Friday, August 22, 2008

FUN (Familys Unite in the Northwest) !

I've finally gathered some photos from the reunion at the coast! We all had a wonderful time and it was so special to have the whole family together. Most of the pictures are self enjoy!

These last couple of photos are a hike some of us did. It lead to a suspension bridge over a waterfall.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

A year of balance

We celebrated our 2 year anniversary on Monday! It is amazing how time flies when you are having fun :) We've both learned a lot these last two years, both in life and in each other. During our first year of marriage we both agreed that it was a year of learning each others expectations. This year we both feel that it has been a year of balance. We have balanced, school, work, finances, wants/needs, and time with each other. In all...I think we did pretty dang good! :)

We were fortunate enough to tag an extra day on our vacation with the family (at the beach) and stay at one of our favorite hotel/pub chains (McMenamins) on our way back. There was a lodge called the Grand Lodge in Forest Grove that we stayed at. Even though it was completely booked and our room was near the bar, and it was 100 degrees with no A/C and there were four weddings going on (pretty much at the same time) on the premises...we had a MARVELOUS time! We walked around and got dinner and then during the evening we enjoyed drinks and desert listening to a blue grass band. On Monday (our actual anniversary) we both worked during the day and then I made Johnny BBQ spare ribs for dinner. Ribs was the first meal I ever made Johnny when we were dating. Johnny brought me home flowers, a hand made card, and four Almond Joy candy bars hidden in the bouquet :)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Addysen Noelle

Isn't she beautiful!

I know the Harvey side of the family has been posting lots of Addysen, but I wanted to post a picture on our blog for those of you who have not seen this precious blessing. Please see Mom Harvey's link as well as Jeff and Noelle's link to view more fun photos.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Olympic National Park

We went to the Olympic Peninsula for the weekend. We were both really longing to get away and do a couple hikes/camp somewhere on Monday we started planning a trip to Olympic National Park. We had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed the diverse terrain in the park. We stayed the first night at Fairholme campground right near Lake Crescent. Johnny was able to get his line wet on the Sol Duc river on our way up to the Sol Duc falls. We went to Hurricane Ridge on Saturday and hiked along Klahhane Ridge. We both fell in love with the alpine country up was absolutely beautiful.

Windy ferry ride over to the peninsula.

Sol Duc Falls

Fairholme Campground

Lake Crescent

Fishing the Sol Duc river

Wildlife in the alpine

Hurricane Ridge