Friday, March 31, 2017


if you do not live in the pacific northwest, then you have no idea how much this afternoon meant to all of us.

bless you, sunshine! bless you!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

tickling the ivories

afton and summer at their spring recital with their piano teacher, miss christina.

i'm so jazzed at the talented musicians summer and afton are becoming. they practice with consistent effort (often without complaining), and sweet afton even remarked the other day how the pieces that she finds the most frustrating and difficult to play at first, usually become her favorites (insert mom heart emoji explosion!)

looking forward to many more years of piano recitals to come!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

girls' night

out to women's conference with my little women.

(our last triple threat selfie, here.)

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

bee B-E-E bee

summer and afton both won their class spelling bees and participated today as two of nineteen students in the school-wide spelling bee. 

sibling rivalry at its finest. 

ha! just kidding. do you even know summer and afton? they have maybe one competitive bone between them. and they, like, share it nicely and stuff.

as an added bonus--and like all spelling bee participants who boldly came before them--they will never, ever forget how to spell the words which eliminated them today. 

so proud of your efforts, girls! after school mcflurries for all!