Sunday, December 30, 2007

Mele Kalikimaka

HI Christmas Album 2008

We had a wonderful Christmas in Hawaii with Tutu (or as Audrey calls her, "Maui") and Colin. The girls loved the beach and Audrey learned to love playing in the ocean. We did lots of relaxing and made a couple trips out to the aquarium. The flights were hard with two squirmy girls. Thank goodness for portable DVD players. It was all well worth it to spend Christmas with Tutu on the beach.

Christmas felt like it took up the whole month, starting with celebrations with Grandpa & Mimi Koehn. This was followed by a Christmas gift exchange with our FWK (friends with kids) and then one with Aunt Cassie & David. We're so blessed to be able to share the holiday season with all of you.

Christmas Album 2008

Monday, December 10, 2007

Piper Walks

Piper started walking. At first it was a few steps at a time. Next came walking from sofa to ottoman. Now, she can walk across the whole living room and even tries to follow us through the house.

Sunday, November 25, 2007



We had a yummy Thanksgiving with the Burk/Ellis clan. Thanks for having us!

Monday, November 19, 2007


Yea! We found the camera and our pictures from our visit to the East Coast.

Philly Album

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

We had a great time getting ready for and celebrating Halloween. The girls were a tiger and a dragon. Our friends came over for some trick-or-treating. Audrey thought it was a blast to go running around after dark. She started off a bit shy but once she realized that she was getting candy, she got braver (imagine that!). Thank goodness for a two and a half year old's memory. She pretty much forgot about the candy the next day. I don't think that will be the case next year!

We also took a trip to the east coast to see the Chong's and some girlfriends. The girls had a great time hanging out with their Nanny & Papa. We went to the Philadelphia Zoo and saw the new baby tigers, and the Please Touch Museum. We also made sure that the girls got a taste of Philly with cheese steaks, pizza, pretzels, and, of course, lots of Korean food. It was exciting to see Auntie Deena's new townhouse, and Auntie Erin & Uncle Ray's new house, and do lots of catching up. Unfortunately, we lost our camera, so there are no pictures to share.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Back to School

Back to School Album 2007

Both the girls had their first couple of days of school for the year. Piper goes to Infant Preschool on Thursdays with Mama. She was a bit shell shocked by the big classroom filled with toys at first, but she has gotten used to it. Now, she climbs onto everything, including the younger children, and loves the songs.

Audrey goes to Pre-3's Preschool on Mondays with Mama and Wednesdays by herself. Audrey's teacher and Barney Bear came for a visit to our house before school got started. She got a big kick out of that. Audrey spends a lot of time painting, and in the home center. She has also discovered the trains and puzzles. This week we're responsible for snack. So, with the help of Mimi, Audrey made mini blueberry muffins for all her friends.

Both the girls love school and we're off to a great start. We hope you have a great school year too!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Summer Fun

Summer Album

Here are some random pictures from this summer. Some of them were taken on my phone, so the picture quality is not so good. The summer went by too fast and the rain has already started.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Piper on the Move

Piper's on the move. She's been crawling and pulling her self up for the past couple of weeks. I can't seem to get my stuff together to take a movie, so this slide show will have to do. As you can see, she's quite determined to get where and what she wants. So far, this has only been a problem when she sees the bathroom door open and goes after the cat food.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Happy birthday, Grandpa!

Grandpa's Birthday

Grandpa Koehn & Mimi were in town for a visit. Audrey lovingly made a "cake" decorated with cinnamon and sugar sprinkles for Grandpa's birthday. The best part was when Audrey said "Grandpa eat it." And, like a good Grandpa, he did take a bite. Now, that's love.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Deep in the Heart of Texas

Dallas 07

Sloan & Piper headed to Dallas to catch up with some great friends. First, a visit with Margie, Noah & Micah. Thank you to Margie & Noah for lunch and to Micah for the kisses.

Then, off to the Kraus House to meet the boys, Zachary & Aaron, who were born in March. Heather figured out that we've known each other for 17 years! And, it was a bit surreal hanging out with our kids. After many hours of swapping stories about sleep, spitup and poop, Heather asked what we used to talk about before we had kids. Hell if I remember!

We finished off our trip with a lovely lunch with Margie. Good luck with commuting to Austin this year.

We wish these friends were closer so that we could to this more often. We're looking forward to the next time.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Cooper Lake

Camping 2007

We went on our first family camping trip. Audrey was so excited to sleep in a tent. She got dirty and played in the lake. Piper loved being outside all day. We had great company - Jill, Darren & Sai, Eriko & Miya, and Johan and Thom (his nephew from Belgium).

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Baby Avik

We had a visit with Baby Avik and his parents. We're so glad to meet him and can't wait till they move back from Hawaii. Aloha!
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Friday, August 03, 2007


Oregon 2007

We just got back from a whirlwind trip to Oregon. We showed off Piper to the Eugene clan, who hadn't met her yet. Teddy had his 20 year high school reunion. And, we had some fun in Black Butte with Brent, Katherine, Lillian & Landry. The kids did great in the car and slept a lot during the 5+ hour drives.

Piper's so strong and just dying to get moving. She's so frustrated that she can't crawl yet, not that she's not trying. You'll see the results of her attempts in the pictures. She's fully recovered, by the way.

Monday, July 09, 2007


Leavenworth 07

We headed up to the mountains for a little R&R. Unfortunately, Teddy & Audrey got sick, but they hung in there. This is the same group that we went to the mountains with last winter. I included some pictures from that trip for comparison. Kids grow fast!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The Chongs Visit

Jin, Su Jin, and the girls stopped in for a visit on their way to Edmonton.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Take Me Out to the Ball Games

We had a busy weekend of ball games.

First, the Sounders on Saturday night. Then, the Mariners on Sunday. Audrey's still saying "Audrey no like Mariner Moose."

Ball Games June 07

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

I sit, therefore, I am.

Can you believe it, Piper's almost 6 month's old!

Piper June 07

Monday, May 21, 2007


Things continue to be busy with us. We ended April with a 2nd birthday party with our PEPS group at the Children's Museum. Click on the photos below to see what we've been up to.

PEPS 2nd Birthday

Audrey and Piper are growing closer everyday and get such a kick out of each other. Their favorite thing to do is make each other laugh.

May 2007

We just got back from visiting Kathie and Colin in Maui. Thanks for a great time. Audrey loved playing on the beach but was a little scared of the ocean. She was brave and made it into the water a couple of times. Piper slept like a champ at the beach and learned to roll over at Tutu's house. We had a great time but, boy, it's harder to travel with two kids!

Maui May 2007

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Two Years Old

Audrey turned two! Thanks to all of our family and friends (near and far) who helped make her birthday so special.

Audrey's 2nd Birthday

Friday, April 13, 2007

100 Days

Piper turned 100 days today. She's happy, healthy, and strong. We'll be celebrating tomorrow with some champagne and duk (Korean rice cakes).

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

April, Part 1

April is a busy month with lots of birthdays and activities. Teddy turned 38, we visited the zoo, Sai turned one, and we hunted Easter eggs. Click on the picture below to see the full album.

Easter 2007