Sunday, May 1, 2011

Time to Catch Up!

On our way to Portland in early March, we all needed a break about 30 minutes from our destination. So we stopped at the gorgeous Multnomah Falls to take a short hike in the fresh air. Here's my cute little family in front of the waterfall:

Here's the look that says, "If you would stop taking pictures, we could get goin'!" I LOVE the way Jaci put her little foot forward to "pose" without me asking her to!

I also LOVE the way my girls line up when I say I'm going to take a picture.

I LOVE the way they LOVE each other.

And I LOVE them! GREEN! We miss seeing that in Montana. We would eventually hike up to the bridge you can see above
Every person we passed smiled because of our girls. They were either holding hands exploring, or running exuberantly up the trail. Maybe it's because they're little. Maybe it's because they're cute. Maybe they are simply precious, and everyone can see it! I was glad they gave strangers some of the joy we have every day.
...and NOW I see the reason we constantly hear, "Wow, you've got your hands full!"

I guess it looks like we do!
So we traveled on to Portland for a week's stay. We enjoyed spring flowers since there's no sign of spring at home, celebrated our 8th anniversary, and spent time with family!
I'm pretty sure I have the sweetest daughters in the world.

They bring me flowers whenever possible:

...and leave me love notes with flowers!

Ella is a terrifical helper with Aaron, and Aaron is just ... well, Aaron.

Fun times with Uncle Mike (the dress-a-princess app on his iPhone is a big hit!)
And Uncle Paul too!


One snowy day the girls made this "fort" on top of our dining room table:

Aaron's 1st haircut!! He just had a few stray long hairs at the very back of his head, so I decided to clip them after a bath one night (I think it was St Pat's Day). It was a bit of a fiasco: a naked, wet baby boy grabbing at everything in sight, feet slippin on the counter, me aiming at his head with scissors... thankfully it was short and successful.

Tessa's newest talent:

And Jaci's attempt at crossing her eyes like TJ:


  1. Such fun & cute photos, and it looks like you DO have your hands full! =)

  2. Awwww man, I MISS YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Aww I feel all caught up now! Thanks for the smiles! miss you but hope to see you soon!