Sunday, August 31, 2008

The B's went over the mountain

Well, we went around it anyway. It's a longer drive than we expected to get to the other side of Mt. Rainier. But, despite the slight drizzle, it was a beautiful day for visiting the grand mountain. On this day she modestly veiled herself in clouds and fog. From under the mists, the icy rivers spilled from high above through meadows of alpine blossoms and firs. Here are some pictures of our adventure.

Friday, August 29, 2008

My little "maids"

Our darling little helpers, always willing (actually, they beg for my "broomers") to do menial tasks around the house!
It's good to be back! In case you missed us, our computer temporarily "bought the farm". But, it "sold it again" (came back to life) through the diligent and ingenious efforts of my sweet husband. I never knew he was so computer savvy! (No, I really wasn't going to say "geek".)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Nebraska birthday

Grandpa Great is celebrating 90 years! We spent the weekend in Grand Island, Nebraska to join the fun! We played at the park a lot during our stay; and the girls (as you can see) had a blast! It was such a great time to relax and catch up with aunts, uncles, cousins, and all the family. Happy birthday, Grandpa!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Our first camping trip

We wandered up I-90, not sure where we would stop, and decided on this little campground near a sparkling creek named Tinkham.

Setting up camp with our little helpers.

What a cozy little spot!

What treat did she find? A rock? Fir cone?

It's much easier to inflate the mattress while wearing a pirate's eye patch, you see.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Hand-crafted goodies from Grandpa and Grandma

Grandpa built a beautiful new sandbox! I think he enjoys playing just as much as the girls. =)

Sweet raspberry jam from Grandma's kitchen...

lovely pillowcases for my black and white bedroom...
and an exquisite handmade stained glass vase!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Super heroes to the rescue!

I am one of the fortunate few women who has not one, but two personal superheroes to help me around the house! Super Raegan is always on the look-out for someone in need of her assistance. Perhaps a cat needs to be rescued. Over-abundance of food laying around? Never fear, Super Morgan is take it off your hands! (She does not appear to approve of the identity chosen for her. Or maybe her tights are just bunching.)

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Saturday in Sequim

We took a lovely, sunny drive to the lavender capital of the world, stopping at Purple Haze to purchase some deliciously fragranced herbs. We then lunched at the old grain elevator that now houses a nice Mexican restaurant. With our tummies full, we drove a little further to feed some exotic animals at the Olympic Game Farm! We saw cute little prairie dogs, cuddly-looking bears who did tricks for their bread, elk who were not above putting their whole heads (antlers and all) inside the cars, and GIANT bison who slobbered up the windows in anticipation for their treat. We allowed only a crack to slide the slices through for them since the babies were a little frightened (OK, I admit Mama and Daddy were a little nervous, too.) I did get a little bolder at the end, and touched one bison's wild, woolly hair-do. What amazing creatures God imagined!