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“A portrait of our children, once a week, every week, in 2014.” It has rained pretty much every day since we have returned to Sydney.  During one of the few moments of sun we made a trip to the Stony Range Regional Botanic Gardens.  Such a lovely spot right off of the main road. This … [Read more…]

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“A portrait of our children, once a week, every week, in 2014.” This weeks’s photos: Grandpa takes Olivia fishing at Shevlin Park.  It was a three fish limit and Grandpa a/k/a the expert fisherman caught three fish with Olivia well before anyone else had caught even one.  We left all of our bait for those … [Read more…]

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“A portrait of our children, once a week, every week, in 2014.” After all of the stories Andrew has heard me tell of growing up in 4-H, he was finally able to attend a county fair. We did not make it to the ‘famous’ Deschutes County Fair (or the State Fair, even though we were … [Read more…]

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“A portrait of our children, once a week, every week, in 2014.” This week’s photos: We found Olivia playing with all of my Cabbage Patch Dolls from when I was a girl.  She loved dressing them in all of the outfits Granny made and it was a beautiful feeling to watch my girl do exactly … [Read more…]

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“A portrait of our children, once a week, every week, in 2014.”   When we booked our flight back to Oregon for mid July, it seemed like we would be getting to meet Cora and Cody so soon after they arrived into this world (June 3) but in reality each day after they were born … [Read more…]

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“A portrait of our children, once a week, every week, in 2014.” This week’s photos: Olivia starts preschool: The next morning after our citizenship ceremony we got up early and started another new chapter as parents.  It was our darling girl’s first day at preschool.  We had a rhythm for getting out of the house … [Read more…]

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“A portrait of our children, once a week, every week, in 2014.” This week’s photo: We are Australians! This week we attended our citizenship ceremony.  Andrew finished work early and we went to pick up Olivia from Jenna’s house so that she could enjoy some homemade ANZAC biscuits with her friends and put on her … [Read more…]

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“A portrait of our children, once a week, every week, in 2014.” I have fallen behind with all of the activities going on over the last weeks but the photos are on my computer on ready to be posted slowly but surely as we return to regular schedule in Sydney. This week’s photos: Olivia enjoys … [Read more…]

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“A portrait of our children, once a week, every week, in 2014.” This week’s photos: Olivia enjoys a moment or two on the swings after a trip to Frenchs Forest market. Ethan crossing the bridge as he explore every part of the playground.