Thursday, November 6, 2008

Halloween in Terrebonne

Last weekend was Halloween, as you all know. We decided to go to Terrebonne to spend Friday and Saturday with the Koehlers. We got there about 3pm on Friday and got to welcome Matt home from school. He was the first to get make-up. He made a very good mime ... if we'd only taken the movie camera. Josh was next to get his costume on. Pretty easy for him ... the costume actually had a little blower that fit right into the costume and kept him LARGE. We headed for dinner before tricking, and saw a lot more kids in costume at Izzy's. (They were doing free meals for kids in costume, so it worked out well.) We then headed to a nice neighborhood in Redmond and hit the streets. We were remembering previous years when it was wet and freezing, and came prepared. Turns out it was very mild and nice. I think Jeremy could have gone on all night, but Matt tired out first. I'm guessing this is Jeremy's favorite holiday!!! Even though he doesn't dress up, he sure likes organizing and pushing the boys to go to as many houses as possible. It was a fun night.
Got home and the boys checked out their haul. They both did very well. As you can see, everyone was dog tired.

Saturday, we headed out not really knowing what we wanted to do. We hit a few garage sales and antique stores and then we finally gave in and fed Jeremy. We decided to go see a movie before we headed for home, so we all got back in the Excursion and went to see "Beverly Hills Chihuahua". It was a lot better than I expected!!! I would recommend it to any family ... Disney movies are always good.
Linda and I headed home shortly after 3pm and luckily it was just raining in the mountains. They got snow the next day!!!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Love Fall ... Hate Haze

Linda and I headed out north of Sandy yesterday to take the dogs for a walk. We wanted to go to the park at the old Roslyn Lake, but since they've drained the lake, they don't allow anyone in. It used to be such a nice park and lake, with a trail that went all the way around.
Anyway, we headed down the hill to Dodge Park instead. We had never thoroughly explored this park. It's larger than I had ever realized. During the summer, a lot of people come picknicking and swimming. It was a beautiful day and the fall colors are beautiful. Here's looking back at the bridge: This shot is looking the same direction, farther down a trail. It's the Sandy River:
On our way home, we stopped on Bluff Road just outside of Sandy to check out the view of Mt. Hood. As you can see, the haze was terrible. I almost didn't post this picture because it's so hard to see the mountain, but it was pretty none-the-less:
As I was standing there, a helicopter came by with some load it's dropping off in the old Roslyn Lake bed. Not sure what they're doing, but fun to watch.

Monday, October 20, 2008

It's the pits

Okay, I give up for tonight. The pictures didn't upload in the order I wanted, but I can't figure out how to edit that ... so.
Saturday afternoon, Koehlers were visiting as were Carrie and Brian. Everyone wanted to walk down to the quarry even though it was getting late. These first pictures are near the end of our trek. As if you couldn't figure that out yourself?!?!?
Here's everybody just about home ... into the sunset.Carrie the photographer shooting some of the old equipment that's been dumped in the old rock quarry.

Charity, Jeremy and Bosco posing for a picture. We saw a lot of deer and elk tracks around here.
Joshua and the dogs on their way to climb the hill.
This was earlier in the day. I was at work while the witches were stirring their brew.
It was very pretty as the sun was setting and the leaves beginning to turn. Josh watching Mom take Bosco for a drink.
This was actually when we first arrived at the quarry.

Everyone watching Brodie. He just loves to play in the water.
The biggest rock tumbler I've ever seen!
A great time was had by all. Nice to have family around.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Smith Rock

Sunday, we decided to head out with the dogs. We thought we might as well head Charity's direction in case we could surprise her and the boys. Well, that didn't work out, but we got a beautiful walk along the Crooked River with the dogs. This is a shot of "Monkey Face": And this was on our way back. The water was still so the reflection looked great. I have to give Linda for noticing it first: Just a nice shot through the trees: Tying to get artsy with some of the pretty foliage:
This was at the very end looking at the trail we had walked:

Friday, October 3, 2008

Welcome to the 21st Century ...

This is Dad on his honeymoon near Mirror Lake on the way to Mt. Hood:

Took this on my way to work on the first day of October:
Thought I'd give blogging a try, and wanted somewhere to post pictures. Copying Carrie I guess?!?!?