Tuesday, July 28, 2009

July 28, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

HAPPY 26th BIRTHDAY JOSEPH. He's my baby brother...between my oldest younger brother and my 4 younger sisters :D

OY - don't tell anyone I posted this one lol - this is the pizza feast at Gino's with Phil and his family! They are not pictured here...it's bride Kadi, Papa, Dad and Camden (I spared Kelli here, she didn't want to be caught with mouth full of food :D)

July 27, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

It's LJ at Gino's - our opener whiz! :)

July 26, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun!

Steve's finger. I bought a Fujifilm Z33 waterproof camera and the only NICE thing I have to say about it as that it's macro function is awesome and you can use a flash with it - my Canon A470, cool macro but no flash option there. Anyhow, I took this photo of Steve's finger in macro mode with flash - before taking the camera back the next day.

For those interested...Slow reaction time, slow recovery between shots and grainy photos in nearly every mode. Even in daylight conditions with a 200 ISO they were grainy and I am willing to sacrifice a *bit* of quality for an inexpensive waterproof camera to take sailing...but not that much. :)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

July 25, 2009 - Living For Jesus is FUN!!

SHE'S IN THE WATER (Brother and Sister King & Little Brother & Sister {adam & karissa} King - I hope you see this post - CUZ HE FINALLY GOT A BOAT INTO THE WATER!!!! Hooray!

Sailboats look SO MUCH COOLER on water than they do, well, say, on a rusty trailer next to the shop behind your humble abode. :)

Camden was helping to dock and tie up the boat today so Scott could get off of the boat and Becky, Alaina and I could get on...

Well, if you are a 13-year-old boy, and there are beautiful young ladies around, YOU MUST SHOW OFF. So he did. He did a super cool jump from boat to dock - landed beautifully and he was very charming. For about 30 seconds. Okay, maybe a whole minute, cuz' that's how long my back was turned and the next thing I know, boat is drifting off and I see Cam sort of drift right off the dock with it...into the water. He TOTALLY tried to pull the boat, with sails up, in toward the dock - while sort of lying on the dock...and it sort of just took him with it. Now, all of you nicey nice people who are going to be shocked and horrified at this point, please don't keep reading down to the part where we were all laughing our fool heads off because then you will think we're mean.

So, here's the kid, hanging from the boat, which slopes, well, in a manner making it difficult to pull him in. The water's COLD and we're all laughing and trying to figure out what fool thing he's tried to do to get himself into this predicament. Scott really was trying to grab and pull him in, but boat is still kinda' spinning around because IT WAS HIS JOB TO BAG THE HEAD SAIL that he left half up when he jumped to the dock to show off (yes, it was classy, cool, and in all other ways cool boy maneuver)...so boat starts coming back toward the dock and I feared my handsome young man would be smashed - and he nearly was, because he couldn't decide if he wanted to continue hanging off of the boat that still wasn't secured to the dock OR if he wanted to hang off of the dock - so for a few seconds he was between the two telling me "MOM, Pull me up!" And I COULDN'T because he had an arm on the boat and one on the dock and, well, we were still laughing.

This whole episode *might* have lasted 3 minutes. Yes he was cold and wet when we retrieved him, however, he wasn't going to die. No hypothermia drama or anything like that. Fortunately NO CELL PHONE IN POCKET either (phew, i asked as he was gaining his composure hanging from the side of the boat as he was drifting away).

And THAT was when he'd decided he'd sailed enough for today and left his deck hand position in favor of riding with Scott to Coos Bay where we were going to end and moore the boat - but didn't have a vehicle down there yet. So he and Scott took my car and met us on the boardwalk with Kord and Becca - and none of us girls (me, Becky, Alaina & Abby) went overboard. Abby did get all wet though, and such is sailing.

July 24, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

YOUTH RALLY tonight.
I promised Ruby in the Green Dotted Scarf that she could be the photo of the day today.
The rally PACKED the church - which was awesome, we had folks from all over our section there and several local visitors - Praise God!

July 23, 2009 - Living For Jesus is FUN

*sheepish grin* I have gotten behind...again. Even with a new modem, eh, it's summer. :)

So here's the excuse, I was hanging out at the church, supervising the black plastic hanging on the windows...and some other things, as we prepared for our presentation for the youth rally on Friday!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

July 22, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

This is what happens when you forget to add colored ingredients to the dough until it's done mixing and you have to remix it a bit...

July 21, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

I really didn't take a photo today, but the highpoint of the day was when North Bay Fire Dept. made a late night order at Gino's - seriously, if they had given any other name on the order, I would have thought it was a prank. Who really orders 10 giants 20 minutes before we close?

We love North Bay F. D. at Gino's by the way :)

July 20, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Meet the Bourboulon family from Paris, France. They were our last customers at Gino's - made our night!! So glad we could meet them - now Gino's will be an international hit!

{sorry for the poor quality photo, i rarely use a flash even when I could use one, but Gino's IS a pizza *dive* and therefore the poor lighting is just part of the atmosphere}

July 19, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

{photo has been cropped to protect the privacy of a minor child who isn't mine}
AWESOME move of God in service today! :)

July 18, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Bad Light. Bridezilla. Glow lights and veil at bowling alley - oh what a night! Congrats Kadi!!

July 17, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

As we transitioned from the 16th to the 17th...we celebrated...WE STILL HAVE FIREWORKS - how did that happen?

July 16, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Okay, so I am behind again, the modem a la ramen noodles...yeah, it hasn't been replaced yet. I actually went to our local Wal-Mart to get one and the place is an utter remodel disaster so I decided, yeah, whatever. It's quiet at the house without internet right now...and moved on.

Photoshoot...Ruby is getting better at posing. Sort of :) Don't you just love our thrift store HAT find?? Great prop :D

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

July 15, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Found out after dropping Cam off that there was a mini swim meet today. :)

July 14, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Doe. Saw her on my way home, she was walking beside my car :)

July 13, 2009 - Living For Jesus Is Fun

Colton got to take a bath while he was being *doggie sat* at the Alsworths - SUMMER FUN!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

July 12, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

I know, Drew is a little blurry, and I am sorry :( But I was THRILLED to see his Aunt Sherilyn and Uncle Rick with cousins Brandon & Nicole this morning :D

Jully 11, 2009 - Living For Jesus is FUN

Playing catch up -still no modem at home :D

The Sause Bros. company picnic - there's a clown, a bouncy slide, a slip and slide inflatable that barely got used because it was raining...the clown had bubbles and Ruby's cute! So is Zip.

July 10, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

I did not take this photo - but I thought it was funny - this is the after youth pizza at Gino's photo. Bill took the photo with his less than stellar (but so cool I'm jealous of) camera phone. It's shock proof, water resistant and expensive - the casio phone I wanted...but am not willing to pay for.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

July 9, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

I finally made one of my blossoming tea balls...wish I could remember which one it was...lotus something - but it tastes like jasmine lotus :D

Love it...see there on the ground behind it, that light green?? yeah. that's STILL MY FISHING NET HAMMOCK MATERIALS :)

I suppose I could do it myself :) Just thought a stainless steel spreader type bar would be cool, and that part, I can't do. I would hurt myself :D

July 8, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

It's catch up posting again...a child in the Smith house, you know, the house I live in, failed to obey (imagine that) and accidentally SPILLED A BOWL OF RAMEN at the computer desk. Now, thinking it had just blasted the keyboard, that's what the child unplugged. However, when said child could no longer connect to the INTERNET...revelation hit. Keyboard was fine, modem - aka connection to the online world - was toast. OY :)

Said child has figured out that it will take 12 hours of physical labor for Grandpa Ken to purchase new modem (yay, math used for practical purposes)!!

Anyhow, this is contraban, aka, pizza made with things we brought to Gino's from home - nothing like having access to commercial kitchen with ingredients you love :)

Chicken Alfredo pizza with capers instead of zucchini is THE BOMB - delish. Nope, sorry, it's not on the menu...yet...we tried prawns too, and pesto

July 7, 2009 - Living For Jesus is FUN

Yeah. It's Haagen Daas (minus the dots over the As because I'm not interested in figuring out how to put them there right now), on the way home from a most...undelightful night at Gino's - but they're single serve containers, and not all for me, so it's allllllll good :)

Right?? :D

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

July 6, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

So, today's photo - well, it's a screenshot lol. I was cruising around The Shabby Shoppe and found The Barefoot Collection and LOVED the colors...and that striped paper. I love striped paper, notebook stripes, primary handwriting stripes, dotted, dashed, and regular stripes. I love stripes :) Anyhow - this whole collection is totally fun, versatile and NO I haven't bought it. *yet*

You have to admit, those are fantastic colors don't you think? Stripes. Dots. Dots in stripes. *sigh*

I am trying to excercise restraint. I only have a 500 GB ehd right now...

Monday, July 6, 2009

July 5, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Meet Steve. Remember my traveling buddy, Becky? This is her younger brother. I like this picture of Steve. Steve and Chris humored me for portraits today - now to sort and post process and delete. Diffused sunlight makes you blink a lot or if you don't blink your eyes water...:D

July 4, 2009 - Living For Jesus is FREEDOM!!

Uncle Sam (Kord), Thing 1 (Kayla?), Thing 2 (Becca?), Cat in the Hat (Cam), Binky the Clown (Zippy) and Ruby...she's just Rubz. Gearing up for the downtown fireworks in front of Oregon Inspiration. We saw MUCH brightly colored fog a little later - but it was fun :D

July 3, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Youth outing! The casino has their fireworks show on July 3rd, which happened to be Friday, which happened to be a GREAT excuse to have a pizza/ice cream party and outing to watch fireworks together - after lessons on The Declaration of Independence, and what it means to be free, and what are WE willing to give to be free? What are we willing to give to the Lord? Awesome evening!!

Friday, July 3, 2009

July 2, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Sigh. This cute little bug WOULD NOT POSE FOR ME. The thing wouldn't hold still and it's super hard to take macro shots with our little canon a470 in low light to begin with but when it's a moving target it's grrr - but isn't he kinda cute??

We also bought a real frisbee today and played a bit at the park while Cam swam, then we had dinner at EZ Thai (Tom Kha Gai - coconut soup with chicken - this time with bean sprouts and rice noodles - yum...and bbq chicken, deep fried coconut ice cream with choco sauce, thai iced coffee - the Laos Thai in Charleston makes much better iced coffee). ANYHOW after that we wandered to Oregon Inspiration and saw Barb, then we came home and grabbed the dog and headed to the beach - where it was absolutely beautiful, NO WIND - and some folks saw that we were about to build a fire and told us they were just leaving and we could have theirs - AND THEY LEFT US S'MORE'S FIXINGS!! So sweet! We played some frisbee, had some s'mores and spent a wonderful afternoon/evening together! And Kurt surprised the kids with a big box of fireworks (which we don't usually buy).

July 1, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

We bought LIQUID ARTILLERY slurpees on the way home from church...and shared at home. Note the blue lips...strawberry, pineapple, lime - is for whatever reason BLUE. And yummy.

June 30, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

For those of you who cannot quickly identify this structure, it's a cat cage. Abby worked all evening on it while I was at work. Bet you can't guess what she wants so she'll have something to put in it...

Yes, my sweetie pie can run power tools - Daddy used the saw to straighten out her edges, she used the drill press to make holes for the "bars."

June 29, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Well, I seemed to have LOST my Monday photo. Go figure. A couple months ago, I might have panicked, today, I'm thinking it's par for the course, whatever. I can tell you about Monday...Cam was still sick. He didn't get up until around 2. I was leaving for work around 6 - but got to go in early, and left the house around 3:30 and close Gino's which was pretty much DEAD all night :D But I got to work with Janice and Becky and we didn't have any angry customers, mistakes, madness nor mahem - so it was all good :D Stopped at Taco Bell on the way home because Abby was texting from Kurt's phone and she wanted a snack, she insisted that Daddy & Cam were "dead" sleeping and didn't need anything, so I got extra snacks for them, because I KNOW KURT'S NOSE :) And he was happy to munch down Cheesy Double Beef Burrito... :) Sorry I can't find you the pics...

June 28, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

I made Patricia pose because I think reflections in the water on the sand are cool. Unfortunately, neither of us was paying attention to the BIG water and a wave came in and we got wet feet/legs (not over the knee) but for those of you who DON'T know - Oregon Ocean water is COLD. Not warm, not warmish, not sorta' cold, it's MAKE YOUR BONES ACHE COLD even in the summer :) That doesn't necessarily make it bad...she still looks good :D