Fall in the NW

Leaves are falling all around!
He's 7! Rune's birthday bowling

My mom came for a visit (!!) so we headed to Leavenworth to enjoy some bratwurst and fall colors.

Dagny + Daddy = Mutual Adoration

The things you might find in your son's desk at parent/teacher conference!
Poor girl. Poor Rune.

A much needed hike with the fam.

She's 1! She pulled her hairtie out just in time to get a fist full of cake mid-birthday song.

So happy

And thrilled with her new doggie

For Thanksgiving weekend we went to Whistler.

Got in a little snowboarding.

And a lot of hot-tubbing

If you haven't done it, the drive to Whistler should be on your bucket list. Gorgeous!

And for next month, look forward to some desert shots!



Carpinito Brothers: For pumpkins and cheap produce
Fall Colors abound

Oktoberfest in Leavenworth included a worth-the-drive bratwurst (or 2) and a climb up the wall.

Feelin' fly on picture day.

Ready for Halloween!

All the family enjoying the view after some serious pumpkin carving and food.

Hope you are still smiling now that it is November!



In the last month we spent quite a bit of time in BC, as well as in the water.

Grouse Mountain tram with the Kerrs, including Walter- the youngest baby on the mountain.
Stanley Park swim

Buntzen Lake swim

Ross Lake swim

Camping with the Enemy

Bridal Veil Falls

Viva Vancouver where Broc enjoyed some squid

Back at home we went for a back-to-school bike ride, and Rune conquered his fear of a drop.

And a highlight of Broc's summer was another visit to his old friend, Rainier.

At the summit with the crew, including brother Caleb and some friends.

We also visited the Puyallup Fair for the first time. Good food and good times with good friends.

Here is #7 for his first goal of the season.

And finally, a picture of old friends and new. On our way to Pearl Jam (yes, in Vancouver).


Summer in Seattle

Snowy trails at Mt. Baker
Super fun kayaking- just the girls


Sunsets on Whidbey

Space Needle View

Seattle Center

Sweet kids at Twin Falls (and Rune's much belated Summer haircut)

Scuba Diving at Edmonds Underwater Park

So happy to be in the water, but wishing we had an underwater camera and a crabbing license.
Seattle is such a great place to be right now, but all too soon it will be time for... School.



In no particular order: our month away from home.

Four Corners
Glen Canyon Dam

Hendershott line of the Cronk Clan in Duck Creek, UT

Family bike ride

Arizona Sunset

Saguaro Lake with the Saragers

Dagny and cousin Jane are bosom buddies

Baby sister and big brother

Yankee Boy Basin in Colorado

Clarkson Cousins in Colorado (most of them, anyway)

Porphyry Gulch

Reunion Talent Show

A bit random, but August is here and we are trying to get back to real life. July was fun, but we are happy to be home. Happy Summer!