School Daze

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016


These winter days that you spend away seem to stretch on forever. Seeing you just 4 days a month is simply not enough. I’m trying to come up with some options that will help like staying in Bend to volunteer at your school. We’d love to buy a house in Bend to stay and visit on the regular but we’re a year out from that prospect at least. (more…)

Christmas & Snowboarding

Monday, April 6th, 2015

This year for Christmas we booked a vacation rental in Sunriver from Christmas Eve till New Years. I got to take you snowboarding, just the two of us. On the way up Bachelor I told you about the house we lived in when you were born and you said you’d like to see it sometime. We didn’t at the time but I wish we had and I look forward to showing you another time. (more…)

Catching Up – Your first backpacking trip

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

I’m hanging out at Grandma’s house this week recovering from sinus surgery. I’m feeling pretty good about this one! I head home on Thursday, in two days, and pick you up on Friday! 🙂 I have a cup of coffee and My Little Pony on in the background this morning. (more…)

This Year

Monday, October 27th, 2014

This has been a crazy busy year. Mostly because we bought a new house which is a much longer process than I thought it would be. At least when you have a big family and toddler.


The Wildlife Safari & Old Movies

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

The last 6 months have been pretty hard because we only get to see you every other weekend but summer vacation is going to start in two months and then we’ll get two weeks together at a time! Very excited to spend quality time together. (more…)


Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Everyday I love you and everyday I want to hold you and make you smile. I think about you all the time. Not seeing you for two weeks at a time weighs heavy on my heart. I just woke from a dream with both love and sadness. In the dream I had come a long way to visit you in Bend. (more…)

I love you! Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

Today we had our Thanksgiving dinner and we all missed you very much. Grandma, Papa Buzz, Grandma Chris, Grammy, Grandma Murray,  Aunt Leslie, Aunt Leah and your cousins all here among others. Everyone asked about you. I’m so bummed we have to wait two more weeks to see you. I love you and miss you so much. Sweet dreams Avani


The Saddest Day

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

Today is the saddest day of my life. Starting today the amount of time we get to spend together is greatly diminished. Your Mom will start being your primary care giver and I feel that it could have just as easily gone the other way. I know your Mom will take good care of you and we’ll still see each other every other weekend; it’s still very hard for me after everything we’ve been through together. We’re so close and I feel so greatly that my role in your life was so under represented today (which is only my fault and the fault of my council) I feel compelled to post a few things about our relationship up to this point while some of these things are fresh in my mind.


Haunted House

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

We’ve (Aloma and I) have been talking about taking you guys to the Enchanted Forest and it brought back memories when we went there last summer, all of us and Grandma. It just dawned on my why you went in the Haunted House with me. (more…)

Summer Camp

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Summer camp at Nearby Nature

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