Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Summer Adventures in Russell-land

We've had some fun this summer. Can you tell?

Holding the first of our garden's harvests. Boy, have those tomatoes been amazing to eat.

At the Oregon Coast in mid-July with Aaron's family.

Maya learns how to fly a kite with Dad.

Aaron and his sister Chrisy (with dog Chaucer) take a try on the skim board.

Holden Lake, five miles up from Holden Village, in the North Cascades. One of my favorite lakes anywhere.

We're happiest when we're in the mountains. Can you tell?

Our whole crew at Holden Village. The Eklunds and the Petersens. We're been going to Holden together since 1983.

A summer family photo.

Me and my favorite (and only) brother Nathan, who lives in New Jersey. What a treat to spend a whole week together.

Sam pets goats at the Animal Farm at Forest Park in Everett.

Maya likes the goats too (but she'd rather pet sheep, although you could probably guess that).

Maya and Aaron take a spin on the Go Karts in Ocean Shores, Washington.

I love this shot--I might be happy, but Sam is a LITTLE bit nervous . . .

We've had fun this summer . . . and we're thankful for a couple more weekends of fun in the North Cascade Mountains at my parents' cabin near Leavenworth. After a couple more days of sunshine, we might all be ready to transition into fall and the school year again.

1 comment:

  1. I'm with you. I want to play hard right up till the last possible minute, squeeze every drop of joy from the summer...and then seek joy in the autumn's work, too. Beautiful photos! So glad you had this rich family time in beautiful places.