Sunday, July 20, 2008

Happy (sort of) Anniversary!

On July 16th we celebrated the 1 year anniversary of our engagement. Yup, one year ago Dan decided we should go "scouting for deer" on Kamiak Butte. Well instead of seeing deer that evening, I saw a beautiful diamond ring and said 'yes' to the most wonderful proposal. Three months later we got married and now here we are, married for nine whole months. It doesn't seem like it's been that long. We definitely still feel like newlyweds. I hope we always do : )

{Right after he asked and I said 'yes'}

{A happy day in October}

{Engagement pictures, taken one year ago}

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

4th of July Spectacular!

Dan and his friends have celebrated the 4th of July for years by putting on a big fireworks extravaganza and there was no way he was going to miss it this year simply because now he lives on the other side of the state. So we packed up the truck and headed to Lynden for a long weekend. It was great to catch up with Sue and spend some time with Dean, Lyndsey and the little girls and see some Lynden friends, but really, for Dan, the weekend was all about the pyrotechnics.

{See. Isn't it pretty?}

Dan has a good friend, Jason, and he goes shopping for fireworks on the 5th of July every year to load up for the next year. Jason is quite a perfectionist and lists out what fireworks are better than the others and is continually tweaking the line-up to put on the very best fireworks show possible. He and Dan launched fireworks for an hour straight as the rest of us watched from the safety of the balcony.

On the drive back to Pullman we decided to take the long way to check out Snoqualmie Falls. We stopped in the fall/early winter and boy howdy have they ever changed. They have always been beautiful, but now with all the extra water they truly seem powerful. Anyway, if you get the chance, on your next visit to or from the west side, you should stop and admire for a bit.

{anyone wanna swim?}

Newlywed Lenssen News Update: My pick-up, Gunner, now belongs to another and we are the proud owners of this cute little Chevy Cavalier. Dan calls it my "high school girls car." It has taken me a bit to get used to driving a car versus driving my Dodge, but the new car is quite zippy and fun and it's nice not to have to search the parking lot for a spot big enough for a pick-up.

{meet Cali the Cavalier}

I added some new blogs to my favorites list. My sister finally joined the club along with my cousin and his wife. If you like cute pictures of adorable wee ones, you should check them out on the right side of this page.

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