What are we doing while we await for our home study to be written up? Well, last weekend we went down to Alex’s brother’s mountain cabin. His family likes to ski in the winter but it’s also fun to go in the summer because they have a neighborhood pool. And since Alex and her brother both have waterproof cameras we were able to capture some fun pool pics!
What do we like to do for fun? We’ve mentioned white water rafting already, but sometimes we prefer to be a little more chill on the water. White water rafting is pretty fast paced. We haven’t tried white water kayaking yet. We usually kayak on stiller waters. Even so, it’s often difficult to take pictures while paddling along by ourselves. Our last kayaking trip was off of Orcas Island. We’re looking forward to kayaking on Lake Union again this summer!
Kayaking in the mist off of Orcas Island – 2014
Alex kayaking in Hawaii – 2012
John kayaking in Maui
What do we like to do for fun? We like water sports.
One thing we like to do is go white water rafting. It’s a lot of fun if you don’t mind getting a bit wet.
Alex took a dip in the Wenatchee River and John helped her back into the raft – 2012.
Then John took a swim too.
It was too cold for swimming on this trip down the Tieton river in 2013. But we still got wet.
Since Alex likes to takes pictures and John does not, that often means there are few pictures of Alex or of Alex and John together. Always being behind the camera means never being in the photo.
Unless you take a selfie.
But Alex is pretty terrible at selfies. The evidence:
Alex after completing her first 5k race, Sep 2013
Awkward pose: Alex dressed up for a wedding, Jan 2015
Alex at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM), May 2014
Taking a selfie while wearing a toddler is especially challenging. Oct, 2014
This one is not so bad though.
Out to dinner, Mar 2014
It’s not that Alex is vain and likes to take pictures of herself all the time. But years of being behind the camera have taught her that sometimes you want to have evidence that you did something or went somewhere.
Alex touring the Pilsner Urquell brewery in Plzen, Czech Republic. Jun 2007
In 2012 John and Alex took their first real vacation together. They went to Maui and did dome snorkeling and kayaking.
Alex snorkeling selfie
John at a luau
Alex swimming under a waterfall
John at a luau
Beautiful Maui sunset