Tuesday, December 24, 2013


we are tracking santa via norad.org.  great website that gives us real time updates!  that santa sure is amazing and what a sleigh!  and those reindeer are in turbo mode tonight.
luca thought that feeding the reindeer was way more important than feeding santa.  good call luca!

Friday, December 20, 2013

oh happy 5th birthday luca wayne erbeck

we love our little big man!  he's such a charmer, and so fun, and the only erbeck who is always in a great mood from the second he first opens his eyes in the morning.  way to be luca!
mad props to our dear friend heather keeling at hvk photo...truly a talented photographer.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Luca's 5th bday party

we celebrated luca's birthday party just a few days early this year.  we started with cupcake decorating at his preschool (btw, luca is the one who decided he had to have pink frosting and sprinkles), then off we went to soccer and the bouncy house mania with pizza and cake!  we had a great time and i am really thankful for all of our friends who made it out to a mid-week evening party.  we really appreciated the effort.  luca had a blast, and i couldn't have been more pleased...it was his first ever FOR REAL birthday party complete with the friends of his choosing.  happy 5th birthday to my big boy!
sophie and magnolia (not THE magnolia, obviously) at the birthday table with luca- his choice!

the birthday team at the bouncy house. a bunch of animals for sure!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

woodland park zoo wildlights!

while grandma and grandpa were in town, they took us all the the woodland park zoo wildlights!
it was a rainy night, but we are from seattle,  so what's a few drops?  it was actually a torrential downpour, but miraculously it cleared once we entered.  we had the place to ourselves and enjoyed the awesome lights, "snowball" fights, bubble snow, a ride on the carousel followed by a pizza dinner.  good times!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

determination, defined

Monday, December 2, 2013


a friend of ours sent me this link...which talks about cyclocross in the pacific northwest.  it's extra cool because it has a picture of me racing, and a picture of the kids cheering!