Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Visit from the Roberts

At the end of last April, my sister Cheryl along with her husband Kent and 2 kids, Justin and Emma, drove over from Coeur d'Alene, ID for a visit.  They arrived late Friday night.  On Saturday, we enjoyed the day by going to the zoo.  We had fun seeing many of the animals.  That night we went out to dinner in downtown Portland.  On Sunday, we went to OMSI.  They had a great Lego Exhibit, which I will talk about in my next blog.  We had a late lunch/early dinner at some nearby food carts.  Monday morning they left.  We had a nice visit, and I'm so happy they were able to come see us.

Sam, Waiting for MAX

My sister and I

Simon, Emma and Sam on the MAX

Sam, Daniel, Simon and Emma at the Lego Exhibit

Emma, Sam and Simon building legos

All of us eating at the food carts

Monday, June 19, 2017


Back at the end of April, the boys were involved with a fundraiser to raise money for their school.  The school held a Walk-a-thon.  The boys collected money from sponsors who either sponsored them a flat rate, or an amount per lap.  Then they ran laps for one hour.  The boys did great.  Simon and Sam bettered their laps this year.  Daniel did about the same as last year.  I also ran and bettered my laps by 1!  It's a fun event.




Wednesday, June 7, 2017


For Easter this year, my parents were visiting from Idaho.  On the Saturday before, the boys colored eggs.  Then on Sunday, our friends Hannah, Ryan, Genevieve and Everett came over for a brunch and an Easter egg hunt.  It was a fun way to spend the day!




All of the Kids

Monday, June 5, 2017

Daniel and Sam Recital

Back in April, Daniel and Sam had a piano recital.  They did a nice job.  Not only did they learn a piece to play for the recital, but they also played a piece that they had written themselves.  It was nice.  Also, around that same time, Daniel went to a Band Festival.  Usually only 7th and 8th graders are allowed to attend, but because his band teacher said he was doing so well, he was allowed to attend.  We are very proud of him.

Daniel at the Band Festival


Simon Attended

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Whistler Ski Trip Part 3

In between our ski days, we took one day off to relax and do some different things.  The boys played games in the condo.  I went and walked through the village and did a little shopping.  Then in the afternoon, we decided to go ice skating.  The boys really hadn't done this before, so this was a new experience for them to try.  Daniel and Sam got the hang of it, but Simon struggled a bit.  I guess we need more practice!  Our trip to Whistler was fun, and I hope we can go again!

Daniel Ice Skating

Sam Ice Skating

Simon Ice Skating

The Boys With The Olympic Rings

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Whistler Ski Trip Part 2

On the 2nd day of our ski trip, we went up to the top of the mountain.  The snow was much better up there.  At the top, we got a picture with the Olympic Rings.  To come back down off the mountain, we took the Peak to Peak Gondola from the Whistler side to the Blackcomb side and then skied down.

In the Lodge

With the Olympic Rings at the Top

On the Peak to Peak Gondola

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Whistle Ski Trip Part 1

Back in March, for Spring Break, we went to Whistler, Canada again to do more skiing.  The boys really enjoyed it last year, so we wanted to go again.  We drove up on Sunday, after I finished the Shamrock Half Marathon.  We got up there rather late Sunday evening.  We quickly went to bed and got up the next morning ready to ski.  We tried a couple of easy slopes first to remember what we'd learned from last year.  But the boys did great and were ready to move on to higher ground.  In the afternoon they took a private lesson, which really helped a lot.  Here's a look back.





Jeff and I