Sunday, July 05, 2009

Whidbey (part 1) - by Brad

Isn't summer supposed to be more relaxing?

Work has got really busy for me in the past few weeks trying to sift through budget woes. In the middle of this, Lindsey and I went to Seattle for a couple days to celebrate our 8th anniversary (a month late). A week later, we went on a little vacation to Whidbey Island with my side of the family. Then, a couple days after that, I had to head to back to Seattle to attend a four day work conference.

And right now there are several projects around the house that I should be working on... for instance, I should also be mowing the grass right now instead of blogging. Oh well.

We got a lot of pictures of our Whidbey Island vacation, so here is part 1. We went to Whidbey Island with my parents, my sister Gail (who is home from Papua New Guinea for a month), and the Smiths. The cabin we stayed at came equipped with a scooter and wheelchair. The kids constantly played on these...





Even though I don't really like clams that much, clam digging brings back fond childhood memories. We did some clam digging and a lot of clam cleaning. They found a couple oysters on the beach, and I succumbed to the peer pressure of Carol telling me I needed to eat a raw oyster to be a man. So, I ate my first raw oyster. I chose the "swallow" method rather than the "chew" method. I think it took my stomach a couple hours to digest the thing...



Toby had his new purchase at the farm, so he gave rides to the kids...





There was sorting of M&Ms...



There was the Posenjak family tradition of dumping out ice cream on a table, handing out spoons, and making a mess...





I did catch Elliott and Emma reading about and discussing poison animals...



Stay tuned for part two in which there will be pictures of our outing to Fort Casey...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

WHAT!? Mow the lawn in this hot weather!? You should be inside blogging instead! That's my excuse...and that we're out of gas in the lawn mower...Nice pics! Looks like it was a fun time.
~Jordan

Brazenlilly said...

How hilarious with the scooter and the wheelchair! That is so random. I think we may have to adopt the ice cream tradition. Now get some helmets on those dirt bike riders!

Brad said...

Well, I didn't get the yard mowed today... but I did work on the sprinklers.

And Jen... WE wear the helmet of salvation! (I enjoy sounding like the crazy Baptist I am)

Brazenlilly said...

You crazy, dirt-bike riding Baptists up in Washington! I'm going to get you a bumper sticker that says that.