Archive for the ‘photography’ Category

Kuja’s first hike

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

On Sunday we took Kuja on her first hike. She’s come a long way in the last two weeks. When we first got her she was too scared to go more than a block or two….but on Sunday we were out for 2.5 hours! We kept her on the leash for a bit, and then once we were away from the crowds we let her run. She was so excited and I don’t think she had a clue how tired she was going to be at the end. When we got home, she crawled into her crate and only came out once to get dinner (and slowly for that too!) If only we could do that every day with her!
IMG_0204 IMG_0178

Hangin’ with the nieces

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

While Teddy and Lisa were off on a fun biking trip, Mikaela and Terese (our niece’s through Mark’s brother) came to stay with us. The weekend was filled with cooking and eating lots of good food, laughing at strange waitresses (one felt the need to call water “wawa” to Terese who is 9 years old!) and lots of great photo opportunities.

Saturday night found us making home-made pumpkin ravioli. All 4 of us were involved and the results were quite good.

After such a yummy dinner, what’s the best thing to do? Make armpit farts! Too bad Courtney wasn’t here to help us with the real thing!

Today we got up and went down to the Olympic Sculpture Park. Its completion happened while we were away in Kenya and Mark and I hadn’t had the opportunity to go yet. Its right on the Seattle harbor with great views. I’m not sure how we decided to do this, but we ended up doing interpretive poses of many of the statues. Below are a few of our favorites.

All in all, we had a great weekend!

Photo fun

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

Recently we decided that we needed to update our point-and-shoot camera. We’ve always had a water-resistant one because we do so much in the water and *someone * has a bad habit of dropping electronics out of their float tube! Our friend Kaj had written about his waterproof camera, so we decided to go this route. Its not much more expensive and you can do lots of cool (albeit possibly useless) things with it….as evidenced below. We may look dorky, but we’re having tons of fun!

Starlight fun

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

Fishing at Starlight has always been a fun activity, but in the past we haven’t eaten too much of it. Usually we eat a single fish just a couple of times a summer. My friend Matt was up at his house down the lake last weekend and we decided to do a whole meal of lake fish. This involved catching lots of fish (photo #1), cleaning all the fish (photo #2, with the help of Lucy), cooking the fish (photo #3, Mark and Matt did all the cooking) and the eating (photo #4, as you can see each fish was cooked differently. There were six different kinds including pan-fried, mustard-soy sauce, lemon, steamed, etc). It was a yummy dinner!

Funky Fish….

Thursday, February 28th, 2008


Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Sometimes the beauty of things is not in the objects themselves….