Monday, October 18, 2010

School has begun........

First Day of School.  (August 13th)  I can't believe it, I  have a 4th grader and 1st grader. 
They were so excited to wear their new shirts that Papa had gotten them the week before.(Justice is the rage, as is animals on shirts!)
 Sean was able to help take them to school this year with me.  Fiona didn't even look back, she sent us on our way, but Aida was a little nervous and cried when we left.  It broke my heart when we left.  I was  a little surprised as she is so outgoing, but I guess we all get a little nervous every once in while.  I got a report back that she was fine within a few minutes after we left.....

Happy 10th

For our ten year anniversary Sean and I went to Washington DC for a long weekend. My mom came and stayed with the girls, so we could go.  I'm still nursing a Kellyn, so he came along for the ride.  It was a whirl-wind trip, but we had a great time.

The one exhibit we had to go see.  It didn't disappoint.

Our friends Amy and Phil who used to live in DC, told us not to miss Breakfast at the Eastern market.  It was a hour wait, but the food was great!

Library on Congress
Botanical Gardens

Lincoln Memorial.  The view was spectacular.

Capital Building 
Sean was being able to spend the day with his brother on our last day.

We can't wait to go back again.  We have a country of rich heritage.

And some more..........

Summer highlights.  Visiting the aquarium with Grandpa Jim.

Swimming. Lots of it! We even managed to so swimming lessons.
Going to South Dakota.  We flew to Denver at the end of our Oregon trip and took a family trip to Mt. Rushmore. (It is about a six hour drive from Denver to Keystone) Here we are at Reptile Gardens, with a tortoise that is 129 years old!
Bear Country.
I was a little nervous about the Bear sniffing at the car door! 
We were so glad that Sean was able to meet us, as he doesn't have much vacation time.  We had so much fun!

The  extended family at Bear Country. 

Growling like Bears!
Mt. Rushmore, It was amazing!  What a work of Art and dedication of Gutzon Borglum.
The Needles, the scenery of breath taking, but Narrow.

Custard State Park.  Stopping for a Picnic and some fishing.(A favorite pastime of the Moyer's)  There were lots of animals to see and sadly did not get any good pictures of the Buffalo herd because it was dark when we got stuck in the middle of them!
They were able to feed the mini Burrows that roam the park.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Some more Summer Highlights...............

Kellyn seeing some of his extended family for the first time on our Oregon trip.(June\July 2010)

Monkey Ryan, Gavin, Cooper and Kellyn
Kellyn with Uncle Rahul, Aunt Heather, Aunt Roopali.

Grandma lyn and Grandpa Bob with kellyn.  Uncle Mike and Aunt Pat with the girls.  We are so glad they stopped to see us in North Bend. 

Spending the day with Grandmie.  We were so glad she was feeling better.

Spending time at Glen Eden Beach.  It was Beautiful.

Sisters Oregon, Our annual trip to the quilt show.

Meeting up with Cousins the day of quilt show.  What fun!  Its the second year we've been able to do this.  Maybe this will be a new tradition for us!  Grandma Judy with the Girls the morning of Quilt show.

One of Sue Spargo Quilt's.  I took a class from her this year again.   She does wonderful hand Applique using wool and embellishment stitches and materials.  The second quilt was one my favorites on display on Saturday.