Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Off to the Races!

A while ago, we took a little trip up to Grants Pass to watch the horse races.  It was the first time for any of us to go see horse races and it was pretty fun.  The best part was that we could have a noisy baby and no one minded at all.  In fact, people thought he was pretty cute!

All in all, it was a fun day!


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Scandi Fest

Last weekend we were in Eugene to pick up our darling Daisy and switch back to our car, and it was also the Scandinavian Festival in Junction City, so we, of course, went!  It is always fun to look at the crafts and eat some delicious food.

Don't Rock the Boat!

Baby Troll. . . their ears kinda match!

Grandpa and Baby O

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

National Parks

While on vacation for the family reunion, we managed to see four national parks in one week.  It was awesome!

First, we stayed the night at Great Basin National Park in Nevada, where we hiked up to see the Bristlecone Pine trees, which are thousands of years old:

Our next stop was at Capitol Reef National Park in Utah.  It was kinda stormy, so we didn't get to do much hiking, but the historic settlement of Fruta was really fun to see:

After we met up with family, we went to Canyonlands National Park.  We got to see petroglyphs and ruins, and we hiked to where we could see the Needles.  Someday we will have to do a longer hike and actually go in to the Needles:

The next day we went with family to Arches National Park and hiked to Delicate Arch.  It was hot, but fun and definitely worth it.

Someday we want to see all the National Parks, so we can now check these four off our list!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Family Reunion

This past week we had a great time in southern Utah reuniting with Clint's family.  Clint's amazing Grandma rented a lodge for all of us to stay in kinda near Moab where we got to ride 4-wheelers and paddle boats, visit national parks, and just hang out with family!  Here are some pictures of the festivities:

Play-dough was a big hit

Camping out on the deck

Hanging out with Great-Grandma

Hanging out with cousins

The Canyonlands group

Sleepy Baby

Uncle and Cousins

The Needles
Heading to Delicate Arch

Carefully enjoying the view

Clint got me to hike way out there!

My beautiful family


Clint, et al. on a float trip down the Colorado

Bedtime stories on the deck

Baby O laughing at Clint's cousin

It was a great week and we are sad that it is over, but are looking forward to the next reunion in two years!