Friday, June 11, 2010

Washington State in June

Solo Point, this is where the Bear starts his PT. Quite an uphill run from here. We saw lots of itty bitty crabs, a jelly fish, and millions of barnacles at low tide.

Up the hill to the old Insane Asylum. Glad it wasn't still there or they may have wanted to keep me.

At the entrance to Mt. Rainier. Have to love camera's with timers. Am I really this fat, it must be the camera lens?

Paradise on Mt. Rainier, or it will be after the summer thaw. We looked at the beautiful pictures of this spot on the internet and didn't think about the fact that those pictures were taken at a much later date. We did get to see the Mountain from a distance, which not everyone gets to do in June.

In the grove of the Patriarch's with the 1000 year old trees (yep abe and I felt right at home).

One goonie girl enjoying the view near the Goonie rock's on the 25th anniversary celebration of this historic movie...

Enjoying the views at bridal veil falls with one of our favorite people.

Right from WOW...

Beautiful ripe berries over a fast running stream.

Seattle Temple (Just in case you can't read the words on the sign)

We had some time to kill before we got to the airport and we found a brown sign showing us the way to a scenic place. So we drove off the freeway and found the "Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection". The price for the tour was within our budget (free dollars) so we parked and strolled among some really cool Bonsai trees. This one is over 400 years old. Well worth your time if you are ever just a little south of the Sea Tac Airport and have some time to kill.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

January to May

Resting on a 7 mile hike in January

Abraham boys never run out of energy even after our long hike

A day to remember in February

Building Snow Persons in February

Sledding on a perfect day

Ski bunny??

Welcome Boy Four to the family in March

Working up hunger on ice cream for Easter

Just swinging on Easter

First Easter Eggs

Boy cousins

Smiling Boy Four in April

May at the Zoo - Madison the tour guide

Resting near the petting zoo

Saturday, May 08, 2010

The end of 2009

Happy 33rd Anniversary - Welcome Baby Boy Three to the family

Petroglyphs in November

Coloring for Thanksgiving

Temple Lights in December

Hiking South Mountain last week of December


We decided to put new windows in our summer home, so we had someone come and measure them. Since there were quite a few sales, we got them cheaper than we thought we might. So, we are replacing 16 windows. This should be a great thing right?

They were scheduled to come and do the install on Thursday. I knew they had my cell number so I went to work early to get a few things done, they would call when they got the the house right??? Anyway I didn't get a call so I decided that I must have given them the wrong day. About noon I found out that my phone was not working that morning and I had over 6 voice messages - 3 were from the installers. So plan B, they would come Friday morning. Friday afternoon abe was leaving for the Father & Sons and I had thought I could take the girls out and do something fun. Not with installers here, so Friday night they finally left at 7 and I went and bought something for supper. I did take the dog for a walk and scared the installers as they didn't realize that I had taken the dog and they were looking everywhere for him.

Even better, they wanted to come back at 6:30 am Saturday morning, so no sleeping in on this day. Since this house was built over a period of years, none of the existing windows was installed the same. The installers have really gotten frustrated, but it will be great once it is done.

I can't go too far from home today as they are here. Can't really do anything in my house either, and can't even relax and watch TV. Oh, well abe should be home soon so at least I will have someone to talk to. Poor, poor me..