Sunday, September 30, 2012

Earth Walk 2000

I stumbled on the coolest place on my way to go backpacking, again because of Geocaching!  This trail was put together to teach about recycling.  It is at a waste management facility just outside of Salem, so it makes a great leg stretching spot if you are traveling the 5 with kids.  The trail has all sorts of fun art made out of recycled items and displays that illustrate things like how many newpapers can be made out of a certain sized tree.  Just another hidden treasure I would have never known about if it wasn't for geocaching!

Friday, September 21, 2012

More Harvest Fun

Peppers and delicata squash even!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

UROCK 2012

My friend Faith and I have been talking about getting an unschooling gathering/campout off the ground for awhile, and this year we decided to do it! We had alot of fun coming up with a name, and hit on the perfect one with UROCK - Unschoolers' Radical Oregon Coast Kampout. Had to take some liberties, but it was too good to pass up. We decided on South Beach State Park near Newpost since they have lots of yurts.  It was a great turn out and lovely weather.  We had a blast!

Comforts of home.

Some type of tag game

Potluck was a big success!

Found in the porta potty lol.

Trail to the beach.

Geocaching on the way home.

Checking out Nehalem

Life in a Crack

Just a cool pic I took out on a walk.

Saturday, September 15, 2012


Decided to get Instagram on the phone finally.  Here is the first picture I took.  Look now I am a hipster too!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Around the House

Several random things. Sarah sent Orion Hagrid's Hut for his birthday as well. We put it together, and it is pretty cool! It has a switch that lights up the fireplace.

Finally got our new trampoline

Cute robot contraption thing - another birthday gift. 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Lego Minecraft

Sissy Sarah sent Orion the Lego Minecraft set for his birthday!
This gift gets a thumbs up!
All put together.

Cute little creeper!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Green Beans are Really Hopping Now

Think I am going to do some blanching and freezing!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Another Harvest :)

Having fun taking harvest photos, and eating stuff of course.  I clearly need to get better about picking the green beans before they get too big though.  :)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

We Finally Named our Car

I have always liked the idea of having a name for my cars, but they have to come to me in just the right way. Awhile ago I put a bunch of flower magnets on my car, and then the idea of naming it came up.  Akasha said, with little hesitation, "Flower Power"!  Yep, I knew it was perfect.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Orion is Eight!

Orion wanted a Minecraft Birthday this year, and I put quite alot of work into it. He also loves pinatas, but every year they seem to turn into such a competition thing, so I decided to make individual pinatas. OMG that turned into ALOT of work lol, but the kids really seemed to like them. Didn't really go with the square theme since I made them from balloons, but hey there are eggs in Minecraft now! I also made a bunch of different colored cubes to hide in the yard as sort of a scavenger hunt type thing, and that seemed like a big hit. I even made a custom invitation, but can't seem to find it now - darn!

Square cakes of course, and we made Minecraft themed things out of Legos.  

Great custom gift wrap!

Smash Hands were a smash!

Zola explaining the birthday card she made.

Looking into the pinata

Fashion pinata headwear!