There are no ganrantee's...

Grace taking in the beauty of the San Juan Islands.

"Look dad a whale!" Ok maybe not, but the excitment is there.

Grace slept on me like this for an good hour.

This is your classic Northwest shot. A mountain in the back and a ferry crossing right in front.

We went on a family adventure this past weekend and signed up for famous Anacortes Whale Watching Tour where in all their printed materials for the tour they GUARANTEE that you will see Orca Whales.

Well 5 hours into the tour our skipper had to inform us that there were no whales today, and that we will hopefully have better luck next time.

Although we did not see Orca's it was a beautiful boat ride clear up to Canada. Grace enjoyed the boat ride, the hot dog and the unlimited refills on her lemonade aid.

I will say that the whale watching tour company did give us all free tickets to join them again on another tour.

Guess Who Went In the Big Girl Potty?

That's right we had an extraordinary afternoon on Sunday. Grace was running around the house naked taking in the cool breezes from the late afternoon, when I turned to her and asked if she wanted to use the big girl potty. She shook her head yes. So we headed to the bathroom, I held her on top of the toilet. She gave a little grunt ( She must have learned this from her daddy) and ta da a little you know what came out. So we looked at it and then we waved goodbye to it as it swirled down the toilet. The sound of the flush gave Grace the most excitement.

Who knew I could have dedicated an entire blog to my daughter's first you know what in the big girl potty.

Way to go Grace, we are so proud of you.

The Mother of All Father's Day's

Gasworks Park!

The famous Voula's OffShore Cafe.
Father's Day Breakfast.
The dad's enjoying their first taste at the Father's Day Brew Fest.
Josh and Sleeper both with their father in-laws at the Brew fest.

Classic shot from Gasworks park.

Three hours later the dad's still doing some tasting and getting sun burned.
This is Grace's cute friend Hadely. She belongs to Ryan and Megan. Grace and Hadley had fun watching their dad's drink beer all day.
Ryan and Josh with their girls.
Megan, Josh and Ryan all enjoying themselves. Megan thought this was mother's day as well with all the beer around!

Mom and I were the DD's for the day.
It was the mother of all father's day for Josh and my dad. We started off enjoying breakfast at the famous Voula's in Seattle. This cafe was on the Food Network Diner's & Dive show. Then we hit up the Gasworks Park where we took in the sights and I reminisced of when I was in high school and we would go to keggers at the park.
Then is was off to the brew fest. Josh was like a little kid in a candy store with all the beer options around. We ran into some great friends and made the most of the day.

Carly's 1st Birthday Party

Peter and his little Birthday Girl!
Mama Angie and the Birthday Girl!
Was very impressed with the art work on the cupcakes. Nice work Angie.

Grandma getting a little love from Jack & Grace.
Grandma & Carly pretty in pink.
Me getting used to holding two at one time. Grace was not so happy when I was just holding Carly.
Grandpa getting in some QT with the Birthday Girl.

Carly was so clean when it came time for cake. She was just really into the green frog.
Jack was VERY excited for cake.
Carly was the princess for the day.
Family shot!
Carly's god father Josh giving the little girl some love

Grace is thinking how she can take this pink toy home with her.
Elton John is that you...
Grace never passes up an opportunity to eat a pink cupcake.

Great Birthday Party Peter & Angie. Carly we hope you have a fantastic year and that all your wishes come true.


Dad's Like You

Dancing at the 2008 Daddy Daughter Dance
Eating cupcakes with dad at the dance.
Wondering what the heck is going on at the 2007 Daddy Daughter Dance.
Grace wondering why all these people are starring at her at the dance.

Dad's like you make the most simple things wonderful.

Grace told me this morning that she has the best father ever.I could not agree more with the little toddler.

Happy Father's Day Josh and Happy Father's Day to all the great dad's out there!


Baby Number Two

Baby number two is on his/her way.
Josh and I are excited to officially announce to the world that I am 3 months pregnant.

Feeling good for the most part, just a little extra tired then usual.

Expected due date is December 18th.

This makes Grace and child # 2 almost exactly 2 years apart! Yikes!

Our Town Our Park

Grace loving the swings.

Grace in the sand throwing sand at other children.

Grace received a picket in the park with her name on it. It was a gift from our friends Mary & Donny.

Ok, Grace is really upset here because we took her away from the swings.

Happy again back at the swings.

Rolling around in the tunnel.

What a day at the park.

We live in the best community EVER. Last week I was apart of a very special project called, Our Town Our Park. The community donated money to build this amazing play ground. It is huge. My photos do not even do it justice. People from the community paid for it and people from the community built it.

This past Sunday was the grand opening. Grace was very excited.

I am really proud to have been apart of a project that will stand in Anacortes forever. Our kids will play on this playground for several years to come.

First Tea Party

Grace enjoyed her first tea party with Brooke and Kuba in her bedroom.

We had a nice surprice visit from the newly weds over Memorial Weekend.

It was a special treat.