Monday, September 3, 2007

This is what our summer looked like

After the big springtime trip through Montana and Utah, our summer has been relatively tame from the world's point of view. But it's been nice... not once unbearable heat-wise. And very low key, which is just what we needed this year! Some of our summertime activities have included cavorting with Capt. Jack Sparrow, spending the night on the prairie, walking trails along ocean bluffs, learning how to make rope, spending time with visiting family, building a backyard fence, going to a baroque concert, picking wild blackberries, losing shoes in the ocean, playing in the sand and water at Cranberry Lake, watching local parades, screaming into the wind at the top of the ferry deck, cutting out new flannel board characters (see header), garage saling galore, going through an Open House on lots of acreage "just because", reading our first two chapter books as a family (Stuart Little and Charlotte's Web), baking yummy cookies, going to a classic car show, strolling around the Island County Fair, letting Luna pull us in the wagon, playing in countless parks and backyards with friends, getting into trouble with the hose, putting on puppet shows, and otherwise "thriving" here on the island, as a good friend pointed out to me. Just a few images for your viewing pleasure:









4 comments:

P. Escandon said...

I knew you'd be back, just like when Rachael tried quitting MySpace.

Ellie said...

Yes Paul, I'm such a capricious little urchin... I admit.

Erin said...

So glad to see you back!! I missed keeping up with the happenings at the Pecks!! Still hoping we can meet here one day as summer winds down. Blogging is truly such an easy and efficient way to keep family and friends updated!!

O Mama Mia said...

YEAH! You're back! I was so sad to see you go! I need updates!
And may I just saw how amazingly long your hair is??? Gorgeous!