Pool Time With The Kiddos

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!

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Kayaking

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!

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Kayaking in the mist off of Orcas Island – 2014

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Alex kayaking in Hawaii – 2012

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John kayaking in Maui

White Water Rafting

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.

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Alex took a dip in the Wenatchee River and John helped her back into the raft – 2012.

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Then John took a swim too.

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It was too cold for swimming on this trip down the Tieton river in 2013. But we still got wet.

Selfies

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:

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Alex after completing her first 5k race, Sep 2013

 

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Awkward pose: Alex dressed up for a wedding, Jan 2015

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Alex at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM), May 2014

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Taking a selfie while wearing a toddler is especially challenging. Oct, 2014

This one is not so bad though.

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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.

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Alex touring the Pilsner Urquell brewery in Plzen, Czech Republic. Jun 2007

Maui, Hawaii

In 2012 John and Alex took their first real vacation together. They went to Maui and did dome snorkeling and kayaking.

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John snorkeling

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Alex snorkeling selfie

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John at a luau

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Alex swimming under a waterfall

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Alex kayaking

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John kayaking

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John at a luau

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Beautiful Maui sunset