Wednesday, November 30, 2011

volcano time

carson working on his duck calls
i spy a volcano

chris is really strong
we were able to spend all day friday outside thanks to the beautiful weather.  we saw mount st. helens, took a little hike through the woods, and played at a park in kelso, washington.  this was brooke's third time to mount st. helens and the first time there were no clouds covering it, so i guess we were pretty lucky to get such an amazing view.  it was a great day of hiking and playing to work off that delicious thanksgiving dinner!


we had an awesome thanksgiving break in washington at chris (rich's brother) and lindy's home.  thanks so much chris and lindy for letting us take over your place for the weekend!  i have tons of great pictures thanks to some gorgeous weather, a fun day trip to seattle and really adorable nephews.  i'll start with a photo shoot of our nephew hunter... 
precious boy
"happy thanksgiving!!!"
hunter and rich concentrating hard
more pics to come...

Saturday, November 19, 2011

check out rich's latest bike project on his new blog!  he goes into more detail than i usually describe on this blog, so it may be interesting for those who use more technical terms than just "doodlebug".  :)  the video at the end is my favorite.  our neighbors have become the biggest fans of rich's projects and can also be found hanging out in our orange garage about as often as rich is there.  enjoy!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

halloween a little late

i really love the x-men movies so when our nephew had a superhero birthday party earlier this year, there was no question who we would be! we maybe recycled our costumes for halloween a few weeks ago. it did still take some preparation- rich had to grow a beard and i had to find red hair. my halloween costumes from now on will be based around this red wig. ;) happy late halloween!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

exploring time

we checked out the wetlands in vegas yesterday. yep, there are wetlands in vegas! we basically had the whole place to ourselves which was pretty awesome. it was beautiful! thank you google earth app for helping us to not get too lost... it was quite the maze of trails!
our very own delicate arch
i don't know why but i really wanted to hug this giant beaver. so sunny