Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Our Summer Project

When Rob and I moved into our house, we knew we were going to redo the yard.  It was a complete barky, weedy mess.  We had no idea what huge job it would be.  Our first summer we tackled the front yard.  It went fairly smoothly so our plan this summer was to tackle the backyard. SOOOOO MUCH WORK!





We built a retaining wall


We built a garden patch


We built a staircase


We built a rock path


We built a corner patio


We built a driveway and parking place for trailers

Next year we plan to decorate with flowers, plants, and bushes.

For now we’re looking forward to many Bar-B-Que’s, lawn games, and walking barefoot on our new lawn!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Sharing our Love of Whistler



We had one more day on our Bike Park Pass so we headed up to Whistler again this weekend.  We decided to bring along our friend Jared and his son Kimball.  It was their first trip up there, and we all had a great time.  I think Jared is already making plans to take his entire family up either for skiing or biking in the coming year.  We had fun showing them the trails and we escaped the day only a couple of minor injuries (thank goodness for helmets)!  The weather was perfect for fall day of biking. 


Taking a ride on the peak to peak tram.



Thanks Jared and Kimball for coming along for the fun and to the bike park, we’ll see you next year!

To those of you waiting for pictures of the backyard, I lost our camera so I haven’t been able to take pictures.  I finally found it, but it’s been raining and I want to take pictures when it is nice and sunny.  Hopefully the weatherman is right and I will be able to take the pictures on Wednesday.  Stay tuned…

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Remlinger Farms

A couple of months ago, groupon was running a buy one get one free for Remlinger Farms.  I bought it, thinking it would be a fun afternoon for Jayden and I.  I wasn’t really sure what to expect, other than a petting zoo, but I had heard people say great things about it. 

Yesterday morning I picked up my nephew Jayden and we headed out to carnation.  When we go there, I KNEW Jayden was going to have the time of his life.  We did it all.  Most things we did two or three times.  Here are a few pictures from our day. 


Here’s a quick summary of what we did:  Park, Pony Rides, Canoe Ride, Train Ride, Driving a “real” car, Pedal car course, Hay Maze, Hay Jump Pit, climbing wall, a school bus, a fire truck, Petting Zoo, Roller Coaster, Merry Go Round, Ferris Wheel, Spinning Apple Barrels, and Flying pumpkins. And all for only $12!!! It was a blast.  We both had a lot of fun.  It is definitely something we will do again next year! 

Salmon galore

Over labor day weekend Rob went Salmon fishing with some guys from our ward.  It was basically his first time and he had a great time and did his best to learn all the tricks.  Then, over the last couple of weeks he has been out several times on his own and with others.  He’s pretty much got it down now and comes home with his limit of 4 salmon each time.  I made him give his share away a couple of times only because we don’t have any more room in our freezer! 


The fish is delicious, but cutting them up is not.  Too many little bones!  It takes forever to get them all out.  Rob had some friends over so we decided to try a new marinade and grilled them on the bbq.  It turned out great. If you like salmon, come on over. We’ll gladly grill some up for you!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011



pictures coming soon.