Waddle it be? The BIG moment!

Here is the whole group. And yes NO one knows. So you literally see their initial reactions as the balloons are released. I encourage you to click on the photos to enlarge them so you can really see the reactions. They are priceless! I also love that those to the left of the box in […]

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day eight

*a photo that makes you laugh* this photo will always make me laugh! taken in February of 2009 at a fundraiser my sister started called “Dance Through The Decades: Dance-a-thon.” procedes benefit Children’s Miracle Network. we dressed according to decade. can you guess which we were from? during the first year of this fundraiser my husband and […]

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Kids Taking Photos For Kids

We’d like to invite you ALL to the Kids Taking Photos For Kids “Final Hour Auction” on May 13th 2010. Tonie Duchemin, Miss West Sound 2010 is hosting, in conjunction with Christ the King Acadmey. This fundraiser benefits Childrne’s Miracle Network, and all your donations go right toward this great cause. It will take place […]

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The FIRST ever Miss West Sound

Tonie Duchemin, our sister, was crowned the FIRST ever Miss West Sound on February 20th 2010. She will go on to compete at Miss Washington July 9th and 10th at the Highline Performing Arts Center in Renton. Here she is during competition… Friends, family, and past titleholders all turned up for the occasion and to […]

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Our girls this Christmas!

Ipa-Mae, Marely-Moe, and Dosey-Doe are truly “our girls” and have become such a part of our lives. Just had to share a few favorite holiday photos! These photos of Dosey were taken by our friend Douglas, from Ireland, when he was visiting. He really imortalized her personality in these shots. 🙂 Tonie really captured Moe-Moe […]

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Summer 2009

Viking Fest 2009 – Tonie Duchemin Miss Northwest with Heidi Nicks Miss Poulsbo In the parade in Megan’s little VW convertible, she saved the day! Miss Poulsbo 2007 and Miss Kitsap 2007 Reunited in the Viking Fest Parade 2009 – driving Miss Northwest 2009 – Tonie Duchemin! Hiking Green Mountain in June of 2009 What […]

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Miss Northwest 2009

Tonie was chosen Miss Northwest 2009 as a part of the Sweeper pageant this year. Because she was Miss Pierce County’s first runner up she was eligible for this pageant just a short while later. We were so proud when they announced her as the new Miss Northwest 2009. She’ll be competing for the title […]

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Dance Through The Decades – fundraiser for CMN

Tonie, our sister, is competing in the Miss America Scholarship Organization this year and her community service platform is Children’s Miracle Network. The event raised over $3,000 far exceeding Tonie’s goal. She was so overwhelmed. Ben and I raised the second most money, only second to the Seattle University Baseball Team boys. Here Tonie is […]

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Geocaching Adventures

We love to geocache! Below are some adventures we have had with family. For those of you who have yet to experience geocaching yourself – I explain it has “high tech treasure hunting.” You use clues and coordinates (on a GPS device) to find caches that are planted all over the world. When you find […]

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