Monday, September 28, 2009

Photo of the Week - Sunny Flower

Taken by: Margaret

Taken with: Nikon


Sunday, September 20, 2009

Oregon Trip: An EXTREMELY late post

About two weeks ago, our whole family was able to take a one week long vacation to Oregon to see a few of our aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents. We flew down there on Sunday night, right after church. Here's what we did:

Plane Ride:
This kind of disappointed us, especially the part about no smoking (Just Kidding)

Reading good books

Church Picnic:
On Monday, the day after we arrived, we went to a church picnic put on by the church that two of my uncles and aunts attend. We had a great time, and made friends with some of the very sweet young ladies that go to the church. Afterwards, we drove down to my Grandpa and Grandma's house. It was a 4 hour drive!
James and Grace (our adorable adopted cousins) - right before we left for the picnic

Sierra - one of our very sweet cousins

A beautiful creek that was right near where we had the picnic. We went wading in it, which was really rather fun...


The net was getting kinda low... haha

A Hike in Grants Pass:
When we got to Grants Pass, we started on activities right away. The first day of being at Grants Pass, we went on a hike with my uncle and my aunt that live there. It was just a quick 4-mile hike that goes along the Rogue River, and ends at Rainie Falls. Rainie Falls is a small waterfall, but very pretty. We got to see two rafters go down it in their kayaks, and lots of fish trying to get over it. Plus, we saw how wonderful God is, especially in creating those fish to do that. God is amazing!
Right before we left for the hike

Amazing experience: At the Falls, we had the privilege to see salmon and steelheads trying to take on Rainie Falls. It was really hard to get pictures of them, but Robin got this "fabulous" (she says so) picture of this beautiful salmon trying to get over the falls on it's way back to the nesting grounds.

Anna, watching the fish


This guy went ahead and tackled Rainie Falls in his kayak. Of course, he was probably really experience, because there have been a few fatalities there before.

Rainie Falls

Hiking... It was a really easy hike

Good Times at Grandpa and Grandma's House:
It is what it says...
Anna and Margaret


A light bulb turned on in his head!

Wild Turkeys - sorry the picture is so blurry, but it was a little hard getting pictures of them. These turkeys came by Grandpa and Grandma's house every day, and ate apples off the apple trees. They reminded me a little of our chickens...

We saw a lot of deer there. This fawn was a twin to another fawn. VERY cute!!!

We also saw plenty of hawks and birds of prey

Time for a piggyback ride!

Rafting Trip:
The last day we were there, we went on our first rafting trip together (as a family). It was fun. They were easy rapids, so it wasn't too tough. It was the perfect time for bird watching, so we saw HUNDREDS! We weren't able to bring the camera out on the river with us to take pictures (for fear we would drop it), so the pictures at the bottom are just pictures we found online. It was fun just to spend time together. There were a few times when we had to row quickly through the rapids, but then, there were other times when it was so quiet, we could just slip out of the boat, and "swim" alongside the raft. It. was. beautiful.!
Anna - in the car, on our way to the Rogue River


A very bad picture (and that's all I'm going to say)


This is NOT of us

We saw a bunch of blue herons on our rafting trip.
We also saw ducks...

and geese...

And even (thought we) saw a few of these "lovely" turkey vultures

I'm afraid that's all the pictures we have to show you (Actually, we have a ton more, but they are confidential.) Til' next time!

~Sisters 4

Monday, September 14, 2009

Photo of the Week - Kitten Eyes

Taken by: Robin

Taken with: Nikon

Photo of the Week - Little Friend

Starting this week, on the start of every week, we are going to be posting a new picture that we REALLY like. So, here we go!

Taken by: Margaret

Taken with: Nikon