Monday, June 20, 2011

North and South and West and East

We've been all over the pacific NW these past days. After a brief few days in Klamath Falls, we drove back to Mt Vernon, WA for more quality time with the northern grandparents.  After a couple days of seeing family, we packed the car and drove west out toward the edge of the washington peninsula. Some Holden friends gave us use of their geo-dome cabin for a few days, and we had ourselves a Holden Reunion, with Angie, Trevor and Aubrey, Nate and Sarah, and Melissa. We had an amazing few days, going to Rialto beach, meeting up with the Hainses, and hanging out in the cabin, eating amazing food and drinking amazing beers and watching two amazing babies play together. Those days flew by, and before we were ready, it was time to drive back east, to get ready to take Dave to the airport. We stayed overnight in seattle, basking in more company for a last night as a family in a good long while. At 5 am, we awoke and drove to the airport, sending Dave to Greece for a 6 week program in ancient studies for educators. After we said our goodbyes, Julia and I got back in the car and drove all day to get to Klamath Falls again. We had an amazingly easy trip. Julia slept more than I thought possible, and we made it by 4 30 pm with only a couple of stops. Now we are getting settled here, where we'll mostly stay for the remainder of the summer. I'm going to start taking an Anatomy and Physiology class tomorrow at a community college while Julia stays with her grandparents. This is new territory for us. With the exception of a few dates, we haven't been away from her and so I'm a little anxious about it.  

Grandma Gini found all sorts of toys for Julia at garage sales!
sharing cheerios
rocking out on mom's rocking chair, made by Grandpa Dave
pointing the way to awesome cheese
Julia warmed up to Aubrey instantly, and to Trevor surprisingly quickly (she's usually more shy around men)
Aubrey and Julia "play" a game called Killer Bunnies. not sure what i think of that. 
babies sharing in car seats
so many rocks! (gogk, Julia says)
and so many sticks!
the babies find a fort
and it is claimed for Cameron
until it is attacked by ruffians
we feasted on cheese and crackers and microbrews and cherries
a family portrait
Julia learnd that she LOVES the waves. she'd sprint right into them
Aubrey was more sensibly cautious
they were delighted to wake up in the same room
and left no corner unexplored
they both got baths in the sink 
and played outdoors
it was wonderful
and a photo with Dave on the ferry

1 comment:

  1. 1. Love the photos. Aubrey and Julia make quite a pair.

    2. Julia is striking quite a dramatic pose in pointing out that cheese. Takes after a certain couple of aunts, no? Made for the stage, no?