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Northwesty Trip 2015 :: The Crew

July 20, 2015

One van, two parents, two kids, two dogs, four weeks, 4500 plus miles, two countries (Canada, USA), nine states or provinces (California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Alberta, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Nevada), ten National Parks (Olympic, Pacific Rim, Yoho, Banff, Jasper, Waterton Lakes, Glacier, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Craters of the Moon National Monument), and too many State Parks, Provincial Parks and National Forests to list. P1150560

Sam, The Captain, Ax Wielder
Favorite activity on the trip: paddleboarding, running
Favorite food on the trip: Beer sampled along the way and the Black and Blue Burger at the Pony in Pemberton


Deia, The Navigator, Head Photographer
Favorite activity: Hanging out at the campsite with Henry, hiking with Oliver, chilling out around the campfire with Sam, seeing friends!
Favorite food: Gourmet Burger at the Pony in Pemberton, that place was good!


Oliver, The Risk Taker, Fire Builder
Favorite activity: Swimming, biking, paddle boarding, and jumping into lakes
Favorite food: Whatever mommy made (what a sweetie)


Henry, The Friend Maker, Expedition Artist
Favorite activity: Biking around the campgrounds, playing with friends along the way
Favorite food: Chicken nuggets (he ordered them whenever possible and likes them so much he’s asked to be called Chicken Nugget)


Peso, The Co-Captain
Favorite activity: Sitting in the front seat no matter what
Favorite food: Any food he could find, except for the doggy biscuits from the gas stations in Oregon P1150172P1150758

Dos, The Guard Dog
Favorite activity: Barking at each and every person who walked by the van
Favorite food: Its a tie between the salami he stole from Henry in Glacier National Park and that one time he got half an In and Out Burger


Westy, Van Force One, Bug Annihilator
Favorite activity: Not quite sure, but I’m pretty sure it didn’t like going over Teton Pass
Favorite food: Bugs, lots of bugs


Many more photos to come!


Wrapping up another year!

June 20, 2015

Birthdays are done:


Graduation is over:


We went on a wonderful camping trip to Lassen Volcanic National Park:


I went on a long overdue overnight trip with my two best friends:


Little League hit the dust:


And schools out for summer:


Stay tuned for our next big adventure!



Nine Years?!?!?

May 7, 2015


Where has the time gone? Happy Birthday Oliver! We love you so much!

FO: As Seen on Instagram!

April 24, 2015

I haven’t even started the baby blanket that I was planning on making and instead have been working on finishing up a bunch of little projects! I’ve also been posting more knitting photos to my Instagram page.


First up is this luxurious hat. I used Tanis Fiber Arts’ Amber Label yarn in Jean Jacket (from last years TFA Year in Color Club) and used the Violet Waffles pattern to make this cute beanie:


Ohhh, this yarn is so snuggly and this hat is so soft and warm! As seen on Instagram:


I also knit this little bag for Henry, using some very colorful yarn that he picked out himself. Of course he immediately threw out the ball band, so I have no idea what kind of yarn it is!


As seen on Instagram:


And finally these cute little rainbow mitts as a birthday present for our friends’ daughter. I used random bits of several kinds of acrylic yarn and didn’t really use a specific pattern, but I think they turned out pretty cute. I hope she likes them!


As seen on Instagram:


Going to cast on the next project now!


What a difference six years makes!

April 13, 2015


I can’t believe my little Henry is six! Happy Birthday Henry! We love you so much!

Happy Easter!

April 5, 2015

Easter Eggs have been dyed, hid, and found!



And now its time to grub down on chocolate!

Happy Easter!

FO: Blackberry Honey

March 27, 2015

A little while ago I finished my Blackberry Honey Cowl. Its the second Honey Cowl that I have made and it won’t be the last!


Here it is with my Lavender Honey cowl:


I seriously have been wearing these all the time. They are so warm and snuggly!

This yarn also came from my Yarnbox. Its the Blackberry Bramble color from Phydeaux Yarn and was such a pleasure to knit with.

Hmmm, what should I make next?


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