Friday, September 30, 2011

Visitors from the Islands

My brother and sister-in-law came to visit earlier this month from Hawaii and we hadn't seen them for a whole year! It was SO nice to have them here. Natalie especially enjoyed them!

Natie and I took them to the zoo one morning. I love this VIDEO of Natie and Michelle demonstrating their tribal dance moves while Brad plays the bongo drums.

Uncle Brad and Natie checking out the elephants

A picture of all of us together...and we're all smiling with eyes open!

Auntie and Uncle loving on Natie

Natie with Nana

Natie finally perfects her shaka :)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


We took our annual family camping trip to Bandon a few weeks back. Natalie really had a great time this year! We had beautiful weather and lots of fun with the family!

Here's Natie in her camping chair. It was sunny that day at the beach, but a little windy and chilly (if you couldn't tell from all the layers).

Natie with Poppy

Randy, Uncle Skip and Jenny enjoying the oysters on the half shell.

Dad and Brad

Aunt Joan, Lindsay and Mom

Natie with Auntie Chelle

Auntie Chelle, Natie and Nana

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Guess who started preschool today!!

This is the picture the school took of us. I'm excited for her, can you tell?

This was the art project they did. So serious.

Monday, September 12, 2011


Thanks for the sunflower, Mimi!! Look how big it is!

"Look Mom!!" A raspberry for each finger. :)

Friday, September 9, 2011

Zoo Visit

Natie and I took Nana and Poppy to the zoo a couple weeks back!

I find it really peaceful watching the sea lions swim. Even though they're blurry, I love how these pictures turned out.

My Dad was watching the one down below and Natie was watching the one swimming down.

Natie's new fascination is dinosaurs. She was so excited about the T.Rex she got.

Here she is on the train with Nana...and the T.Rex.

So glad we have such a cool zoo in Portland. What a fun morning!