Raven and Sidnee got me crazy socks. I only wanted two things this year- to have Raven come home and crazy socks. I got both. It was nice to go to Church and spend the rest of the day playing games and visiting. This was a great Christmas.
We took them to Colliding Rivers. You can see the mud coming in from the left on Little River.
Jeff K and I went on a manly adventure on Tuesday. It’s Saturday, but I’ve been a little preoccupied this week. We took the logging road above Cavitt Creek. We found ice on the rocks before we hit the snowline.
Mason turned 13 and started a new school. He served as the Deacon’s Quorum President for a while in Eagle Mountain. He has spent quite a bit of time outdoors cliff jumping, mountain biking and hiking.
Jaxon started a new school and learned to be a confident swimmer in the North Umpqua river. He participated in the pie eating contest at the Fall Festival in Roseburg. He didn’t feel so good when he was finished.
Our biggest change came when we moved from Utah to Oregon. In April we felt like it was time to move, but we didn’t know how or where. We came to Roseburg, Oregon to visit Shawn and Jill Clark in July and fell in love with Roseburg. They brought us to Tioga bridge in Glide, and we were blown away by how beautiful the area was. Steve was able to get a job transfer with Chase and we made the move in late August. The move has been challenging at times, but we know it was the right thing to do. We miss family and friends (Idaho, Utah and New Jersey), but we love being surrounded by nature. We hope this holiday season finds everyone safe and healthy. We love and miss all of you.
We went to Shawn and Jill’s for dinner. This was Jill’s adult table. It was nice to spend time with them, especially since this is our first Thanksgiving outside of Utah. Great food. Great company. A great holiday.
I rode from Swiftwater to Bob’s Butte. Once I got there I saw Tioga bridge and realized I was just above the place I stopped in July with Mason and Jaxon. I decided to ride to Tioga bridge and had DeLana pick me up. Section 1 down.
Thank you to all who have served. May your sacrifice never be forgotten.
I went walking at lunch this week and found this locomotive engine at Stewart Park. It reminded me of a park I went to in California when I was a kid. It had an engine like this and a military jet. It was so fun to play there.
Today is Sidnee’s birthday. I’m still trying to figure out how it got here so quickly. Kenny Chesney is one of my favorite country singers, and I can’t hear this song without thinking about Sidnee. Dad always calls Sidnee his gypsy, and this song fits. That wild spirit is a strength to me. I’m glad she’s here with me.