Sunday, June 15, 2008

My Dad

Happy Father's Day!

Recently, I've thought a lot about my dad. I've actually wanted to post something about him, but now I'm glad I have a good excuse to do so (not that I need one). I was thinking of what a terrific dad he is. I'm just so thankful that I am able to still talk about him in the present. He gave us quite a scare a couple of weeks ago when he suffered a heart attack! Luckily for all of us, he survived it and now is on the road to recovery. I was able to see him on my very quick trip to Utah (pictures and details to come) last week. He has been a very good example to me and someone I have always admired! One of the things I admire about my dad is his 'poems'. He's quite clever in his use for words. I would like to think that he passed on some of that trait to me. So here is an ode to my dad:

My dad is of great importance in my life
Without him, I wouldn't make such a good wife.
He taught me everything I need to know,
Especially how to ode!

Love you Dad!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Silver Falls

Yesterday, we took our young women on a hike at Silver Falls. It was gorgeous! I loved it. We saw several water falls through out the hike. We were able to walk behind a couple of them. The weather was quite cold, but it was quite refreshing, once we started walking.

Clark was quite the trooper! It was his first hike. I think he enjoyed himself.

This doesn't do it justice, but you get the idea!

I let one of my beehives hold my camera. Not bad!

Be Our Guest!

For those of you keeping score at home, we've have had a couple of our friends and family stay for a visit. And we love it! This time was no exception. Chris, Marg, Jared and Spencer Meservy came to see us! We were able to meet Spencer for the first time. What a cutie! He is 9 days older than Clark. Can ya tell? And Jared looks the same (to me that is) only taller! He has caught up with Grace. They are 10 months apart.

They traveled by car and got to our place on Friday (5.23.08) in the late afternoon. We hung out til Andy got home from work, then we went out to eat at a local restaurant called McMenamins. The next morning, Marg and I went out for a run. I first must say that I am training for a half marathon. I was up to 10 miles and was planning on running 11. I was worried at first when I learned that the Meservy's were coming, that I wouldn't get my run in. Little did I know that Marg is training for a full marathon and she needed to run 15 miles! We ended up going 13 miles. We were suppose to go play ultimate frizbee that night, but I was spent! Anyway, that day we took the MAX into Portland and visited Powell's Bookstore (it's the largest in the world!). We then took a street car to the water front and watched the kids run around. That was all the energy I had!

Silly kids!

On Monday, Memorial Day, we took the MAX again to the zoo! The weather was rainy and cool, but we were tough!

I love this shot of Marg! I just had to include it. We sure had fun with you guys! I really enjoy it when people come and see us! So please think of us when you're planning your next trip and be our guest!