Saturday, September 26, 2009


Every summer we have plans to go camping.
And then the summer flies by.
And we haven't camped.
Summer may be over now,
but there's still a little good weather
to be enjoyed.
Last weekend, we headed up to the Gap
with our tent and our boat,
found the perfect spot
overlooking the lake,
and camped for the night.

Doug did the fire
and the girls did the cooking.
(I did the photographing!)

The night got a little chilly,
but when the sun came up,
my wonderful husband
started up a new fire
and cooked breakfast for us.

After we broke camp,
we took the boat out
for a bit of morning fishing.

London pretty much
never took her eyes off that bobber
(except to smile for the camera, of course).

She got a good lesson from dad
on baiting a hook.

Austin had all the luck this time.
He caught a trout and a perch.

There's not much that beats
enjoying the outdoors
and being with your family.
Love it!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Field trip

London's preschool class
took their first trip out.
They went and toured
the local fire station.

Her class, being made up of
mostly boys,
absolutely loved it.
Here, they got to check out
the inside of an ambulance.
Next, they climbed inside the fire engine.

Then a couple of firemen
showed them how they look
all dressed in their gear.

They learned they shouldn't be afraid
if a man wearing a big mask
comes to help them in a fire.

London loved it,
and even got her own
fire hat, which she has
since given me as a gift.
I'll be sure and wear it often. :)

Sunday, September 13, 2009


This guy was
plenty busy all night.
Weaving a work of art.
Amazing. And beautiful.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Just like riding a bike

It's a day in most of our lives
that we look back on and
remember vividly.
Jordan tried all summer long
and all those hours
of running along behind her
holding onto the back of her
bicycle seat
finally paid off.

She did it!!

She's getting lots of practice now

and loving her new found freedom. Yippee!