Thursday, October 11, 2012


Now I have a trio of adorable jack-o-lanterns on my front steps,
and freshly toasted pumpkin seeds to munch on.
Fall is good :)

Monday, August 13, 2012

It's Not Summer...

Until the sprinkler comes out, and the spray of cold water delights and cools our children.

I hope they never outgrow these simple pleasures!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Hiking Another Day

Beacon Rock had been such a success that we decided to stick with the gorge and climb to the top of Multnomah Falls on our next afternoon outing. Although the climb was approximately the same distance, it seemed to be a slightly steeper trek; so none of us complained when we reached the top :)

 The view was impressive, but our favorite part was when we walked upstream a little ways and the kids went splashing in the water to cool off!

It was definitely a nice treat to get out into the beauty of the pacific northwest!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Beacon Rock, on a whim

Jenna has been in summer school these last two weeks, so we decided to use the three hours that she is at school in the afternoon to do things that we normally don't; things that aren't very wheelchair friendly.

I haven't brought the camera along for each outing, but I did when we decided (kind of last minute) to climb Beacon Rock in the gorge. We were even joined by a couple family members who didn't mind the last minute planning :)

In a day or two I will post pictures of a hike we did on another day...stay tuned :)

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Happy birthday Em & Ry!

We are SO glad to have you in our lives!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Warmer weather+water+cul-de-sac

Nothing like a little water play to celebrate the *slightly* warmer temperatures of spring :)

watch out for the girl weilding a hose!

Friday, March 9, 2012

How Do You Really Feel?

My son's illustration on his spelling list.
An artistic interpretation of how he feels about practicing his words????