Saturday, June 30, 2007

Air Show with Ian

David and I took Ian to the air show. We had so much fun taking him around to all the big "planes" and "copters". Ian got to sit in the back seat of the Coast Guard copter. He said he was "ready" meaning "ready to go". I don't know where he thought he was going, but he didn't take it too badly when he had to get out. He liked watching the big "copter" take off. There were a few fly-bys that were kind of loud, but he didn't seem to mind much.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Coos Bay and Bandon for the Day

David and I just needed to get away this weekend. So Sunday we risked bad weather and drove over to the coast. We were pleasantly surprised when the rain clouds cleared up for some sun by mid morning. Apparently it was better weather than they had at home.

Shore Acres is one of our favorite places to go. We took some pictures of flowers and birds at the gardens. We also staked out some camping spots along the coast for future trips. We had seafood at a local diner and headed over to Old Town Bandon. It was sad to see that the Bandon Cheese Factory was closed for good. It was always a tradition to go there. No more cheese curds! =( We did walk around and window shopped the antiques, collectibles and books.

We couldn't leave the coast without walking on the beach so we went to one of the beaches in Bandon and just walked breathing in the ocean spray. David was disappointed because we had mosly high tide all day and he wanted to look at the tide pools. We found out that low tide was in the middle of the night these days. We got a tide book so we can see them when we come next time. I went barefoot and got my feet wet in the frigid water. It is very grounding to walk in the sand with bare feet. We stopped occasionally to admire the different colored rocks that collected on the shore. David found a small jellyfish (about the size of a dime) that had washed up. Eventually the wave came back and reclaimed it to the sea. Overall, it was what we both needed to recover from the last few weeks. It was a great ending to a wonderful day and a fun weekend.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Italian Lesson 2

Only Dave and Holly O made it to Italian class with us. We reviewed greetings and basic conversation, then we started the lesson on ordering at a restaurant. With our limited vocabulary list we practiced conjugations and pretended we were ordering from the menu.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Dave's Birthday Party

We had a barbeque at the Raynors' Ranch. It was combined with Father's day. Friends and family gathered for a fun afternoon. We enjoyed a relaxing afternoon with the sunny weather. Everyone helped out and brought food. The best hamburgers are those cooked on the grill.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Dave's Birthday

My mom took us out to Red Robin for Dave's Birthday.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Italian Lessons

David and Holly O, and Ken and Stephanie S started studying Italian with us. Sara's mom is teaching us and we're going through lessons together. For our first lesson we learned greetings. We got a vocabulary list and learned pronunciations.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

We have evenings!

Friday night was the last night David is working until midnight. He has switched to the 2-7pm shift in the same department, so now we will have evenings together. It has been almost 3 years that we have been working opposite shifts. We are really looking forward to having more time together. This is what we have been specifically working towards during the last eight months and it means a lot to us.

David has also applied for a part time job in the IT (Information Technology, i.e. computers) department. He has his second interview tomorrow. It would mean a significant raise and an opportunity for advancement. Please pray for us.