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Marni’s Birthday

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

K.C.’s sister, Marni, turned 50 this weekend.  We had a family picnic at Howard Amon Park in Richland, Washington.  That is a beautiful 45-acre park on the banks of the Columbia River.  As it turned out, they were having hydroplane boat races on the Columbia so not only did we have a fun family picnic, but also we watched the boat races!

K.C.’s sister Marni

Half a century old

Those who enjoyed the picnic include K.C. and Bob; the birthday girl Marni with her husband Mark; Marni’s children Shawna (with Brysen and Landen); Katie and Jim (with Alex and Austin); and Michael and Sandra (with Drake); K.C.’s brother Andy and his wife Kerry; K.C.’s son Andy and his girlfriend Kristen; Kristen’s brother Bodie; and our Betty and Tom.

Marni and Mark

Marni’s crew

Shawna and Landen

Alex and Brysen

Betty and Katie

Austin relaxing in Aunt K.C.’s recliner

Michael and his family arrive – Mark, Michael, Sandra, Drake, Marni and K.C.

Andy and Kerry

Shawna with Landen, Marni, Andy and Kerry

Andy and Kristen

Shawna and Landen, Tom and Betty, Andy and Kerry

Mark enjoyed the picnic.

So did Bob.

Bob is the baby magnet; all babies love him.

Andy, Kerry and Tom watching the boat races.

Betty, Tom, Andy and Kerry watch the races.

Shawna, Michael, Kristen, Katie and Jim enjoy a nice picnic lunch.

Better get a hat on, Bob!

Sisters: Marni and K.C.

And now there is Bob.

Kerry, Andy and K.C.

Kerry, Andy, Tom and Mark

 Let’s move into the shade again!

Cousin’s converse – Marni and Tom

Happy Austin

Siblings K.C., Andy and Marni

Austin and G’ma Willow

Looks to me like another wild story…

Alex, G’ma and Brysen

Shawna and Andy

Kristen and Drake

It was a perfectly fun picnic.

Marni, we hope your next 50 is all about fun picnics!



Spring 2008

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

One of our favorite weekends in the spring is the opening weekend at the Yakima Speedway.  Apple Cup is a fun-filled weekend of racing including street stocks, sport stocks, modifieds and late models. 


Late Models

At Yakima Speedway, they allowed us to park the motorhome near the entrance gate – and we even had power hookup!  Pretty nice.

The flowers are blooming at home in Lyle.

 On Mothers Day 2008, Andy and Kristin took us out to breakfast.

K.C. and Andy

 After Mothers Day breakfast, Bob and K.C. took a road trip to the Bonneville Dam.  We stopped at the visitor center and watched through the viewing windows as the fish climbed the fish ladder.  There are a lot of Chinook Salmon heading upstream this time of year.

Bonneville Dam

Bob in front of the fish tunnel.

Bob checking out the fish ladder.