Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Latest

I have pictures to share! Hopefully that makes up for my absence.

Distractions of life that have kept me from blogging:

  • I've been day dreaming a lot of what I want my life to look like in the next couple of years. I've always done this, as I am sure many of you have, but lately I've been doing it with an excitement and a dread like I've never experienced before. I think this means that I am ready to settle down and that I want to make sure I get it right. I know that this is impossible, the getting it right thing, because life is about change and whatever getting it right means to me now, may not be the definition later on. As much as I know this, however, I can't stop imagining my future, how to create it and how to avoid things that could go dreadfully wrong.

  • Reading good books again! A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, The Other Boleyn Girl and Wideacre by Philippa Gregory.

  • Searching endlessly for a job on the left coast. Chances are California will be growing by 2 more unemployed girls come October. Yowza!

  • Lamenting the fact that I haven't crocheted a stitch on the baby blanket I am making for Tiny Sheff since I showed it to Ms. Amy.

  • Chippook 2009 family vacation! B and I spent a week with my folks, sister, brother-in-law and nephew in CA. It was hot, dry and so heavenly. We spent the week relaxing by the pool, boating around Bass Lake, riding an outdoor train, getting an art lesson, etc - see pics below!

  • B enjoying the warm pool

    My sister and nephew chillin' by the pool

    Outdoor train ride through an old logging town

    I love this crew!

    Gorgeous family!

    Bass Lake

    Boat captains!

    Drawn in the Bass Lake sand

    Watercolor lessons

    Behold the talent! Yes, we all have the same shirt on - my mom designed a 2009 family vacation logo and had it embroidered on a shirt for each of us...oh, moms

    Enjoying the view

    Another view to enjoy - Grandpap and Silas

    B and I went to the coast for Amy's baby shower and took a little tour through the sealions

    Journal of a job seeker

    2 comments: said...

    WOW what an awesome vacation! I love how you two are lovey dovey in front of family.

    Even though Jess' family is completely accepting I still find that I kinda lay off the mush.

    And with MY family... OHHHHH nelly. We just pretend Jess doesn't exist.

    I love what've I seen here!

    Good luck w/ the job hunt... though, I have to say, I'm disappointed to lose 2 good people to the evil west coast. LOLOL

    N said...

    Beautiful photos! I loved A Thousand Splendid Suns and The Other Boleyn Girl. How's Wildacre?