Sunday, July 8, 2018

A Few Pics from PA

Tuquan Glen, Lancaster County, PA
Baltimore by boat & Fort McHenry (Star Spangled Banner), and thank you to an aunt who hosted us overnight.
Baltimore Waterfront. The National Aquarium is amazing, but blah, I got no great pictures. I am seriously camera rusty.
Off to Longwood Gardens. Amazing. Fascinating. Magical.
These girls got to spend some time together while the boys were at rock camp.
Love these dear friends so much!
A conservatory the size of a Costco. Swoon.

One drop off at camp picture was all I got.

Spring Pictures in Oregon

This nifty little plane has been a huge birthday hit!
A glorious hike at Cascade Head with the Coast Guard at play, or rather practice.
A free Thorns game at Providence Park.
Spring goat babies

The birthday boy!
What's that you say?

Hanging out in Olympia, WA.
At the British Royal Museum in Victoria, BC. 

No...we did not try for tea at the Empress!
Adorable, as was the Canadian exchange rate.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Welcome to the Nut House

 I picked up this sign for the house. 
It aptly fits this season of our lives.
Winter fell slow and then hit hard with 9" of snow around the last bits of March.
Tomorrow we hit 80 degrees, so they say.
 While winter, they got in lots of ice skating
 and even more downhill skiing and snowboarding,
along with some agate hunting on the Oregon Coast.
 Then spring made her first appearance inside an Aunt's barn.
The real deal, that spring weather.
Before we sneezed, thirteen rounded the Easter bend,
throwing us for a loop. 
What a ride it's been, this year.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

On the Eve of Winter

 On the eve of winter, the world feels askew. 
Surely Mary felt: 
the wrong birth, the wrong time, the wrong place, the wrong world.
In her dark times, she was embraced by few.
 In our dark times, we walk Advent together.
We laugh.
 We dance.
 We embrace.
We walk. 
Seeking bravery,
and boldness.
We trust for a guiding light in these dark days.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Summer into Fall

The things we do to motivate play.

Shells, not other stuff....

Alsea River

Always, lots of soccer. 

Portland Fall Classic