Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Madison has started taking Karate classes this spring. She is really enjoying it and is halfway to her gold belt already.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

We went to see Harold and the Purple Crayon at the Children's Theater. It was a wonderful production done by a traveling troupe from the Seattle Children's Theater. Madison had see advertisements for it on PBS and was really excited to go and watch. We all got dressed up for the evening. Madison picked out my tie for me, a "fun tie" as she called it.

Winter Campfire

Since we don't actually have much snow this year we went to a nearby State Park and built a fire in one of their outdoor fireplaces and roasted marshmallows and hotdogs for lunch and went for a hike and did some birdwatching. It was great fun, and the firewood was all provided at the visitor center. We will definitely be doing this again!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Glacier National Park

Our visit to Glacier National Park in August was a great time!

Madison got cozy with the local wildlife. The bears are actually really nice out there, especially if you give them a picnic basket full of food.

Grinnell Lake, it is fed by the waterfall directly from the glacier in the far end. The water was EXTREMELY cold when we waded in (painfully numb in less than a minute).

Jennifer with a western red cedar.


Waterton Lakes Park in Alberta, Canada.

Near East Glacier, Montana.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Stocking Fish with Daddy

Madison got to go to work with me today and stock some fish into a local pond.

Sunday, April 24, 2011


We hunted for Easter eggs in the morning and then went for a Sunday Drive to Red Wing to look for birds and have a picnic. We saw over 30 different kinds of birds! We only could ID 28 of them though, there were a couple we didn't know.

Here is our list for the afternoon: Canada Goose, Pigeon, Crow, Red Tailed Hawk, Tree Swallow, Mallard, Great Blue Heron, Northern Flicker, Red Wing Blackbird, House Sparrow, Robin, Pied Bill Grebe, Blue Winged Teal, Ring Billed Gull, European Starling, Trumpeter Swan, Bald Eagle (10 of these in one spot, see picture below), Hooded Merganser, Canvasback, Scaup, Killdeer, Northern Shoveler, Common Grackel, Chestnut Sided Warbler, Downy Woodpecker, Brown Headed Cowbird, American Kestral, and a Turkey.

Daddy made special pancakes for Easter...chocolate chip bunny pancakes!

Madison with her babies.

More Birthday Stuff

Lava cake at Rainforest Cafe