9.28.2012

still


A few more pictures from our trip to Redmond, Oregon.

9.21.2012

do you?


Do you hear it?  Do you see it...feel it...smell it?  It's very lightly misting today and it's wonderful.

9.20.2012

film


Thor wanted to go downtown to "film" yesterday, so we each grabbed a camera and headed to Riverfront Park.  It was a beautiful evening ... golden sunlight, long shadows, trees starting to turn.  I snapped a few pictures while he filmed.  I can't wait to hear his commentary and see the park through his eyes.  I'm thrilled he suggested doing this and am hoping it's the beginning of some picture/video-taking adventures together! 

9.17.2012

summer's end


A few phone photos from the weekend.  We spent the weekend with my parents and sister at Eagle Crest in Redmond, Oregon.  The fire near Sisters left the air smoky, ash falling from the sky, the sunrises and sunsets a coppery red.  The deer seemed especially tame this year; the little one in the first photo came right up to me and put her nose on my phone as I took her picture. It was great to see my family (my sister Lisa is pictured above) and go bike riding, take walks and pictures down in the canyon by the Deschutes, go swimming, and play games.  My folks made some delicious meals for us, bringing lots of tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, and cantaloupe from their garden.  

This September trip is something we look forward to every year.  It's a winding down of sorts.  A wonderful end to summer. 

9.10.2012

first day : second grade


Our boy started second grade last week.  How is this possible?  He was just a baby, our Little Monkey, Boo-Boo, Senor Stink-in-Pants, Pookie.  We still call him Pookie from time to time, but he's mostly just our Thor now, with the occasional "Thorfaen Rutger!" thrown in.  We wish him a fantastic year at school with a great new teacher, new friends, and learning new things that interest and challenge him, things that lead him down many new paths of discovery.   

We love you, little boy.

9.09.2012

state fair 2012


Oregon State Fair a week ago Friday.  Tasty.  Fun.   Expensive.  Can't wait to do it all over again next year!