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Meadowwood Farm in January

We took a trip today to Meadowwood Farm to buy some raw milk, but they were all out. So we visited the animals, instead.

Photos taken with my iPhone 4S.
Edited with the app “fotor, photo effect studio,” using the “Warm Green” filter.


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December 20th: Baking, Friends & Movies

It was a full day…

Our babysitter, Allex, whom Phoebe loves.

We used this peanut bitter cookie recipe, with the suggestion in the comments to combine white, brown & powdered sugars.

(We went out to see reindeer with Stacy & Scout, but I didn’t get a picture of them because shy Phoebe was on my shoulders the whole time.)

The day wasn’t over yet! We came home and had a special after dinner treat: cookies & another Christmas movie!



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Dahlias and Pie

It’s been one of those days, filled with sunshine and sweet family moments, that I’d like to bottle up and savor for years to come. We woke early and made a pie to share with friends. Then we left for church; Phoebe fell asleep 1 minute from the building, so we downloaded a sermon to listen to in the car and hit HWY 16. We drove West until the highway ended in Gorst, turned around and headed back to Tacoma, through the September foliage and Washington evergreens. On the way back home, we detoured at Point Defiance Park, shared a sandwich at the duck pond, and explored the flower gardens. A lovely day.

PART ONE: Lemon Meringue Pie, made from scratch

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PART TWO: Dahlias in the Park

(For the record, we didn’t pick any of the dahlias at Point Defiance Park, today. But there was one on the ground, already severed from the stem; this is the one Phoebe is holding in the pictures, and afterwards, we placed it back on the curb of the flower plot.)

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^_^ Erin Wetzel

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Scenes from Phoebe’s first birthday

Good morning, Phoebe!


Breakfast & first taste of sugar.

Shy baby during her birthday song.

The moment she turned one year old…was perfect.

Decorations for the party.

A year in the life

Lots of photos!

Guests brought notes for Phoebe that we hung up. I requested that people write one of the following:
– A memory from the last year
– A favorite thing about Phoebe
– A wish for the coming year
I will work these into an album for Phoebe, along with the photos from the day.

My friend, Stacy, took photos during the party so that we could just enjoy ourselves. Thanks Stacy!! You can check out her photography on Facebook: Fox and Wagon photography.

Pooped out party girl ^_^

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Phoebe and the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

It was a gorgeous day: Phoebe’s last day as an infant! Saturday is her first birthday! So, what better way to spend her last day of infancy than at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival?! We drove up with my mom, my sister and my mother-in-law. Here are some scenes from the day. (I took way too many pictures. Apologies for the lack of curation)…

Me, Phoebe and my mom

My sister and my mom are both visiting for Phoebe’s birthday 🙂 Such a treat!

Phoebe had a blast touching the flowers. She was very gentle (for the most part). She’d touch the petals, reel back and smile or start talking to the sky. She was overjoyed at the tulip fields.

My mother-in-law was with us, as well. Can you tell where Phoebe gets her curly hair from?!

I love this beautiful picture of my sister and my 21-week-old niece who is in her womb.

Phoebe got a little overwhelmed.

But we let her get back to the tulips, and all was made right with the world.

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