Hello everyone. It's about time for a blog update on the Guddats!
We like fire at our house. The girls always want to see large flames and I never want to disappoint them. We certainly enjoy the backyard campfires.
We also enjoy climbing on the roof to explore the metropolis of Kittitas from above.
OK, random picture of an airline toilet. However, Adelyn and I had the opportunity to explore a retired Air Force One. This toilet was used by JFK and LBJ. Walking through the plane was like walking through history. Very cool.
Adders and I outside of the plane.
We were in Seattle after her field trip so we explored the waterfront.
Last day of third and fifth grade for the girls in June.
We went up to Chinook Pass and had to stop when we saw snow. This picture was taken July 9th and there was still a ton of snow. It was also in the low 40s.
Waterfall at Boulder Cave.
Lost Lake near Snoqualmie Pass.
Me n' B at the Vanilla Ice concert.
First day of school for the girls. Adelyn is in 4th grade. Delaney is in her first year of middle school in 6th grade.
I've been hiking a lot lately. This is Red Top Lookout.
And this is the view of Mt. Stuart from the lookout.
360-degree views from the top. I kept hiking further and then turned around the snap this shot. You can see the lookout on the top of the highest rock formation.
I liked it so much that I took my three girls with me the next day.
Rattlesnake Dance Ridge. Very steep in some places, but a great view of the Kittitas Valley to the north and the serpentine Yakima River Canyon to the south.
The girls had their first flight. In August I took them to Montana with me to help Uncle Zach move.
Once we got there, we road tripped back in his car while he drove the U-Haul. They are both great toad trippers, but Delaney dozed off at times and Adelyn took advantage of that for a quick selfie.
This is May 2007. Zach had just won the Columbia Basin League's 3200-meter championship in 9:59 (his PR is 9:57). I had absolutely no space on our old camera, but was able to get most of the awards ceremony. Really proud of that guy. Addy Bear in the bathtub at around 9 months old or so. Both girls in the bathtub the same night. So cute. Adelyn's first birthday party, Aug. 2008, complete with balloons that she loves. The girls still love their balloons. Adelyn Blair just being cute with her sister Delaney. Just cute lil' sisters! Fall 2008.
This is Jon. It got dang cold last week with night time wind chills in the single digit negatives and day time highs of low single digits, obviously awesome tree hunting weather. We were going to go the weekend before (especially since it was in the high 20s/low 30s) but schedule's got fouled up.
The girls, frolicking in the parking lot near Blewett Pass. This is where we had gone the year before, had some success, but we decided on taking a different trail from the same parking lot. It was about 20 seconds after this picture was taken when we realized that two layers wasn't enough for Adelyn. She and Mommy stayed back in the warmth of the heated seats and a warm car.
Dee stuck with it and ventured into the great, snowy, cold unknown. We enjoyed the sled and a few hills when she realized that two layers wasn't enough for her either. So we backtracked a bit so she could enjoy the warmth of heated seats and a warm car.
The third trip out was the charm. It took me 45 lo…
Spring sports with Delaney playing volleyball for the second straight year. This year was noticeably different as her league included fifth through eighth graders.
Adelyn with her second year of softball. Again, a noticeably different level of competition.
Delaney will eat anything, just like me. Food is fun, especially when you try new things. We're at the Crab Pot along the Seattle waterfront and we got a seafeast of salmon, crab, clams, mussels, shrimp, sausage and corn. It was deee-lish.
Dee Dee and her shrimp...right before she ripped its head off to grub down.
Kittitas day at the Mariners game. 80 of our closest friends from KTown in attendance.
Took Adelyn and Brittany to Saltwater State Park. Adelyn loved the shells, crabs and the clams underneath the surface squirting water.
On our way home, we got stopped on the pass for the roadwork blasting. Took the opportunity to snap a few pics of this beauty.
Adelyn with my hat, a rain coat, pajamas, tennis shoes and…