Thursday, January 21, 2016


Icy rain on the 29th turned to overnight flurries, with a beautiful snow filled day on March 1.

Perfect weather for building a snowman or just snuggling up in bed!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

August 2014

Grandpa looks happy before getting on the boat for a fishing trip with the kids. 

One of Liam's fish. I'm surprised he's holding it like. 

Megan caught a few fish too! 
The whole family worked an event to get more kids running this year!

Liam liked stamping everyone' passports.

Sunday, November 2, 2014


The month started with our annual trip to Bauman Farms. I thought maybe the kids were getting a bit too old, but as Megan said, "Mom, it's family tradition! And it'll be good quality family time." Well, no deny her logic. We had lots of fun on a beautiful fall day and for the first time ever, we attended te giant pumpkin drop.

For Halloween, Megan was a hippie and Liam was a zombie pirate, because it is not enough to just be a zombie OR a pirate. And I donned Supergirl garb for the Autumn Leaves 50K. Happy Halloween!
One wants Peace, the other wants to eat your brains!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Back To School!


Back to school for the kiddos! Megan (9), 4th grade, and Liam (7), 2nd grade

They are like this all the time! (not!)

Wednesday, February 29, 2012


This month Liam turned 5. He got an X-wing fighter cake and a Chuck E. Cheese birthday party to celebrate.
My most awesome cake creation!

I added a little more excitement to my Leap Day by sliding off an icy road into a water filled ditch on my way to work! Thank goodness February 29th only comes once every 4 years! Very little body damage, but that water caused a lot of problems which eventually resulted in a new electrical box and some new upholstery.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Chinese New Year's Celebration

Since Liam was born on Chinese New year's we've always been a little partial. This year we celebrated on January 28th with a 12 course dinner party with Raj and Lisa Nair, Tim and Heidi Zuk, Debbie Wu and Ming Hsieh, Gloria and Mike Marlowe. 12 courses, lots of fancy dishes and fireworks at midnight!

Ginger Lemon Drops, Beer, Wine

Hors D’oeuvres:
Goat Cheese and Apple Crostini with  Rosemary

Seared Scallop with Tomato Corn Salsa and Corn Coulis

Carmelized Onion Tart with Gorganzola and Brie

Potato Leek Soup With Star Toast and Red Onion Marmalade

Panko Crusted Crab Cake with Spring Greens and Roasted Red Pepper Aioli

Beef Tenderloin with Merlot Sauce, Mushroom Orzo and Asparagus

Fruit and Cheese

Salted Caramel Torte

Chocolate Martini

Spicy Sweet Mixed Nuts

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Snow Day

Mac is off trying to run a PR at the Cascade Half marathon, but Mother Nature did not cooperate! The kids aren't complaining, though!
 Snow angel!

Snow Castle!