Monday, May 25, 2015

Salmon Fishing 2014

I was setting up a list on the sidebar of my favorite videos we've made over the years.  As I was doing that I recognized there were two that I never did post.
The first I'll post here is from the summer of 2014.  We had a great time harvesting and processing our salmon and Quentin put together a video showing all the fun we had.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Tree Climbing

 We stopped to visit the Martin's on our way back to Nondalton.  The kids decided to climb trees in their front yard.

 Caleb did quite well, but he was a little too short to make it up.

 Quentin, on the other hand, was a little too tall.  He couldn't quite fit between the trees to leverage himself up.
Joshua got a ways up, but couldn't quite reach.
 Anna has always been an avid and able tree climber.  I don't see her out climbing trees nearly as often as I used too, but the temptation to show the boys how it's done was just too great...

 She gracefully shinnied up the tree in no time flat.

 Inspired, Joshua stretched like he didn't know he could, and made it up beside her.
 And then past her as he was able to use her as a ladder.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Visiting the Williams and Grandma Effie

We traveled through a snowstorm up to Estes Park, CO and spent some time with our friends the Williams.  They took us to the largest YMCA in the world where we had lots of fun playing volleyball.

 They also have a roller skating rink.
 Josiah was whipping around the rink while Sarah was fighting to maintain her balance.
 It's obvious that Bo must have spent some time at the roller skating rink in his youth.  He's pretty good :)
Bo's beautiful wife Sandy watching the skaters and holding Ronen.
Caleb playing shuffleboard.
Sarah kept Ronen happy on the sidelines.

We had an awesome time visiting with the Williams and then we headed with Dayton and Abigail and Ronen to the beautiful prairies of North Dakota.
 The sunset on the farm in North Dakota.
 It was a true blessing to have both of our grandsons and daughters together again.  Zadok had already grown quite a bit in the three weeks we were apart.

Joshua and Zadok
 The guys helped Grandma clear out some more of the trees that fell down in the windstorm.
 I think they enjoy driving the loader.
 Anna taking a selfie atop the tallest silo :)
 The view is incredible!

 The four generation picture with spouses.
 The whole crew with Grandma Effie.