Tuesday, April 29, 2014


First time for everything....this time it's using a hashtag in the post title!  Why?  Because it DESERVES it!!!  Let me share a little story with you.  Dave, a long time friend from Alaska, kicked my butt at fantasy football.  Well he kicked everybody else's butt...I was merely outscored in the final game! ;)  That being said, Dave told me to hold on to his winnings until a date to be named later.  What he had in mind was donating his entire fantasy football winnings to March of Dimes!!

I have never shared any donations before but this is worthy.  
Dave donated all $410 of his fantasy football winnings to March of Dimes!!!  
What a freaking stud!  If that doesn't inspire you, I don't know what will!

If you follow our progress, you may have noticed I haven't posted on here for several days despite us receiving several donations.  The reason is we were out of town.  The fam made a quick trip to Silverton, OR to visit our very close friends and share something we have only talked about doing for 6 years; marching together!  The stars finally aligned and we were able to march together at the 2014 March of Dimes walk in Salem, OR.  How awesome was that?!!!  

The only downside is the timing.  I have had very busy weeks at work before but I believe these last 2 weeks....THIS is the busiest I've ever been!  So despite the busy schedule, I put that aside so we could make the trip to Oregon and spend the time with our co-fundraisers and besties.  It was a great trip and well worth the sacrifices I made at work.

So back to the pictures...that's why you come and visit anyway, right?!  Late May, 2013 we were surprised to learn of one of our best friends and her family from Alaska were coming to the Spokane area to visit.  We found a way to spend an afternoon together.  

My favorite part of this visit was seeing the girls reconnect with their Pre-School friend INSTANTLY!!  We hadn't seen Laken in almost a year and they all just instantly picked up right where they left off.  Fun to watch.

I couldn't help getting in the act.  Because all of the girls were just learning to read, I was easily roped in to reading a few stories.

Shannon's mother-in-law lives on a beautiful property north of Coeur d'Alene.  They have turned their backyard into a space primed for adventure and exploring for all ages.

Carly, the youngest of the bunch, getting in the action.

When you're 6 years old, it's hard to resist picking every flower you see!

Following big sister and friend's example, Carly also couldn't resist.

An early picture of life time friends!

 This was just one of many visitors we had during the summer of 2013.  Lots of great pictures and stories still to share.  Thanks again to Dave for his VERY generous donation of all of his fantasy football winnings.  #winning!

1 comment:

Honey said...

What a fabulous backyard!