Saturday, August 30, 2008

The beach....Yeah!

Sad goodbyes to Kelly and family. Off we head to Terry's house. Down the Oregon Coast we go. We stopped briefly at a sandy beach on the way for the kids to get out and stretch...

Lynn ran right out to the water and was promptly knocked down by a wave. She was soaked but still smiling. Now trying to get back in the car to drive the rest of the way to Terry's house was another matter. :)

Micah enjoyed wading and letting the water pull the sand out from under his feet.

Jacob had a giant cut under his toe from a tent peg at Kelly's and wasn't allowed to take off his shoes. Poor little guy. He still found ways to enjoy the beach even with shoes and socks on.

Daddy and his Micah James. :)

Not just soaking wet but covered in sand....yikes.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Scenic drive along the Columbia River

Kelly and I struggled to find willing picure subjects. :) I did manage to sneak a few in.
Caleb and Lynn

I managed to catch Luke here when he stuck his head up.

Me and Jeff

I caught Jacob peaking trough this arch

Jacob and his Daddy

More Pictures in Oregon

Our picnic by the Bonniville Dam

Jacob and Luke

Looking way up and Jeff, Lynn and Jacob at the Dam

This fountain had spickets that said drinking water. I do hope the water was ok for Micah and Lynnie to drink

Kelly Marie and Lynnie Marie at the fish hatchery

Friday, August 22, 2008

????!!!!!!!! What horrible aberration of nature could this be?

Yuck! They are Pacific Lamprays.


Julee, I thought of you right away when we went to the Bonneville Dam fish ladders and saw these lamprays. I remember when we were here with Mom and Dad and how funny we thought they were.

On To Kelly's

Luke, Kelly, and Caleb

Next we drove down to Kelly's house in Oregon. It was good to see my sister and her boys. :) We were sad we didn't get to see much of Isaac or Terry because of their very busy schedules.

Jacob spinning around at the park

Lynnie and Caleb

Micah, Jacob, and Luke

Three cuties by the Columbia River

Yeah! We got to pick Jeff up in Portland so he was able to join us on our trip.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Wonderful Dale and Richard!

We enjoyed our stay with my Aunt Dale and Uncle Richard. They have a beautiful place up on San Jaun Island in Washington State. Dale was a trooper and had a big smile even while recovering from a surgery. The kids enjoyed finding crabs and and little sea creatures along the beach during low tide. Jacob was impressed that we could see Canada across the water. I wish we could have stayed longer. We love you Dale and Richard. :)

Richard and Dale


Me and the kids.

We could not get the kids to take a regular picture so Richard joined right in on the fun.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Ferry to San Jaun Island

Off we go to San Jaun Island after a 2 hour wait in line for the ferry.

My three cuties on their first ferry ride.

Enjoying the windy ride


Lone gull floating on log

Hi Mom...I see you!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Yellowstone in one day?

Yellowstone in one day doesn't do justice to God's amazing handywork. Micah loved the blue pools since blue is his favorite color. Jacob loved running along the wooden trails and was disappointed when we had to go back into the car without fully exploring each place. Lynn loved the geysers. I loved it all, especially seeing the kids having fun. :)

One of the lovely blue pools Micah loved

We saw Old Faithful but I didn't have my camera with me. Here is a smaller geyser we saw on the way.

Looking over a bridge rail

As we drove through a little town near the northern boarder we came across a herd of Elk enjoying the lawn.