Monday, January 5, 2009

Enjoying Family and Friends

Guy Time
On Friday Dan was able to go out with the boys 4x4ing in the snow up at Crooked Finger. They had a great time and there were at least 15 of them that went together.

Friend Time
We left for the beach to meet up with some friends on Sunday morning with a "little" detour. The little detour made the drive "out to the beach" into a 5 hour drive. Dan's company got a call on Friday to assist a power company by driving their employees, by snowmobile, to the downed lines in Yamhill. His partner ended up spending a few days up there, but they needed a 4 wheeler delivered to them, so Dan and I got to drive out to the middle of nowhere. It was pretty interesting reading signs saying "beware of flying amo". Needless to say we made it out alive. We finally caught up with our friends Matt, Terese, Noah, Aaron, Ginny, Audrey, Nan, Grace, and Solomon at Neskowin. Terese made a turkey and we had a feast of a meal while enjoying each others company. It was fun watching all the kids play together (mostly Marissa and Audrey, but soon Solomon and Noah will be able to play with them too). The boys stayed up till almost 3 am catching up and talking. It was also great to visit with Nan and Grace who are here from Mexico for Christmas.

Noah, Audrey, Marissa and Solomon chillin on the couch.

Audrey and Marissa playing together.

Family Time
On Monday morning we met up my family. We have made it a tradition to go to the beach with the Ivan Schmidgall family over New Years to celebrate our Christmas.The three kids were spoiled this year with presents. Marissa got so many toys and a bunch of new clothes. Her favorite toy was her pink, school bus that she got from Aunt Michelle (then again she hasn't gotten to play with all of her toys, I am opening new toys as the ones she has gets old). Throughout the week the boys went crabbing, the girls went shopping, we played Apples to Apples (long pause) Bible Addition (inside joke), and made some good food together.

We took the "boys" lunch while they were crabbing.

Dan feeding Marissa her first taste of Tillamook ice-cream.

Marissa loved Aiden's Elmo and Uncle Matt's rockstar hat.

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