Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Monday, May 29, 2017

Garden Boxes

Mama Seegs helped Cait decide what to plant in the other garden box in front of our apartment. O helped plant them.

Anything to dig in the dirt.
Ta da! 
O saw Cait taking the picture: "ME SEEEEEEE!"

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Memorial Day Visit

Mama and Papa Seegs came up for a quick overnight trip this weekend. It was so fun to have them here! The Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall was in Pasco for Memorial Day, and we went to visit.




We liked seeing this collection of trucks again. Also, check out Papa Seegs' birthday shirt. It's probably the best purchase Cait's ever made.
They are good sports to play construction trucks with O.

Sunset at the Columbia. Gorgeous.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Water Fight with Cousins

We spent all evening with Channers and Stokers, and the kids had a blast. O was pretty reserved at first, but then we couldn't get him to stop and come inside.






They wanted to take some selfies.


Mike had taken Eric "hostage" and ended up giving him an earful of water.
Photo credit: Claire

Friday, May 26, 2017

Snow Cone Date

Ahhhh....summer....



Thursday, May 25, 2017

Something Fun

Mike has had a difficult time adjusting to having so much free time since graduation. (Hobbies? What are those?) Today, Mike was trying to decide what to do with himself after work while Cait finished work and O napped.

"I guess I'll either...do something fun or...do something fun." He sighed with fake exasperation. "Such is the life of a graduate."


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Primary Shares: May 21

Cait is back in Primary with the hilarious kids, so their gems will be back on our blog.

Singing Time Teacher (drawing card for game that changes up who stands up during each song): "Everyone who has brown on their shoes gets to stand up while we sing this next song!"
LB (checking out his shoes): "I don't have any brown down there..." (looks at his knees which have clearly been through some dirt recently) "I have brown right here!"

Singing Time Teacher: "Time to sing Popcorn Popping on the Apricot Tree!"
LG smugly to LB next to her: "I have to tell you...I'm really good at this song."

Kidz Dig Rigz

Each year, the hospital here hosts Kidz Dig Rigz (*cue Caitlin eyeroll about the use of the "z"). Given O's obsession with all things vehicle-related, we knew it would be a hit. Plus, it was for charity.

This is the truck that jumped the plane. We've watched that video a lot. Two other monster trucks were giving rides, and we watched them for quite a while.

Some of the Ag trucks
Some of the vintage Army trucks.
O liked this Humvee


O's favorite--construction trucks! We went on the crane truck, backhoe, skid steer, shovelup, and the pushdirt. ;)
Old fire engine. It's for sale, if anyone wants an old fire engine...O didn't want to leave this either.
Our first snow cone of the season was a good way to finish the day.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Fishing at Columbia Park

Friday nights are good nights for a little fishing.



People have...interests...




Mike caught a small catfish. O wasn't too sure about it.

Milking every last moment.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Bateman Island

We are finally starting to explore this area, with a hike around Bateman Island. It was a beautiful way to spend a Saturday afternoon.


Just after this, Mike jumped out of the tall grass and scared O. The poor kid yelled like an adult.

We got caught in a light drizzle and had to shelter under some trees. It let up, and we kept exploring.
We loved every minute.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Utah State Graduation, or Mike Did It!

Mike graduated from Utah State University with this Master's degree in Geology! It was a beautiful day in Logan to celebrate his accomplishment!

I feel it's important to put a disclaimer here...This is an example of the sanitized, edited version of the stories people tend to share. Despite the smiles in the photos, there was a lot of stress, tears, fear, resentment, hurt, self-doubt, anger, despair, anxiety, depression, loneliness, and uncertainty leading up to, during, and after these moments. Words are simply inadequate to describe the painful depths of this journey, and even saying that seems shallow and disingenuous.

But we are still here, holding onto each other and moving towards healing.

We are so proud of Mike!

We love that O is literally signing CHEESE for the picture.






Being hooded








 Thank you to everyone for your love and support. We are excited for new adventures!

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