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First day back skiing

A great way to start the New Year! We are back in Bend, Oregon, to ski at Mt. Bachelor. Annabel and Mom haven’t skied since last February at Park City – and Dad and I had a quick trip locally with my Uncle Mark and Anthony at Thanksgiving. It’s hard to get back out there after 10 months off!

This year, in addition to Mamie and grandma, we have our pals Phoebe and Olive skiing with us.

Annabel loved ski school and got back her “ski legs” – she even made a friend with a matching jacket: Amelie.

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At the end of the day, the 4 of us had some family time. Here’s a video (mom wants you to appreciate her ability to ski and record us at the same time)

We are pooped – check back this weekend to see if we have improved.

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Kickball Birthday

This year at school, I’ve been playing kickball at almost every recess. Naturally, it made sense to have a kickball birthday party.

I’ve never had an outdoor party because of the potential for bad weather – I promised my mom that we wouldn’t care if it rained. Even though it was 70 degrees and sunny last week, the forecast called for hail yesterday.

Well, what happens when you take 22 boys, suit them up for rain and go outside and play? An awesome good time.

First we split into the blue and green teams:

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Then luckily, no one was using the tennis courts, so we could play there.

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I was captain of the blue team

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The best thing is that almost everyone could make it to the party and I feel like one of the luckiest kids in the world to have so many friends:

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Here’s the happy birthday song if you can believe it:

 

Happy Easter!

Hope you had a good Easter like we did! Uncle Matt, Aunt Jenn and Gabe are in town to celebrate!

The Easter Bunny came and we had a beautiful day in the sun!

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Posted by on 03/31/2013 in Family matters, Holiday

 

One more wake-up

Holiday cheer is everywhere!

Yesterday we went to the Seattle Sheraton to see a gingerbread display. What a sight!

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Last night, Aunt Mamie took us out on a boat to do some caroling on Lake Union.

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Presents are filling up under the tree and the Christmas card wall is exploding with love and good wishes. We are so blessed. Merry Christmas!

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Posted by on 12/24/2012 in Holiday

 

Nutcracker

Last night we went to Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Nutcracker. Since we are staying in Seattle this year, we are able to enjoy some of the local holiday traditions.

The set design was a tribute to Maurice Sendek

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Just getting all dressed up for the ballet was fun!

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Pancake Movie Trailer

Some of our handful of readers complain and say things like, “Ben, this isn’t real life! You’re just showing us highlights of what happens at home! Where’s the real stuff? What’s life really like for you?”

Well, coming soon to theaters near you – you’ll get a taste for the real thing.

Here it is.

 
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Posted by on 12/22/2012 in Holiday, Videos

 

Wreaths

Putting a wreath on your door is a sign of welcoming and longevity for all who enter. Thanks to Christmas, people are going crazy with wreaths all year.

For birthdays:

For Father’s Day

 

For Easter:

For Valentine’s Day

St. Patrick’s

Halloween, of course

Thanksgiving

For summer

seaside wreath

And mom’s favorite – a monkey wreath

Family tree wreath

Star wars

Legos

oops – almost forgot Fourth of July

This could go on all day!

Here’s a couple good Christmas ones to round it out

for the knitters

the quilters

 

The glitterers

the beanbaggers

the B Family

 

 
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Posted by on 12/18/2012 in Holiday