Saturday, September 27, 2008

Bountiful Harvest


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

4 Tomatoes

1 Bunch 'O Cilantro

3 Peaches

4 Nectarines

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

My House Part 1

For my Mom and Dad, here's some of my house.
Love you guys!

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

New Football Field

Our local High School just got a new football field. It's Astroturf and it's one of only 5 fields like it in Oregon. Tonight I went to the combined Young Men/Young Women activity with Daniel. We have 3 YM and 2 YW, and ALL 5 OF THEM mentioned to me that they got a new field today. I thought something this big should be on my blog. They went with Astroturf because apparently it rains a lot here or something. Here's the picture that was in our local paper.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Super Saturday

Hey everybody. Today was Super Saturday in my RS, and I did 2 projects. It was a lot of fun to sit down and chat with the sisters in my new ward. The first craft I did was a Halloween wreath. I painted the little decorations and made the bow, then I hot glued some eucalyptus branches to a straw wreath. After the hot glued dried I spray painted the whole thing black. Then I hot glued on my doo-dads and voila. (French for "I have a wreath")

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

A Couple of Home Videos

I've been lax in keeping my blog updated. (Sorry Guys!) Daniel and I have been working and going out a lot lately, there is tons of fun free stuff to do here. We've been down to the 15Th street beach a few times lately. It's a beach that is only accessible at low tide and you are allowed to drive your car down onto the beach. It's really awesome to get into your car and see a little sand around the wheel well. It was just a few years ago that the wheel well would get frozen snow and caked-on salt jammed up in there. My, the difference a few years make. The other thing we've been doing is enjoying Devil's Lake, which is across the street from our house. The first video here is Daniel and I taking our little boat or "dinghy" as Don Carl dubbed it, out for the first time. The second is the full moon a few nights ago. On that moon video I kept turning my camera on it's side to get the full shot, so forgive me if the picture turns to the side a few times.

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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.