No Furnace trip to Bellingham

When your furnace is turned off because it is a major fire hazard, what do you do? You go to Bellingham!

Thanks to Uncle Dave and Aunt Mary Lynn for letting us come for the weekend.

Olin’s 4th Birthday

We had a great 4th Birthday.  What a special day for Olin.  He woke up excited and it continued throughout the whole day.  So special to have Grandma and Grandpa there, along with Uncle Dave and Aunt Mary Lynn.   His friends were great and made it so memorable for him.   And check out the decorations Kim made!   Wow.


Minnesota Trip – Isle Royale National Park

Today we visited Isle Royale National Park. Isle Royale is an island in the middle of Lake Superior. We took a 1.5 hour boat ride from Grand Portage to the island. It was a great ride. We were met at the dock by park rangers. Ranger $ then gave the big group a nature walk through the woods. Isle Royale was very pretty. Lots of small hidden wonders. Butterflies on the dock, possibility of seeing a moose (we didn’t) gorgeous trees and water, etc.. We ate lunch next to a stream/marsh.

The boys did their junior ranger book (including a loon poem by Olin that turned into a luna moth who ate popcorn poem) and they got a ton of attention by the very nice ranger. She held a junior ranger ceremony on the dock. It was awesome.

Lots of spray and swells on the water coming back. But fun had by all. Great to share it with Lori. Great trip to an interesting and very remote national park. My 20th and Kim’s 23rd. Boys 7th. More fun to come.











Thanksgiving 2011

Great Douglas family visit. Al, Kathy (“that guy”), Sven and Nicole all came up to Seattle for the extended weekend (still here as I write this). So far it has been a great visit. I cannot think of a better way to spend the holiday. Thanksgiving continues to be my favorite holiday.

Weekend with Nicole and Sven

We had a wonderful weekend with Nicole and Sven. We adventured into the weather and had a great hike, an adventurous dinner, a boat ride around Gig Harbor and time on the beach. Kim turns out to have lots of skill at throwing tiny rocks at plastic toys. Great family time. Thanks for the visit Nicole and Sven.