Thursday, August 18, 2011

Our Washington Trip!

Two days after our NC trip, we repacked our bags and all four of us hopped on a plane to Washington. Jesse had the privilege of preaching at the high school camp for Eastridge Baptist, a church where one of his friends pastors in Seattle. The camp was at Cascades, which was one of the most beautiful facilities I've ever been to! While Jesse was preaching the girls and I explored the grounds:
We found this fun park!
I love spending time with this cutie. She is so fun to play and pretend with.
Here she is driving and singing to dog!
And Savannah is just adorable and so easy going. Here are a few of my favorite faces she makes these days...
This is her Granny face.
This face come along with some screeching!
Another day while Jesse was preaching we went on a hike. Savannah loves being in the ergo carrier and Maddie bounced along ahead of me!
The girls were so happy to see Daddy during free time!

There was a zip line, ropes course, and lake at the camp. Jesse and I did the zip line through the forest one day- super fun!
On another day we all went out on a canoe. After a while Savannah didn't love the life jacket, so she and I stayed on shore while Jesse took Maddie around the lake.
Rachel Drollinger came and picked the girls and I up from camp a couple days early, and we spent time visiting. It was great to having some girlfriend time and watching our kids interact, being that they are so close in age (Andrew- 4 years, Sierra and Maddie- 3 years and born the same day, and Brighton is only a week and a half younger than Savannah!)
The Drollingers have a beautiful view of Rainier right from their house and from the lake down the road. Rach and I took the kids to Lake Tapps one evening for dinner.
Brighton and Savannah loved getting into our sandwiches!
One evening Rachel read bedtime stories to the kids outside. Sierra and Mads matched in their blue princess nightgowns!
video
I LOVE the giggles! What could be better to get the kids ready for bed than a good jump on the trampoline?!
One morning while Andrew was at VBS, the girls had a tea party! They really enjoyed the snacks and painting nails.
Here's the cotton candy from the VBS BBQ lunch.
Brighton and Savannah tore things apart in their matching dresses.
Too cute!
We went to a fair one evening and watched a man riding a horse standing up, and than he did a back flip!
Once the dads made it home, we had an amazing outing to Crystal Mountain. The Drollingers were so kind to host us for a week and take us to many beautiful places. We're so thankful for our time with them- what sweet friends!
Here's the Johnson side of the gondola :)
Maddie loved the ride!
At the top of the gondola ride was THIS view!
Future hikers!
Maddie usually loves to hike, but this day she was just getting over being sick, so she stayed in the backpack the whole hike down the mountain.
The Drollingers also have little hikers, but Andrew was sick, too. So John ended up carrying him the whole way down.
Beautiful!
There was even a patch of snow on the hike!
Ahhhhh! So gorgeous!
Rach and me carrying our babies!
John and Jesse with the big kids :)
There were beautiful fields of wild flowers along the path.

We were also able to spend time with a bunch of our other Washington friends, but didn't get any photos unfortunately. Thanks to everyone who had meals with us and visited while we were there! We had a fantastic trip!

2 comments:

Drollingers said...

love the pictures especially the one you emailed me. (: So sad that its over. Thank you so much for coming. It was a very special time. love you guys! xo

gale said...

washington? washington???? really????? looks like you had a great time.