Snow Lake

So, after realizing we both spent last Saturday on top of mountains feeding birds out of our hands, the McKinleys and Hendershotts decided to venture out together.
We had such a great time with our fearless leaders, Lisette and Cameron, as we trekked to Snow Lake- a very apt name, considering the day!
Here we are enjoying the weather. I love that you can make the cold air feel great just by working in it. My dad would be so proud that I finally figured that out, though he would be dubious at my liberal use of the word ~work~.
Snow Lake was beautiful. Rune got a free ride, so he was freezing. And yet still so pleasant to have on the hike! He is the best sidekick ever.

And for those who have said they wanted a feel for our space... (you could always come visit. No, seriously.) Now that Rune is 4 he has been diligent in emptying the dishwasher every day, but he likes to keep it interesting.



Another week has flown by for us. Broc's job is busy (good), the ward peeps are really nice (bonus) and in case you didn't know, we live in Washington (score). This picture is showing off some of our thrift store finds and also to show you Rune wears something other than that wretched green sweatshirt.
This week we decided to take on Mt. Si. I had been itching to do a real hike and Broc was up for the challenge. Great hike to be sure, but it was the birds at the top that were memorable. The blue jays were beautiful but much shyer than their grey cousins. These cheeky little things ate right out of our hands.
This guy missed the point, apparently.

Mt. Si is supposed to be the classic way to train for Mt Reindeer (as Rune calls it), which you can see in the distance. Hmmmm... Tempting...


Halloween, Birthday, New Week

Halloween at the ward trunk-or-treat. Thanks to Grammie Cathi for the fun costume for Rune. He randomly shows up with all his gear on throughout the day, especially if there are visitors.We decided to spend Rune's birthday on Whidbey Island with Broc's grandparents, whom Rune adores. Such a fun weekend!
Broc calls Rune "Goose", so we had him sneak up on his namesakes.
I don't know why I love this picture of Rune with his -vinoculars- so much.
Don and Kaye being the great hosts that they are!
A special visitor this week was Uncle Eric. No one brings out the juvenile in Broc more than Eric does, so it is always fun when they get together.
Here we are at LincolnPark.
Oh man, is this post still going? On Saturday we did a little fall hike that was breathtaking. (ha, that's a play on words.)



Four years ago today something miraculous happened. Rune joined our family and forever made me a mother. Because of that, instead of making you gag down more "look what we did THIS week in Washington" pictures (more of that later), I am indulging myself in memories of my most treasured possession. Shed a tear with me, mothers, as we ponder how quickly our little ones grow.