Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Here it is October 2014 and we are doing some much needed updating to our blog.  Above is a mixture of summer events that needed to be included on our blog.  The top picture represents our lovely September trip and cruise down the St. Lawrence River.  We spent 2 days in both Boston and Quebec City with a 7 day cruise in between.  The next photo is of our wonderful Houghton family who spent a week with us in June!  We had the best time ever--hiking, water rafting, horseback riding and eating ice-cream!! In July, Matt, Janelle and Camille spent the 4th with us--we had a grand time.  And finally, at the end of July, all of the Allens were here at a family reunion in Lake Wenatchee!  A good time was had by all!!! It has been the best summer.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

I haven't loaded photos and comments for quite some time--so here is a brief update series of pics with short explanations!  In August 2014, the Nelsons and Weavers took a one day jaunt to Stehekan.  We rode a ferry from Chelan and stayed over night.  We did a bit of walking, ate some excellent food and enjoyed the beautiful island.  In September, Amy, John, Oly and Minna came for a weekend visit.  We went to the beach, had a pancake breakfast, went to a playground and played with the fam!  Later in September, Strode and I went on a lovely cruise down the St. Lawrence River with our friends, Dan and Mary Nelson.  We spent 2 days in Boston, sailed for 7 days and then spent 2 days in Quebec City.  It was a grand adventure!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

On May 14, 2014 Minna Kristine Weaver arrived on the scene.  Amy and John are the proud parents.  Nana and Papa spent 5 days in Seattle helping out with big brother Oly.  We also got in some time with Matt and his family.  We had a great time at the park with Oly and Camille.  They are best buddies.  We are so happy for Amy and John!  Minna is beautiful!!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

What a wonderful way to end March 2014!  First we spent a week in Des Moines with Michelle and her family.  We had a great time hanging out with Lori, Sara, Michelle and John.  We had fun shopping, cheering at a basketball game, playing games and eating yummy meals (plus ice-cream)! We followed that visit with a breeze through the Seattle area to spend some time with our boys and their families--reading, shopping, laughing, eating and playing.  Aren't we blessed!?

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Birthdays all around!  Grandson Oly celebrated his second birthday with a Micky Mouse theme.  Several family members and friends joined in the celebration.  His birthday was on January 15th.  Granddaughter Camille celebrated her 3rd birthday with Hello Kitty decorations.  Her birthday was on February 17th. Again, friends and family were present to honor Camille turning 3!  Camille's parents, Janelle and Matt, were also celebrating the completion of phase I of their remodel.   The remodel looks wonderful:-).

Monday, January 13, 2014

Well it has been awhile since I added some photos and information to our blog.  So here is a very short update.  From top to bottom...Thanksgiving 2013 was spent in Seattle.  Amy and John hosted a family dinner.  We also celebrated Matt's 40th birthday during the same weekend.  Then early in the month of December Janelle, Matt and Camille came to spend a night with us and to see the Christmas lights here in Leavenworth.  We had a grand time! 

We spent Christmas in Iowa with the Houghtons.  We had a wonderful time although it was very cold and icy!  We had lots of fun with a variety of activities: baking, shopping, going to church, celebrating Christmas and more! 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Our most recent trip was in Sept./Oct. 2013--to the East Coast.  We traveled with dear friends--Maddens and Allens.  We call ourselves the WAMs:-)  We toured Charleston, Savannah, Ashville, and Nashville!  We learned a lot about the Civil War, Country music and more!  Strode and I also spent time with his sibs:  Pat and Walt.  It was a wonderful 18 day adventure.