Tuesday, August 17, 2010






What a wonderful time at Mt. Rainier this past weekend! We went with a few family members to White River. Derek has been camping since he was 6 months old and is one with nature every year since. We went on walks, played in the river, rode bikes, and visited Paradise. Here are a few pictures to show you all!

Friday, August 06, 2010



Oma and Derek on the iphone!



We continue to enjoy our summer! I have been starting to get my classroom ready for THIRD grade! I will be working full-time this year, while Derek is at school from 9:00 - 3:30 every day. We definitely have a lot of changes going on!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010






July has been so much fun! We have been at a ton of parks, Pt. Defiance, gardening, and enjoying the sun. Here are a few pictures to show you!

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010






Today is our 13th anniversary!!! We celebrated by going to the Grand Lodge just west of Portland. It was an incredible time - soaking in the pool, throwing the frisbee, having picnics, playing in the fountain, and much more. Ric and I think it was the most fun we have had at a McMenamins Hotel.

Sunday, June 20, 2010


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Happy Father's Day! From the start, Ric has been the most incredible dad in the world! He cherishes every moment he has with Derek. I couldn't have asked for a better father, husband, and friend. We love you, Papa!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010





As of yesterday evening, I completed my two year pro-certification responsibilities! The process has helped me to become a better teacher. I look forward to the next learning experience! Derek is thrilled I will be spending less time typing and more time playing!