Monday, September 19, 2011

pear pie

I found this recipe last year.  Yumm!  It's super easy and a great way to use up the pears that are ripe when you're tired of canning.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

fishin' with the Bobs

Bob and Bob recently took Nelson and David fishing.  They had a great time!  And they even caught some fish, which we will enjoy over the next few weeks.

Everyone caught lots of fish--especially Aaron!

Although sometimes he caught other stuff as well.

The thrill of victory!

That's my boy!

Thanks, Bob!

Thanks, Bob!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

josh groban concert!

OK, so Josh Groban is about my favorite singing artist. *sigh*  Our dear friend, Angie, treated Nelson and me to his Portland concert this August.  Here's our crew, pre-concert:

We had pretty good seats, about half-way back:

What made it really neat, was that to our left, about 20 feet, was a secondary small stage, with a piano and a couple of chairs.  That's where he came to do his opening number!  We could have hit him with a paper airplane (which we didn't try).

What a great time we had!  Thanks, again, Angie!

alsea falls

Alsea Falls is one of our favorite places.  So recently we took off as a whole family, plus two of David's friends.  It was a lovely day, and we enjoyed the break from our regular routine.  There wasn't as much water as last year, but everyone still seemed to have fun.

Getting ready to stick toes in.

slip-slidin' away

The Three Musketeers.