Friday, May 27, 2011


It has been less than a month since I've last posted, and a lot has changed.  Michael finished school, we packed, we moved, we're unpacking.  Officially Oregonians now, we're embracing life in the Pacific Northwest and doing pretty well with it all so far.  Michael arrived first to meet the movers, and I flew up with the boys just shy of a week ago.  We're slowly getting settled in, and enjoying a more relaxed pace after a very hectic few months. 

The big change today came from our little boy, who really isn't so little anymore.

The Portland Children's Museum was a huge success and a great way to celebrate William's birthday.

It has rained every single day since I've been here, and the weather forecast shows no signs of it stopping.
After a morning of fun, we headed home for some downtime.

 William got a big gift this year.  We had no wrapping paper and I couldn't find anything to tie around his head, so I just had him hold a folded paper towel up to his face.  We're all about improvising around here.

We're finally starting to get more settled.  Here's a view of our living room in case you're interested.

 And to top off an already grand day, a "sprinkle cake," specifically requested by the birthday boy.
Happy Birthday, William!  Congratulations on turning 3!!!


  1. About time! We SO miss you. :( P.S. Tell William a very big Happy Birthday!

  2. Happy Birthday William!! We are so glad that you are Oregonians now! I promise that the sun will be out soon and we will see you in about a week to continue celebrating your birthday! Love,love,love, Amma elf

  3. Happy Birthday William!! And I'm so glad to see your life in pictures, sine you're not here to share it with us daily anymore!! Keep them coming ;-)

  4. The park is empty without you, but I'm glad you're settling in well. Your place looks nice. It's good to hear from you. Happy Birthday William! I am so excited about his bike and I feel lame that he never got to practice on Jakob's. I just forgot. I hope he picks it up quickly. I'm really interested to know how he does with that thing. You just have to keep trying. It took Jakob about three days to be able to cruise on it and he went down a couple driveways too. But being on it everyday will help. Good luck William. Looks like an awesome and good quality bike!

  5. great aunt Carol (and Uncle Les)June 2, 2011 at 6:03 PM

    Surely the sun will shine sometime soon for you Lisa - here's hoping. In the meantime those boys will just have to be the sunshine for you I guess. They sure are for me!