Sunday, December 30, 2007

Kitty's Christmas Present.

Father and son work feverishly to
complete all the Legos.
Finished Product.

Fun watching the kids open
their Christmas gifts.

Merry Christmas to all

Sci Fi Legos
Ooh Legos.

Christmas celebration with the kids.

Happy Holidays at our house.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Our email is down. Some internet pirates have stolen
When you go to our homepage there is some ad there. Steve is working
feverishly, using language I dare not repeat to get us back up and running.
It is likely we will have to go and find a new home site. Boo, hoo!
You know how this heinous practice works. They take your site
then they try to sell it back to you.
You can email or text our cell phones if you need to
initiate contact.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Girls day out shopping on Black Friday.
Things were not too bad but parking was
horrid. Shopping was fun as always.
Thanksgiving 2007.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

For those of you who have not heard. We are having a baby.
Lorena and Eric have graciously accepted to be
God parents in a

ceremony that will be officiated
by a family friend. We are very excited.
The baby is due May 30th, 2008.
We are 12 weeks 3 days today. Over the weekend
I will have
Steve load pictures of the
At the end of December we should be far
enough along to determine
the gender.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Our son turns 14. His favorite gift was his new
Nintendo DS. Hardy seems possible that he can
be a teen. Seems like just yesterday when he
painted his entire body in long wearing red
lipstick. He looked like a stuck pig.

Catching the garter must have worked.
Alex is engaged.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

More Chai (and some Miso)

Cute as a button,
except when he peed on the bed.

Our new baby, named Chai.
He weighs just over a pound.
Miso has her hands full.

A new addition to the Sloan family.
Jacob Adam Christopher Sloan
born: September 24th, 2007
Welcome to the family baby.
Congratulations to Jeff and Nicole
and Maddi and Zoe.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Pot O Apples

Milling apples for apple sauce. What a sticky affair.
Preparing to make applesauce.
Life's a Beach.
Golden Gate Park in Ballard, Washington.
End of Summer Excursion 2007
You are never too old to build castles in the sand.

Friday, August 31, 2007

There is a little vandal among us. Yes you heard it right. We discovered this morning that Miso has been devouring the tomatoes on the vine. Huge beautiful tomatoes simply gone, only a stem remaining. She is serving out her sentence in doggy jail (the kennel). After about a week we may grant her appeal for release but just now things are seeming bleak for her.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Making Tomato Sauce

Today the guys made tomato sauce, using tomatoes grown in the garden.

Making Tomato Sauce

Canned Heirloom Tomato Sauce

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Welcome baby Karr. Born 7-30-2007
8 pounds, 3 ounces
20 inches long
Our friends DD and Tiffany just
had a bouncing baby boy.
Best Wishes to them.
Check out the new blog that I
created for them at

Thursday, August 02, 2007

creating custom baby fashions

New Styles for sale at ioffer
paste the links below in your browser to
begin shopping

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Happy Anniversary to us.
This past weekend we celebrated our
wedding anniversary. We took a trip into the
city and went on garden tours on Sunday.
On Saturday evening we went to Susumu Sushi Bar.
No I didn't eat the fish. It was great fun.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Norbert in the window.

Norbert in the Window

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Yes it's true. Order of the Phoenix is finally here. It was GREAT! WE bought first showing tickets. At 9:30 pm the boys went and stood in line for the 12:01 AM showing on early Wednesday morning. I followed later. There were 4 open theaters and our was in the digital showing. Tons of kids dressed in robes, donning wands and excited to see the movie. While it was very packed our family had a great time. The kids were excited to be up way past bed times. I won't spoil it for you. Now we are on to waiting for the book release in less than ten days. What a waiting game...

Sunday, July 01, 2007

National Blow-Stuff-Up day is coming soon!

Fireworks at Boom City

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

With the band.
The last performance of the year...
The Flute Player

An evening performance.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

The Kids Helped Make Strawberry Jam Today

My Daughter Coring Strawberries

My Son Slicing Stawberries

Thursday, May 31, 2007

First Grade Choir Photo

Our son the weed next to his cowboy buddy.

Our Cat Norbert

In a rare unblurred photo.

Our Youngest Son's Choir Concert

Today our First Grader peformed on stage at his school's choir concert. He sang and dressed up as a weed while singing "How does your garden grow?" See the one minute video below.

Friday, May 18, 2007

New baby in the extended family!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

What a beautiful movie to commemorate such a beautiful life.
Our son was very surprised to see his daddy so young, he was in awe and deeply moved at the loss of never knowing Grandma Candice.

A Mother's Day Story

This movie was made by Steve's dad. It is from old Sloan family movies of when Steve and Jeff were kids with pictures of their mother. Great work Dad!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Sam in the outfield.

Up to bat...

Talk about major league fun. Our oldest son
is playing ball again this year. He made Babe Ruth
try outs and is now hitting balls out of the park.
He has always been quite the hitter. He has a lot of
upper body strength. The coaches feel he can
go all the way.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Who says siblings don't get along.
Today the kids built a fort in the
living room. They had a blast.