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Elder, Party of Six

After 40 weeks plus 1 day of gestation, 5 hours of labor, 30 mins of pushing… She’s here! Introducing Genevieve Marie  She came in at 9lbs 6oz and 22 1/4″ long. That makes her our longest and second heaviest baby. … Continue reading

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A Blessingway

“Hey Cait, who’s throwing you a baby shower this time round? Or maybe a baby sprinkle?” asked a dear friend. “I’m not sure. But I think what I could really use is a Blessingway…” I replied, a little hesitantly. It … Continue reading

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And Then She Was Four…

I swear she was just four months old… Four years? That’s high school. That’s college. And somehow, that’s her whole life… Certainly worth celebrating.Balloon drop!The kids got to chase Andy, the mean dragon, around the house, squirting him with water. There … Continue reading

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Mo Update

Well, we officially have a first grader: and a 6 year old:living in our house now. Leading the pack. Reading all the books. Getting her hair cut (by Mama) so that she suddenly looks 16 instead of 6. Also, she … Continue reading

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Fatherly Love

In a world sometimes filled with fear and sadness, I have always felt loved and protected. Never once have I doubted that there was a man in my life who would go anywhere, do anything, sacrifice everything for love of me. … Continue reading

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Quick Hike at Lake Tapps

Our Memorial Day weekend was filled to the brim with love. Mostly loving on friends and babies we hadn’t seen (or met yet!) that all live in the general vicinity of Seattle. It was a beautiful time of reconnection and … Continue reading

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Now it’s a tradition

Last year I decided for every Mother’s Day from here till forever I wanted pictures with all my kids. Individuals and a group shot. In all but a few of the thousands of photos we take each month (gosh, that … Continue reading

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Kinder Jogathon

So it begins. The world of school fundraisers. I was quite proud of Monica. She made all the phone calls herself. Asked for pledges with a little coaching from Andy. Got the 5 pledges she needed. She told people, “I … Continue reading

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Parenting and Stomach Bugs

We’re in the middle of Spring Stomach Bug of 2016 over here at Casa Elder, and it’s about as much fun as you imagine. (If you’re imagining that being fun, I really need to figure out how to type in … Continue reading

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Yearly Woodburn Tulips

There’s a reason we keep coming back to this place, year after year after year after year after year. Wow! That was a little bit of time travel… We’ve been there in the rain and sun and shade and every … Continue reading

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