Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Labor Day

What a great Labor Day weekend. As opposed to sitting at home wishing we were doing something more fun, we decided to take a final summer vacation. We went over to the Seattle area to visit my sister and instead of doing our normal mall-shopping, we thought it would be fun to do 'touristy' type things. So we headed to Packwood for the world's largest yard sale (well, it's actually a flea market) on Friday, then on Saturday we visited Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, and on Sunday after church we went to Northwest Trek where we got the chance to get up close and personal with animals native to the northwest. Bison, moose and elk are really HUGE when they're just a few feet away!
The girls had a blast getting together with their cousins. It's always amazing to me how close they all are, and how well they get along. They're just as content to stay home and play with Legos as they are to visit the zoo and attend the same Sunday school class. As long as they're together, they're good! Here's a few snapshots of our crew over the weekend:
We're typically home bodies, but I'm glad we took the opportunity to branch out, take some fun photos and make some lasting memories. Now, if I only I had time to scrapbook :)


Clare said...

Scrapbooking is for losers with bad memories! :) Just kidding! I'm jealous of the fun you had with my family. It sounds like you had a great time and I know my mom was ecstatic that you came. Maybe next time you can come visit me...

Juli said...

I am trying to figure out how we have been such great friends over the last two decades! Yes, that's right it has been 20 years! Kevin and I went to Mt. Rainier this weekend and made very exact plans to avoid Packwood so we didn't have to deal with the Swap meet. How completely opposite. We did a ton of hiking of which my legs are still complaining to me about and we even got to see a black bear at 30 feet! We had an amazing weekend looking at God's amazing paintings. Wow He is the ultimate artist! I can't wait to see you this weekend. These last two weeks have been completely and totally exhausting, but I know they are suppose to be for a new teacher! See you in two days!