Shots And Thoughts From An Ordinary Guy.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A white morning

Trying to get into Vancouver this morning we were stopped for several hours. Here is a picture I took from the train I was on. We never made it in so we ended up getting a van ride home.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Portland's First Snow

Well, it is official... Portland has received it's first snow fall of the seaon. Here is Samson hanging out enjoying the white stuff.

Monday, December 28, 2009


We went today and watched Avatar 3D... What amazing effects. This is a must see movie!

Enough said...

Sunday, December 27, 2009

My favorite brand...

I am not much of a brand name guy, but I do like this one. Not sure why really...

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas cake

Our yummy Christmas cake

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Picking Out A Tree

Being kind of pressed for time we had to go to a tree lot this year to get a Christmas tree. Even though we didn't cut it ourselves I would say it actually turned out nice and looks just like a Christmas tree...

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Birth Of Jesus

And yet another picture from the live nativity...

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Last Supper

Another Picture from the live nativity.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Live nativity

We went through a live nativity last night and here is the final scene... Jesus in all His glory.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Ringing the bell

Grayson volunteered to be a bell ringer today.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009

A Cool Foot Bridge

Crossing the Willamette river in Eugene...

Simple things

Sometimes it is a simple cup of coffee that brings a good start to a good day.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Quite The Kick

At Grayson's Taekwondo party this evening some of the black belts did an exhibition. Here is James doing a back flip and kicking two boards.

Well, he did break one of them at least...

Thursday, December 3, 2009

A frosty tie.

Here's a shot of a frost covered RR tie...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

What a gorgeous day!

Another run up the Columbia River Gorge. The view never gets old! The wind is howling at a mighty 50 mph and the water is filled with white caps. I am glad I'm in this nice warm locomotive!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

For Sale... best offer ;-)

Anyone want to buy a cage and three rats... let me know and they are yours for a very good price! I guess the novelty wore off.

In case of emergency...

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Eating like a king

Me and the boys went to the skate park today and then enjoyed some fine BK cuisine.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Turkey dinner... yum!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Quite the climb

Well, it's not quite Jacob's ladder, but it certainly was up there... kinda weird when you have to work on a ladder on a roof.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

An oldie but a goodie

Grayson age 6ish... boy he was so cute :-)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Good morning world

Another day to arise and thank the Good Lord for this beautiful day.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Rain, rain, go away

Stuck in the middle of a rain/hail storm. Gotta love our Portland weather.

Friday, November 13, 2009

More Marysville Fire Pictures

Marysville fire Portland, OR

The next day...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Marysville School Fire Pictures Portland, OR

Here are some shots I was able to take today from the school fire at Marysville. I spent a lot of years playing in the field, terrorizing the neighborhood, and just plain old hanging out. I spoke with several people who went to the school and they all seemed to be in a bit of dismay.

I know many of you will probably feel the the same way.

(click on the images to enlarge them)

This is the shot when I came out my front door to go to a noon appointment. I figured it was more than a chimney that's for sure.

A few blocks away from the school there was a funeral taking place at the neighborhood graveyard. The smoke drifting through the air didn't seem to affect the attenders.

Kind of an unusual day today.