Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Grays River Valley in the snow.

Even more great photos on-line at my Picasa web album or check out the slide shows below. BTW: If you click on any slide show on my blog, you'll get a bigger version of the pictures.


We got a lot of snow this week. Here's a few of the latest pictures. More to come of course. Looks like the snow will be around for Christmas --- back to rain after.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Almost White Christmas...

Wow, did we get some good snow the past few days. The drive in to work has been slow and snowy but not a problem in my little Honda. Last night it snowed like crazy and this morning it was about six inches total of powder. I'm at work, but Amy says there's ten inches of snow at home. Check out the latest pics -- Grandma found some old skis at a thrift store and the girls finally got to try them out today. After sledding and skiing it was time to come in for some hot cocoa!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Grange Christmas photos

Check out the photo blog of local newspaper photographer who snapped Grace running up to see Santa Clause at the Grange Christmas party.

Sunday, December 14, 2008


We got Snow this morning. Last night we walked around the lighted streets of Astoria finishing up some Christmas shopping. This morning, the snow was on the ground and swirling in the air. The girls and I ran out and played for about an hour. Photo slide show below. Click through to see bigger slide show.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Ballet Videos

Okay, these videos aren't the best, but I'm experimenting. Here's a clips Amy took when Lindsay was dancing at the Astoria School of Ballet performance at the Columbia River Maritime Museum as part of the Weathering the Storm performance. Lindsay is in the purple in the center.
You can view another video here.


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Ballet and Christmas decorating

Here's a few pics from the Ballet performance at the Columbia River Maratime museum and our recent tree decorating. The girls are getting so big and so good and decorating. I have video from Lindsay's performance, which I'll try to get posted later (still learning how to do video...)

Friday, November 28, 2008

Gobble Gobble Gobble

We had a nice Thanksgiving at the Nelson house with family. Grace said Grace "Thank you God for our food." I was content even while watching the Seahawks lose for the 30th time this year. Life is just too good.

 Okay, now I know why my sister Mindy always called this gobble gobble day. Boy did I eat. The girls and I made chocolate dipped pretzels while Amy whipped up a smoked oyster dip. Then across the field to Grandma's house for Turkey, two kinds of stuffing, two kinds of cranberry sauce (homemade and the kind shapped like a tin can for traditionalists) green bean casserole mashed taters and pumpkin pie. Did I forget anything? Nope I ate it all!

See all the Thanksgiving Photo Album Here

Monday, November 17, 2008

New Windows....

We finally got new windows up. Check out the great work the folks at Beach View Windows did. It's already made the porch much warmer.

A House is a ship at anchor...

Welcome to the Hunt Family Blog, where you can get a look at the latest pictures and keep track of what we're all up to these days. I decided to start this blog up after packing a flood, ballet practice and a major house project into just one week. Anyway, the hope is you'll be able to bookmark this page and check back to find the latest updates.

About Dun Elsie:
Dun Elsie is the name of the house, or at least that's what I've called it for the past 16 years. Dun is celtic for "fortress" and Elsie refers to Elsie Torppa - a lady who lived in this house for about 40 years. Amy remembered coming across the fields and eating Elsie's cookies in the kitchen when she was a little girl. I guess this house has long been our little fortress -- a safe place for us to return to far from the maddening crowds of the workaday world.

A House is like a ship at anchor

The waters gently rock it to and fro

It may turn its face into the teeth of the wind

But it holds fast, it holds fast

as the years come and go