Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Karen (and Mama's) First Day of School

   Karen had her first day of kindergarten today! She was SO EXCITED!
After taking 7 years off from teaching to be a stay-at-home mom...Rachel started teaching again today (this time part-time and at the kindergarten level). Karen is excited to have Mama as a teacher as well as Mrs. Vannice (same teacher Holden had).

Sunday, September 10, 2017

First Garden

Karen loves to help pick veggies from our first ever garden.

Kayak Adventures

We've really enjoyed exploring local lakes as well as Black River by our house this summer. Ginger likes kayaking with us too.  She usually hops off to take a dip every 10 to 15 minutes! :)

Boating in the Puget Sound

We had so much fun with friends on their boat last weekend. Papa went for a wild ride on the inner tube!
Mama hasn't been waterskiing since she was in high school on Lake Chelan with Janie. So fun!

Lake Cushman

Mama's Birthday Last Month

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Holden's First Day School

 Today was my first day of 2nd grade!
 I was so grateful Papa was able to zip over to my school between morning xc practice and his 9 AM budget meeting to be a part of my first day.

This is my teacher - Mrs. Levine.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Rieke Sibling Reunion

This was our fourth annual family reunion and we had an amazing time! Our three families shared a cabin in the Winthrop area along Patterson Lake. We enjoyed tons of swimming, paddle boarding, mountain biking on the miles of trails, countless rounds of the card game Spoons, incredible food and fellowship!
Uncle Moo has three Upper Valley Swim Championship records that are 30+ years old and he showed us that at age 38 - he's still "got it"!!
Believe it or not...Uncle Kevin actually caught this football before going under water!

Visiting Good Friends in Montana

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Camping along Lake Roosevelt

 We were in the water at least 3 times a day to beat the heat (upper 90's).