reading 

Wild what he can do while waiting for his yearly checkup 

Imagination runs deep…

And deeper!!!

A green screen is needed for production 

First mini golf led to enjoying his lessons 

Kayak adventures 

Third grade field trip

Last years musical at Billings Middle School 

Our home is filled to the brim with loudness and love ❤️ 

Happy 13th birthday my sunshine boy 

Today 13 years ago we were blessed with Harrison. My heart is overflowing with love and excitement as he continues to grow in his faith, spread his wings, and being compassionate for others. 

Harrison you are loved deeply, no matter what. I admire the way you advocate for yourself,  learned (and continuing to learn) how your amazingly wired brain works, passionate about what you love and persistent in what you want. Your creative imagination fuels your love for making movies, telling stories and hilarious jokes. The books you read are too complex for me (at your age and still) and I love it. Thank you Harrison for your forgiveness and love.


Sunday, May 14, 2023

An alligator from Lewis

For Momma’s Day Lewis made me an alligator from clay at school. He told me that if he knew his clay project was a gift for me he would have made something else. I told him I was glad he didn’t know and  would share the alligator with him. He added pieces of clay inside so it would rattle. I love his attention to details and incredible sweetness. 


Sunday, May 7, 2023

Mountains of tissues

Lewis has been sick for over a week. What started last Saturday night as a sore throat lead to throwing up and fever for days. I took him to the doctor on Monday evening and he tested negative to strep throat. How doctor thought he is fighting a virus and gave Lewis anti nausea medication. After a couple days his stomach settled as his sore throat and fever continued. After taking a nap on Wednesday he woke up with lots of drainage, creating mountains of tissues and countless empty tissue boxes. On Friday morning I took him back to the doctor. Lewis stopped running a fever and she didn’t test for strep since the culture was negative on Monday. She recommended continuing with Ibuprofen for his sore throat and cool humidifier.

Yesterday Lewis started laughing and his mountain of tissues was small.
                  The joy of laughter.
                I continue to pray for healing. 

Monday, April 24, 2023


The joy of Harrison and Lewis playing together melts my heart every time. 


Sunday, April 16, 2023

Journey in Spokane

A great date night while Harrison and Lewis stayed with our friends, Jen and Charlie. So fun to loop in getting to visit our friends and having a date. 


Sunday, April 9, 2023

Tallest tower and dear friends visit us

Harrison rocked building a huge tower for our sweet 4 year old friend, Jesse.

Jesse hugs

Wayne, Anna, and Jesse came to soak up amazing cafe pastries in the Seattle rain. We loved hosting them and look forward to their next trip to PNW. 

It’s kinda neat how you can be neighbors for 5+ years without knowing them. THEN as soon as a baby is on the scene a strong friendships begins. I am incredibly blessed to be part of their parenting journey with Jesse. Parenting is truly the toughest blessing filled job. Despite the miles between us we are able to pick up right where we left off.