Thursday, November 29, 2007

The holidays are here!

On Saturday evening, my company, Serena Software, is having its Holiday Party at The Crown Ballroom in downtown Portland, so I'll get to wear a tie to make Joy happy!

On Sunday afternoon, Joy and I are going to the Rose Garden for a Trans-Siberian Orchestra concert. I've heard some of their songs, and their performance is supposed to be great; the videos that I've seen on reflect that.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

A great Thanksgiving

For Thanksgiving, we went over to my Uncle Paul & Aunt Carolyn's home in Tillamook, Oregon. Unusually for November, there wasn't a cloud in the sky. We went and walked a couple of miles down the beach before dinner; maybe we burned off some of the extra calories! :-)

Joy got to ride a horse, which she really enjoyed.

Yesterday was black Friday--for shopping! I actually went to Staples--and waited outside for an hour just to get in the store. I think I'll leave the shopping to Joy next year!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

It's almost Thanksgiving

Another week has passed. Next Thursday, it is Thanksgiving. We're going to Tillamook for our annual family get together at my Aunt Carolyn's; lots of food and fun! We always watch Love That Bob "Thanksgiving in Joplin" (an old black & white comedy) and White Christmas.

Monday evening was Senior Recognition for PAA. Vainiaku looked beautiful as always...

Sabbath at Pleasant Valley Church, our best friends' daughter, Bethany, is getting married. Joy is going to bake the wedding cake.

Gas prices keep creeping upward. I wonder how high they are going to reach?

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

It was a nice weekend in Portland.

A sunny November weekend in Portland, Oregon, is rather unusual. On Sunday, I took John downtown to Powell's City of Books. At first site, he thought that I'd exaggerated the size--until he got inside and needed a map. He was pretty impressed by the number of books they had. We' ve decided that we'll start going down there about once a month.

Sunday evening, Portland Adventist Elementary School had their Harvest Festival. It was fun--but noisy!

Last night we went to eat an authentic Mexican meal at our friend Alejandro's house. Mily's flan was delicious.