Friday, October 24, 2008

Doot, Doot, Doot, Lookin' Out My Back Door!

It rained the other day, and then the sun came out and we got rainbows. I get a little more amazed every single day by this world we have. Our Autumn has been just gorgeous. I love being able to go out my back door to take pictures.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Picture Tag

I saw the picture tag game on my sister Mandy's blog, (BTW, her blog is WAY better than mine) and thought it was a good idea so I went to my picture file, and uploaded the 4th picture in the 4th file. This is what I got. I took this the day we bought our 2nd digital camera. This file is literally called "Test 4". We are on to our 3rd camera now. Daniel is a cute guy everyday.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Don't Let This Happen To You 2.0

As many of you may remember, Daniel broke his toe while we were in the process of moving here to Lincoln City. It was hard to get stuff done with him in pain, but we managed. It's only been 2 months and if you look at his left foot, his toenail on that toe is still dark purple. Anyway, last Thursday night Daniel decided that 1 A.M. was a good time to take the garbage out. It was dark, and he thought we only had 3 steps from our front porch to the ground, but we have 4. He missed the last one, and severly injured his right ankle. It's not broken, but it's not pretty. Within 4 minutes of the fall his ankle had swollen to the size of a grapefruit. He had to stay off of his feet all weekend long and couldn't even go into work Friday. It's been 5 days and he's finally showing some signs of improvement. I took these pictures yesterday. Keep in mind that the swelling and the bruising have gone way down since the weekend.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The House, The Whole House and Nothing But The House

Here's a video of my whole house. LOVE YOU MOM!!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The Magic of October 8th

When I woke up this morning, I realized it was October 8th. Today is unique because according to one source, every major event in the history of our great nation took place on October 8th. Columbus discovering America? October 8th. The start of the Revolutionary War and the day England surrendered? October 8th. Man landed on the moon on October 8th. And my personal favorite, America celebrated it's first 4th of July on October 8th. The source of all this profound wisdom is my favorite book on American History, Dave Barry Slept Here: A Sort of History Of The United States. Dave Barry is a humor columnist that worked for many years for the Miami Herald. He's also written several books. Dave's theory was that history would be a lot easier to learn if all a student had to remember was the date October 8th. Dave picked that date because it was the day his son was born. The best thing about Dave Barry Slept Here is that there is enough fact in it that when I was a college sophomore, I passed an American History class using Dave as my primary means of study. If you have never read it, I recommend picking up a copy as soon as possible. If you want to check out Dave's columns, including his trip to the Beijing Olympics and his take on the election visit

Dave also runs for president every 4 years, and he currently has a forum where you can ask him questions, I've asked him 3 questions and he's answered all of them. It's a really funny read and a great way to waste time at work. Check out :

Happy October 8th!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Munson Falls

On Monday for FHE Daniel and I went to Munson Creek Falls, about 6 miles south of Tillamook. There is a quarter mile hike you can do to get up to the falls, so it was a quick little workout too. We came across a hillside covered in clover. It was so beautiful, I had to take a shot of it.
And, as usual, we took some video. Hope you enjoy.