Sunday, April 22, 2012


 What a gorgeous day it was!  It was Portland first 'hot' weekend after lots and lots of rain, and it felt great.
Even Harry soaked his fur in the rays that came through the front window early this a.m.
He added some stripes to his already very stripey fur.
I love this picture.
I didn't intentionally take it, but I was thrilled when I found it on my phone.  Somehow I snapped the photo when I was lying on a lawn chair in the backyard this afternoon.
Amazing rays.
Dan thinks that I am crazy, but do you see the little white speckle in the upper right corner?  Well, I think that's an orb of someone's spirit.  Maybe I've been watching too much of the Long Island Medium, but hey, it works for me!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Concordia Cavaliers #1 fans!

Who needs Wrigley Field anyways?
Just 4 blocks from our house at Concordia University there is a brand new, beautiful baseball stadium where the Cavaliers play college level baseball. Dan and the boys have adopted the team as their own, and have made this their favorite new place to hang out.
They attended the grand opening celebration in February, and have become the #1 fans at all of the games. They even got this packet of soil that was taken from the old pitcher's mound and have since buried it's magical dust in our backyard. They said that it would bring them 'good luck' at all of their baseball games this year.
They have made friends with some of the player's families, the players, and other locals at the baseball field and today when they got to the game they were in for an amazing surprise. Each member of the team had signed a baseball for their biggest (little) fans!

As you can imagine, they were beyond thrilled.
Eat your heart out Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, and Mark Grace. There are new players in town....and my boys are smitten.
Watching the game and cheering on their team. Go Cavaliers!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

Time to dye the Easter eggs so that they're ready for the Easter Bunny!
We had a lovely Easter day celebration at the Slater household. There was lots of sunshine, yummy food, and great company with the whole family there! As always, there is nothing better than cousin time!
Gratuitous photo of the boys with their Easter baskets. Every year when we pull them out we say, "Remember when they were so tiny that they could fit in the baskets?"
So tiny. So cute.
Nate doing a thorough review of his loot that was found on Kenny Lane.
When you're 8 years old, it is fun to melt your chocolate bunny with a magnifying lens and some sunshine.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

It's baseball season again!

Today was opening day for the Wilshire-Riverside baseball league. Lots of sunshine and happy kids who are ready to play ball!
We finally have beautiful tulips that are bursting open in our front yard.
Yay, Spring is here!