Thursday, July 28, 2016

More Pictures from WA, OR, and CA

Our long summer trip has ended and we are all safely back at home.  We had a wonderful time with family and friends.  Here's lots of pictures!
I crocheted ponchos for the girls (Aubrey and Piper too) and a hat for Zane :)
Riding the slug at NW Trek with Zane!
AMAZING view from our hike in Mossyrock
On the trail with Nana, Grandpa and the dogs
The trail went trough this pretty stream
The waterfall!
The trail went right under the waterfall!
Zac and his dad went up in the plane with Greg to spread Buppa's (Zac's Grandpa) ashes on the coast with Nana's.  John got to fly a bit!
Silly cousins at Emily's wedding
On the deck at the wedding.  Kate and Kyla are twins!
Vawter/Ireland/Hobbs picture at church.  We recreated our picture from 2 years ago in the same spot!
The beautiful Oregon coast on the way home
Little trail to stretch our legs in Oregon
We are in CA!  Climbing a redwood!
We spent some time exploring a little bit of Redwood National and State Parks
I LOVE the Redwoods!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Summer Break in WA - Week 1

The kids and I made it safely to my parents river house in WA!  We've had a great time visiting cousins, especially Jackson, and rocking out to the awesome music at Grandpa's retirement party.  Here's some pics:
Ice Cream in Eugene, OR with Ms Krista!
Happy Auntie!
Jackson loves the blanket I made him!
All the Lathrop cousins - in jammies watching a show
Listening to Grandpa's band
The Composite's - best classic rock band around! (my Dad is on the far right, rocking the bass)
Keanan kayaking the river!
Tomorrow we head to Auntie Ann and Uncle Brian's house in Graham.  We also get to visit with the Vawter side and see Zane!

Monday, July 4, 2016

Windows, Paint, a Puking Kid, and Happy 4th of July!

Happy Fourth of July!  We are celebrating our country by playing Legos while listening to John Philip Sousa marches.  Later today there will be swimming, corn on the cob, patriotic fruit pizza, sparklers and pop-its, and watching big fireworks from the roof!  Happy Birthday USA!

We've had a bit of a crazy week.  Not only did we wrap up Maker Camp, the summer Bible study I was leading, and swimming lessons for the summer - we got new windows in the house, the outside of the house was painted, and Josh moved back to WA.  To top all that off, Keanan woke up in the middle of the night Saturday night puking and has been down and out all day.  He seems to be on the mend now.  Please pray that no one else comes down with it.  We can't leave for WA on Tuesday if someone is sick!
Poor Keanan!
Josh's room has become the Lego room
Our house at sunset with new windows and new paint!
In other news:  Zac has a new job!  This has been in the works for quite a while, but I am now able to share that he is working at Ot.to   Yup...self driving semi trucks!  Here's a video: