Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sequoia National Park

A memorable Veteran's Day vacation. A sequoia - General Sherman tree - is the largest tree (not tallest) in the world. We are standing in front of the Fallen Monarch. The inside was once used stable for the cavalry, a bar, and even a settlement site at one time. There's a reverential/fantastical feeling around these quiet giants. In the picture on the right, you can see how they dwarf pine trees, at least in width. I would recommend visiting the sequoias, at least once in a life time, to everyone. This park happens to not be too far away from Yosemite, if you wanted to hit both of them at the family reunion time. Details on when that's going to be will be coming shortly.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Apple Smashing

Thank you Mark and Marianne for inviting us. It was worth the drive, we loved it and loved seeing you. So here are our pictures from it.

I tried to upload a video of Mark turning the grinder, it was amazing to me, but I couldn't. Sorry! Holland was pretty good himself. :)

Our Halloween Pics

The result of last minute digs out of the costume box, Ahh the memories!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Allison on the right, Brianna on the left (shirtless) playing peek-a-boo.
Pooh and Piglet. We were having problems getting them to smile despite the candy in their laps.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Apple Smashing

Halloween 2008

Uncle Carls Hay Ride

Cider Press

Halloween 2008

Jerome (Train engineer); Chloe (Giraffe); Will (BatMan); Sophie (Bunny); Anne (Oreo Cookie)Bat man needs a ride-so he asks Jerome, the train engineer for one. He would also like a cookie and milk to go with that...and his mom for emotional support.