Showing posts from November, 2012

Pumpkin Season 2012

Have you ever thought about the Holidays? HA, of course you have.Not the usual way but I mean, have you ever thought about how one day suddenly becomes a week or “twelve days” of holiday?Well, it is not just the twelve days of Christmas and Thanksgiving weekend, Halloween is the same.Besides the usual Trick or treating there are other fun Fall activates families can do to “get in the spirit’.We choose to take a family trip to the Pumpkin Patch, carve pumpkins, visit the Woodland Park Zoo Pumpkin Smash and decorated spooky cookies.
We went a record number of days without rainfall this year in Seattle.As we entered the second week of October, I started to ponder wither or not there would be any mud at the Pumpkin Patch this year.As it turned out the weekend we had planned to go, the rain finally started to fall.There was defiantly a short of puddles for jumping but we did manage to find some dirt and get dirty as we adventured around the Pumpkin patch with Grandma Laura and Grandpa Mark.

Fort Vancouver

The first weekend in October we traveled south to visit Tyler’s brother Jayson and his wife Andalyn in their new home in Camas, Washington.They recently moved from Spokane so that Jayson can attend Chiropractor school in Portland.Knowing that his mandatory credit load is between 22-28 credits each quarter we knew that once his classes started he would have little free time for visitors so we planned our trip for the weekend before his classes began.We arrived Friday night after dark.However, we were still able to get in some play time & brownies and ice cream before bed.

Saturday Jayson made us breakfast and Andalyn packed us a picnic lunch and we all loaded up and adventured to Fort Vancouver, a United States National Historic Site.It was AMAZING.I bet we didn’t even get to see half of the place, it was so huge.When we first arrived we were in two-hour parking.We walked down to the airplane museum and went inside to check it out.It was beyond what we could have imagined.There wer…

End of Summer Fun

The third weekend in August, Tyler’s company held their first company picnic in 3 years.During my first pregnancy, Alaska Distributors was purchased by Columbia Distributing and there hadn’t been a company picnic since.Ironically, I remember  the details of the event because at the time Tyler’s brother Jayson worked for the company’s Everett warehouse so we went to the picnic with Jayson & Andalyn.   I also remember the event because it took place the Saturday before we found I was pregnant with Issac.The previous company used to hold an extra large BBQ in their parking lot, with a food spread, a band and a TON of BOOZE.It was defiantly an adult only event but a good time. When Tyler came home and told me about this year’s picnic I was excited because it was a family event.My Mom was already coming down to spend the weekend with us, so she came along.The picnic was held on a particularly warm summer day at Remlinger Farms in Carnation.I looked online the place looks super cool and…