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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Oregon, Rainbows, and Bears

The last of our siblings just got married and we were down in Portland for the festivities. Leo had a great time playing with his cousins, visiting the Chinese Gardens (where the ceremony was held),

and picking black berries.

Sorry, no photos of the wedding, I was on Kaya duty for most of it. Thanks to all of Nicki's relatives for a fantastic visit!
The recent sunshine put together with evening rain showers has created some fantastic rainbows, some of them doubles.

The salmon are in at the Nature Center viewing decks. Leo was big into walking the dogs on the way out there.

And, of course, when the fish are in so are the bears. This one was out by the viewing deck with her cub.

We don't have a TV at our yurt but we do watch movies on the computer. Kaya has recently gotten into it and shares the past time with her brother.

Just for the record, Leo does have clothes on.

Friday, August 13, 2010

The Family is All Hitched and U-picks

What a summer of wedding this has been for us. From July to August, my two siblings and Nicki's two siblings have all gotten married. Nicki's little brother and my little sister were married in early July. Here is my little sister, Beth, her new husband, Jared, and their son, Jacob.

My older brother and Nicki's older brother are getting married in August. We just got back from a whirlwind tour of Seattle visiting family and friends and attending my brother's wedding. Aaron is the third man in our family to some how trick a smart, sophisticated, attractive woman into marring them. Myself and my father being the other two. Here he is with his new wife Milana.

Visiting Seattle friends was one fo the big highlights of the trip.

Leo got to spend time with his great-grand parents. The man reading the book is, as we called him that weekend, Leo Schneider (the elder). He is who our Leo (the younger) is named after.

Kaya spending quality time with her cousin Jacob and her grandpa.

A visit with Nanna and Grandpa. You can tell she really likes grandpa.

Our Oregon cousins brought U-Pick blueberries to share in Seattle. They were so good it inspired me to see what the U-Pick situation was here in Alaska. I found two of them and now have 4 pounds of raspberries. Here is our friend Lindsay looking a little nervous about what crawled into her wagon.

The only way I could get Leo to look at the camera was to let him throw cabbage leaves at me.

A week of excitement and one Hersey kiss later and this was all that was left of Leo.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Air Show, 6 month Kaya, Summer Garden,

Elmendorf airforce base had a recent open house/airshow and we went to check it out. We got to go inside of several planes, watch the Canadian version of the Blue Angels (the Snow Geese), and see a harrier jump-jet in action. It was all pretty loud, so we brought the head phones.

Kaya is 6 months old tomorrow! Such a happy baby!

Despite the lack of sun this summer, our garden is doing fabulous. Our strawberry plants are producing, we have new raspberry bushes, carrots are getting huge, and "wild"flowers are sprouting up every where. Here are a few photos from the garden.