|One of our beautiful Aus trees uprooted during the storm and fell on my Expedition. Fortunately it only brushed the trailer and roof.|
|So much for the shade tree protecting the car from too much sun!|
|Neal and Don Moe were on the property and lead the group of men who showed up to help after hearing the buzz of the chainsaw start up in the morning. It was almost like a mating call.|
Brad, Anette and Magnus came to Idaho again and as always, we had a fabulous time. A favorite August event is the Sandpoint Festival; this year a group of 20+ friends and family went to see Huey Lewis and the News.
|Roger bought Magnus a camo onesie for the event!|
|Paddy and Dave Carlson joined us -- their summer cabin and property were damaged by the two storms this summer, so they deserved a fun evening.|
|Huey Lewis played all the old tunes plus some new ones|
|Dancing with my favorite little guy|
|Did it --- but man....Advil was in high demand!|
|Roger and Magnus driving the big boat.|
|We anchored at our favorite spot on the river, and cooled off before barbequing dinner onboard. Magnus loves the water...loves the boats....and is well on his way to sharing our love of all things that float.|
|Hi Mama and Dada!|
|A feast onboard|
|Roger brought home a bottle of Grandfather from Australia which we shared with the Moes with shot glasses given to us by a dear friend in Alice Springs, Jane Day.|
|Brad and Magnus playing around|
Brad left after 4 days to go back to work, but we were very happy to have Anette and Magnus stay on for another few days. Anette is working on her final Master's research paper so Roger and I helped look after Magnus so she could have time to devote to it. Magnus is a very busy toddler, but is such a joy that my cheeks hurt from laughing and smiling. Roger, known as RaRa by Magnus, gladly did his share of baby wrangling.
Brad made it to Ritzville, ,Washington (a little over 2 hours west of us) and then his car died. We were having Dwayne and Annette Majcher for dinner, but Roger and Dwayne went to the rescue and brought the Expedition to him so he could continue his journey to the coast. Dwayne is such a wonderful friend, and we really appreciated his help.
|It turned into a Ladies night with Anette Kinley and Annette Majcher -- the 3 of us had a delicious dinner and great evening.|
|What is it that little boys love machines? Our new tractor is a big draw for Magnus.|
|Magnus and RaRa were never far apart.|
|Magnus loves books!|
|There are two huge apple trees near the tractor, and Magnus loved munching on them.|
|"Sure, I'm driving the tractor. No worries."|
|"Where's the horn?"|
|Bath time on the deck!|
|Picture of Brad at 18 months....Magnus at almost 15 months.|
|Heather and Don Moe's grandsons, Elliott (left) and Oscar (right) had fun playing with Magnus.|
|Magnus checking out Riley Moe|
Sandy and Jo now live in Prescott, Arizona, and we warmly welcomed Jo for visit and dinner on Friday.
|A huge thunder, lightning and rain storm prompted Anette and Magnus to cover their ears. Magnus was still smiling, and Jo comforted Obi on the couch.|
|Love this picture of Jo, Obi and Magnus|
|Cheers to friends!|
|Magnus giving Anette a big hug|
It's exciting being on the Coast, and can't wait until we start exploring the San Juan Islands in Washington, and the spectacular Gulf Islands and coastline of British Columbia.
|Lady of the Sea at Anacortes|
|He loves merry go rounds!|
"Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same." Unknown