Thursday, July 8, 2010

Catching up

Okay, I know it's been a while since we've posted. You can blame it on a few different things; 1) Aly just hasn't been as willing to smile for the camera lately, 2) We've been too busy enjoying the nice summer weather (finally), and 3) I've been dealing with first trimester sickness.  That's right, WE'RE PREGNANT again! We should be welcoming a new baby around December 17th, just in time for Christmas. Thankfully, the morning sickness is over and I'm enjoying 2nd trimester now.

Here are a few pictures to get you caught up from the last month or two:

 We hiked Multanomah Falls.

We went to Wenatchee for my brother Matt's mission farewell. Good luck in Utica, NY! See you two years!

Aly makes folding the laundry so much more fun!

We endured a cold, rainy start to summer.

We took Aly to the zoo for her first time. She loved it! According to her, all the animals
say "ah..ah..ah..ah" like a monkey.

We went to a local u-pick farm and got 13 pounds of strawberries. I made lots of freezer jam and even some homemade strawberry ice cream. Yum!

We did some tide pooling and sand-digging at the beach.

And finally, we celebrated the 4th of July by hiking to Punchbowl Falls and Wahkeena Falls. We are going to miss the beautiful Northwest next year.

Also, not pictured, we have been working hard on our first "real" garden, thanks to our friends letting us use their land and water in exchange for a little back labor. We have enjoyed tons of fresh garden lettuce, carrots, peas, and broccoli and are looking forward to some more.