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Monday, August 31, 2009

A Couple New Lynsie Pictures

Thought I'd share some pictures of Lynsie during the past week. Enjoy!!

Lynsie at Tashie's house last week looking oh so cute playing with a truck...

I'm in the bedroom on Thursday night changing out of my swimsuit and hear a "clip-clop, clip-clop" sound coming down the hall. Well in walks Lynsie Jean wearing her mama's shoes. She was pretty darn proud of herself. Excuse her post-swimming hairstyle. LOL!

It's official, Lynsie will be a Ladybug for Halloween this year. All complete with a Ladybug themed Birthday party too! Hooray!
Lynsie's super awesome new shoes. She is in MAJOR love with these! She calls them her "boots". HA!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Twilight Trip Photos - FIXED!

You should now be able to see the slide shows in the two posts before this one! Sorry about that!! Just in case, I'm putting them in this post too!!

More Twilight Trip 2009 Pictures

Katie just dropped off her pictures from our exciting trip. Some are repeats that you may recognize from the first slideshow, but there are a few new ones too. The first part of the slideshow are the new photos. Enjoy!!!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Twilight Trip 2009

The weekend finally arrived for our much anticipated trip to Washington to visit the real life places featured in our favorite books, The Twilight Saga written by Stephenie Meyer.

Katie, Jennifer, & I headed out early Saturday morning. Our first stop was going to be in Port Angeles, WA which plays a small role in the first book Twilight. This is where Bella & Edward have their first date at Bella Italia. We arrived in the early afternoon and decided to walk around town and grab a light lunch before our dinner reservations at 5:45 p.m. We saw several different places that were featured in the book, including the book store Bella was looking for, the shop Bella and her friends tried dresses on in for prom, and there was even a Dazzled by Twilight store in town. We walked through but decided to wait until we got to Forks to buy any Twilight gear. When 5:45 p.m. finally rolled around we headed to the restaurant for our Twilight inspired dinner. Alright, so nobody ordered the Mushroom Ravioli like in the book, but I'll tell ya the food was FANTASTIC! I ate way too much but it was worth every calorie. Yummy!!!

After dinner we headed out of Port Angeles and on to Forks. On the way to Forks, we came upon a beautiful lake called Lake Crescent. We rounded a corner and the sun was shining just perfectly from behind one of the mountains that it looked like the air above the water was glowing. We had to stop and take some pictures! After our brief stop, we headed into Forks and to the Cullen House Bed & Breakfast (aka. the Miller Tree Inn Bed & Breakfast). Arriving at the Cullen House was so exciting, even Edward was waiting for us in the front window. Haha! The house is just beautiful and whether you are a Twilight Fan or not, this is a must see and must stay Bed & Breakfast. The owners, Bill & Susan were so hospitable and nice to us. Not to mention Edwards Italian Eggs for breakfast were to die for. At the end of our stay, we even got a Twilight themed goodie bag for us as another way to remember our trip. Click on the photo at the right to read the letter we got from the Cullen family.

Sunday morning following an early breakfast, we headed down the street to Dazzled by Twilight Tours. This is where we embarked on our Breaking Dawn Twilight Tour. The tour took us all over Forks, showing us where characters from the books lived and worked. Once we'd driven all around Forks, the bus headed toward the Quileute Indian Reservation which is where La Push and First Beach are located. These locations play a big role in the second book, New Moon. Also on the tour was the "Treaty Line" where the Cullens are forbidden to cross or hunt.

When we arrived at First Beach, it was absolutely beautiful. We were so lucky that the sun came out for our trip because that doesn't happen often. The area receives approximately 11 to 12 feet of rain every year. While at First Beach we spotted a bald eagle sitting on some rocks. The whole place was just amazing and again, a place to visit whether or not you are a Twilight fan. This was our last big stop on the tour, other then a couple quick stops at the treaty line and the "Welcome to Forks" sign. The bus headed back to Forks where we were able to do a little Twilight shopping in the Dazzled by Twilight store. I of course had to get a couple things... haha, which included a sweatshirt, t-shirt, a coffee mug, and a couple magnets.

Once our... probably mostly my... shopping spree was done, it was time to get our stuff and head home. All in all, it was a fabulous trip and I'd do it all over again. If you are a fan of the saga or just want to see a beautiful place you might not normally visit, this is the place to go. Enjoy the photos and trinkets in the slideshow below!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Trent Interview

Hey everyone! I found this on YouTube and thought you'd all enjoy it too. Go Trent!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Videos Fixed

FYI... fixed those videos! Everyone should be able to view them now!! Sorry!

Camping Videos

UPDATED... made it so everybody can see the videos! Sorry about that!

Here are a couple videos from this past weekend!! Enjoy!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Busy Weekend

Lynsie & I got back from a fun weekend of camping and a little adventure to Enchanted Forest. We camped at Three Rivers at Lake Billy Chinook with Nana and Papa, as well as Ron and Kathy Stevens. It was a good time, and great to just get away for a few days. Wish we could have stayed longer, I know Lynsie feels the same. She had a great time... minus that life jacket anyway! Here are some pictures from our adventure. I have videos to come later too!

Three Rivers 2009

Enchanted Forest 2009

Monday, August 3, 2009

Explosion and Fire Destroys Stayton Home

Crapola! So, I am a big news watcher and usually never miss the morning or evening news..... except for yesterday! Of course, this would be the day a house exploded about a mile from mine. Check out the link and photos Stayton Home Explodes.