Thursday, September 24, 2015

Portraits by the sea

Saying good-bye to the boys is sad and tearful, but the night before we put on a brave face for family pictures. The entire process was an enormous pain for poor Caleb, because it's hard to have to pose 75 times when you'd much rather be climbing all over rocks and collecting jelly fish off the pier.
We have this one framed on the bookcase; I will laugh forever at Caleb's face!

This is after official pictures and during jelly fish collection :) 
It hurts a little bit to look at their sweet faces because we miss them so; until next time, wonder boys!

Wednesday, September 09, 2015


Canadian bowling for kids, at least in the particular alley we descended upon, is a far cry from American bowling for grown-ups. It requires a different kind of finesse than we're used to, and as such, Caleb skunked us all :)

I thought it would be nice to begin the festivities with an inspirational story about one of my brothers, who as a 10-year old, held the distinguished title of WA State Bowling Champion for his age category. Some of us (me) were more impressed than others (the boys).

Monday, September 07, 2015

Birdies & bogeys

Miniature golf in lovely weather + enormous ice cream cones immediately after (because putting is hard work!) = a perfect afternoon :)
Poor Grandma; all she wanted was a nice, respectable picture of the boys with their Dad...
Team Caleb & Uncle Jan vs. Team Derek & Dad...intimidating, aren't they? ;)
Beautiful, beautiful British Columbia