Thursday, December 25, 2008
The night hours were excruciating. I could not sleep for anything. All I could do was look at the clock and count the minutes until we were supposed to get up. I got on the computer a couple of times just to make sure the flight wasn't canceled. Finally, we got up, showered, finished packing and waited for Trevon to drive us to the airport. And that's where the adventures really began.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Notwithstanding, our Thanksgiving was great. It started when Daniel and I woke up and enjoyed the Macy's Parade on TV. (BTW my favorite part of the parade was when Rick Astley turned up and "Rickrolled" the whole of New York City.) While that was going on, I made Thanksgiving breakfast, which consisted of pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage and hot chocolate with whipped cream. After breakfast we watched football, and got ready for dinner.
We were invited to Brandon and Virgina Ford's house. They are a great couple in our ward. In addition to Daniel and I, they had 2 of their kids and their families, plus the retired Baptist Minister and his son from next door. (Sounds like the start of a joke doesn't it?
6 Mormons and a Baptist Minister were having Thanksgiving together......) Needless to say, it was an INTERESTING group! The food was fantastic. We all had a wonderful time. I made Daniel's Favorite Potatoes, or DFP as I've started calling them, so we wouldn't break with our own little tradition. Everyone seemed to enjoy them. We had pumpkin and apple pie and peanut butter brownies for dessert. It really was a wonderful night. THANKS FORDS!!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
About 2 seconds after I shut the camera off, a 5th deer sprinted up to join the others. Then, they just wandered off. It's so cool that the wildlife isn't too intimidated by the people. We see the deer all the time at night, but that's the first time we've seen them so close during the day.
Hope everyone has a great and happy Thanksgiving!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
May Joy and Innocence Prevail.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
BTW: if you're wondering how old Daniel will be this year, he will be the answer to Life, The Universe and Everything.
Google it if you have to.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
He won the award for "Cutest Pumpkin"
Friday, October 24, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Today was one of the most BEAUTIFUL days since we moved to Lincoln City. It was 72 and sunny with the perfect breeze. Daniel and I both had the day off for the first time in forever, so we went to the Newport Farmers Market. There was so much produce to choose from because all the local farms are harvesting like crazy. It all looked so good, but I came home with:
1 Very Large White Sweet Onion
2 Green Bell Peppers
1 Banana Pepper
1 Bunch 'O Cilantro
4 Golden Apples
I'm going to make homemade salsa with the tomatoes, peppers, cilantro and some of that gigantic onion. (I'm the only one in my household that eats any of this stuff, so that onion is going to be in a lot of my food!) The fruits I'm just going to eat as snacks because that's how I like 'em!
While we were there, I mentioned to Daniel that I wished my Mom could be there with me, she would have loved the farmers market. He said I'd already said that twice. That's only because it's true. I DO wish my Mom were here!!!
Have a great weekend everybody!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
The second craft I did was less complicated but way more frustrating. I put some vinyl letters on a tile for a nice decoration. The first thing you have to do is rub the letters onto the transfer paper. THIS TAKES FOREVER! Every time I thought I was done, some little bit of the vinyl would stick to the backing paper. Finally I got it all on the transfer paper and then set it on the tile. I then rubbed and rubbed and rubbed and rubbed and rubbed and rubbed and rubbed and rubbed and rubbed and NOTHING HAPPENED!!!
It wouldn't stick to the tile no matter what I did. So finally I asked the sister who was in charge. After rubbing for a few minuets herself, she finally ran her hand over the tile. Turns out the tile I was using had a porous surface and the vinyl wouldn't adhere to it. So, after a change in tile, I was able to come away with this.
It looks nice and Daniel is going to put a little shelf on the wall in the living room so I can display it. I don't have any Halloween decorations, so the wreath will be nice here in a month or so. The other great thing about Super Saturday was the hot spiced apple cider they were serving with brunch. I haven't had hot cider in a long time and it tasted really, really good.
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
COMING SOON: I promised several members of my family that I would post some pictures of my house on my blog. We've decided to move the funiture around and as soon as we have that done, I promise I'll take the pictures and post them.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
August 12-20 brought mostly sunny skies and my 2 younger brothers to Oregon to stay with Daniel and I in our tiny and not-all-moved-in-yet house. We had a blast as we always do,
whale watching, salmon eating, sword fighting and ninja warrioring. I thought I should post some photos, so here are a couple. We also made a short movie about it, and I will post that as soon as I'm done editing it. Just an aside here, We moved into our new house August 1st, I started my new job August 2nd, and my 2 bro's showed up on the 12th. It's been a very busy month!
One last tidbit, this is the view from the porch of our new house so although we have been busy the view sure is nice! DM
Monday, July 28, 2008
Yes, the 4th toe on his left foot was fractured today when he dropped a heavy box on it. We are pretty lucky though, it could have been worse. We have wonderful people helping us through this and so we should still be out of our apartment by July 31st. I'll write more about our wonderful day later, but for right now, have a great night and make sure you protect your feet!
Sunday, July 27, 2008
My sweet Tonya is an artist with a video editor and some good shots and good music.
Here is a prime example of her skill and also a bit of why we love the NW so very much.
All of the pictures you see were taken by us and we are very proud of how they have turned out.
Friday, July 25, 2008
As Daniel and I face our last day at (a-hem) "Fetflix" I would like to list stuff I will not miss about this job.
- Working Until 3 A.M.
- Sleeping Until 1 P.M.
- The opening statement "Uh, Yeah, I am a member of the Fetflick."
- Freaks (you know who you are)
But here is what I will miss about the job.
- Free Movies!
- More Free Movies!
- T McD (you know who you are)
So as you can see, leaving a job is always a bit sentimental. It's funny that I find myself feeling like I might miss it, when I know, deep down inside, that I hate this job more than anything I've ever hated before. And that includes my Fifth Grade field trip to Crystal Lake Utah. "Crystal Lake" is a mud hole. On top of that it was raining, and I came back looking like a chocolate-dipped Easter bunny. That day was a PICNIC compared to this job!
But I digress.
Seriously, I'm glad it's over. I think that list of stuff I won't miss could be a thousand times longer, but they say you only remember the good things. I sincerely hope so.
July 26, 2008 1:11 AM... Oh don't forget to mention the calls that start, "Look here" or "We have a BIG problem here." Anyway, my lovely wife has done a great job of being eloquent in her derision of the "Fetflix" job. Our fellow mentally / spiritually abused co-workers will be missed but not the job.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Until then, be well and thanks for stopping by.