Sunday, September 20, 2009

Baby Shower and End of the Summer Picnic

Hi again from Vernonia.
We had a lot of things left from our garage sale last week, so we decided to carry it over again this week and join the community garage sales. There were 75 people having yard and garage sales, and people came form all over to take advantage. We didn't sell very much, so we decided we were not having them any more and we are boxing everything up and taking it to the Senior Center.
Yesterday afternoon was Jennifer's baby shower. Kathy Grady, Jennifer's aunt and my daughter-in-law, hosted it. Jennifer received a lot of wonderful things for the baby. They have chosen a name for their new little baby boy. It is Dawson Hunter. I will be a great grandmother in three weeks. It doesn't seem possible.

Kathy and Jennifer
Kendall, Kathy's daughter and our beautiful little granddaughter

Jennifer's Mom and Grandmother
Dustin's Mom and Jennifer's Mom

Jennifer was thrilled with all the very nice things she received.

Dustin came in for a minute and surprised Jennifer.
Dustin's Mom made this blanket that spells Dawson in the squares.
Dustin's Mom, Dustin's niece, and Stacey, Jennifer's future Mother-in-law

Because we had so much stuff left from the garage sale, we decided to have an end of the summer party for the Vernonia part of the family. They took away some of the remaining treasures, we had a great picnic, and then sat around talking and looking at old pictures.
Kendall, above, and Stacey, Stewart, and Jennifer below.
Jennifer and Dustin
Tim and Kathy

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

August birthdays at the beach

Marie was with us for a couple of days during out beach trip at the little red cabin.
The patting zoo and the cheese factory are always fun.

The girls and Scott enjoyed the beach. We are so fortunate that Mom has this cabin and that it is right on the beach.

Once again, it's been awhile since I've been blogging. I like my blog to be a picture blog, mostly, and it take soooo long to upload pictures, that I put off doing it.

We had a great time at the beach in the little red cabin with Scott and two of our granddaughters. Kendall and Scott went with us on Monday after bridge and Marie and Nicole joined us that evening. On the way down we stocked up on groceries at Winco. We took several drives, saw some of Oregon's beautiful coastline, and of course we went to the Tillamook Cheese Factory. We took Nicole school clothes shopping and Kendall birthday shopping. The girls and Scott played on the beach and in the evenings we played games. Our favorite game was Uno. We packed a week's worth of fun into 5 days.
We took Nicole back to Eugene on Monday morning and headed to the coast again. I had won a jackpot when we were at the Mill Casino during out trip the first of August, so we were invited back to the Winner's Party, and they gave us a free room. This trip wasn't profitable, but it was fun. Tuesday we drove to see another light house, then we headed north up the coast.
Since then we have had a garage sale, played cards, read several books, been to church, been to Hillsboro to the doctor and shopping, and I substituted for the first time this year for Mr. Shockey, the high school math teacher. I work again at the high school tomorrow. It was great to be back in the classroom. I miss the kids during the summer.
Scott was a good citizen and picked up litter on the beach.
The girls had a good time playing in the ocean.

We went to Flamingo Jims, of course.

There were some nice sunsets.
Game time

Grandpa's birthday was the 26th of August and Kendall's birthday was the 29th, so we had a birthday party. We don't get to see Nicole very often, so we included her in the party, also.

Smile Nicole

finally, a smile

Both girls are very pretty girls, and very nice girls, too.

Twin Rocks

This is the beach near Coos Bay

Breakfast time in Florence

You don't have to stop at Sea Lion Caves to see the sea lions