We spent all the live long weekend with Derek and Sara, shooting hoops at the YMCA, doing squat thrusts and core pushups in their living room, eating Sara's tasty meals, playing a lengthy game of Phase 10, having a good Bible study, discussing a canoe adventure for the summer, and then this afternoon, riding the cruisers into downtown Olympia for lunch and some time at the waterfront. All most delightful, as is the case whenever we spend time with D and S. Thanks again, you two!
How very lucky for all of you that have been waiting with baited breath for my latest, most favorite green smoothie concoction, because just today I have discovered the best ingredients yet (Jan Michael disagrees, but nevermind). If you would simply combine....
2 cups spinach 1 cup sliced strawberries 1/2 c blueberries 1 orange Water
....in your blender, you will make your own day, and I mean it. You will have enough to fill 1-1/2 A&W Rootbeer mugs, which will fill you up and also cause you to sigh with great satisfaction at how well you are feeding your little body.
Today we took a quick peek at this little lake, which is just a hop, skip and a jump from our house. Really, it's only about 5 blocks away. It even has a boat launch! Derek and Sara, we see a picnic/canoe double date in our future!
When we were all together a couple of weekends ago, we had a quick family photo shoot. We hadn't done this since Little D was a baby, so it was high time. I think we're planning another session later in the spring - I'm excited because we live in such a beautiful area and will be able to get lots of really fun 'on location' shots.
One of my favorite things about these, besides the actual subjects of course, are the colors in the background.
Derek's faces had Jan & I in stitches. I'm sure we were encouraging him, but we couldn't help it :)