Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Minor Mishap...

Here's what Kaia discovered in our backyard this morning, after yet another windstorm last night.
That's our tree that pushed the fence down into our next door neighbor's yard. Check out the top of the tree...
It fell into a second neighbor's back yard. Fortunately the damaged was only to the one section of fence, which Mike and Kellen repaired this afternoon. Just in time, because the next windstorm is scheduled to start up in about an hour from now!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Seahawk Sweethearts!

This Valentine's Day the romantic in me got everyone Seahawk Superbowl Champions tshirts! Hey, don't judge me! The girls' ones were pink with hearts, so kept with the theme, and we all "love" our Hawks! Here's Josh showing us his from college...

A week ago I took the girls to a local pottery painting business so they could paint Mike some Valentine gifts. Here are some before and after shots.







Yep, Mike looks a little under the weather. He has quite the cough going on and seems to enjoy showing me what comes up with it. Thanks Babe! He is determined to run the Fort Ebey Kettle Run half marathon tomorrow. I am not sharing his enthusiasm, especially for the inch of rain that is predicted in the next 24 hrs.! Stay tuned for the outcome and photos....

Monday, February 10, 2014

Indoor S'mores!!!

Who says we have to wait until summer to camp and eat S'mores? Yesterday, amongst yet another freezing day (minus all the snow that everyone else in the country has been getting), the girls and I made Indoor S'more Sundaes. They were a fun and sweet treat, and even better, easy to make! Ours weren't as pretty as the photo posted on foodnetwork, but looks are over rated, right?

First the graham cracker crust.

Cover the ice cream with marshmallows.


After an hour in the freezer and 30 seconds under the broiler, enjoy!

Not as pretty as below, but tasty! I forgot to drizzle the chocolate before the photo, and it actually was more like a plop!


What it was actually supposed to look like!
 If you like, you can check out the original recipe here.


Saturday, February 1, 2014

Tumblin' Time...

The tumbling season is amongst us now, as last weekend Kaia had her first competition. In the double-mini event she took home the first place medal overall for her level. She is preparing to move up a level in this event; all she needs to do is get the confidence to do so in a meet, which we are working on. In trampoline she was on the medal stand for third place overall. And in power tumbling she moved up a level from last year, and took second in her flight.

Not a very clear picture, but we were sitting in the balcony!
video

Speaking of last weekend and competition, Joshua wrestled at Pacific University in Oregon. He ended up taking fourth in his weight class. Since it was near family, my parents were able to go cheer him on.

We are hoping to go watch Josh at Central Washing University in early March. Today we head to Kirkland for Kaia's second meet. Tomorrow? Let's just say there's kind of a big game that we will be cheering loudly for!