Monday, July 28, 2008

We're all sore...

We had another busy weekend. On Saturday, we got together with Joy's family. Joy's Uncle Rod, who she hadn't seen since she was a little girl, was there visiting from Montana. Her sister Julie was up from California, and with her sisters from Vernonia and Vancouver, along with their kids, it was a full, loud, and lively meeting. Saturday evening, we went up to Vancouver so that I could work on Janie's computer. I installed a router and got everything working, while we watched My Mom's New Boyfriend.

Yesterday, we finished emptying our storage unit. That's why we're sore! We're still unpacking and organizing the boxes, but it is nice to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Hopefully, we won't need to move again for a long time!

Monday, July 21, 2008

A nice, but busy weekend

On Saturday, we went to Camp Meeting at the Gladstone Park Conference Center. It was a nice day, warm, but not hot. We ate lunch with our good friends Les & Keri and their children and grand children. We listened to inspirational music and good talks by Robert Quintana, the pastor of the Frederick, Maryland SDA Church. After the evening meeting, True!mprov had a performance that had everyone laughing hard.

Yesterday, we emptied most of our storage unit. We did enough that we should be completely out in a single U-Haul truck load next Sunday.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Another Friday

It's been a short work week, after our mini-vacation last week. We're still unpacking boxes from our storage unit.

Tomorrow, we're going to the 2008 Oregon Camp Meeting at Gladstone to be with our friends and enjoy music and fellowship.

We're in the process of getting a kitten for the family.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

A great mini-vacation

On Friday, Joy and I drove up to Anacortes, Washington to celebrate our first anniversary. After checking into our motel, the Cap Sante Inn, we went down to see Deception Pass. It was very picturesque, with the blue water and sky contrasting with the green of the trees and grass.

On Saturday morning, we boarded the Washington State Ferries MV Chelan, taking us from Anacortes through the beautiful San Juan Islands to Syndey, British Columbia. We took a shuttle to Butchart Gardens. We spent several hours wondering through the grounds, taking hundreds of pictures of the flowers, trees, and scenery. We took a double decker bus back to Sydney and did some shopping for an hour before going back to the ferry terminal. We took the evening ferry back to Anacortes stopping at Friday Harbor along the way. As we travelled, Mt. Baker glowed with the evening sun.

Sunday, we went up to North Cascades National Park, a two hour drive. Awesome mountains, forests, lakes, rivers and gorges surrounded us. For dinner, we went to the Swinomish Northern Lights Casino.

Yesterday, we drove back home, going up to Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument along the way. We were tired, but happy when we got home.

Monday, July 07, 2008

A Long Weekend Off

It was nice to have a three day weekend off. Friday, we went to Sellwood Park with a bunch of friends from our church. After getting home, John lit off fireworks in celebration of July 4. On Saturday we had a potluck lunch with the same group of friends. The weather was on the cool side, but still very enjoyable.

Yesterday, we moved several van loads of boxes from our storage unit into our house. We plan to move most of our boxes that way and then we should have a pretty simple move of the big items; probably a single truck load.

This is a short work week again--Yeah! Joy and I are going up to Anacortes and Victoria to celebrate our 1st anniversary July 11 - July 14.