Sunday, July 6, 2014


This year I made a promise to myself I'd try to blog more. Doesn't seem to be happening as I realize it's been six weeks since my last post. I can always keep trying. It's been a busy spring and summer with lots of household projects, yard work, and the like. I guess I just simply haven't spent that much time at the computer and since we're also not really doing any dog sports, I have less to write about. That said, I'll just do a hodgepodge of pictures for catch-up including our sharing photos of our fun visitor.

In late May we visited a new (to us) park in Hillsboro. Vegas found water.

Such a good poser. She wanted to try and put all four up there.
Cool bridge.
Over Memorial Day weekend we visited our favorite walking-to spot, Pacific University. The bench was brightly painted in honor of the graduates of the class of 2014.

"Mama, there are squirrels up there."

Patriotic posing on University Ave.
And we had a grad of our own to congratulate - my oldest son graduated high school. Congratulations, Kane!
Just lounging in the backyard. 
We sometimes venture up to the large campus of what used to be the middle school I went to (which was previously a high school) and is now an upper elementary campus. The fields are huge and we can usually kill an hour and about 2 miles meandering around the entire thing twice.

Queen of the Hill
Always up for a good back scratch and roll.

Pretty inquisitive face.
This photo is for reference to show exactly how big these leaves are. I have no idea what this tree is. I thought it was a tightly growing bunch of sunflowers as the leaves are similar. But when I got close to investigate it was actually the strangest thing. There are branches growing out from the bottom of the "tree" like the shape of the bottom of the letter "U" as well as those flat across the ground then upward. The leaves are gigantic and you can see how the entire thing dwarfs Vegas (below).

I love her zig-zag. <3 p="">
We enjoyed a delightful day at the coast recently, too, on one of the most gorgeous days the PNW ever sees - particularly at the coast. The water was WARM! That never happens.

We went to Fort Stevens where the mighty Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. We had the beaches all to ourselves. It was incredible. The dogs were able to run. The scenery was amazing. The company good. We were happy campers.

Aaaaaannnnnd, that brings us to today. :) And a stripey photo for you. :) Our visitor is my friend, Christy's, puppy, Diva. She came for a visit Wednesday evening and is staying with us for a few weeks. 

Very hot dogs.

Vegas is tolerating her quite well. Puppy hasn't gotten to the obnoxious stage with playing yet where she pushes V's buttons. So far so great!