Our Savior's love, shines like the sun with perfect light. As from above, it breaks through clouds of strife.

Sep 2, 2015

First Day of School

SJ- 1st grade
(she wanted a silly photo)
C, 3rd grade- entering Discovery Program
They both had a good day!  C says her teacher is "really nice" and SJ said her is "fun."  Sounds like a perfect situation for both of them.  :)

Hood to Coast/Rockaway Beach, OR

We went for a long weekend to Rockaway Beach, Oregon.  It was our first visit to the beautiful Oregon coast.  Greg was there to run in the "Hood to Coast" relay... from Mt. Hood to Seaside with a group of friends.  The wives and kids tagged along and played at the beach (or hid from the giant windstorm) while they ran and ran and ran.  

This is the starting line at Mt. Hood

This was supposed to be the finish line, but the beach had to be shut down due to high winds.  :(  Instead the teams ran across the finish line on a street just off the beach.  

We were so proud of Greg and his 7:30-ish pace for 3 legs of 5-6 miles each.  

Afterwards we ate pizza and played at "Fun Land."  Our kids think it was properly named.  

Busy Summer part 2

Here are a few highlights from August.  

Nicolle played tennis is the city summer league and celebrated the end of the season and new friends with a painting party.  

We went crabbing with cousins on Whidbey Island
Hiking and camping at Deception Pass

Picking wild blackberries and making jam

Hiking with friends to Greenwater Lakes (SJ arranged the pose for this photo... I love it!)

Girl Scout day camp for C and SJ.  They made new friends, learned new skills, spent lots of time outdoors, and wrote letters to and were on the lookout for fairies.