Thursday, August 18, 2016

You know you have great coworkers when....




OK - I will admit it....I have a selfie wall at work. My challenge to my staff it is to post selfies when we are somewhere fun and doing something cool. Life is short. We work A LOT. Let's make it fun. These are just two selfies from this week of some of our staff. I heart them.

Olympic Obsessed Goes to Camp


We are OBSESSED with the Olympics. Bed time has now started at 10:30... we talk about Bob like he is a friend...it is bad. Maggie had gymastics camp this week and insisted on wearing her Olympics gymnastics outfit........every day......

Make. Time. Stop.

This summer has been filled with so much bliss....and LOTS of work.....and lot of activities....that honestly it feels like it is going WAY to fast. Although we were gone in Sunriver, we realized the weekend was the last one we have before school starts to go to the beach. Thankfully, it was worth it. It was gorgeous. Even the foggy...but warm...morning made for a perfect morning for Henry to play "sand golf"....his new addiction.










And the medals keep coming in

Henry got another medal at a camp. Thankfully, this is the one that I am most proud of -- "Most Helpful".




Silver Falls State Park

One of the things that I LOVE about having Mac is is he forces us to slow down, take more walks, look around. So, on the drive home from Bend, we knew we would have to stop for Mac. We made the most of it. We went to breweries and to Silver Falls. HOLY AMAZING. We are going back in teh Fall. Proudly, Silver Falls is where Mac learned to swim. Too cute.


Friends Vacation...Hopefully the First of an Annual Tradition

I grew up going to central Oregon every year in August. It was a magical time in summer and a piece of my childhood I cherish. I distinctly remember the freedom of riding my bike everywhere, the smell of the trees, the glitter of the stars, and MANY MANY late night talks with my brother. We always went with other families. This year my parents are in Brazil and my older sister's kids start school and have school activities that start in August. So....we went to our "next" family and the Watson and Dalieden's planned a vacation with us to Sunriver. We rented adjacent houses in Sunriver. It was SO much fun and is the perfect family vacation. My dream is we keep adding in other friends with families and we take over a whole street or block in Black Butte or Sunriver and just have a big block party for a week. It was also the first time that Henry got to bring a friend on the vacation. thankfully it was our sweet Jack Kerrigan, whom I consider a 2nd son. So fun.




























Saturday, July 30, 2016

International Cup

For Henry's birthday we got him tickets and a hotel room (with parents) to the International Cup in Eugene featuring PSG and FC internalzionale. He chose two friends...but then one couldn't come....so Frances was the 2nd pick. They stayed in our favorite hotel....which is apparently where Milan was staying...so they ripped off their PSG jerseys on first sighting...so funny. Mark got to take them and they had so much fun!




Meanwhile, I was left with just one kid. SO WEIRD. So Maggie and I chose to do her favorite things.... play with Oskie, bike ride, and get nails done. good thing Maggie's favorite things are things I love too as it made missing out on Eugene so much easier.












































Friday, July 22, 2016

Maggie's First "Real" Concert

Every year we go to a concert at Edgefield. The setting is stunning, we try and squeeze in a round of golf on the very short- 3 par course, the beer is super nummy, and it is child friendly. This year we got 4 tickets to the Avett Brothers thinking we would take the older kids. Maggie declared she was old enough...and ready. Frances thankfully negotiated. It was so much fun. Mark and Henry golfed and Maggie and I explored the wonderful setting at Edgefield. It was a fantastic first concert. There was no opening band, Avett Brothers started right on time and then played an amazing concert for 2.5 hours. Bliss.