I told B that hanging out with him at the campfire was my dream come true :)

I told B that hanging out with him at the campfire was my dream come true :)


Middle Station/Camp…an old Chinook Indian village location. Having lots of adventures with Grandma and Grandpa :)

Middle Station/Camp…an old Chinook Indian village location. Having lots of adventures with Grandma and Grandpa :)


Fun on the Washington coast (near Cape Disappointment)! Ben was trying to ‘give you ponytail Mommyia’ :) And yes, toddler hairstyling hurts!

Fun on the Washington coast (near Cape Disappointment)! Ben was trying to ‘give you ponytail Mommyia’ :) And yes, toddler hairstyling hurts!


Mylan deserves to be in the blog spotlight once in a while :) He’s nearly as silly as our kiddo, as exhibited by his kitchen attire the other night…blue tinted safety goggles and headband made from his own shirt that he cut into pieces earlier in the day. Perplexing, and oh so cute :) Love you MR3!

Mylan deserves to be in the blog spotlight once in a while :) He’s nearly as silly as our kiddo, as exhibited by his kitchen attire the other night…blue tinted safety goggles and headband made from his own shirt that he cut into pieces earlier in the day. Perplexing, and oh so cute :) Love you MR3!


Waiting for the ladies to arrive to GaGa’s Garden Party! Even though the thunderstorm kept everyone from sitting at these beautiful tables, a fabulous (and thankfully cooler than expected!) time was had by all. Thanks a ton for including B and I in the fun :)

Waiting for the ladies to arrive to GaGa’s Garden Party! Even though the thunderstorm kept everyone from sitting at these beautiful tables, a fabulous (and thankfully cooler than expected!) time was had by all. Thanks a ton for including B and I in the fun :)


Nope. Nobody in this picture loves ice cream. Thanks, Grandma Trudy :)

Nope. Nobody in this picture loves ice cream. Thanks, Grandma Trudy :)


Hanging out with Papa, Grandma Trudy, Grandpa Chuck, and Lacey Dog in fun, cool!, mellow Chinook, WA. We played on the beach, ate ice cream, walked to the pier, ate fried oysters (even Ben!), and had an all-around great day. The three if us headed home at the end of the evening, but are planning to head back next weekend to join Dad and Trudy who are camping there for a couple of weeks. Can’t wait!

Hanging out with Papa, Grandma Trudy, Grandpa Chuck, and Lacey Dog in fun, cool!, mellow Chinook, WA. We played on the beach, ate ice cream, walked to the pier, ate fried oysters (even Ben!), and had an all-around great day. The three if us headed home at the end of the evening, but are planning to head back next weekend to join Dad and Trudy who are camping there for a couple of weeks. Can’t wait!


We escaped the heat yesterday via the Astoria Bridge…incredible vertigo inducing example of the power of engineering!

We escaped the heat yesterday via the Astoria Bridge…incredible vertigo inducing example of the power of engineering!


This is what parents of daughters are very, very afraid of— their sweet girls riding in cars with guys like this. That face…seriously, B? We talked about what it means to be a ‘gentleman’ tonight…I’m sure it went in one ear and out the other :) We had a fun morning with neighborhood-friend Zoey and her mom meeting Woofster from ‘Super Why’ at the mall…and riding in cars :)

This is what parents of daughters are very, very afraid of— their sweet girls riding in cars with guys like this. That face…seriously, B? We talked about what it means to be a ‘gentleman’ tonight…I’m sure it went in one ear and out the other :) We had a fun morning with neighborhood-friend Zoey and her mom meeting Woofster from ‘Super Why’ at the mall…and riding in cars :)


Pretty go-hum photo of B and I, but super special in that it is a reminder of a lovely mother/son night we had this evening. Even though work, commute etc cut our time together short, we had great talks, great listening, fun shooing flies from each other’s plates (shoo fly go to the sun get away from my Mommyia friend/my Ben Rakich friend), a perfect 5 minute after-dinner pre-bath bike ride, grown up bath time (put own clothes in hamper and pull-pup in garbage!), fairly painless bedtime routine (even having to squeeze into his sweltering mini-closet, with a Lightning McQueen headlamp on, to brush his teeth…as well as three sets of Tow Mater buck teeth), and absolutely no TV!!!! Many more technology free evenings in store for our incredible Super B and I :)

Pretty go-hum photo of B and I, but super special in that it is a reminder of a lovely mother/son night we had this evening. Even though work, commute etc cut our time together short, we had great talks, great listening, fun shooing flies from each other’s plates (shoo fly go to the sun get away from my Mommyia friend/my Ben Rakich friend), a perfect 5 minute after-dinner pre-bath bike ride, grown up bath time (put own clothes in hamper and pull-pup in garbage!), fairly painless bedtime routine (even having to squeeze into his sweltering mini-closet, with a Lightning McQueen headlamp on, to brush his teeth…as well as three sets of Tow Mater buck teeth), and absolutely no TV!!!! Many more technology free evenings in store for our incredible Super B and I :)