Sunday, January 18, 2009


Last week Jory and I went to the Oregon Coast with my parents, for my mom's birthday. We had a lot of fun and took tons of pictures, so here are a few of them:

On the plane to Oregon. We had to wait an hour extra just sitting on the plane becuase of the fuel light indicator being on (i think). We were so glad when we finally landed!

Right out side of our room. The ocean was so loud and stormy. Jory loved watching it and listening to the waves crash.

This place is called the Spouting Horn. Water comes into blowhole type thing and shoots it out. I have a video, but of course it won't let me upload it.

It was so green in Oregon, even the tree trunks were green from moss! We thought that was a little crazy.

I thought this bench was cool, but we couldn't look at the camera because the sun was right in our eyes.

This was supposed to be a really good lookout point were you could see for miles, but we couldn't see anything because of the fog. That stuff never goes away!

The Devils Punch Bowl. It was really foggy here too, so the picture didn't turn out too good. The water was supposed to swirl around and look really cool, but I don't think the tide was high enough when we were there.

We went to an aquarium in Newport. Anyone we talked to about it said it was was of the Top 10 in the U.S. Apparently they like to brag about that. But it was a pretty cool place.

I loved the seahorses. They all look fake in this picture, but trust me, they are real!

Jory touching a stingray. There was no way I was going to do that!

One giant shark mouth!

A really old scuba helmet.

The kids playground. We had fun playing on all the animals.

The view from the second place we stayed.

We went on a little walk to the beach. Everything was ALWAYS wet there, even though it never rained while we were there.

The beach! We found lots of dead starfish and crabs. It was kind of gross.

We went to the Tillamook Cheese Factory and ate some very good cheese and even better ice cream!

This picture just makes me laugh. The sun in always in our eyes!

This is how bad the fog would get sometimes. And we had to drive in it. Plus my dad is almost blind, so me and my mom were scared most of the time.

Some weird things I learned about Oregon: First, no one knows how long it takes to get to one town to the next. They always add a few hours to the actual time it takes. We never did understand that. Second, there is no tax on anything. How do their towns make money? Third, it's illegal to touch a gas pump. We of course didn't know this. This is a picture of a guy pumping our gas. I tried to take it so he wouldn't see what I was doing, so it's not very good, but you get the point.

Me and my mom resting during a long walk up a steep hill.

The Cape Meares Lighthouse. It's only 38 feet tall.

We went to an Air Museum in Tillamook. This is inside a Guppy. I think it carried blimps that were used in World War 2. It was so cold there that my mom and I didn't enjoy it at all.

Inside the huge Hanger that stored the blimps during the war. They had tons of planes you could look at that they still use.

My favorite lighthouse we got to see, the Yaquina Head Lighthouse. We got to climb all the way to the top.

Some seals. They wouldn't do any tricks for us, but one would always pose for the camera.

The last lighthouse we went too. The Yaguina Bay Lighthouse. This was attached to a house, so we got to tour the house, but couldn't go all they way up to were the light was.

We had a lot of fun in Oregon. It's amazing how different it is there even though we are only a few states away. Thanks Mom and Dad for letting us go with you!

Saturday, January 10, 2009


My sister Dani is engaged! I'm so excited for her. She's marrying Bryce Carter. I'm excited to have a married sister now. They got engaged EXACTLY a year from the time me and Jory got engaged. Isn't that weird? And...they copied us even more! They went to a Sun's game the first of did me and Jory. And my mom and dad went on vacation for my mom's birthday the week after we got engaged and my parents are doing it again after Dani got engaged. And that's not it...we were/will both be 20when we got married. What weird coincidences!

Here is a picture after they got engaged.

This is my favorite. Rocki cried forever after they got engaged. She did that with me and Jory too. She's so funny.

I just wish I could have been there! I hate missing out on things like this!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Easton & Dagen

Easton & Dagen (Jeremy & Celeste's boys) came and stayed with us a few days. We had lots of fun. We ate tons of pizza and ice cream, went and saw "Bedtime Stories," rode the 4-wheeler, played video games, and watched "Transformers" over and over again. Here are some pictures:

Getting ready to leave. They came back after 10 minutes because it was too muddy. They had mud all over them.

I thought this was so cute.

Dagen driving.

He tried talking to the little girl behind him several times and wanted to play with her. She wasn't very nice and just ignored him.

Easton concentrating on driving

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Husband Tag

1. How long did you date before you got married? We went on our first date the day before Thanksgiving and were engaged in January and married in March, so around 4 months. Wow...that's not very long, but we did know each other for a year and a half before that.
2. How long have you been married? 10 months
3. What does he do that surprises you? He can always make me laugh, even when I'm mad at him.
4. What is his best feature? I really like his hands! That was a really big thing to me and he definately has nice ones.
5. What is his best quality? He's very friendly and can get anyone to like him.
6. Does he have a nickname for you? Babe, Sweetheart, Chan (Shawn)
7. What is his favorite color? Green
8. What is his favorite animal? Probably horses or dogs
9. What is his favorite food? He likes a lot of food, but he really likes enchiladas.
10. What is his favorite sport? It's hard to tell because he watches every sport possible. But I think he likes to play basketball and watch football the best.
11. When and where did you first kiss? On a cotton module the day before Thanksgiving, yes that was our first date.
12. Favorite thing to do as a couple? Watch tv shows that we BOTH like and laugh together.
13. Do you have any children? Yes, Madison and McKenzie
14. Does he have a hidden talent? He's a very good speaker.
15. How old is he? 24
16. Who said 'I love you' first? He did. But he said, "I think I'm falling in love with you."
17. What is his favorite music? Country
18. Do you think he will read this? Yeah, he checks to see what I write about him every once in a while.

I tag: Mom, Celeste, Mallory, Casey, Lindsay, Joelle, Rocki