Finally! Vacation Pictures!

Day One: We leave for vacation!

Eli retrieving his shoe from the top of the rest area shelter.

Kids at the Steam Engine Depot


The interior of the restored steam engine; those seats are actually really comfortable, and the wood through the cars is absolutely gorgeous. This was in Sumpter, OR

I had to bribe the kids with treats-this is at a roadside fruit seller just outside of Yakima-in order to get them to pose in front of the sign. They did not think it was nearly as cute as I did, as is indicated by the looks on their faces.

See that little tiny space on the bed to the left of Owen? Yeah. This is at Camille’s house, and that is as much room as I had that first night there. Hannah sprawled all over the one side, Owen on the other.

The view from the top of the Space Needle.

Sam and the Guitar

Sam and the bronze ape at the Woodland Park Zoo.

Hannah and Owen. This was O’s first carousel ride, and it was a hit. You can’t see them, but the other boys-Eli, Sam, and C. were also on the carousel, but were looking much less decorous.


And these? The BLUE ANGELS. The flew over us while we on the harbor tour, and I couldn’t have asked for a better shot.

No explanation needed, I am sure!

I don’t normally post photos of myself because I am so self-conscious, but this is one of the only photos I actually have of Owen and I.

All of us in front of the the ORIGINAL Starbucks. I don’t know who took the photo, and no, Caleb is not REALLY smoking. It is a fake cig he got at the magic shop.

Saltwater Park at dusk; this is where we met Shawn and the kids (he is the husband of my friend Angie who died) for a picnic dinner.

C. asked Owen if he wanted to get the dogs a cookie. We weren’t really paying attention and turned around to find this….

Let’s see…Caleb, Hannah, Sophie, Grace, Eli, Owen, Sam, Peter, and Daniel.

Caleb, Sam, Owen, Eli, and Hannah. This was the last trip downtown.

Sam, Hannah and Owen, eating lucnh at the park when we were a few hours from home. We had already dropped Eli off with his dad.

Owen; those are Sour Patch Kids stuck to his head, and he did that all.by.himself.

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16 thoughts on “Finally! Vacation Pictures!

  1. Kori, I found you’re blog from another Kori’s blog, “Between a Whisper and a Roar”. I don’t have a blog of my own and I almost never comment, however, I wanted you to know that I really enjoy reading what you have to say and you’re day to day struggles of parenthood. Even though my situation and you’re situation isn’t the same, I completely understand what it’s like to struggle to be a parent, mother, financial advisor, maid, worker, and every other hats that women are expected to wear. I also like how you don’t have alot of cutsey giveaways, and just cutsey blogs like some others. Don’t get me wrong, I like cutesy but you keep it real and I like that. I don’t know if you’re familiar with another blog out there in blogoshere, http://www.mamalogues.com. However, her writing style kind of reminds me of you. She is a blogger in my hometown of St. Louis, MO and she’s quite good and again, she keeps it real. Thanks for letting me comment and keep up the good work!Dani

  2. Looks like there was a good time there. I hope to one day take the sights of Seattle in one day.Thanks for coming by my blog! I appreciate it!

  3. Oh they are just as awesome as I pictured them to be. And you my dear are absolutely lovely I see nothing you should be self concious about.

  4. My goodness, Kori, what a gorgeous (and happy!) family you have. You are so blessed that in spite of the ups and downs, you all really like being with each other. I just want to grab Owen and plant a kiss on those cheeks!

  5. Oh, thanks so much for posting those! Owen is so adorable. And the other kids too, but I’m still a sucker for toddlers, hehe.

  6. OMG Kori–your kids are gorgeous!! And it’s so nice to see a pic of you–don’t be self-conscious! You look great!Wow–the original Starbucks! I would love to go there someday as I am a huge Bux fan!Thanks for sharing those pics–I’m glad you had such a great trip!!

  7. Awesome pictures. You can tell you had a great time! You and your family are adorable. (And none of you look anything like how I pictured!! I am the WORST at that.)

  8. Great pics indeed, looks like great fun! Sumpter, OR, I’ve been camping there! I too have a pic with the Gorilla at the zoo!!! So glad to see the pics and all the fun! Thank you!g

  9. So nice to see the pictures of all of you having fun, and even nicer to see the face of the person whos posts I show up everyday to read! Even when I don’t leave a comment, I do come everyday πŸ™‚

  10. Thank you thank you thank you for posting a pic of you! You all look gorgeous and happy – what a great sight to see. I love you.

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