Monday, July 18, 2011

Lavender Festival, berry picking and cows!

Keeping busy is the name of the game for us right now. So this weekend we drove to Sequim (pronounced skwim, not see-quim like we thought :) for the annual Lavender festival. This part of Washington is for some reason not as rainy as everywhere else, and it's a big lavender farming area.

Here Chloe is enjoying jersey cow milk and fresh hot donuts, yum!

My handsome man

This is the Lavender/Berry farm we went to.

Brock got to use a scary looking knife for cutting the lavender, he didn't mind..

Our bucket of berries

Next we went to the farm that provided the milk at the lavender festival. There were so many calves in their little pens. I never realized how sweet and friendly cows were. This one in particular was our favorite. Her name was Selene. She was like an affectionate little puppy, I wanted to take her home!

On the way home we decided to take the ferry, this was a first for the kids and I

Checking out the beach while waiting for our boat

Wow was it windy!

and beautiful!

Our dramatic little dog waiting for us looking sad and abandoned

Hopefully our next post will be after we've moved!

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Trying to be patient! It's not working! We are thisclose to closing on our first house. We've wanted to buy a house for years, I can't tell you how excited I am! It's been longer than the usual 45 days to close. We are buying a HUD home (a foreclosed home). They aren't very speedy with their end of the paperwork, so they've filed for an extension. Our original close date was July 9th :(

So the house, well it's sort of a fixer. It's got mauve colored carpet and is in need of some paint. We've got lot's of plans for updating, but see how that goes once we get in there and our bank account starts hemorrhaging.

Here's some pictures of the house:

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Summer fun!

Two days in a row of coulon beach! The weather's been beautiful so why not!