This was my Valentine's gift from Pops. He covered everything he could find in chocolate. Brilliant!
My Funny Valentine.
Auntie Kritters & Unca Day
Daddy got his girl.
"Grown ups" table.
Our gracious hosts.
Kevy, Deron, & Annie.
Look how strong I am!
Annabelle & I decided we didn't get enough of the North West in the Fall, so we hit the road for another adventure. And how! On the way up ( and back ) we rest at our Mercers. There's just something about a friendship that's been there for so long, you end up handing it down to your kids. It's a beautiful thing.
Finally at Gram & Papa's.
Now let's go to sleep.Uncle Wes & CC have come for a visit to celebrate the dedication of cousin Ava Grace.
Crystal has just asked Gram is she has chocolate.
Chillin' with Wesley.
Our Ava's dedication service.
A whole lotta happy.
Papa dedicating Ava.
The after party!
Completely unplanned, all the kids wore red and black. Nutty! Ended up pretty cute.
Annie & Ava.
Me, my brother, and our girls...
in cozy polka dots.
Annie & CC
Kristi and her Babe. Girl of the hour!
The Granddaughters Three.
Annie just shouted "YUCK!" I think she was done posing.
and SO beautiful.
Papa & C
Ava plays peek-a-boo with Gram.
Hand me downs!
A visit with our Fosters.
Annie & Kelsey.
Annabelle thought it was pretty cool to shove herself under this chair at Gram & Papa's house.
At Rosita's in Green Lake.
Cuddling, playing peek-a-boo, and watching the game with Papa.
At the Children's Museum with Ava.
Drawing with light.
What a fun night!
What a treat to stay over at our friends the Fitch family for a couple of nights.
Emily all dressed up for a party.
What a family!
Ava got a special cup, and Papa got a special gift.
Birthday pie? Ok then. Darn good!
Ava found a lady bug on the floor to play with.
A treat for me.
Fun at the Wallingford Center where I used to work in Seattle.
Auntie Michelley bought Miss Belle a cupcake, and we got to reconnect with old friends.
A visit with our Mary Francis.
Visit with the Conom family. Fun!
The Richland Clan. A good deal of our family lives in Eastern Washington. Always a gathering to join there.
Me and My Grandma Lu.
C's Great Grandma.
A Grandma Sandwich.
Gram & C
Their love is beyond measure. My folks.
Grandma Lucille with Annabelle Lucille.
They are perfect.
Another visit to our favorite farm.
Yes we have two big dogs at home, but I would take this one in a heartbeat.
Me & Josh the Dog.
Sun lit library peeps.
Such good kids.
Visit with Cousin Emily & her Josiah.
Time to hit the road home.
Mercers on the way.
April!Delightfully, my birthday fell on a day where Corey was playing in a guitar concert at Sammy's Wood Fired Pizza. Friends were gathered anyhow. Might as well!
Annie & Riley.
Eyes on the prize.
After church we loaded up the troops and headed to our Hawkins in Oceanside.
It was a wonderful day.