Vera keeps trying to convince us that we need a tortoise.
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Pearl is always down to have her picture taken. Such a sign of the times, that little mask tucked into the front pocket of her overalls.
Darn sweet kitty.
As a family, we go on so many Pokemon walks and raids. We can't seem to get Vera on board...yet.
Posted by Good Times and Chaos at 2:58 PM
Kellie is for sure my adventure friend and with her encouragement we decided to climb South Sister this summer. First though, we camped in the van and ate pizza. ;)
So excited to be starting out!
Broken Top Mountain is off to the side of Kellie in this picture.
South Sister in the distance.
I thought one of the best parts was walking across the crater. Fun to walk on snow and to know that we were so close to reaching the summit.
Me, with a bunch of other mountains in the background.
Me, with part of the crater behind me.
Me! So excited to be at the summit of South Sister. Altogether it was 5 hrs up and 4 hrs down. My knees gave me a bit of a problem and I ended up with a band-aid on my pinkie due to a confrontation with a piece of lava rock.
Me, waiting in line at In-n-Out. Ha! We might have waited 1.5 hrs. There are only three of the fast food chain in Oregon. Sheesh.
Posted by Good Times and Chaos at 2:53 PM
Thursday, August 13, 2020
A friend driving through Portland prompted a visit to the Witch's Castle with my two youngest.
Pearl is in constant cute mode over here.
What a lot of our days look like during all this time at home!
Keller is into bike riding with a passion. The pump track that is kind of in our neighborhood has been a good find.
Thank you, Sis, for my new mask!!
Mike Bennett is a Portland artist who J discovered through Reddit. He runs contests all over Portland where you can find his work, sometimes just to take pictures with and sometimes to keep. Recently, he orchestrated a scavenger hunt where he put 20 art kits around Portland and you had to find them using his Instagram account for hints.
Several false starts later...we scored! Did I have to call my sister to help me figure out the technology...I did! I am not going to admit how much yelling was happening in our car as we tried to get to the various locations.
Posted by Good Times and Chaos at 11:00 AM
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
J and Keller off on their first every father and son backpacking trip, they did go with two other dads and their sons. Still, it is a crazy feeling to have them off gallivanting through the wilderness and I wasn't able to call and check to make sure they were still alive.
J loves his selfies!
He really does!
Raft building...I think my kiddo was the only one crazy enough to try.
Posted by Good Times and Chaos at 8:07 AM