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Saturday, November 10, 2007
We just finished up the chestnut season here at the Pfeiffer home. It is about a month of harvesting. We have established a good buyer base over the years so we sell out very quickly, which is wonderful. Over the years we have finally gotten most people to stop stealing our nuts!! This year we donated the money to Medical Teams Intl. Despite the fact that we were giving the funds away, we still had people come and steal from us....it is simply amazing! These photos only show Luke harvesting the nuts, but it is a family event and well worth the time to bless those in need.
We have some HUGE spiders this year! I looked out the front window and saw this lovely guy and his web he weaved overnight. I loved how cool it looked with the rain on it so I took this pic. The boys thought it was cool too. I liked how this pic turned out.
This is the new pass time at our house. They climb higher everyday!!! It freaks me out a bit. If you look close, Luke is up above Martin. I have a rule at our house about climbing trees "You had better be able to climb down from the tree yourself, because Mom doesn't climb trees to rescue little boys. You will just have to wait until Dad get home!" They know I am very serious so they climb with extreme caution :-)
Monday, November 05, 2007
Darin took Martin for a father/son hike on Mt. Hood, September 7, 2007. The destination was Triangle Moraine at 9,300 ft. elevation. Martin did a great job. He is a strong climber just like his dad. They had a little lunch at triange moraine and then headed back down to Timberline Lodge. Martin said it was one of the best days of his life!!! Making memories that is what it is all about!
We had a great time this trip. There were a few "firsts" Jiffy Pop was experienced for the first time and the boys had their very first smores. Since we don't camp we took advantage of the new fire pit that we designed at Grandma and Grandpa's house to get the boys hooked on the most yummy treat of all!!!! As you can tell they REALLY liked them.
We were able to go the Kite Festival in Long Beach, Washington this summer with my Mom, Tom and Grandma Haley. Tons of kites as you can see and TONS of wind to help those kites sail. Can you tell Martin and Luke were impressed that I had them put their faces in the photo board...it was funny. Martin was mad he had to be the girl face, but what was I supposed to do he is taller than Luke!