Category Archives: Family

Mike Montgomery

Drew’s friend Mike taking doing some pretty cool stuff on the scooter.

Drew’s Summer Video

Don’t know how to upload vimeo to wordpress so:

Click on the link to view Drew’s Summer Video.

Drew Lichty at the Renton Skate Park

Drew Lichty

Celebrating a birthday 3 months late

Drew’s birthday is on December 24th. We really do our best to try and separate it from Christmas. We plan events that are birthday specific. We use birthday wrapping paper. We have specific events with family on Christmas eve that is supposed to be birthday only (not always successful). I even do my annual (Dad take Drew to) birthday for his birthday. I do the birthday thing with both my kids on their birthday. Nothing stops this. I’ve done it every year of their life.
So, why did I find myself feeding 9 15 year old boys tonight (March 6th) at the skatepark in celebration of Drew’s birthday?
Quick answer….there was a bunch of snow around Drew’s birthday that hindered a “friend” party. Now, I don’t think that is one of the earmarks that were just shoved in the first round of legislation under our new Preslebrity. Nor was it an executive order. My kids believe they have a right to have a “friend” birthday party every year.
The other reason might be that Drew has been restricted for 3 weeks due to grades and this was his last ditch effort to squeeze out of restriction for one night.
Either way….I got to play the cool dad. Driving the boys to the skate park. Listening to noise coming out of the radio that I couldn’t recognize much less enjoy (I sound like my dad), & buying them all pizza, soda, & Slurpee’s. It was a great fun night. I love it. I’ve got a great kid. He’s smart (just needs to do schoolwork to his potential), talented, great skater, loyal friend, fun to be with, & my guy.
Happy Birthday Drew

Drew Lichty




Sharing the giving of thanks with family

We’re celebrating the giving of thanks with Brenda’s brother and his wife Roxanne.  We ate Turkey at noon….visited Starbucks at 4PM…..watched the traveling pants 2….and now we’re just lounging.  Spending the night the doing some shopping and visiting Grandma Coggins in Mt. Vernon tomorrow.

My Birthday

My birthday was last week.  Specifically Sunday, October 19th.  I had a great birthday.  The day before my family took me out and we went bowling (Brenda beat me), then dinner at CPK, & to a movie.  Nothing better than hanging with my wife and two beautiful kids on my birthday.

I’m 41 years old now.  Wow, tha’s old!

My neice.

Click here to read a post by ROXX about my niece.  Too cute!

What do I do that reminds my mom about my birth mom?

Finally…schools back in session

School starts back up for Drew & Brooke tomorrow.  Finally.  I’ve enjoyed the summer but they just need more structure back in their diet.  A couple cool things to reflect on this summer.

Drew spent a week with Grandma & Grandpa Pearson

Brooke Spent a week with Grandma & Grandpa Pearson

Brooke played lots of Fast-pitch Softball

Brooke played with her friend Alex a lot

Drew skated about 10 hours a day for a month straight?!?  (that’s Michael Phelps kind of commitment)

They both did Church camp

We went camping at the ocean with family

We went to Yakima over labor day weekend with family

I went to Leavenworth on a staff retreat

Brenda went to the US Open in NYC.

So the summer is over and it’s time to clock back in.  Thank God for a safe and fun summer…please help the kids to represent, grow, learn, & survive middle school/High school this year.  Drew is a 9th grader and Brooke is all over the 7th grade.

I love my kids.

Brooke the Cook…Meat Sandwiches….Kapawee

Brooke’s online cooking show.   In partnership with her friend Ashlee at ifood.