Monday, November 17, 2008


Meet the newest member of the Whittaker family! Beniah Mark was born at 5:20 AM on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008.
He was 9 lb, 6 oz, and very cute!!


As you can see, his daddy, Timmy is very proud! We can tell already that he's going to be a good dad.

Their first family picture! Tim, Heather and Beniah Whittaker

See? I TOLD you he was cute!!

Heather and Beniah getting to know each other.

Their initial response to each other....

...soon became a good thing. They both looked amazed in this pic!

Smiling at Grandma....


checking Grandpa out....


Grandma and Grandpa are both very happy with the new little bundle! What a precious gift a baby is!

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Fort Vancouver

A couple of weeks ago the weather was good (probably the last really good day for doing anything outside for awhile), and we went to visit Fort Vancouver. Since we live here now, we thought it would be a good thing to see. I thought it was fascinating, and hope to go back when they're giving tours and all the buildings are open to go inside. The original fort was burned down, so what is there now is reconstructed. But it sits on the same site and the buildings that have been built are accurate as to what was there before. a lot of the articles in the buildings were actually recovered by archeologists who excavated the original site.

After touring as much as we could inside the fort, we went to "Old Apple Tree Park" (nearby) and saw what is reported to be the oldest apple tree in the territory. I expected something bigger than this.

We walked under the railroad tracks to get to the tree. I thought it was quite picturesque....

... as was the river just before sunset.