my new camera!

Mark and Veda gave me an early birthday present on Wednesday night, the new Canon Rebel XT digital camera I had been looking at!  Here are a few pics I took that evening with it…

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We were packing for our camping trip that evening, notice the coolers in the background.  Stay tuned for that post coming soon!

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Linus & Charlie

Meet Charlie:

He really doesn't like to have his picture taken, but he is humoring me...

He really doesn't like to have his picture taken, but he is humoring me...

Meet Linus:

the crazy beagle.

the crazy beagle.

Meet the rope toy:

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don't worry, no rope toys were harmed that day...

don't worry, no rope toys were harmed that day...

Aren’t they adorable…

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Sunday on the mountain

Our day started early with some yummy “big bear biscuits” made by Mark, as I packed the lunches for our trek up to Mt. Hood for some hiking and a picnic.  We drove up to Timberline and it was beautiful weather up on top.  We bought the family of 4 Magic Mile skyride.  We hiked around for a bit, snagged a seat on some rocks and enjoyed our sandwiches.  Then we hiked back over to the chair lift and rode it down to the lodge.  I recommend it to everyone this time of year, it’s only an hour from Portland and it’s worth the trip!

Mark and the girls, Timberline Lodge Mt. Hood

Mark and the girls, Timberline Lodge Mt. Hood


Claire and Veda

Claire and Veda


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We're like a poster for Columbia Sportswear!


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yeah yeah yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah

The Flaming Lips.  Great Friends.  Sunshine.  Cold Beer.  Peace signs.

It really doesn’t get any better than this!

So this one goes out to all my “Cosmic Brothers”…

The Flaming Lips

The Flaming Lips

Oh how I love my husband!

Oh how I love my husband!

Mr. and Mrs. Skished

Mr. and Mrs. Skished

Mark and George

Mark and George


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...and Cosmic Sisters, of course...

Peace.

Peace.


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Try this on for size…

how exciting! this is my official first post on our blog, though i am just playing around so it’s possible it will get deleted in the near future and you will never even know it existed… but in the meantime, let’s give it a whirl

what do you think of this?

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