Well, summer is quickly coming to an end and it has seemed to have gone by so quickly. Our family has been keeping quite busy this summer and always have something or other going on. That is why it has been so quiet on my blog this summer.
On a side note, thank you for the kind comments, thoughts, and prayers for our family over the passing of my dad…they were very much appreciated by me and my family.
The above two photos were taken at my cousin’s home when we were there for a family reunion. We recently went to two reunions, one for my dad’s side of the family and the other for my mom’s side. It was so nice to see family that we have not seen in such a long time.
Pat was asked by my aunt to give a short message and prayer before our meal. He did an excellent job, speaking of the ultimate family reunion in heaven.
Aunts, uncles, and cousins gathered together. Hopefully there will not be such a long time between the next gathering!
We also went to a farm festival. Each week we receive a box of organic fruit and veggies from a local farm. They held a festival on their farm and we decided it would be a fun opportunity to visit the place that grows our food!
Pat decided to join in the pie eating contest…nope, he did not win, but tried very hard!
A sweet, little critter to pet.
They had several antique and vintage booths to shop from.
Horse drawn rides through the farm.
This is our friend with his horses that him and his wife brought to give rides.
Meet Sven and Ole, they are both Norwegian Fjords.
Of course, we needed to go on a ride too!
A view from the cart looking back towards the festival and the farmhouse.
A photo-op for Pat on the farm’s John Deere tractor!
The photos above and below are from the area around the farm…so beautiful!
We have been having a pretty dry and sunny summer here in Western Washington, but the skies opened up last week and the rain poured out. We cannot ever recall it raining that much in such a short time period.
We looked out our back door and noticed that our entire walkway was being turned into a creek!
Even though he is now a teenager, he still had to get out there and splash in the puddles!
The pond came very close to flowing over the rock wall, but thankfully it did not and all the fish were safe.
1. our chickens 2. Aquafest festival in Lake Stevens 3. some vintage finds
4. sunset in Snohomish 5. Whitehorse Mountain 6. blueberry picking
7. s’mores 8. family heritage scrapbook 9. sunset over the Snohomish River
1. cucumber relish 2. garden harvest 3. bread & butter pickles
4. more blessings from the garden 5. making pickles 6. cooking up relish
7. pickled veggies 8. homemade vinegars 9. dill pickles & pickled veggies
My guys have been salmon fishing whenever they get the chance…here is some photos that they sent me of their catches on the Snohomish River.
By the way, the first two photo collages are pictures from my instagram account. I sometimes find that it is easier to take a quick photo with my phone and post it, then it is to carry around my regular camera.
If you would like to check out my photos or follow me on instagram, my username is nadinesnook.
(Photo from fall of 2012)
Now I must admit, as much as I love the sunshine, I am ready for fall. Crisp cold days, pumpkins, fall leaves, fires, apple cider…..oh yes, I am ready!