Man things around the farm are busy! In Washington we all look forward to this time of year when the gray skies start to clear and summer takes shape. On the farm, the spring and summer are the busiest parts of the year and this year is going to be no different. In an effort to get some last minute R&R before the craziness of summer takes over, our family took a short trip across the mountains to Lake Chelan for Kate's 14th birthday!Originally Kate wanted to go to the ocean and go clam digging but the warmer than normal weather brought upon an algae attack in the ocean and they closed the rest of the digs for the season. We would have still gone and enjoyed the beauty of the ocean except it was supposed to rain most of the time and we didn't think Deyton and Henry would enjoy the rain and spending two days in a house with six adults and two infants could easily end up being a bit claustrophobic so we convinced Kate that Lake Chelan would be a more enjoyable experience. Hopefully she thought we were right. We spent the first day hanging at the beach while Ross and Troy spoiled Kate with her first jet ski ride.