Sunday, July 31, 2011

Family Gathering in Troutlake, Washington

A historic gathering: Annalee meets cousins Katiya and Ethan for the first time. I was so happy to be part of a family gathering at Abe, Jenny and Annalee's Troutlake, Washington home. I remember family events as a child, and now it so strange and wonderful to be not only one of the grownups at such an event, but to be a grandfather as well, and to celebrate my birthday in the company of 3 generations of wonderful and delightful family. There was walking, talking,  playing, napping, eating, and sleeping. 3 dogs, 2 cats and 3 horses were present. It all happened in and around a house in a field surrounded by trees and a creek with a mountain looking down on us.
Katiya, dog, campfire, and Grandpa Stephen

Troutlake and Mt. Adams
One of many of our Trout Lake family caravans
Abe serenades Ethan
Grandpa Stephen, Annalee and Ethan make music
Grandpa Stephen, Oryx and Ethan celebrate Stephen's birthday
Annalee and Ethan

Katiya and cat
Jenny and Katiya
Oryx and Ethan
Grandma Kate, puppets, and Annalee
Oryx, Ethan and "Meema" Sherry
Oryx, Katiya, Grandpa Stephen and Abe
Jenny and Annalee
Kristin, Katiya, Oryx, Ethan and Grandpa Stephen meet at a Columbia River Gorge waterfall on the way
back to Portland.
Katiya, Kristin, Grandpa Stephen and Ethan overlooking the Columbia River Gorge


  1. Nice story! Wish I could have been there as well. Great photos too! - Ben

  2. I hope it's the first of many!!! Oryx

  3. I love the way you put this together by the way! Way to go grandpa!!!