Monday, June 30, 2008

Dad (Moore's) visit

We had a great visit with dad. He was able to stay for a couple of days while Ariana was in Juneau visiting friends and mom was in Oysterville finishing up her book. We were able to fit in a couple of hikes...share some good meals, and the guys got a game of golf in.

I had to work one evening- so Johnny and dad played a game of golf. This is them practicing in the yard before they went.

(ok, so it's a posed shot...but you get the idea :) )

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Summer Vacation

I had my last day of the quarter yesterday! I can finally simplify my life and Johnny and I get to spend more time together. This quarter was the first time I have ever worked and gone to school full time. I wasn't sure how I was going to make it...but with lots of self-motivation and an amazingly supportive husband (who took up much of the domestic duties as well) really helped me through the quarter. I found out yesterday that I got all A's too!!!! It was definitely a test to my multi-tasking skills. And Johnny was soooo supportive. I think that he too is glad that I am done for a couple of months. I have today off from work and I am already finding myself antsy in all my spare time...I guess the house needs a good deep cleaning!

Summer adventures planned for the next few months:

my dad (Moore) is coming this afternoon for a couple of days. I have the next two days off so I'm hoping to get a hike or two in.

Over the 4th of July weekend (next week) we are meeting the Moore family (Peter, Naomi, and Kale bug) in Coure d' Alene for a camping adventure.

At the end of July we are going to Galiano Island off of Vancouver, BC with some friends whose parents have a timeshare cabin out there.

The second week of August we are meeting the Moore, Roth, Bomford-Moore, and Kurkinen family at the Oregon coast for a grand adventure reunion.

I'm not sure what we are going to do for it yet, but we will be celebrating our 2nd wedding anniversary on August 18th!, two years fun :)

At the end of August we will be flying to Colorado for one of Johnny's buddies weddings. We are hoping to stay a week there and see family and friends for good period of time.

And then somewhere around the 2-3 week of September I start up my 2nd quarter.

Wow, when I write it all out... I really can't get away from "busy". It should be a great summer though and we are really looking forward to spending a good chunk of time with family!

Sunday, June 8, 2008


Several months ago, Emily and I purchased some paint and a canvas from a hobby store- I was intent on using some more of my creative side. After a good amount of time procrastinating, I finally buckled down and painted a picture. It is a picture of a robin. I knew I wanted to paint something that would give off a positive feel to it, and I don't really remember how I came about choosing specifically a Robin, but I guess it is something that gives me a happy feeling when I see a robin outside because it means summer is getting closer. I am pretty satisfied with the way it turned out, and even more, I am glad to know that I am finally using these paints that have been sitting around for so long.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Mayne Island, BC wedding

Our friends from college, Jill Steel and Eric Rice got married on Mayne Island, BC last weekend. We went out for a long weekend to celebrate a beautiful wedding with them. We were able to to reunite with old friends and spend a long weekend away together.

The wedding site. Absolutely beautiful...natural..and a gorgeous day!

Exchanging of the vows

We parked our car at the ferry and took our bikes and packs over. We didn't get onto the island until 11pm Friday night and then had to ride around with head lamps on in the middle of the dark trying to find our B&B. Luckily the island only occupies about 600 people...but we were unprepared for the enormous hills! Heavy packs, pitch dark, never ending hills, and a foreign location = adventure :)

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Memorial Day Weekend

We went camping with our friends Gabe, Mary, Matt, Sarah, and Andrew up at Baker Lake for Memorial Day weekend. We didn't capture a whole lot of the camping in pictures, but the day before we left we went on a beautiful the snow!

Tired, soaking wet, and cold from an unexpected two hour hike in snow.

Can't complain when you have a view like this.

On the first full day we were there we all went exploring around the camp grounds and surrounding area.

Getting the cups out for dinner (really not this excited about it..but I felt like I needed to do something for the camera :) )

Johnny stretching before the hike.