Sunday, August 19, 2007


Naomi's Birthday Party

We had a throw down for Naomi's birthday. The four of us partied till we dropped. Not really. We did eat cake and wear hats and get this one picutre and a couple others.

A New Hobby

Since we have no other hobbies Micah and I are trying to figure out how to eat healthier. We are visiting the farmers market every Saturday and getting tons of veggies to freeze so that we might have them for winter. We are having fun figuring all of this stuff out. I think we are going to have to get more freezer space. We started buying all of our meat from a local free range farm and that is taking up lots of freezer space. Another new adventure for us.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Happy Birthday, Naomi

Sunday is Naomi's 1st Birthday. Watch the picture video we made for her.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Orca "spy hopping"

This picture was taken by another person on our whale watching tour. It was so fun to learn about these amazing creatures.

Whale Watching

Micah, Hannah, and I went whale watching south of Victoria, the largest city on Vancouver Island. We were able to see the resident orcas which were traveling through that day so it was a big treat. They only live in and around the Straight of Juan de Fuca during the spring and summer months and you cant see them everyday even then. It was very cold on the boat and you had to be very patient but it was worth the time and money to see them.

Naomi and I at Taylor Beach

The beaches in the area we visited are very rocky and the water is very cold compared to what I am used to. Here are Naomi and I playing around with Aunt Hannah on a beach near our house.

Taylor Beach, Vancouver, BC

Here are my boys at a really cool beach that we played on one day. Hannah, Naomi, Isaiah, Micah, and I took a picnic lunch and plopped on the beach. There was a seal that watched us from the water poping his head up every few minutes to see if we were still there, on his beach.

Kids in Vancouver

Isaiah, Naomi, and Miriam had fun on our trip. Miriam loved Isaiah's antics and laughed at him a lot. Naomi learned how to crawl just so she could keep ut with Miriam. Here, the girls are wearing matching outfits that Grandma Steele made.

Our Vancouver Island Vacation

This is the view from the house where we stayed on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. It is a beautiful place with awesome weather. Highs in the 70's and lowes in the 50's! It took 26 hours to get there and back and so we are pretty tired. I will post more pictures directly...

Naomi Walking

Naomi just started to crawl last week but she would rather walk.