Sunday, May 18, 2008

Silver Falls

So, we have had an exciting week. Well, not really, but it has been wonderful because Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday have been gloriously sunny. It has been quite hot as well, up into the 90's already. I think tomorrow it is supposed to go back to cloudy weather, so I am enjoying this wonderful weather while I can. Yesterday, to take advantage of the weather we went to Silver Falls State Park. It is about 25 miles outside of Salem, so it is really close. Anyways, it is comprised of seven different waterfalls. We went yesterday and hiked a couple of the falls. We didn't make it to all of the falls, but it was still so much fun. I don't exactly have the right shoes for hiking, so I have three different blisters on my feet this morning, but it was worth it. I loved being out in the beautiful sunshine enjoying the absolute splendor of the place. It was so beautiful, I wish all of you could have been with us experiencing it as well. Around this same time last year, we went for the first time with my mom and dad, so yesterday was our second trip to the falls. I wish I would have thought ahead of time, and packed a picnic dinner, but I didn't. I would like to go again this year, and this time I will pack a picnic for us.

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Sunday, May 11, 2008


This weekend we went up to Seattle to recover from the last few months, Aaron wanted to go to a Seattle Mariners game, so we drove up to Seattle Saturday morning and spent the day up there. I went to my first major league baseball game. It was a good game with a lot of good plays, 3 home runs, and a second base steal, and was lots of fun even though the Mariners lost to the White Sox. I was pretty bummed out because we left our camera at home, so I didn't get any pictures of my first major league game. Oh well, I suppose life will go on. Since we didn't get any pictures of our trip, I will post last year's pictures of our trip to Seattle. We went around the same time last year, right after finals. We went to Pikes Place Market again and got some awesome blueberry syrup, it is so freaking dang good, most of you don't even know what you are missing! I have a feeling we will be having more pancakes and waffles now. Actually, I don't think we've had pancakes or waffles since our bottle from last year ran out. Anyways, we had a good weekend, and it was nice to spend some time together.

Me in front of the space needle

Aaron and I riding the ferry across Puget Sound
View of downtown Seattle from the ferry

Monday, May 5, 2008


Yes, I am referring to Aaron finally being done with the semester. He finished his finals a week ago, but then he had an intensive trial practice class that was all last week (including Saturday and Sunday) which ran all day long. Poor guy, I don't know how he stood a class like that right after his finals finished. But he did, and I'm so happy. He works really hard in school and he handles the pressure so well, so much better than I ever did when I was in school, and I didn't have nearly a fraction of the difficulty that he does. But he does very well, and I wish in ways like this, I could be more like him. But to each their own I guess. Meanwhile, when I see Aaron working so hard in school, I am so thankful I am working instead of going to school. I love to work, it is so much better than going to school. One of the things that I really like about my job is that I feel that I am learning so much all of the time.

Meanwhile, lets face it, I have a hard job, Aaron has a hard job with school and work, and I'm really looking forward to this summer when we can spend more time together and take day trips to see the coast and other beautiful places here in Oregon. So today I will post a few different day trips Aaron and I have taken since we have moved to Oregon.

These first pictures are of our first camping expedition to the beach and our super fun cookout on the beach.

These last two pictures are of Mt. Hood. The one with Aaron is at Trillium lake with Mt. Hood in the background, and this last picture is of Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood. Timberline Lodge is very cool, it was part of the Works Projects Administrations (WPA) projects that were ordered by President Roosevelt following the depression.