Holi Paint Wars

Our Young Men's and Women's have an annual August activity that we hope we never miss. You wear your whitest clothing and do your best to come home white: NOT! 

 

Chris, Mike, Jessie & Matt photo by Buckland Darrell

Chris, Mike, Jessie & Matt
photo by Buckland Darrell

Mike photo by Buckland Darrell

Mike
photo by Buckland Darrell

Long Beach,

Our annual trip to the coast saw us back at Long Beach, camping, eating and playing. Because there was a burn ban on for most of the summer, the family reunion that was supposed to happen near the end of the week was moved to Ridgefield, but we still spent the first part of the week at Long Beach. We flew some kites, watch masters fly their kites, caught kites, ate dutch oven master pieces, rode bikes, played on the beach, ate s'mores, told stories around the camp fire (burn ban lifted)  and almost get blown away by the wind.  

Jessie

Jessie

Chris

Chris

"We love Jason" Mike, Alex, Kray, Jessie, Steve, Roxy and Chris  

"We love Jason"
Mike, Alex, Kray, Jessie, Steve, Roxy and Chris

 

50 Miles or Bust

Chris and Matt had a great opportunity to hike 50 miles through the Olympic National Park. They started in the north east corner of the park and followed the Elwa River over the Low Divide in five days. On the last day they decided to hike the remaining 16 miles out. That day happened to be matt's 16th birthday, so he likes to say, "I hiked 16 miles on my 16th birthday."  No pictures of the boys this month. 

 

Blanding Family Reunion

After our trip to Long Beach we headed on over to Mayno's home in Ridgefield and spent a few days with Steve's family.  It was great seeing all the siblings again. There were a few missing cousins, but it was great to visit with those who were there.  Even two of Steve's cousins made it with their dad, Uncle Curt. 

On one day we went and hiked to the top of Multnomah Falls.  I don't think I have done that in 30 years! It was so beautiful.  

Kray, Matt, Jessie, Mike & Chris Multnomah Falls  

Kray, Matt, Jessie, Mike & Chris
Multnomah Falls

 

Birthdays!


August is Matt's and Jessie's birthday. Matt turned 16 and went on his first date and Jessie is now 13! Boy how time flies.  They really , really wanted archery equipment so they got it.  

Practice makes perfect! Matt and Jessie. 

Practice makes perfect!
Matt and Jessie.