Tim, Ahmee, Dylan & Jack celebrating Jack's 2nd birthday!
Picking strawberries in Marrietta Ohio
Dad, Mary, Dylan, Jack & Ahmee in the strawberry patch. We had a wonderful day together visiting with Dad & Mary, and collecting a very nice supply of local strawberries. We froze a bunch of our strawberries for future use in Ahmee's Herbalife shakes, and Mary taught Ahmee how to make some rockin' freezer jam with the rest of the strawberries.
At The Gettysburg National Military Park
Here's a family photo of us at the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. Our trip to this historic site was one I will never forget. We visited the Confederate line formed for Pickett's charge, located the position of Armistead's brigade, visited Little Round Top, and finally stopped at the high ground commanded by Major General Hancock, which was the focal point of Pickett's charge.
Harper's Ferry, WV
During our trip to Harper's Ferry WV, we stopped at a small museum that commemorated the preparations for and start of the Lewis & Clark expedition. Much of the preparation for the trip, we learned, took place in Harper's Ferry. Harper's Ferry was also a strategically important town of the Civil War where Thomas (Stonewall) Jackson trained the troops that would later become known as the 'Stonewall Brigade'.
Kings of the Mountain
Dylan & Jack behind HK's house in West Virginia. Our boys are growing strong, and are the lights in our lives. Dylan starts pre-K soon at a local elementary school, and Jack will find himself spending more time with Ahmee. Our neighbors, Larry & Rhonda, have become wonderful friends and grandparent-figures, so Jack will not be lonely!
Dylan & Jack - Good buddies
Dylan & Jack at Gettysburg
Look Mom, no hands! Big feet too!
Jack loves his sippy cup, and seldom uses his hands. Our youngest bambino is learning & using new words every day, and has become quite the conversationalist (except when using his sippy cup...)
Look what I found, ... a turtle!
Ahmee spotted this turtle during our return to the bed & breakfast in Berryville, Virginia. We stopped and introduced ourselves to our little reptilian friend, and Dylan escorted Mr. Turtle to a nearby stream. The Bed & Breakfast in the background is a farmhouse with a lot of history ... close to 200 years old, I believe. We had good times staying here, and launched our trips to Gettysburg & Sherpardstown from this beautiful place. I found the areas surrounding Washington DC, like Berryville, to be absolutely beautiful. Being a West Coast boy, I am now appreciating and growing to love West Virginia and the area in and around the Shenandoah valley.