Sunday, June 29, 2014

happy birthday, grampie!

grampie had an all-american birthday celebration at the hillsboro hops baseball game. a good time was had by all, and jackson consumed LOTS of ballgame treats. happy birthday, grampie!!!!

jackie & the birthday boy

jackson & barley (the hops mascot)
sunny skies at the ron tonkin field

grammie & i were there too!
someone is becoming a bit of a diva when it comes to photo taking...
the boys…yeah HOPS!!!!!!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

into the wild

a top secret work offsite took a group of 16 of us into the wilds of ashland, oregon on a 3 day, 2 night camping adventure with an ex-navy seal as our fearless leader.
the badass ladies of the ashland wild- from L to R:
me, chiyo, jamie, christine & kim

the group descending toward emigrant lake

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

ice cream man

there's gotta be a 1st time for everything….
yeah!!!!!! i get to have ice cream BEFORE dinner?!!!!

final selection- sonic the hedgehog popsicle with a gumball eye

Saturday, June 21, 2014

summer kickoff staycation!!!

family selfie at timothy lake. 
while thad biked, jackson & i hiked

spotted…magical mushrooms!

hey! look who we ran into on the trail!

picnic lunch by the lake

water test…is it cold?
no way! perfect for rock throwing!

after a scenic drive around mt hood and thru hood river, we got to horsetail falls

the boys, and a big waterfall
checking out the tunnel thru the mountain

little boy, big tunnel
the boys at oneonta gorge

the biggie- multnomah falls

little boy, BIG waterfall
more family selfless

just me & jackie boy

all cleaned up and up to the rooftop bar at the nines hotel for happy hour
great people watching...

after dinner at urban farmer, jackie's in heaven. his own bed & his nintendo DS

we drove home via the rose garden. 

everything was in FULL bloom. 

and that folks, is how you kick off summer 2014!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

father's day

three generations

jackie loves his grampie

…and his deedo!
thumbs up for dads!

thad got an awesome new camping cooler from grammie & grampie

and…a golf ball getter from grampie

grampie's card, hand written by our soon to be kindergartener

cousin olivia! a soon to be OSU sophomore

grampie is still acclimating to oregon weather…
but at least his sock tan is gone!!!

happy deedo's day

jackie is lucky to have such a fun, adventurous, crazy guy as his dad. thad makes everyday fun. we LOVE YOU!!!!
jackie loves his deedo

the gift that keeps on giving…BEER!
thad won #1 dad…AGAIN?!!!
YES!!!!!!! he did it! he did it!!!!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

frog lake + little crater lake

looking for pollywogs

grampie, ready for his 1st fishing lesson at frog lake
heading out
jackie on the shore
hanging with grammie

success!!! grampie caught a fish!!!! (no photo evidence, but we believe him!)

me + mt hood
thad + mt hood
the gang at little crater lake

thad, our fearless adventure guide