Thursday, May 30, 2019


Evelyn has been working hard on her big STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts. Math) project and Highland had a open house tonight where student's displayed their projects.

Evelyn has been writing a novel with her friend Cheye for over a year. It's actually a great story and I hope they finish it and work on maybe getting it published! Anyways, Evelyn did her project on the novel writing process and shared an excerpt of the book.

She did an amazing job and I am so proud of her!

Running Club

We wrapped up another year of Running Club at Fir Grove today. I love being a part of this program and mentoring my small group! Matthew loves to run and looks forward to Thursdays. We had a small program and party to celebrate the year!

Matthew was one of the top runners this year!
My Green Group... love these kids!
The entire group of amazing runners!
SO thankful for Mrs. Villegas, PE teacher and Running Club Director. She's the best!

A fun day, a fun year of Running Club!

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Dustyn and Rachel's Wedding

I may be biased, but my large, extended family is pretty darn great. We just got home from Everett celebrating my cousin's wedding, and it was such a great time with my Bramer side of the fam! Dustyn is my uncle Scott's son from his first marriage before me met my aunt Carolyn (he was 8 when they got married). He's more like my nephew and I love him dearly!!

These two have always been such great travelers.. this trip was no different!
We made it thru Seattle and Everett traffic to our hotel with some time to chill before dinner. The kids (Matthew especially) LOVES staying in hotels! 

We met a bunch of the family for dinner last night. SO SO good to see everyone!
Matthew was SO excited to see his beloved Aunt Michelle!
Love my niece something fierce!!
Reunited!! Aunt Chris, Aunt Carolyn and Shell and I. 

Cousin Blake!
Cousin Brooke!

After dinner, the kids got some pool time in, much to their delight!

Hotels are for free breakfast and hot cocoa in bed! :) 
Abby came to swim with the kids before the wedding. We love her!
We clean up pretty good! :) 
My mom and Aunt Chris

Love these three...
Evelyn and Matthew think their great aunt Carolyn is pretty great... and I do, too!!
Missing Uncle Scott today.... 
Johnson's representing! 
Love these two gorgeous babes!! Cousins who are more like nieces... :) 
Auntie love...
These boy have my heart!! #cousins
Dustyn hiding from Rachel...haha!
Rachel was a beautiful bride!
Brandyn  (Scott's youngest son) and wife Danae.. the cutest couple!

Matthew entertaining himself with Doug's phone. 

Love this family of mine and thankful for time together! Congrats, Dustyn and Rachel!! 

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Mother's Day

It's Mother's Day!! I am so thankful for the privilege of being a mom and honestly, every day is Mother's Day for me... it's just that today I get extra spoiled! :)

I got to serve in the nursery today at church and had to be there early, so I stopped at the Human Bean for some coffee on the way. They gave me a free coffee AND a free rose! Prefect way to start the day!

Matthew had a football game in the afternoon then Doug grilled burgers for dinner. Yummy!

LOVE LOVE LOVE being a mom to these two (ok... three... the furry child is pretty great too..haha!)

Matthew made dessert to end the evening... he is such a sweetie!

Happy Mother's Day to all mom's out there!!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Another Field Trip!

The 3rd graders had their final field trip of the year today, heading to PCC Rock Creek and the Washington County Museum.

 Silly kids on the bus...
 My group for the day. Such great kids!

 We walked around the college campus and had a little scavenger hunt. One of the clues led us to the library, where one of the employees was so great and answered the kids (good) questions and showed them some cool things. It was a highlight for the boys, for sure. 
 Kellan doing some light reading...haha!
 Outside the replica jailhouse in front of the museum. 
 Writing with a real feather pen.. one of the favorite "stations" the kids did in the museum. 
 Lincoln Logs...another favorite!

Thankful for good friends for my boy!!

A fun day for sure!