Posts Tagged With: Experiences

Beach day

Mason went to Eugene for a birthday party and the rest of us went to Bandon. This is the covered bridge on Highway 42.  There was a 50% chance of rain, but we lucked out.img_2461

We saw eight seals. They followed us as we walked along the beach. And they ducked underwater when I tried to take their picture.  That’s fraudulent.
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It felt weird to only have four of us today. Six if we count the dogs.
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There was a seal right over Sidnee’s left shoulder.  After this we headed to the blue shack for popcorn shrimp, calamari and clams.  It was fantastic.  It’s nice to live so close to the coast.
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2016

It is almost 2017, and customary to reflect on the end of the current year. “Change” would be our theme, and we were able to do some great things.

-Snowboard with Mason at Sundance
-Raven’s St. George softball tournament
-Riding JEM and Bearclaw Poppy with Mason and Jaxon
-Provo City Center Temple open house
-Riding at Trailside in Park City with Mason and Jaxon
-Anniversary Inn in SLC
-Raven graduated high school
-Cascade Springs and Squaw Peak
-Roseburg, Oregon trip to visit the Clark’s
-Cavitt Creek swim hole
-Heceta lighthouse in Florence, Oregon
-Moving to Roseburg, Oregon
-Tioga bridge
-Colliding Rivers
-Mountain biking and hiking the North Umpqua Trail
-Seeing Megan Asregadoo before she finished her mission
-Bandon Beach with the Hull’s
-Fathers and sons outing at Steamboat
-Sidnee’s 16th birthday
-Going back to Utah for Cari’s wedding
-Adventure day with Jeff K
-Seeing the elk herd near Singleton Road
-Feeding Nash’s animals
-Having Raven come home for Christmas
-Fish tacos at Bandon Beach
-Swimming in the ocean with Raven at Bandon Beach

It was stressful at times, especially moving to a new area, but it has been a year full of growth and new experiences.

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Beach day

Raven wanted to take Max and Bay to the ocean since they have never been there. Bay loves to stick her head out the window.img_2061

Sidnee bought me a fish taco and Fish & Chips Chowder Shack. It was really good.img_2069

This is a bench on the pier. Max is our black male and Bay is the chocolate female.img_2077

Raven and I are brave.  It was 42 F outside.img_2143

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Christmas 2016

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.

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Christmas Adam

Raven flew in on Thursday, and Shalene and Danny came down to hang out yesterday. This is the combined Smith clan on Tioga bridge.
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We took them to Colliding Rivers. You can see the mud coming in from the left on Little River.

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We were hoping to find something to replace the lights on Temple Square, so we went to Festival of Lights in Roseburg. They use 500,000 lights.img_1929

This is the world’s largest Nutcracker.  He looked kind of creepy.img_1930

The best one ever.  Penguins rule.img_1952

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Adventure day with Jeff K

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.img_1757

This is the lake with no name.img_1764

This is the frozen lake near Red Top before we dropped down to Myrtle Creek. It was a manly day filled with chainsaw action, grouse and broken snow chains.img_1768

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Fathers and sons outing at Steamboat

We had our fathers and sons outing at Steamboat last night. We went with Shawn, Seth and Sam. It was fun to have boy time.img_1369

This is our camping area.
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This is the North Umpqua River.
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North Umpqua Trail at Swiftwater

I tried a new section of the North Umpqua Trail system yesterday.  This section is seven miles from the house.  The trail was really smooth, so Mason and Jaxon should like it.  I saw this tree on the way back.  I don’t have the luxury of riding from the house like I did in Eagle Mountain, but the scenery is worth the compromise.

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This is Fern Falls.  There are several waterfalls along the North Umpqua Trail.  I look forward to seeing this one in the Spring.

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Catch up post- Cavitt Creek

We originally went to Cavitt Creek in July when we were visiting Shawn and Jill. On Labor Day we took the Hull’s before they headed home. This is Mason jumping off a rock.img_1330

This is a picture of the swim hole. We were there pretty early on Monday, so the sun wasn’t out yet. That made it a little cold, but we prevailed.
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Catch up post- Bandon Beach

Erick and Tami Hull came to visit us over Labor Day weekend. We took them to Bandon Beach, and it was also my first time there. My selfish family went in July after I went back to Utah. This is on the pier.fullsizerender-1

The kids had fun in the water, even though is was cold.
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Bandon is a beautiful beach with large rocks like these ones.  This will definitely be a frequent spot for us.img_1291

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