Wednesday, August 01, 2012


This past weekend we went to Olympia for Eric's "Barty" celebrating his completion of the Bar Exam. He looked far more relaxed than I've seen him in the past several years - it's good to be done with school and tests!
Our visit also happened to coincide with the "Paddle To Sqauxin" with canoes from as far north as Alaska arriving in Olympia Sunday morning for a day of ceremony and celebration. We went down to the beach to watch them come in.
Some of the canoe crews sang beautiful chants as they came into the inlet. I caught a little bit on video:

We also spent some time at one of Conan's favorite pastimes: looking under rocks for crabs.

Morgan is sure growing up. She's 3 now, and so confident and independent!  It's really neat to see her turning into a big girl.
Lots of people were out to watch the canoes come in, including large flocks of kayakers. It was very festive.
Back at Casa Taylor, the backyard fun complex was very popular. Conan and Morgan played together for hours.
It was wonderful to sit in Gabe's lovely gazebo and listen to the kids playing happily.
It's a long drive to Oly, but it's always worth the trip. We'll have to visit more often!

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