Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Potato Farmers

This was our first year to have a garden in our own yard.  Some veggies grew better than others, but overall, the raised bed garden was a success.  By far the most exciting harvest was the potatoes.  It was like digging for gold.  Aliah was so pleased with her bounty.  She gave a few of her choice potatoes to neighbors and friends and made us a delicious potato soup. 

In other news, Charlie has turned out to be quite a complementary addition to our family.  He graduated first in his obedience class and has been off leash in our yard with us for the past few weeks with no problems.  Thank goodness for faithful fur-babies!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Cama Beach

It's pretty great that a little over an hour in the car lands us in a little cabin on the beach.  Even just getting way for 24 hours feels like we are worlds away.

Isn't it amazing that all of the sea stars around here are brilliant shades of orange or purple?
Charlie guarding out pet-friendly cabin.   A little bird told me that while we were away getting the most delicious blackberry scones (Cama Beach Cafe), Charlie managed to get hugs from the neighbor boy, pets and kisses from the other neighbor Mama, and a hot dog from a neighbor Daddy.  All while ferociously protecting our cabin, no doubt. 
The girls now find familiar creators on the beach, shrieking in joy with each discovery.  They spent a few hours learning new things from the naturalist about the marine wildlife.
"When can we go back to the cabin on the beach, Daddy?"

Monday, August 12, 2013

Zip Line Video

We just returned from the most amazing family camp.  There were lots of opportunities for adrenaline rush like this zip line.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Annabelle Age 20

A couple days ago, Annabelle and I overhauled her room and I found this. 

"Me Annabelle Haigh when I'm 20.  Long hair and bangs.  I am singing at a theater with 500,000 people watching wearing a dress and holding a microphone.  Already singing in church."

May all of your dreams come true Annabelly!