Monday, July 11, 2016

July 2016

Scott's family came to visit us and we went to the Chinese garden in Portland, to 2 outlet malls, to a casino, and to the beach.  Here are some photos of us while the family was in town.  (The family requested that I not share their photos, so these are just of me and Scott!)

A pretty day at Lan Su Chinese Garden

In the Courtyard

Inside the gallery

Lunch at the Golden Horse (our favorite Chinese place)
Lincoln City Beach

This beach is nothing like the ones in Florida.  Brrr!

Seaweed!  It's what's for dinner!  (Just kidding... I get my seaweed at the grocery.) 
Scott and his sister drew this heart in sand.  I suggested it looked more like a kidney, but it's the thought that counts!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Family Time


My parents recently came to visit.  Here are some of the things we did. 

We went to Silverton.  We visited the Frank Lloyd Wright, Gordon House.




We spent the day at the Oregon Garden.



Scott & I tried out geocaching.  (It’s hard.  Next time we need to rent a 12-year old to help us find things!)


My parents enjoyed the Redwood Forest.


My car really didn’t like being so close to the tree!


We went to Portland and visited the Chinese garden.





We finished up in Portland by visiting VooDoo Donuts.  Yummy!



The line wasn’t too bad.  We only waited about 25 minutes, which I hear is a short wait!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Stampin' Up Convention with my Mom!

My mother and I met in Salt Lake City for the annual Stampin' Up Convention.  It was the best convention ever because we got to choose our classes and customize our experiences.
A pre-convention class
Thanks to Amanda at Dr Clark's office for donating all these toothbrushes!

Me - working to put together kits for service project.

My mom - working to put together kits for service project.

The finished kits for homeless families.

Learning to use the new box punchboard.

Such a pretty wall of paper flowers!

My mom at City Creek Center Mall.
Swapping card ideas with other demonstrators.
Our crafting mess in the hotel room!
We had such a great time!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Spring Scrapbooking Convention

I look forward to spending time with my friend, Margaret, every year at the Creating Keepsakes Scrapbooking Convention in Portland.  We go for a few days, volunteer our time to get in for free, take classes, and attend crops.  We have a crafting good time!

I won the Stampin' Up door prize!

Margaret, Me, & Donna with our winning card entry.

Margaret & I at the Disney scrapbooking class.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

California Dreamin'

I love vacation and I am so happy we had the opportunity to go to Anaheim, California, for a few days.  That said, the trip was WAY too short.  Next time we need to plan for a longer trip.  Meanwhile I'll just be doing some California dreamin' for 2014 or 2015.  We traveled there not to visit sunny California or even Disney Land.  We went to Anaheim to attend a big (more than 10 times the number of people who attend the Stampin' Up convention each year!) video game convention called BlizzCon.  Since a picture is worth 1000 words, here's what we did for vacation. 

This is the line to enter the convention center.  eeekk

Scott with the mobs of people waiting in line.

I'm ready to have fun!

Picking up the freebies from a short line!

Ohh.. I got toys.

Getting ready to play a brand new game.

I think this costume should have won more than 2nd place.

Popular with the crowd, but not a winner.

Cute costumes, but none of them won.

I love the pandas.

This man proposed to her on stage during the costume contest.

I won a prize when I beat Scott at Monopoly!

Loved the BlizzCon jeopardy game

Closing ceremony with the band, Blink-182.