BC: Happy Holidays!
FC: 2013 | Our Year in Review
1: Warm... | We reach out to you this Christmas with warmth, love, and laughter.
2: dylan | We're in Junior High now!
3: When you ask Dylan what he likes about 7th grade, he says "the food." What he really means is "the freedom" including awesome a la carte dining. He made the transition to Jr. High pretty easily considering how busy he is with year-around soccer, trumpet, and his new interest in the bass guitar.
5: It was amazing to see how quickly Nick made friends in his new second grade class. Then we discovered that he was secretly giving Lego Ninjago figures to all the kids he liked! Well... it worked. In addition to being a Lego master, Nick loves soccer (a lot!) and baseball (sort of). Friendly and outgoing, Nick finds friends everywhere he goes!
7: It's so interesting to watch Josh grow and play with persona this year. Josh the Academic quietly raises his hand in class while Josh the Jester tells bad jokes at the dinner table. Josh the Tough Guy doesn't hesitate to take preemptive strikes on his brothers while Josh the Tender loves nothing more than to cuddle with Mommy.
9: In January, Dylan and I slept in snow caves on the wind-swept slopes of Mt. Ranier with his Boy Scout troop. | Snow Camping!
10: Mid-winter break
11: We enjoyed warmth and excitement again this year in Cabo San Lucas, our Mexican home away from home.
13: This Easter saw a special guest from Germany, our former au pair and friend Sabrina.
14: Disney World!
15: It was so lovely to see Robin's dad and step mom in Florida, a short drive from Orlando. I think Robin and I enjoyed Disney World even more than the boys, especially the Harry Potter theme park. Astounding!
17: For my birthday, we took a spectacular hike in the North Cascades to this glacier-fed lake, where we took an icy dip! In August we met some new friends on San Juan Island.
19: Harvest festivals (and boys) abound in the greater Seattle area.
20: J O Y | CHRISTMAS
21: “Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.” Laura Ingalls Wilder