Oh Canada

I love to post travel pictures, they are so fun to share and it reminds me of how much fun I had myself. At the beginning of August we celebrated our 2nd Anniversary by taking a trip to Vancouver, B.C. It was a first for both of us to visit Canada, and we enjoyed seeing the sights from the Olympics as well.  We got there on a Friday and took a bike ride around Stanley Park.  This first picture shows the downtown area behind us.

There were some pretty cool totem poles we stopped to look at as well.

This huge bridge was above us about half way through our ride.

We also saw the Ilanaaq, which you probably recognize as the emblem of the 2010 Olympics. When we first saw it I didn't believe it was the real thing, so it's a good thing that Cameron got a picture because I later realized it was the real deal.

After our bike ride we just strolled around the city, found a cute cupcake store, and walked by the ocean. Here I am by the harbor.

This is Cameron eating Lobster Mac, it was one reason that he was so excited for the trip because he wanted to try it for the first time. We ate at a cute little place called "Rogue."

Here is the Olympic Cauldron, both at night and then during the day, and it was nice because our hotel was just a block away and we could easily walk to see the Olympic stuff that was still around.

Isn't this a cool Orka? It's a sculpture that is made to look digital. Cameron's doing the same pose here.

So on day Saturday it was rainy all day, and after looking at some of the Olympic stuff we went to the Capilano Suspension Bridge. 

It was neat, you walked across the LONG bridge and then on the other side they had little paths you could walk on and other bridges from tree to tree that make me feel like I was visiting an Ewok village.

Yes, I was excited to be walking across the bridge.

I had to throw in both pictures of Cameron & I here because I think they are funny.

After we were done there we went to the Queen Elizabeth gardens. There were parts that were well cared for and other parts that seemed kind of dead (I didn't include any of those pictures).

I liked the way the rain drops were on this lily.

This picture in the large Quarry garden looking up toward the bridge.

And this picture is looking into the large Quarry garden from the bridge in the last picture.

These next two are from the small Quarry garden. I liked the Canadian flag design in the flowers as well as the sunburst design.

This is just another shot of the same thing but I had to include it because of the building in the top right corner. It's a restaurant named "Seasons at the Park." It was just a week or two after we got back from our short trip to Canada and we were watching "Psych" on USA Network. It's my favorite show and in the episode we were watching they go running into a restaurant and I pause the show and say to Cameron, "We've been there!" Turns out "Psych" is filmed in and around Vancouver, and I was right, they had a scene right here!! I felt so cool that I realized it, figured it out, and had been so close.

These statues were right across from each other so we each posed right across from each other.

Sunday we visited a few more Olympic sites. This is the countdown clock that they still have up.

After going to church and before we hit the road we also visited the Temple. It's brand new this year.

When we got to the border I was driving and the line was slow so Cameron got out and got pictures around the park.

As he was taking pictures the line started to move and I couldn't see him anymore, I started getting closer and closer to crossing the border. I called his cell phone but he wasn't answering so I honked my horn like I told him I would do to let him know he needed to hurry and he came running back right in time so I didn't have to leave him in Canada. :)

It was such a fun, short trip and we look forward to doing it again sometime!

Beautiful Baby

I made some fun little things for my new nephews Beckett and McKai. The first one is called a "Taggie Blanket" and is for little baby's as they start to hold onto things and play with different things it has different textures and colors. It has minky fabric on one side and flannel on the other, and was a fun little project for me.

These little things are pacifier clips that I saw on a blog and had to make because they are so cute, and relatively easy.

We took a trip down to Utah on July 15th to see McKai who was born just after midnight. Here's Grandpa Ron with McKai.

Here's proud Uncle Cameron. 

And here I am. I just love little McKai, and it was so fun to see him when he was still so brand new!

I also love this little guy who just wears me out when we play because he is so full of energy, he's such a proud big brother.

While we were there my Dad took Cameron and Ron out to the Rocket Garden at ATK.

And since they were out in the middle of no where (Promontory, Utah) they went to see Promontory Point.

And that was our fun and quick trip to Utah.

Beach Day

It's a shame that summer's over and we only had one "Beach Day" by the river but here's a few photo's of documentation.

We met up with the Blodgett's and started over on the Richland side of the river and had some delicious hamburgers and waded a little, but the bugs were ferocious so we headed over to the Pasco side of the river.  When we got over there the river was higher than we expected and there was 6 inches of water over the sand we planned to sit on....but we sat there anyway. 

Here I am setting up shop. It was really nice to sit with my feet in the water and read.

Here's a little view from where we were. Isn't it pretty, it's the 300 area of Hanford.

Here's Kyle and Cameron showing off when they realized I was taking a picture.

Ahh, the lazy days of summer.

A Wild Rockin Weekend.

First off, why didn't anyone tell me that my last post was posted twice?  Anyway, here I am in the middle of September and I really don't know how the summer got away from us?! I've done some procrastinating it appears but it'll be fun to put these pictures up.

Back on the 3rd of July we went to a cover band rock concert up in Moses Lake, it was called "Rumble in the Desert." Though I'm not a huge fan of classic rock I did recognize some of the songs. The pictures really tell the story. The first one here is of Cameron when we first got there.

We went with our great friends, the Russell's. Over the weekend of the 4th we did a lot together and it was just like old times when we lived right across the street in Kennewick.

Okay, I had to include this picture because it shows the Rockstar logo and the stage (and a guy with great hair and no shirt). For those that were there they know all about "Seeing Stars."

I just liked this picture of Cameron, he was taking the camera away from me, but I think it's a fun shot.

And here I am cheesing it up. It was an interesting, but fun day.

The ALL Green Post

As promised here I am for "Round 2" this week ;)  If I had to make a comparison I would say mowing our lawn for the first time was like getting a baby's hair cut for the first time, we took plenty of pictures and it was a momentous occasion even though it will be done regularly the rest of it's life.

Here's a few more "before" pictures.

These are our stones that lead from the porch to the garden, you can see how overgrown some of them are.

And here's a picture from the back of the lawn.

These are the red ants that I found eating our sod on the side of the house... there's a big indent down to the dirt, can you believe that?! 

Here's some cute lady bugs that I found in the backyard.

There was a whole family, I counted about 8 but could only get a few in the picture.

Here's a progress picture.

Another progress picture, about a half an hour later.

And everything was done in a little over an hour.

You can see the stones to the garden in this picture here.

And here's a bug's view.

I also made a fondant cake for fun this week and decided to make it a grass cake.