Friday, March 28, 2014

Back Story

We all have a story of where we came from and these stories are what make us who we are today. My grandparents are all dead, and if any are left living on my dad's side, they might as well be dead to me. As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints we take family history seriously but I don't have any pioneer stories like most church members, my stories are of cowboys, rebels, people who stood their ground for their beliefs and those who secretly did good works without anyone ever knowing. I don't have any old church members, the church is very new to my family but I love their stories all the same and when I hear the stories it makes me feel like I actually do have family, it makes me feel connected in a way that most of the time I don't. Looking at these pictures now I don't feel so alone in the world and it makes me excited for my girls to get to know the people who made their lives possible.
 (pictured above my Grandmother Waldeene, who was a real live Rosie the Riveter)
 (pictured below my mom Lucy Hise age 4)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Summer 2011 Overview

So we have had a really busy summer and figured it was time to compile some photos of what we have done.

This is a little backwards but at the end of the Summer Lorelai and I went back east to visit my mom and we went to the Dressage Horse Show in Devon Penn. this is sort of a big deal because the next step is world cup and then Olympics so these are pretty talented horses and riders. It got cold that evening so here she is all bundled up, she did really well, even on the plane.

They have lots of things for sale at the show of course so here I am trying on a Kentucky Derby style hat, with her asleep in my pack.

Here she is with my mom sitting on her first saddle although I'm sure it won't be the last time, I plan on her riding when she gets older.

Ok so here we are in the middle of the summer with her swimsuit on, it was actually warm for a few weeks in August, other than that we had a pretty cool summer.
We took her up to the San Juan's and she fell asleep on the boat in her life vest, how cute is that?
She is such a good baby and getting so big, she loves to go places and see things, I can't wait to see the person that she becomes.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Rory is 5 Months Old!!

This is Sharon she's my friend and Rory's nanny, I'm so blessed to have such an amazing person to love and watch her while I work.

Even at 5 months she looks tiny in Jeff's arms, but to me she's getting so big.

Remmy adores her, he really can't get enough of her, there was of course an adjustment period when we first brought her home but now they are inseparable. She smiles every time she sees him and laughs at him when he plays with his friends.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011

Elbe Steam Train

This was the view of Rainier from the train.

We took the Elbe Steam train up to Mineral Lake last Friday, had lunch and came back. This is one of the only steam trains around in WA and this particular ride is ranked number 2 in the best Steam Train rides in the world by National Geographic. It was perfect weather and really relaxing. Rory did really well as you would expect the rumble of a train is really soothing to a baby.

It really looked and felt like the Hogwarts Express minus wizards and private compartments. But it was still really cool all the same. It was a cool experience, especially when you thought that this was how people traveled across our country for a long time.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Bollywood Night

Its good to have a night out with the ladies every now and then. My friend Sharon is the one that put this together. They do a Bollywood night in Seattle about once a month. They play remix Bollywood music that is fun to dance to and they have a lady there that does Henna Tattoos, it's not really advertised she just looks like she's there to hand out but she does a really good job.
Jeff stayed home and watched Rory (her new nickname since people really want to give her one and I'm anti Nikki, Rory is short for Lorelai which is her middle name).
We had a blast and burned about a million calories dancing.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Cutest Baby Ever (sorry everyone but it's true)