Monday, January 2, 2012

I'm A Terrible Blogger.

It's a fact. I am not a very good blogger :) But, I have been busy! Ollie and Eva had such a good Christmas, I barely had time to take pictures. But I did make homemade cinnamon rolls for the first time :) Yummmm.

I also closed my TinyToppers shop and started the NEW Project non-profit. This way I can still craft and have a shop, but I can also donate- which I have been wanting to do for a long time now. There is also a new blog to follow what is going on with the new shop! Check it out to read all about it.

Also in other, much bigger news, Ben was offered an internship job at f5 Networks, an amazing company, and it could possibly mean a full time job once he graduates!! Yay! Such a relief for us all, but I am SO proud of my hubby to get into this awesome company. It makes all the tough times worth it.

Hope everyone had a happy and safe new year!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Family Pictures

Family pictures with the always amazing Justine! Love them so much! There are so many more good ones too, I wish I could put them all on here.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


Sometimes life is tough. Like right now. Ben lost his job last week. Things are going to be a lot different around here for a while.
It's definitely tough, but we will just keep trying to figure this out as we go along. Hopefully this is a blessing in disguise that will get him to his dream job a little faster then expected, since he has time to go to school full time now. We have to wait 4 weeks to find out if we can get money from unemployment, and then we will know what to do about his next job.

The kids of course have no idea. They are amazing and keep us so happy. We are so blessed to have them. Talk about sunshine on a rainy day :)

Oliver had an appointment with a pediatric opthamologist yesterday. They were amazing and he was so brave. Their whole office is geared towards kids which makes the whole thing so much easier. They said that he has strabismus in his left eye because its so hard for him to focus, plus he is farsighted. The first plan of action is to try glasses, which should keep his eye from crossing when he is focusing on something, and give the muscle a chance to strengthen. We ordered two pairs at Costco yesterday after the appointment, and hopefully they will be in soon. And of course there will be pictures. Ollie in his glasses is just about the cutest thing I have ever seen.

And more pictures:

Eva wears a hat....

Ollie favorite spot- digging in the dirt with trucks and sticks and rocks...

Summertime fun....

Saturday, August 13, 2011


We have been so busy so far this month, between play dates, house projects and me getting ready for the next Bumps and Babies Fair. I am almost ready, just need to do a few more bear hats and then put all the tags on, and I'll be set. In the mean time, we had time for a fun bath in the newly redecorated "kid" bathroom, plus I have Kathryn's really nice camera since I borrowed it to take pictures at a friend's wedding. Of course right when the sun came through the window at the perfect angle, and they were playing so well, the camera battery died. But I did manage to get a few cute ones.

I also used it to take a few pictures of O and E modelling my hats.

On a more serious note, Ollie is going to a specialist soon to have his eyes checked out. We are pretty certain that he has some form of strabismus (like lazy eye). When he looks at something within reading distance, one of his eyes drifts towards the inside and he looks sort of cross-eyed. We feel like he is starting to notice it too, because he will squint etc to see things. Its tough to even think about something being not right with your child, but hopefully we will have some kind of information soon. Just trying to not over- think it for now.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


I think its finally summer! On Monday we played in the sunshine in Bellingham, with Auntie K.

Thursday, July 28, 2011


We had SO much fun.

And relaxed.

And sat on the beach while Ollie and Eva played in the sand.

We ate out a lot. We had a campfire on the beach and introduced our kids to s'mores and roasting marshmallows.

We jumped on beds and played in waves, and found an awesome playground where we played on my birthday. It was an awesome birthday, by the way. For you locals, I was surprised by a stop at Boehm's on the drive down to Oregon where I picked out truffles and fudge.

I loved how happy my whole family was at the beach. Apparently we have a couple of ocean-loving babies.

I already can't wait to go back.