Tuesday, August 28, 2012

A brief Pause to say Yahoo!!!

We want to take a brief moment to say how excited were are for Hanna and the choice she made to be baptized this last Sunday August 26, 2010. She will be confirmed a member of the church and receive the gift of the Holy Ghost this fast Sunday. Yahoo!!!!
We love you Hanna and are so proud of you!

Hanna and her Grandfather

Love this one!!!!!

Hanna with her Grandma and Grandpa
We Love You Hanna!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Portland and Powells Books!

Day 2 of our coastal trip!
Ok so our next stop was Portland and Powell's books! As you can see from the picture it is huge!! They gave us a map when we walked in and you would have totally gotten lost without it! We spent about 2 hours here and all the kids got to get a book to read for the duration of the trip. It was a great place to find books, but boy was it crowded! 

 Before we made it to Portland and Powell's we stopped at Little Stone Henge along the way, cant remember the name of the town.... Anyways it was pretty cool. It was VERY hot outside so we didn't hang here for to long.

 This was the view from Stone Henge and it was clear enough to see Mount Hood!

 Jason got a really cool shot of the windmills that were literally everywhere! I love looking at these windmills! Funny enough every time we have driven through the gorge it has been super windy and this time it was just to hot.

 We stopped off at the Multanomah falls right before we got into Portland, it was very busy and there was even a wedding taking place. Its such a beautiful waterfall and it helped cool us off for a little while.

 This was the next morning after we got to the coast and our campsite, because we spent so much time at Powell's Books we missed the tours for the Tillamook cheese factory.. Bummer! But the kids were ok with it when they saw the ocean for the first time that night. Jason was kind enough to set up camp while I walked the kids down to the water.

 As you can see they forgot all about cheese!

 We woke up early the next morning and packed up our tents but stayed to hang out on the beach for a while. The tide was out and we were able to see alot of the sea life (more of those pics later). Lizzie jumped into mine and Jason's picture at the last minute but left when she saw us kiss! Ha Ha!

We love the ocean and brings back memories of our marriage, 17 years and we still like each other! :)
More beach pictures to come!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Oregon trip Day 1

 Day one of our trip to the coast was great! We left as early as we could and drove toward Boise. We stopped in Twin Falls to see the Shoshone Falls which is considered the "Little Niagara" of the west. Along the way we saw some wildlife as seen above, I could not get him to turn around....

                                    Here is the Niagara of the west! It was pretty cool!

 That night we camped just into Oregon close to the Idaho border. The camp ground was one that we stayed at before and it was just like we remembered except we didn't have any kids with us the last time Jason and I stayed there during our 5 year anniversary.

Not alot to see this day because we were driving and it was getting dark when we finally got to the campsite. We had fun and were very excited to go on our vacation. Next stop Portland and Powell's books!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Miss Me Much?

Well I am back, sorry I haven't been blogging my computer as been MIA for awhile. Anyways here are some posts for you to enjoy!

Below are some pictures of the tree that fell a few days before we left on our coast trip. We were playing games with The Ellico's who are the best friends ever! Anyways our neighbor knocked on our door and said we might want to come and see what our tree did to our cars.

The Ellico's van was parked right here on the road and lucky for us the tree missed all of our vehicles! The branches landed around the cars and we had a few scratches but nothing major. We have an amazing ward and within minuets the call went out and we had about 8 Elders show up with chain saws and we were able to cut it down and get it all cleared up in about 2 hours. 
The weird thing is that the wind wasn't even blowing that much, normally if I am worried about the wind I will tie the trampoline down and I didn't even do that. We were super lucky that it didn't land on the garage or ANY of our cars. 

Stay tuned for more fun posts about our coastal trip!