Shots And Thoughts From An Ordinary Guy.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

More pictures from the beach

I took the day off and decided since Lori was off too we would take a road trip to Cannon Beach and Seaside. We had an awesome time putt-putt golfing, riding bumper cars, and chilling out on the beach. (Literally chilling out... it was like 65 and cloudy with a pretty good wind) I even got in an hour long nap after reading for an hour...

Perfect day to take a break!

Haystack Rock

We are enjoying a nice cool day at the beach... No complaints today :)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Our New Fridge

Check out our new high tech fridge. It only costs about $1.49 every 6 hours to keep things cold...

Due to the crazy heat our fridge broke...

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Mom Does Get A Break (once in awhile)

power boating

Today Grayson and I spent the day at Benson State Park enjoying some cool water and rafting. We encountered some friends from baseball so it made our time there even more enjoyable. Grayson set out right away exploring the weeds and rafting to every corner of the lake looking for adventure. It was a good time to relax, swim, raft, and read a book. I wish more days could be spent this way, but I will take them when I get them.

Hiding in the weeds.

Grayson is being the motor...

hangin with G on Benson Lake

Monday, July 27, 2009

Chillin With The New A/C

I spent a couple hours with Brit this afternoon. We went to lunch and then installed a new air conditioner in the window of her third floor sweltering 100 degree apartment. Here's a couple of shots.

I am not sure if she is worshiping the new AC or cooling off her face...

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Poor - Drunk - Homeless

Leaving Centralia this morning I encountered this man. He was passed out drunk at the train station with an empty fifth of Monarch Rum next to him. What a miserable existence.

I have a difficult time understanding how people get down this low in their life. I am sure no one says when they are young, "Hey, I think I will be a homeless drunk when I grow up."

He needs Jesus...we all need Jesus!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Burgerville Cruise-In

We stopped by to look at some oldies last night after hanging out at the skateboard park.

Here is the one I want...A 1966 Ford Mustang... Very nice! I think I need to collect a few more pop cans :-D

Willamette River

Crossing the rail draw bridge this morning. St. Johns bridge in distance.

Friday, July 24, 2009

All Grown Up

In case you missed yesterday's post here is the link. I posted a picture of all of the kids from 2003. Today I am sharing a current picture of them all.

Do you see any differences :)

Austin (and Lori)


Brit and Grayson

Lauren, Brit, and Nick

Lauren (on right)

Grayson (also on right)

Have a great day!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Old Family Pictures

Here are some pictures from 2003. Boy do these guys grow fast.






Tomorrow I will post current ones from this year... It is fun to watch them grow up.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Home sweet home

The inside of my locomotive cab this evening. Sitting in the siding along I-84 at the John Day Dam.

A Tired Little Girl

This is Emma laying at my feet between the coffee table and the couch. She will follow me around the house and always wants to be with either Lori (usually Lori) or me.

She is a mini Australian Shepherd

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Now what?

Grayson has been working with me cleaning windows all summer and was able to save up enough money to buy himself a new laptop computer. So, now what? I am afraid it has become a permanent part of his lap...

Too hot to be outside anyway... Actually, time to pull him away and go for a mountain bike ride!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Great Day For A Swim

Grayson and his friend Tristan hanging out today in the pool. They went to 7-11 and bought Slurpee's and now they are ready for action.

I was shoveling bark dust...

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Up to new heights

Grayson on a 24 foot ladder washing windows with me today. Brave little guy that is for sure...

Monday, July 13, 2009

Picking Cherries In Mosier

Sunday, when I got back from work, I slept for a couple of hours and Lori, Grayson, and I went up the gorge to Rowena for an afternoon of sun. When we got to the house the windsurfer's were out in force. Here is a picture from the bank of the mighty Columbia.

As the day rolled on we decided to go pick some cherries in Mosier. They were on sale for 50 cents / lb so we decided to pick lots and lots of cherries. We figured that there would be neighbors who would enjoy some and it was a lot of fun to pick them so hey, why not get a bunch of them.

Our tractor ride to the best spot...

Lori couldn't wait to dive right in and eat them up.

Bruce and Linda joined us for our cherry picking adventure.


Can you believe it! 60 pounds of cherries. Maybe we went a little overboard. Oh, well... We found plenty of neighbor's to enjoy them.

And on the way home we ran into the Portland rain.