March 22, 2015

Chelanigans

We traveled over to Lake Chelan to spend the weekend with friends.  











Jax was busy drawing with chalk and he was very excited to show me this picture.  "It's June grabbing me!"  Yep, that makes sense.  She couldn't get enough of those boys.



On the way home, Teriann asked June what her favorite part of the weekend was.  She immediately said, "the hot tub!"

March 19, 2015

A Star is Born

June began taking "ballerina lessons" on Saturday mornings in February, and this week she had her spring dance recital.

One of my favorite moments was when June stopped dancing to walk across the stage and wave at the audience.  This kid loves putting on a show.





March 8, 2015

Old Robe Canyon

June and I went on a hike with Joe, Gina, Hailey, and Harper on the Old Robe Trail outside of Granite Falls.  








It was a gorgeous winter day that felt more like spring.  The Hinton girls were all troopers.  They slogged through mud, climbed over fallen trees, scrambled over boulders, and explored an abandoned railroad tunnel.

"120 years ago, railroad crews faced the daunting challenge of building tracks along a flood-prone river to connect the mines at Monte Cristo with the smelters in Everett. A narrow canyon east of Granite Falls proved to be a particularly challenging spot to lay tracks; frequent floods and rock slides destroyed not only the tracks, but also the settlement of Robe. The repair costs were high, and the line was eventually abandoned. Fortunately, today’s hikers can still enjoy the area thanks to a Boy Scout troop, who built the trail in the 1960s, and the Snohomish County Parks Department, who created the Robe Canyon Historic Park in the 1990s." http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/old-robe-canyon