1 Our new shed!!! I'm standing in the RV pad where the old shed once stood.
2 Ben is now taking lessons with Randy Parris, and using the ukulele Eddie Kamae gave to Sam when he noticed that Sam's little uke had been really worked hard in all his jamming. We are so lucky, and have such wonderful memories of Hawaii and the Kamaes whenever the kids play this uke.
3 Hoping I remember to take a picture each year so I can see how big the kids get filling more of the chair.
4 Out on a walk with friends at Ft. Ward.
5 That's an eagle way out on that piling.
6 Fog, ferry and eagle. Very NW!
8 After a hike - heading to see the beach.
9 Sam is studying a Minecraft book :)
10 New Year's Day Hike - 11 kids and 11 grownups!
11 Two trail rules - no one alone, and stop at trail junctions to check with an adult
12 Dave had just gotten done wrangling kids who went off trail - such a great husband to spend his day off with us!
13 Hi Susan! I'm going to catch something in that gaping maw if I'm not careful!
14 Brie, Jennifer and Stephanie with naughty boys behind.
15 Our poor waitress - we did call ahead and let them know that 22 people were coming..
16 Funny faces!
18 Oh my - that really is something!
19 Poor girl waited SO patiently for her pizza!
20 Nice, Ben!
21 Sam put charcoal on himself from a burned out tree...
22 Oh boy - another eye-crosser!
23 Nice one!
24 So nice of Vicki and her mom to come join us! Cam was an amazing kid wrangler - an impromptu flag football game got underway at Brie and Keith's house afterwards. I don't know how Cam kept up with it all. He said "It's easy!" when I asked him! Amazing!
25 The rest of the crew keeping an eye on kiddos while they wait for their pizza. Happy New Year! That was really fun!
26 Great map and markings now - I've been doing this for years just with a general sense of where I am!
27 We mountain-biked the whole trail system.
28 Then went to Bainbridge Bakers. Look at this FACE! So funny.
29 Steve longing Emmy before I ride. Gorgeous day!
30 I bought a longe line and whip so I could practice with "naughty horses" who make my line slack by cutting off my circle. Very good practice!
31 These boys were harder to longe than Emmy!
32 They had so much fun, begging for the next turn!
33 Ben was the only good horse, walking, trotting and cantering on command.
36 Haircut time!
37 The new axe from Tito Pig - we all fight over it! It's awesome!
38 Ben is really getting good at this.
39 Sunrise from Sunrise Dr - on a jog.
41 Building a robot with Daddy.
42 Mindstorms EV3.
43 hasDaddy is checking work - he hasn't even changed out of his work attire yet.
44 He's working!
46 More fun neighbor boys - this is Stanley throwing - a football through the tire. Dave says this is not the prettiest yard adornment, but I love looking out the window at it. I feel like I am in real BOY country.
47 VERY gnarly piece of wood to chop!
48 Sam ticked off that I laid claim to the new axe first :0 Feigning REAL upset!
49 Ben listening to The Boss while we chop. Nothing could be better. Hard manual labor with The Boss.
50 Dad showing us how to make "pencils" :)
51 And he really helped me finally beat that gnarly one!
53 The fog of my breath on a jog while taking picture - I fogged up the lens.
54 A 3D printer making Lego gears! How amazing! I truly did NOT believe these were for real.
55 But here's one the school was able to purchase with a grant from generous parents who fundraise at our annual auction.
56 Some special beer for Mom and Dad - upon Sam's 9th :)
57 I love cows. Here is one watching me talk to it while out on a jog.
58 I took Sugar out on a trail ride last week. That was really fun!
59 And my friend Steve on Tino - he is Emmy's owner, and Tino is his wife Therese's horse.
60 Video clip of me walking Emmy down to a lesson, past a VERY loud street sweeper. Thankfully he stopped.