Sunday, April 26, 2015

Ryan's Birthday Bowling Bash

Ryan is low key about his birthday which always makes me feel badly because I make such a big deal about mine just 19 days earlier.

So, for his big day we met him at work and went bowling over his lunch break.  Then that night we did conveyer belt Sushi and frozen yogurt.  (He is not a fan of cakes and frosting.)  He...or really the kids opened his presents.   Ryan is such a great husband and father to celebrate!

#1. Daddy at 98 #2. Lukey at 94 #3. Sammy at 85 and #4. Mom - dead LAST at 65

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Bret, Jessica, Janaya and Jillian

I love living near family.  Bret is and always has been one of my very favorite cousins.  He even flew me out to Seattle when I was a freshman in college to visit.  Now, too many years later, we get to live near each other and meet up as often as possible.  Last month, we went skiing (Bret, Jillian and me).

Friday, April 24, 2015

Jaime and Angus in Portland

Jaime and Angus and I go WAY back... like all the way to Kindergarten.  I used to chase Jaime and Angus around the playground at Elkan King.  Appearantly, I had coodies.  We were friends all the way through High School and College.  
  And then one summer when I was home from college, I managed to wreck Angus's car.   I was waiting in the passenger seat while he ran in the house for something.  He had rigged his car to start with a button, like hot-wiring; the first of its kind.  Thinking it would be fun and helpful to start the car for him, I pushed the button.  Unfortunately it was in FIRST gear and parked in his parent's front yard.  It immediately lunged forward and into his porch.   He stepped out of the front door and saw me in the car AND porch.  Only a truly talented person could manage to wreck a car while in the passenger seat. 

They have both moved to Portland.  I last saw Jaime at our wedding open house in Bainbridge in 2007.  I can't remember when I last saw Angus but I play scrabble with his mom daily and saw his sister when we were home for Christmas last.  I love how being from a small town allows for friendship to last so long and have so many family connections.   Jaime and Angela (also from Bainbridge) will be moving away soon, so in trying to make the most of our time,  I met them for dinner a couple weeks later.  They are true hipsters living it up in Portland.   They haven't lost their southern accents and it sure is something to have a slice of home on the opposite side of the country.  

Thursday, April 23, 2015

BYU Basketball

Ryan counted down the days until this basketball game as he bought tickets the minute they went on sale.  We were excited to introduce Tucker and Carson to BYU sports.  We had 2nd row seats!  GREAT GAME.... we WON!  

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Baby Bo Blessing

Tessa and I got to fly to Vegas over Valentine's weekend for Bowman's baby blessing.   
 I couldn't get enough cuddles from this little love bean. While I was there, I got to tour Kazie's new house just before they moved in. She is the first of us to buy a house and the youngest!  
New babe, new house and new grad school for Craig.  
It is wonderful to see blessings flowing their way.  

Kazie bought this outfit for Luke. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015

Passport Photos

I realized you can take passport photos from home as long as it 
is against a white or off white back drop.  These were a few of our attempts.