I try not to have too many blogging goals. Keep it fun and "organic" (whatever that means). Blog when I feel moved upon by random occurrences, I guess. But I can't just ignore real, actual, documentable events, can I? Of course not.
In the past six weeks or so, exciting things have happened in our house. Kaisa turned four (what a fabulous age to be--independent but still oh-so-lovable and snuggly). Emma threw her a great party (even invited a few of her own friends for good measure).
Emma turned eight--the big one! And the celebrations will continue all month until her baptism on May 1st.
We spent Easter with Grandpa and Grandma in Coeur d'Alene and got to party on the 5th (Emma's actual bday) at TriplePlay and Tomato Street with cousins, aunts, and grandparents (oh my!). Roland and I got to spend a long weekend in Banff, Canada, where Roland presented his research at the AOSpine conference. The kids got to spend a long weekend with Grandma and Grandpa in Wenatchee and "help" sell the latest litter of standard poodle pups.
Now we are all back at home busily back to the daily grind: Training for a half-marathon next month (Marci), working 42 hours straight on spine trauma (Roland--seriously, it's Wednesday and the kids still haven't seen him since bedtime on Sunday), lighting up the pitching mound with "the best slider of the season" (Noah), earning a yellow belt in Tae Kwon Do (Emma), and a little bit of everything else (Kaisa).