Monday, July 29, 2013

Oinkers Update!

The piggies are growing and enjoying the sunshine!  The spotted piglet was the most curious. 
 Maddog gets to go sometimes and visit the piggies when I go.  But she doesn't get to go in the pen....
 and here's why....she is literally licking her chops and saying bacon!
This visit they all got sweet corn.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Biker Babes

What better way to spend a day then on a motorcycle trip with 4 girls! We decided to take a road trip and go where to road led us.  These two ladies entrusted Ashley and I to haul them around...Katie was a little skeptical but she ended up enjoying it! 
We ended up going on a 375 mile ride!

Stop off at Palouse Falls.
They had sprinklers on, how could I resist!
We made it from home to Washtunca, Palouse Falls, Waitsburg, Dayton, and Walla Walla!  What a day!

Friday, July 19, 2013

The Summit- 14,411

Brian and Lyndsy have been training to summit Mt. Rainier for last few months and their hard work has paid off.  They had a weekend of beautiful weather and an awesome climb.  
Mount Rainier is the most topographically prominent mountain in the contiguous United States and the Cascade Volcanic Arc, with a summit elevation of 14,411 ft.  
It is soooo cool that they made it to the summit and can say they have climbed Rainier! 

The first day was to Camp Muir at 10,000 feet.
 On their way up.
 Hiking the Muir snowfield.
 Camp Muir- see the boxy structure to the left of this photo- that's where they slept for the night.
 They could see all major mountains in Washington on their hike.

 Day 2 they hiked up to Ingraham Glacier for high camp.  The nights camp was set up in the snow, they hit the sack early to await their 12:30 am departure time for the summit!
 Puffy's on and ready to climb!  They started at 12:30 and made it to the summit at around 4 am for sunrise!  Their group had the mountain all the themselves!

Not everyone makes it to the crater at Columbia Crest an elevation of 14,411 feet!  Mt. Rainier is a volcano so there was steam coming from parts of the crater!  Awesome!
 Sounds like they had an amazing journey up the mountain and I am so proud of Brian for all his hard work and dedication! 

Sunday, July 14, 2013


What's is one of the best parts of summer? Beach camping on Lake Roosevelt...there is nothing like boating in to find your very own beach- set up camp and enjoy the serene scenery.  Lyndsy, Ashley, Hayden & Payton joined us for this little camping adventure.  We played in the water, behind the boat, relaxed, and soaked up the sunshine!
A beautiful sunset. 
Second best part of summer- campfires- roasting hot dogs, and eating smores!
We found our little cove had a perfect drop off spot for cannon balls.
This is not what you are supposed to look like....
That's more like it.