Friday, December 17, 2010

Dining room mostly done (except the baseboards)

this is the dining room before, about a year and a half ago

this is half-way done with the walls painted and new curtains

this is the mostly final result, still needs base boards and a new light fixture


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Front porch visitor

camper life

exploring a tree at the campsite...looking for snakes

gotta remember to put the shower away before we hit the road

trying to roast the perfect marshmallow

yum! hot dogs for dinner
and Dad made pancakes for breakfast!

Camping Trip 2 - San Simeon Creek

our marine biologists pointing out some sea life,
mussel and barnacles
this sea star was precariously out in the ocean
we had the beach almost to ourselves

I love shots like these of the girls actually getting along

and shots like these of a girl and her dad

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Gearing up!

All got hiking shoes, hiking pants and day packs today. We're all ready to go out hiking again. Our first trip was across the River Park parking lots from Sports Authority to REI.
Kind of difficult to tell the difference between my feet and the girls; they are catching up!
Steve is the one with the hairy legs!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

First Camping Trip - Potwisha in Sequoia

Someone has been having fun here, but we figured
the water was a bit too chilly to try it.

Another rock-skipping lesson from DAD.

Happy family going hiking with me, again.

5 minutes after this was taken we saw a California King

Snake on the trail, and Rachel swore she'd never go hiking

ever again. Luckily, that only lasted about an hour and she
was back.

One of many piles of bear poo, but we
didn't see a single bear.

Champion rock climber, she learned it's much
easier with jeans on than in shorts.