Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Back From Vacation

This is a picture heavy post sorry!
It's that time of the year again. Time to load up the camper and truck for a camping trip.
We headed up to Ely, MN and drove up the Echo Trail. The road is only good for a short while and then looks a lot like this.Then it turns to dirt.We got to the very small camp ground area. Literally this is all the space we had there. (Roasting marshmallows here.)Did a little fishing. This is Noley's first ride in a boat, he did pretty good. Two days were really windy so we headed to town for some time at the park in town. I can't remember the last time I saw one of these jungle gyms. The kids were all about it.
We made a requisite stop at the International Wolf Center. This is just one of the big wolves.
The highlight is that they have puppies! We got to see them for a program they have there aimed at desensitizing them to human contact.That wore out Noley who fell asleep eating a Oreo.
The last day brought a false sense of security with a sunny day to start then slowly disintegrated into thunderstorms and hail.

On the third round of hail we decided to go home the next day.

We did have a beautiful sunset that night though.

Our last stop on they way home was at an underground mine tour. KD thought this was the cats meow. I quote, "Mom, do they still have mines like that? I think I might want to do that when I grow up."

Home again, playing catch up with house stuff and kid needs. Happy summer!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Mosaic Game

mosaic game, originally uploaded by ImagineKnit

Hamn on Senja, 2. Shrimp Scampi, 3. White-tailed Deer Fawn, 4. Mangosteen, 5. matt damon, 6. Paris, l'amour..., 7. coffee and chocolate mousse cake, 8. Latte from Broadway Cafe, 9. Untitled, 10. Happiness, 11. Let me care for you, 12. Imagine - the Community of Knitting

Rani had this on her blog the other day

Here's what you do:

a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker.

The questions:

1. What is your first name? Senja
2. What is your favorite food? Shrimp
3. What high school did you go to? Deer River
4. What is your favorite color? Purple
5. Who is your celebrity crush? Matt Damon
6. Dream vacation? Paris
7. Favorite dessert? Chocolate
8. Favorite drink? Cafe Latte
9.What you want to be when you grow up? a Midwife
10. What do you love most in life? Children
11. One Word to describe you? Caring
12. Your flickr name. ImagineKnit

Have a good week!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Summer Fun

There is a little knitting happening here. This is the start of my dad's birthday present. It is already late but he won't care. It's just a little preview since I have not gotten a good picture of the project yet. It will be a sweater vest. We went to Art in the Park last week and the kids had a blast!
Here is Noley loving up Miss M. They have been good buds lately.

And of course a shot of all three. Wish I had more to show for how long I have been absent but summer is busy and I would rather enjoy it than stress about blogging. I'll be back soon. Hope your summers are going great too!