Tuesday, August 31, 2010


A few days ago our family went to Silverwood with friends. It was a great, HOT day...perfect for the waterpark! Our favorite ride of the day was the family raft ride. It took us all day to convince Cole to go on the corkscrew rollercoaster...but he finally worked up the courage. Gracie, as usual...was fearless! She and I had plans to go on all the scary stuff, but since the park was SO packed, we didn't have enough time for everything.

Notice, however, all the "safe" rides, Cole went on...haha. He is NOT a daredevil.
Gracie and I on the ferris wheel
Cole and his buddy
The kids and I have a tradition of always going on the tilt-a-whirl whenever we come across one. We love it! Notice the bandaged finger in this picture? Daddy caught Cole's finger in the power window the day before..haha.
A great family photo of us...yes, we just came off the bumper boats and I was soaking wet!
We ended the day with a late dinner at Red Lobster with our friends. What a perfect day!

Sunday, August 29, 2010


We had a wonderful Friday with our friends Wade and Becky golfing at Circling Raven golf course. What a beautiful place! It was my first real round of golf, and I definately have some work to do. {grin}. I never thought I would enjoy golf, but I really did and can't wait to go again!
Paco and Wade, searching for lost balls (theirs, of course.. Becky and I stayed on the course! haha)
Becky, taking a practice swing
Nice form, honey!
Trying to look like I know what I'm doing?
Luckily, no balls in the water!
Love this one of Paco!
Now, where did that ball go? Is it here?
or maybe over HERE?
My BEST shot of the day!! Can you find my ball?
Hmmm..notice one bottle is full, and one is almost empty?? I believe the one on the left contributed to my great shot in the above photo.
Ummm...Wade? What game are YOU playing?
18th hole, and the clubhouse.
Wade and Becky
The Suttons
We finished the day with dinner in Liberty Lake at a great little bistro. I had the salmon risotto and a lemondrop martini.

That's what I call a perfect day.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A surprise

The last few years , ummm, months,  my husband has listened to me whine about wanting to do more traveling. Honestly, I've been a bit bored with life lately. So, imagine my surprise when I accidentally discovered a BIG (early birthday) surprise he had in store for me! (it really was an accident how I found out, and I felt terrible for ruining it for him).

A trip to Charlottesville, VA to see my sister and her (soon-to-be) husband! I am beyond excited! He was even so thoughtful as to get me a window seat on the plane AND a vegetarian meal. Awwww, honey, you are amazing! My sister was also in on the grand scheme, the little darling.

I'm anticipating lots of wine, sightseeing and hanging with my sis at her new yoga studio, bend. Woot!!

Friday, August 20, 2010

I yak.

Ahhhh...it's been an eventful week. The kiddos and I had a great time at Mt. Rainier with my Dad at the cabin. I will be doing a post about that tomorow night. Be prepared for picture overload!

Last night Amanda and I went on our kayak and wine tour. Maybe you remember back in May when we went on our kayak and luau. So fun! Last night was even better. It was a beautiful evening on the river, and we enjoyed some great food and wine at Bottles wine shop in Millwood.
Look at this crazy slide!!
Amanda and her sister
my Yak buddy
I love this one!
Taking a break for a little vino!
Bottles wine shop
Too bad she only has two hands!
Sampling some chocovino (chocolate wine, similar to a port)
a beautiful way to end an evening!!