Thursday, June 21, 2012

What We Have Been Up To

Mother nature up here in the Pacific Northwest can not make up her mind! One day it's sunny and gorgeous and even reaches 70 and then the next it's pouring down rain again. I can't stand it! Whenever the sun DOES make an appearance we try to take full advantage of it. We had such a fantastic day yesterday soaking up every last little ray of sunshine we could. I apologize to anyone who follows me on instagram because they are all the same photos. :( 

As much as I complain about the weather there is no where else I would like to call home! Look at these views!

We spent some time scouring the tide pools for crabs, fish and other creatures.

We played at the playground and had a picnic while watching the bald eagles in the trees and even a seal in the surf. :)

We found a fun little ice cream shop that had the best waffle cones. Jaxson enjoyed his bubblegum ice cream and so did I. ;)

The kids sacked out on the way home and we were hoping they would take a decent nap but as soon as we pulled in the drive they woke up.

We decided an impromptu trip to the local farmers market was a good idea so we loaded the kids in their wagon and walked the 2.5 miles there.

Kendra would not let go of the loaf of bread we purchased. She kept trying to open the package.
We also picked up two blueberry plants but we had no room to get them home so Brandon had to drive back to pick them up.

They are the perfect edition to our garden. I can't wait till they are ripe because there is nothing better than fresh blueberries. I keep having to tell the kids to not pick them and eat them yet. At the rate they are going we may not have any left.

This is what my kitchen counter looked like last Saturday! We didn't have anything planned and figured we would have a baking night. We made four dozen chocolate chip cookies (froze most) , three loaves of banana bread, two plates of cherry cheesecake dip, and home made banana ice cream.

I just love having baking and cooking nights. We don't do it often but when we do we figure make and freeze as much as we can. It's always nice to have bread or cookies when company comes over. :)

life rearranged


  1. So jealous of your views! So pretty.

  2. Gorgeous views, and you kids are adorable! I just found your blog and I love all the recipes and meal ideas! You have a new follower!

  3. Looks like so much fun!

    Send some rain our way please :)

  4. What a great idea to bake all that stuff and freeze it!! Looks like a great week, have a great weekend! I am now following too!

  5. Beautiful pictures! We're heading up to Deception Pass for a week of camping at the beginning of July. I hope it's nice, but I'm use to camping in the rain around here. : )

  6. Gorgeous, GORGEOUS views! It looks so peaceful and relaxing! I don't mind looking at your pictures a second time :) Photos rock!
    I'm glad you all had a wonderful time together taking in the day!
    I'll tell you something, Ashley, I look at your pictures all the time and admire you so much. You're such an awesome mom. When I mentioned in my last post that I said to Steve "We need to have kids! Then we'll never be bored."...I was reading your latest blog post about the pony farm. I showed Steve your blog and pics and how cute Kendra and Jaxon are. And he smiled, agreed that you have a beautiful family and said, Yep...I can't wait for that someday! :*)
    Thank you for inspiring me.
    Have a sweet weekend, my friend!

  7. he views are jus amazing!! and you have great pictures!

  8. Baking sessions are so fun!! I loved these pics on Instagram, you are beautiful and your kiddos are gorgeous xo