Monday, July 27, 2015

being an aunt

I did not post about my visit to Reno a few months ago but Grant and I went for a quick trip for a good friend's wedding. My favorite memory I wanted to record was an afternoon at Dollar Tree and Stake & Shake with Caleb and Luke. We played competitive seek and find. I am the official champion although Luke thinks I just got the easy pages.

And then there was Wild Island day. With Aunt Abby in charge they only suffered mild sun burns. Grant went on the "toilet bowl" and Fire & Ice with his older cousins' encouragement. 

My facebook post with this pic: 
"Thirty minutes, three instructional videos and bam - Grandma's got a new brake light.... And an extra piece that fell out."

 Yes, I still miss Reno.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

the morton family photo

2 creative chicks, 18 trips to the clothing store, and 14 Mortons in the same place at the same time.

Thank you Amanda for being our amateur photographer and thank you Photoshop for helping me switch a lot of body parts. If we got a kid to finally smile, 2 adults were looking off into space. That was a challenging project!

Love to my Morton family.

Saturday, July 18, 2015


Grant turned nine while during the Morton family reunion here in Portland. We started with a party on the Sunday before at Out of this World Pizza, then a birthday breakfast on the 15th at IHOP (his favorite), and finally a sleep over at cousin Gabe's to finish off the week long celebration. He now has Chima & Avenger Legos and Pikman 2 & Smash Brothers Brawl. He smiled a lot. 

I love this kid!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

a day in the waves

She was Elsa and I am Anna and we were brave in the face of the ocean waves. I could barely pull her out of the surf to go home. 

I'm thinking about buying her a body board.