Saturday, April 20, 2013

Spring Break Camping!

We had a fun Spring Break adventure of camping down the Oregon Coast.

Thanks to Jason's tarp set-up we stayed mostly dry during the downpours!

This was taken at Cape Disappointment before we crossed into Oregon.

Joshua has been studying about Lewis and Clark this year at school, so we made quite a few Lewis and Clark stops along our adventure.

Jason and I at the Astoria Column. It was quite a view from the top and a little windy! Joshua flew a glider from the top and it traveled for at least a minute in the wind. It was fun to watch.

This shipwreck is The Peter Iredale that is located at Fort Stevens in Oregon. We were the only ones in tents that night. It was wet and chilly, but we stayed warm and dry. The wind was blowing us off our feet when we went to check out the shipwreck!

We all loved the Tillamook tour - especially the ice cream at the end.

We went all the way down to Crescent City and stayed at Jedidiah Smith to check out the redwoods. We had the nicest campsite there, but didn't take a picture. I guess the camera went away for the rest of the trip because after the camping we traveled to Medford and visited with family and all ran the Pear Blossom. It was so fun to see everyone - wish I had gotten some photos. Maybe Grandpa Mike can send me some?!
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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Fun Times at the Beach

We have had an amazing Spring. The kids and I got out to the beach a few weeks ago for a picnic (Jason was out of town on business). Here are a few action shots. I thought I should add some pictures to the blog, since I haven't updated since Christmas :)
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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Christmas 2011

One of my favorite Christmas traditions - acting out the Nativity on Christmas Eve.
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Monday, September 12, 2011

Random Updates

I haven't blogged in so long, here's a few pictures and some random updates to go with them:
Delia started kindergarten last week. She loved her first week, but is home sick today. Her favorite parts are riding the bus and recess. We all miss her when she's gone, I think Eliza the most.

We had a great time with everyone during the family reunion. 12 of us did the Whidbey Tri together - such a fun memory. Here's a photo of lots of cousins coloring under the table Jason built for us last year and our rocket building materials up top. Too many fun memories - it deserves a post of its own, but it might not happen! We loved every second of having everyone here.

We ordered caterpillars this summer. I had wanted to do it when everyone was here, but the shipment took longer than I had anticipated. It was amazing to watch them grow and become butterflies and then let them fly away. Highly recommended!

Jason swam in the 1st ever Whidbey Adventure Swim. 1.2 miles in the Puget Sound - which I thought was so amazing since he had only started swimming this summer. The kids and I volunteered. It was a well-organized event and I hope I can do it with him next year. We'll see if I can get over my open water fears!Link

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Fun in Boise

We met our good friends the Pincocks for 4th of July in Boise. It was a long drive for a few days, but so worth it to see them! The kids got along so well - we wish we lived closer :) Can't wait to get together again next summer!
Delia and Annie striking a pose!

The boys playing a game of Settlers.

The girls playing a game of Snorta

Dinner at the Kodiak Grill - pretty much the longest wait for food ever and they weren't that busy. The kids lasted so well - Becca ended up bringing in some snacks to hold us over once we reached the 60 minute mark!
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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Joshua's Rocket Class

Joshua took a 3 day model rocket class last week. The first two days were spent building the rocket. They also did some other fun stuff like launching match rockets and making bottle rocket paper airplanes. And the last day we got to watch all the boys launch their rockets. The class was a lot of fun and the instructor was fabulous!

Joshua getting ready to launch.

Successful launch!

And we've got it back and put together so we can launch it again. Hopefully when all our Hunt cousins come for a visit!
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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Our Preschool Graduate

Delia came home from preschool today and told me that the teacher told her she could wear whatever she wanted to graduation this evening. And she clearly took that advice to heart! After the graduation Teacher Joan said she thought Delia's outfit was perfect for her because she's so unique. Delia loved going to preschool and is excited to start school with her friends in the fall.
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