Happy 3rd Birthday Charlie!

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Charlie, you’re three! And you are a delight. You are such a sweet boy.



You love Paw Patrol, ice cream, cars, going to the playground, oreos, snuggling and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. You would eat pb&j for breakfast, lunch, and dinner if we let you!



You’re a snuggler. You love to grab my face and smoosh your face into it with great affection. You’re innately polite. When I ask you to do something you don’t want to do you say “no thanks.” Haha. And you often say “thank you mommy” for little things like when I bring you a cup of milk.


You’ve become more verbal and rambunctious in the last year. You love to wrestle Sammy (even though it doesn’t usually end happily) and you love to jump and swing and yell and laugh. You’re very good with words and I love to hear you talk. You really want to go to school and often cry when both of your brothers are at school and you don’t get to go. You are so excited to start preschool in the fall.


You’re full of imagination and you often are lost in a world of play and pretend. I love to hear you play or sing to yourself. You are quick to forgive, quick to apologize and full of love. You are willing to share and take turns (most of the time). You take great delight in the world around you and in your relationships. You LOVE LOVE LOVE your brothers. And the rest of your family and friends too.


We all love you SO much! Happy Birthday Charlie Benjamin :)


May Newsletter


Here’s our latest update on all that’s been happening and what’s on the horizon. See samples of the comic book we produced for Mongolia! Click on an image below to see it in higher quality.

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Happy 5th Birthday Sammy!

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How are you five?! You are such a fun kid! The older you get the more fun you become.

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Speaking of fun, you LOVE playing games. You would seriously be happy to play board games all day long if you could. In fact, you’ve decided you want to be a board game designer when you grow up. And you really track the games and get the strategy. It’s pretty fun to watch your brain learn a new game… you’re super quick to pick things up.

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You love to swim and you’re super excited for swim lessons this summer

You love your family fiercely. You light up when you get to have daddy time. You love to snuggle mommy and you often say “I love mommy” over and over. You love to play with your brothers- whether it’s wrestling with Joshua or pretend play with Charlie or Sorry with them both. You love your extended family with the same fierceness and are so excited any time you get to see any of them.


I love watching you get absorbed in a project. You are focused, detailed and careful.

You’re probably going to grow up into quite a fashion lover. You love shopping and clothes and getting new clothes always brings you great joy.

You LOVE school. You are a learning sponge. You’re super excited to start Kindergarten next year and you’re especially excited to learn how to read. Whenever you have to miss school you are always disappointed.


You do everything big. And we love you. WE LOVE YOU SAMMY! Happy Birthday, buddy :)

February Newsletter


We’re halfway through the Frontier Comics Seminar and it’s going great! Click on the newsletter below to read it full size.

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December Newsletter

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Our last newsletter of the year. Happy Christmas everyone! (Click on the newsletter to view it full size.)

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November Newsletter

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Check out our latest newsletter to learn more about the upcoming Frontier Comics Seminar and the exciting project we’ll be working on with our students! (Click on the newsletter to read it full size.)

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September Newsletter

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We have returned back to Washington and are officially recovered from jet lag! We are excited to not only be home near friends and family but to head into a new season at YWAM North Cascades. Read all about it in our latest newsletter (click on the newsletter to read it full size).

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