Friday, September 19, 2008

This and That

These are our first day of school photos. kindof got missed with all the stuff going on. Elijah has this specific shirt because when he was little he would tell people his name was batman. He is in 6th grade this year. And, here's Kas, with a couple of her friends, Riley and Summer. Kas is on the right. She is in 4th grade this year. She loves her teacher, and one of her best friends is in her class.
Kaleb wouldn't let me take a picture of him..so this is what I got. I teased him that I wanted to take a photo of him in front of his school. HA!!! talk about embarrassing your kids! He is in 8th grade, and is acting more and more like a teenager, as the days go by. He is an awesome teen though. I feel very blessed to have the kids I have!
Earlier this week, J and I took the boat out for crabbing. It was a beautiful day. Look at how smooth the bay is. We haven't had a great summer, but these last few weeks have been beautiful. I was glad we became beach bums, and enjoyed the water, instead of working....We thought this was a NOAA boat....weather??...it looked cool. we also saw a float plane on the water right after it landed....haven't seen that before. and pelicans migrating. I took some photos, but they didn't turn out.
J made this 'deadliest catch' hook. this was the first time we tried it out and it worked great! This is Buck, one of the guys who works for us.
Look at that throw!!!
The crab have to be 6 or 6.5 inches for us to keep them. We caught lots of crab, but were only able to take home 4. which was still a nice treat. We usually dip it in garlic/butter, but one of the guys that came with us made fry sauce...seemed crazy, but tasted great. Look how calm the water is. I don't know if I have ever seen the water this calm. This is Grays Harbor. I loved the day....I love being on the water.
Which reminds me, this morning I went for a walk on the beach. I have lived at the ocean for the last 11 years....and mostly grew up around large bodies of water. I was landlocked for only about 8 years of my life, and didn't like that at all. So, I was walking this morning...and realized that even though I have TONS of shells, etc....I still cannot go to the beach and not pick up shells. I always plan on not bothering. There have even been times where I really didn't want to pick up any...but I can't hardly pass up a cool, unbroken shell and not pick it up! It is a bit ridiculous!
On another note....I made this baby afghan for a friend a few weeks ago. The last one I made, was way misshapen, so I was glad this mostly kept it's form. I usually can't take a pattern and make it exactly like it says....I have to make it my own. Anyways, when the weather starts to get colder, my hands crave the yarn!
But, I started working on a quilt today. I am going to do a jean one, with the fringe...not sure how it was going to turn out. It will be a camp quilt...so...it's all good. anyways, enough of this for now! I think I am caught up.

6 comments:

The Freemans said...

Great pictures! Seeing the water that calm is a rare sight. Sounds like a greatly fun time! Eat all the crab you want for me!

Dan and Lacy King said...

I love the pics! AND COME ON... an 8th grader embarresed to take a pic in front of his school by his mom?? Oh it brings back the memories. I am so jealous of your quilt making skills, that is one thing I would love to be able to do!

Verlee said...

I don't have quilt making skills...I am just making one. It won't be great! I promise!

Shannie said...

Holy moly! The kids are so big and my word the boys look like J! I love the pictures and am so glad I found your blog. I have one too. Come visit.

xoxo,
Shan

they call me mommy said...

Hey, Max and Kas are batman shirt twins!

You have been busy! I love that blanket!

they call me mommy said...

P.S. I love being on the water too. Why can't Dave?

P.P.S. Be careful making the jean fringe blanket! A friend of mine made a bunch of those in a row and seriously damaged her arm with all the snipping! Weird, huh? I guess so long as you don't make four in a row. Or get some of those hinged scissors.