Monday, July 18, 2011

Jessica and Tara visit or "Take a Step Into Woodstock as Jess Would Say"

I was really excited for Tara and Jessica to come to town and visit me. I love my family and love having visitors. We had a lot of fun and it was a great weekend. 1. We started out with a trip to Newport on Thursday which is about 2 and a half hours away. We went to and Aquarium that was a bit of a dissapointment but we did get to see some seals and sea otters. We also had a very beautiful drive. Are main focus was to find some fresh Crab on the way home but it couldn't be any kind of crab it had to be King Crab for Jessica. We finally found a place that had king crab instead of the whole fresh crab to later find out after we ordered they were out of King Crab. so sad to say Jessica and Tara settled for snow crab. Are plan on Friday night was to go camping at the beach but it decided to rain in oregon (Suprise) so we got all packed up and on the way out there we changed our minds. So we went to Cannon Beach ate at Mo's by the beach and then fulfilled Jessica's wish of building a fire and making Smores. It was raining the whole time but it was fun and we were all sooo tired when we got home. Saturday morning we got going pretty early. Jessica really wanted to exprience Portland so I thought what better than to take her to the Portland Saturday Market. It is a fun place to go with good food good booth's and boy do you see what they mean by Keep Portland WEIRD!!!! As you will see below we saw anything from a preacher yelling on the street to an approximately 80 year old homeless couple posing with the peace sign. We then topped the day off by going to VOODOO Doughnuts. This is the most famous place in Portland and you have to wait about an hour to get doughnuts but the experience and doughnuts are worth it!!! We ate all the doughnuts in two days and I am sure glad they are gone. The doughnuts have really weird names and well see below. It was soooo fun and Micah and I even got a free date out of it while Jess and Tara Babysat we got to go see Harry Potter yeah for family and fun. I sure miss these girls and I wish Tori could have came but maybe next time. Sunday we went to the temple and took some pictures. It was closed for cleaning so we couldn't go inside the grounds but it was still great. Then it was off to the airport where we got there after I missed the exit because we were UGLY facing cars It was great!!! This guy was on the street at the market playing about 5 instruments at once

This guy yelled and preached the whole time we were there

Cannon Beach

Newport Aquarium

Newport Bay

Mo's drinking hot chocolate


Smores on the beach

The beach with my hubby

Payton with her smore we got those campfire marshmallows and they are huge

Trey cuddling with Jess

The Water park at the Market the kids got soaked and had a lot of fun

Trey tried to drink out of this and got sprayed right in the face when it squirted up sooo funny

Need I say more

Portland temple

Voodoo doll doughnut my favorite

Thursday, July 7, 2011

The 4th of July Weekend

This was the first July 4th away from both of our families. We were wondering what we were going to do at first but it turned out to be great. We started off the weekend by going to the beach with kids on Saturday. The kids love the beach as much as I do so even though the Oregon coast water is never warm it is still fun to wade your feet and make sand castles. We picked a great day to go and we all had a lot of fun. On the 4th we found out there was a big celebration in the neighborhood that most of our ward members live in so we decided to go to that. We went to our friends the Whites. and watched the parade, had some treats at the park and watched the fire work show at night which was fabulous. We were so greatful to have some friends to hang out with since we didn't have family. Payton and Treyson had a lot of fun playing There friends and it was a great day. God Bless America and our Freedom.

That water was sooo cold

We made Payton a mermaid

Payton and her friend Charlotte riding the plasma cars

miss attitude

Payton water fighting


Trey with his light saver

The kids with the Whites I guess they got sick of us