Saturday, June 25, 2011


My twin girls are nine! I can hardly believe it. The time has flown by, the years have run together in my mind, but I can still remember how they looked and sounded and felt when they were just newborn.

How their big sister loved them and called them both "B." How someone asked us how we told them apart and Eric said, "They look different," and I ended up on the floor, wetting my pants with laughter, my pelvic wall stretched to the brink.

How Ani cried loud and hard with her lower lip jutting out. How Bryni seemed to want to go back to the womb. My twin babies. My new BIG family!

This was their shared cake for their family birthday party. Don't worry - there are more cakes to come...

Friday, June 17, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A YNP Adventure

We took a day trip to Yellowstone last weekend and had a great time. As we hear and see people from all over the world at YNP, we feel so fortunate to live just three hours away. Geysers, grizzlies, bison, elk, mountain goats, fumeroles, tourists. We saw it all! A great start to summer.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Last Day of School 2011

School is over for another year. Here is Soni with her AMAZING teacher. We will miss her so much!

Here are the girls with their principal. She is AWESOME too.

Brynja and her teacher are two peas in the same adorable pod. Two Little Mary Sunshines. Just made for each other - and Brynja has her again next year!

I like this picture of Ani and her teacher...

...but I like this one better!

Next up: summer!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Signs of Spring

:: little helpers trimming grass ::

:: the start of our new garden! ::

:: coffee and the paper on the patio in the cool of the mountain morning ::

:: the mighty predator surveying her terrain ::

:: sparkley toes in new sandals, ready for the day ::