July 20, 2008

Skookum Falls

For some reason, I think I put so many photos in the last one that I couldn't figure out how to post text in between...but, basically, we have had an amazing weekend as a family. Saturday morning, we woke up early and headed east toward Crystal Mt. and Mt. Rainier and met up with some other parishioners and Father Chuck of St. Barbara Parish and went on a hike to Skookum Falls. It was a very easy trail and A. Lee hiked about half of it all by herself!
Lots of gorgeous old growth forest...those trees were just amazing. We hiked along the White River most of the way to the falls where we had a picnic lunch with everyone and headed back. Eventually, we as parents will get used to hauling extra little girl pounds on our backs, but I'm happy A. Lee is getting to the age where she wants to get out and explore on her own! It was a gorgeous morning.

We headed from there to our friends' Shelley and Shane post wedding celebration. They were married in May, in Missouri and most of us couldn't make the trip due to newborns, so it was nice to be able to celebrate them with Conco friends!