Saturday, April 20, 2013

Celebrating Earth Day at The Oregon Garden

The girls and I headed to the Oregon Garden today to celebrate Earth Day and enjoy the beautiful flowers.  I have always wanted to go to the Earth Day event there and it was well worth it.   There is a wonderful children's garden, with a model train, chickens, and we got to pick out free trees to bring home and plant. It was a great day to celebrate the beauty of Oregon and my girls!

At the end there were some children playing music.  Both girls enjoyed listening and dancing!  

Happy Earth Day Every Day!

Sunday, April 14, 2013


Happy Birthday to my sweetest Calla "Lilly".  Your energy, joy and passion for life, and kind nature amazes me!  I love you and treasure you. -  Your mom.

I sit here tonight and look through the pictures and read the blogs from when Calla was born at Scared Heart Medical Center NICU in Eugene at 3.2oz to her 5 year birthday celebration yesterday, what an adventure.  I am amazed at how she has grown and over-joyed and in awe of my perfect and healthy little girl.  Though it all happened 5 years and so many adventures ago, I can still remember the feelings of being overwhelmed and the touch of my fragile little girl.  

Scott and I will never forget the people that touched our lives during our time in Eugene and seemed to jump at our every need.  From those that took care of Aspen (then our only baby), brought us food, went out to dinner with us, and just came to visit our little baby.  Thank you, we still remember all of your kindness.

Below are some pictures of Calla that show how she has changed.  From a 3.2oz fragile human being to a beautiful, kind and caring 5 year old.  

Scott and I holding out little girl.






Sunday, April 7, 2013

AZ Vacation

We got away from the rainy Oregon spring a couple of weeks ago to visit Nana and Papa Shaff, Uncle Steve, Uncle John, Aunt Charlotte, and cousins Jake and Eric.  Our first visit was the Arizona-Senora Desert Museum.    It was an amazing place to visit and the girls loved it!  We saw birds, wolves, bears, prairie dogs, and so much more.  The girls also loved looking at all the cacti.  

                                                                                   Trying on bat ears.

                                                                 Calla enjoying the scenery 

                                                                    Uncle Steve, Calla, and Nana!  

Calla and Nana, what beauties!  

                                                                        Cousin Time!

                                                              Thanks for visiting, see you soon!