2016-07 July

July took us to Mazama for a last trip over Rt 20, Wheat's baby hatches, chickens are rehomed, vans arrive, Dave is gone 3 of the last 4 weeks we're packing, and the week of YES nearly exhausts me...
20160701 130850  Moving Wheat into a comfortable and quiet place for the last few days of her vigil while we go to Mazama with the Borgninos for the fourth. 20160701 130854 20160701 130927  Ingunn will be standing watch again! 20160701 130934
20160701 130951 20160701 131003 20160701 162915 20160701 180723  Mom and Richard head to Glacier, too!
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20160701 210409 20160701 210416 20160701 210436 20160702 090219  Getting a little crazy in the nesting box apartments, so a couple girls decided a forest nest was best!
20160702 090636  Nice morning hair, Richard! 20160702 092113 20160702 092142 20160702 121217  Ben finding the forest nest :)
20160702 140930 20160702 152634 20160702 161844 20160702 181723  The SUP taking a spin at a party at the Yacht Club. Nice party, Frank and Ellen! That was fun.
20160702 181728 20160702 181924 20160702 190337 20160702 191241  My first time in a sailboat - with Hap at the helm He's a good sailor, but the glint in his eye tells me I might be in for a ride!
20160702 140930-1  This was NOT to be donated...but...ooopsie! You won't believe what happened...we got it back a month later! Goodwill called and said that my paperwork had been descriptive enough, and they had located it in Port Orchard! 20160703 115554 20160703 123620  Still no peeps yet! 20160703 132246
20160703 134517  Ben and Julian keep busy with making fresh orange juice :) 20160703 170205  Fixing all kinds of things... 20160703 175902  I'm up on the roof checking on things with our handyman. Nice view from here. Kinda spooky. I don't know how Ingunn does it on her very high roof! 20160703 204604
20160703 220435 20160704 103636 20160704 103648 20160704 103705  On the trip to Mazama with the funniest friends!
20160704 103927 20160704 104404  Fourth of July parade in a small town. I love it! Chairs set up in advance. 20160704 110735 20160704 114248
20160704 114456  We thought we'd get a famous cinnamon roll - no way. You gotta make a RESERVATION for these, baby! 20160704 123306  Tailgating on route 20. We went up and over that way since the road was finally open (it gets snowed in). Dave really wanted to see it for once before we left. 20160704 123335 20160704 123402
20160704 123528  I love Kumiko :) 20160704 123704 20160704 133814 20160704 134519  This is a crazy mushroom!
20160704 134546 20160704 134634  Let's pick it and bring it to the chef at the restaurant. He'll cook it up for us. So we thought...It's apparently a tad poisonous. Arlo insists only after it accumulates... 20160704 134726  Kumiko had other ideas. She managed to get it out of Arlo's backpack and tossed it into the woods!!!! I had no idea she was so sneaky! 20160704 135457  But, these we can collect and eat.
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20160704 171944  On a walk down to the river. 20160704 172012  Why not take a fallen log shortcut? 20160704 172021  Indeed, Kumiko thinks. Why not? With beer in hand! 20160704 172223  And doggie!
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20160704 172506  Trying to take a selfie with Coco the Lab...balanced on a log. Whew! 20160704 172509 20160704 172638  Everyone loved it. 20160704 172646
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20160704 175021 20160704 175137 20160704 211251 20160704 211259  Checking out the outdoor rink. Gorgeous sunset.
20160704 211332 20160705 082342  Sauna 20160705 082604  Kids decide beds are too comfortable. Need to sleep under tables and stairs... 20160705 082651
20160705 083315 20160705 083407 20160705 114920  On a hike up to Goat Peak. Great wildflowers! 20160705 115008  Sorry...many shots.
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20160705 120435 20160705 120644  Especially these hardy ones! 20160705 120653 20160705 122510
20160705 122538  Right here, Ben said "You know, it's really pretty up here!" Wow. Priceless. 20160705 122550 20160705 122733  Let me take a picture to remember that, sweet boy. 20160705 123210  Snow still at the top!
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20160705 124259 20160705 125056 20160705 125523 20160705 125607  Finally, the fire tower! And some weather rolling in.
20160705 125752  The crew arrives to join us! 20160705 125754 20160705 130205 20160705 130315
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20160705 135016  Oh no - more wildflowers! 20160705 135025 20160705 135039 20160705 135259
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20160705 141059 20160705 141548 20160705 141554 20160705 142219  Very long ride up to the top - like 17 miles on gravely logging road! Arlo had the kids freaked out by faking loss of control ;)
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20160707 183343 20160707 201425 20160708 092347 20160708 092428  Baby Zach is born!!!!
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20160710 090544  Starting the sorting and packing. For couch surfing in August with friends, then hockey in Victoria (and camping), then a month in a hotel...so many logistics to consider, and NOT SCREW UP! 20160710 100659  Bottling my crazy tinctures - cedar shavings, fir tips, pine nuts, and anything I found while out hiking that smelled good we put in Everclear and Bourbon in September. Time to make some nice masculine scents! The kids had a great time spritzing everyone and everything. Some actually do smell good :) 20160710 115744  Wheat and Calvin out with baby Zach! This is nothing short of miraculous. Honestly. I love it. 20160710 115751
20160710 121037  Calvin stood by her when she was aloof and afraid. 20160710 121043 20160710 122152 20160710 173633  Boys over often, enjoying some time with the machete to clear trails. I think this might have been "Week of YES" - I decided to say yes to everything. It was WILD.
20160710 173639 20160710 173656  Nerf guns, water guns... 20160710 173713 20160710 213137
20160711 112215  Oh Janet! Ick! 20160711 142535  Sailing school was a wonderful respite for boys while the house was being packed out. 20160711 142627 20160711 142638
20160711 152223  Am I seriously still making bread? What? 20160711 152331-1 20160711 195101  And buying groceries? 20160711 195951  This is what happens when you're going a million miles an hour. I showed up at roller hockey practice with two different shoes on!
20160712 202340  Alex really loves the machete and is quite good at it. 20160712 202424  He cut quite a trail quickly. 20160712 203022  Thankfully, Ingunn is good with all this! 20160712 204753
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20160713 213224 20160714 081444  Grinding coffee for me. Many sleepovers during week of YES! 20160714 093135 20160714 093241
20160714 115809  Taking Calvin for a nice walk. 20160714 115814 20160714 115832 20160714 115841
20160714 124452 20160714 172351  Time to order pizza for the 13 boy sleepover in a tent! 20160714 184048 20160714 190212
20160714 190254 20160714 202613  Nerf wars! 20160714 202650  Staging sailing camp gear for the next day... 20160714 203519
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20160714 204719 20160714 204746 20160714 205620  They still love giving rides in this stroller. This cracks me up so much. Know how many times Dave has tried to persuade me to junk this? I just can't! It's hilarious to give grown-ups rides in it, and the kids love it, still. 20160714 205629
20160714 205634 20160714 205704 20160714 205716 20160714 222420  I don't know if you can see, but one guy was relaxing in the stroller for fire time, too.
20160714 222645  So fun to listen to their insights on things...and all the gossip. 20160714 232823  I'm standing guard as they go to sleep. That was like a can of worms in the tent. 11 boys in a 10 man tent...all trying to get to sleep. They did, though! 20160715 074105  Breakfast time! 20160715 074839
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20160715 075556 20160715 080236  Sam made pancakes and eggs with new buddy Zach. 20160715 080348 20160715 080356
20160715 080615  Ben and buddies made SPAM outside with me :) 20160715 080623 20160715 081015 20160715 082103
20160715 082109 20160715 082718 20160715 082736  Dee helping break camp :) 20160715 101803
20160715 101831 20160715 132954 20160715 133000  These kids really learn to sail! 20160715 135022
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20160715 141421 20160715 182125  Hi Mom! Cute bird you had there! 20160715 182133  King Sam and Millet need cuddles :) 20160715 182138
20160715 223439  Baby Zach is precious! And Wheat ia remarkable mother. 20160715 223453 20160715 223527 IMG 6517
20160716 163737 20160716 203410 20160716 203446 IMG 6542  Getting sad to leave her. This is a clinic with Bill Woods - the last one before I leave.
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20160717 151949 20160717 154546  Arlo and Kumiko adopted some birds for us. 20160717 155705 20160717 170443  Caden is detailing our VW.
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20160717 174614 20160717 181404 20160717 203950 IMG 6533  Bill Woods clinic videos. I will miss him, Janet and Emmy a lot!
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20160718 093731 20160718 164920 20160718 172134 20160719 101449  My dad came out for a wild 48 hour visit! Thank you SO much, Dad, for making that effort to come out! I loved our time on the coop together!
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IMG 6621 IMG 6622  Just like old times, wasn't it? 20160719 134303 20160719 154028
IMG 6625  Dave has been in Japan for two weeks during this period...then he's home and off to DC for a week. IMG 6626 20160719 170701 20160719 170714
20160719 170758 20160719 172828  New coop floor made of shooting pad! 20160719 173346 20160719 173857
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20160721 075519 20160721 075540  Chicken time continues... 20160721 075549 20160721 075557
20160721 075623 20160721 075644 20160721 075755 20160721 091009  Just found some old photos I enjoyed of rowing in high school. I was the cox in this one and the next.
20160721 091015 20160721 135610 20160721 140018  Tinctures all bottled and labeled. IMG 0945
IMG 0946 IMG 0947 IMG 0948 20160721 174322  The kids just love swinging at the park while waiting for practice to be over for the sibling. Maybe it's getting enough breeze to cool off?
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20160722 174412  First vans arrive. 20160722 182002 20160722 185043 20160722 185132  An unexpected journey...
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20160722 194616 20160722 200712  Seriously - will he get out of the driveway? 20160722 200736 20160722 204354
20160722 204403 20160722 204414 20160723 101322 20160723 114345  Wrapping up roller hockey season, in the midst of all this chaos. I am now wondering how I did all this.
20160723 184143 20160723 184837 20160723 192148  Fun with friends at the rink - a potluck and skating party to say goodbye...before it's for real. 20160724 092409  And another sleepover, and outdoor cookout. Because, as Julian said, "the ONLY way to eat SPAM, Alli, is outside on a fire." So true, my friend!
20160724 092432  This is what whet his appetite...such good advertising! And so we made it. Dave was sweet to indulge the cookout while he organized the garae. 20160724 094331 20160724 100337 20160724 100422
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20160726 080645 20160726 084713  Ben is now in sailing school, too. 20160726 084721 20160726 090135  Did very well rigging his Opti. He really wants one now!
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20160726 110631 20160726 114339 20160726 154817 20160726 205822  Tucking chickens! I'll miss that routine!
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20160728 150036 20160728 150400 20160728 150443 20160728 151839  Vince and Carol are taking care of our SUP! We just met them this summer and wish we'd known them longer. Such great people! From Hawaii, too.
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20160728 192632  We will really miss all these crazies! 20160728 192636  How to fit a surfeit of boys? 20160728 192641  That's how! 20160728 192650
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20160729 085450 20160729 085456  Sailing school buddies watching crabs. 20160729 090125 20160729 120800
20160729 133551 20160729 151516 20160729 152446  Hungry? Sure, eat the frosting. I'm busy! ;) 20160729 165853
20160729 165926  Digging a hole for an apple tree turned into a dinosaur dig... 20160729 170641  How could I have possibly picked a spot with TWO HUGE BOULDERS that look JUST LIKE a dinosaur hip bone? 20160729 170648 20160729 171408  We had a ton of fun, though.
20160729 172432  Got a tad messy... 20160729 195455  and went to dinner at Colin and Ingunns! Sam only goal vs Raiders  Sam's goal vs. the Raiders - the only goal of the game! Good photo, Matt! 20160730 094406
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20160730 111929 20160730 112004 20160730 114025 Roller Hockey Pics 2016 057  End of season party...
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IMG 7001 IMG 7084 IMG 0373  And Dave is in NY for a quick visit with family while in DC for work.