Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Just wanted to link to some pictures - our friend Livia shot the kids out at a vinyard outside of town, thought I should share. If you are local and you want a great photographer, check her out! Jakey, Vi and Emma are down the page a bit, but its worth a look.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Happy Fourth of July!

Its a 3 day weekend, and it seems wild! Friday we spent the day puttering around doing all the things we'd normally do on a Saturday. We all went and saw Wall-E at the theater in the late afternoon, and then went out to dinner. It was a great movie and we had a lot of fun.
After dinner we came home anbd did a few things here before heading over to campus. For those of you who aren't familiar with it, the 2008 Olympic Track Trials are happening in our town. If you turn on NBC tonight or tomorrow night you can see our school. Anyway, as part of the events, they shot off fireworks after the men's 10,000 meter. We parked in employee parking an walked onto campus. We ended up climbing the outside steps to the student union to watch the fireworks. It was really great.
Tonight we are going to set off our own fireworks. Today we have put away berries in the freezer and I've refinished the teak on 'Dory' the boat. Tomorrow I hope to wash and wax it with the kids help.
Overall things are going well. I'll post pictures of the boat as we get it fixed up. It really doesn't 'need' much anyway, but its fun to bring it back to its beginnings and make it pretty again.

More Loon Lake

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Loon Lake Camping

This last weekend we went up to Loon Lake, a beautiful alpine lake located about 20 miles from Reedsport along the coast. We took Dory the boat, and we tent camped.
We saw lots of wildlife, Elk, deer, etc. We even saw a few eagles.
We ate smores, we hiked and looked at a beautiful waterfall. We played in the dirt. It was great!