Friday, August 27, 2010

Allison's Maternity

We got these pictures done just in time. Baby Abigail was born a little early and newborn pictures will come soon.
p.s. Allison has the cutest little belly button

Monday, August 23, 2010

7.8 Portland

Oh my. It has been so long since I have blogged, it makes me cringe.
I am so far behind.
Good news, there will be a lot more of good stuff to come.

This was the last leg of our road trip. We stopped in Portland to visit my Aunt and cousin. Sweet baby Skye is getting so grown up. She was so fun to hang out with.
And of course, so was my aunt!
We went out for Japanese food (so yummy) then we to the Portland Rose Garden and walked around. Afterwords we drove around Portland a bit and went back to the house and play games. It was so great seeing them!
When we checked in our hotel, actually before we met up with my Aunt, we were greeted by some very friendly door service. I was impressed to say the least.
The next morning James and I spent some time shopping the "main" downtown part of Portland. We used the 'free' parking at the hospital down the street. I hate paying for parking. Such a joke to rent a piece of asphalt. Anyways. There were a lot of cute shops and buildings. I took more pictures, but nothing I was drooling over so this is what you get :)Oh. Before we were going to head back to California (which was on our way home) we ate at a little cafe.
REALLY yummy.

We tried to take a picture of ourselves with the self timer. hehe. Then some man who said he was a photographer offered to take our picture for us. I said, "Ha. What? We are doing it the easy way." He obviously didn't get my joke.
Did you get it?
Camera on bag=not REALLY the easy way.
He started to walk away and I was like I'm just kidding yeah can you take our picture.
I'll quickly finish by saying:
I loved every minute I got to spend with James. There is something so special about road trips. The unexpected {questionable motels and nights sleeping at the rest stops}
The time to think,
and stare at one another.

Us and the Yellow Banana
That concludes the road trip from July 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Jacob's two-year-old pictures taken in Moses Lake.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

7.7-evening of day 8

Our last full day in Moses Lake was sadly coming to an end. That afternoon some of us took Grandma out to lunch.
James and I went to the cemetery to see the graves/headstones of some of his relatives.
As we were heading up the road I saw some really cool looking crops.
We stopped to take pictures.
I took tons of pictures!
Mostly because I couldn't get the look I wanted.
However, I still love them.
We later found out they were onions *matured to go to seed*
I found that seed info on
here they are

It was also Gina's 17th Birthday.

I also wanted to include this picture of Grandma and Grandpas former
food storage
Pretty neat?!

A family tradition is to have a bonfire
bonfire we did.

These are shots from some marshmallow roasting attempts.
Attempt 1: Too hot-hide behind board
Attempt 2: bring fire out on a stick
Attempt 3: Start a small fire for perfect marshmallow roasting

Monday, August 2, 2010

7.7- morning of day 8

It was our last full day in Moses Lake and I really wanted to get some pictures of where James grew up.
Pictures that will tell a story.
A story
he can tell
to our children.
These are just a few of the many we took.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Oh Holy Blog List

Blogger can sometimes just not be so user friendly.
But guess what...
I have a smart husband and he figured everything out for me.

So now...EVERYTHING should be in working order. All you have to do is delete my old blog address and add my new one on your blog list. This will allow you to see it as "A Perfect Pair."

Let me know if you have any problems.