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Recovered, Part Two

We spent a couple days of our vacation at a cute little hotel on the shore of Lake Chelan.

If Iris is going to be tall (and with two tall parents, I think she is pretty much doomed) she might as well get used to being asked to join the basketball team now.

Iris and Katie. Katie is Bob's brother Jeremy's soon-to-be stepdaughter, so I think that makes us related somehow! Regardless, she was very helpful with Iris while we were at the hotel….

although Iris occasionally disagreed.



The lake is this pretty! I COULD NOT MAKE THIS UP!!!


Iris got hold of the camera one night in the hotel room and apparently, this is what you take pictures of if you are an almost-two year old.

Nice composition, kiddo! I like the diaper hanging out the side of the trashcan. We party like rock stars.

Last thing I wanted to show you all is Grandma Linda's tattoo. (Yes, tattoo!)


An iris, for our Iris. Now is that love or what?



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Recovered, Part One

We've been back from vacation in Washington (state, not D.C.) for over two weeks now, and I think we might be done recovering. It took awhile for Iris to get back to Eastern Standard Time. Bob did battle with an epic sunburn (reapply people! REAPPLY!) As usual, I spent about a week just trying to remember what day it was and sleeping a lot more than usual. We had a good time, but you know how it is when you get back. Vacation hangover!

I know that some people (Tammy, I am talking to you!) have been waiting an inordinately long time for vacation pictures. I'm sorry it takes me so long to blog sometimes, but I'm (literally) not willing to lose sleep over it. I would like to suggest getting a blog aggregator, like Google Reader. It's a good way to keep track of all the blogs you like without having to check for new posts every day. Comes in especially handy for unrepentantly infrequent posters! Not that I know anyone who fits that description. Ahem.

So! Pictures!

At the Murphy house, AKA


Iris got the princess treatment from Grandma. Free rides in the wagon for grandchildren only!





Some other sights from around the house and back yard.

Chickens! (Who did not want to be photographed AT ALL.) They don't all have names, but P Diddy and Little Jerry are among them. Have I ever mentioned that raising chickens is one of my fondest wishes in life? I really got a kick out them while we were there, and Iris loved them too.





That's it for the yard… now a few pictures from inside the house, so you can admire (as I do) the eclectic array of decorative objects.



This is my husband's senior picture, next to a plaster handprint he made when he was a little kid. Awwww.




This last one is the view from the bedroom window, looking out over the "driveway". (In quotes because I am of the belief that if your driveway is more than 1/4 mile, it is a "road".)


Next time, there will be pictures from Lake Chelan! And maybe even some vacation knitting!

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