Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Alaska Airlines here I come!

I have accepted an offer to work for Alaska Airlines. It has been wonderful working at the Simulator shop so far. One other piece of news. Kim and I turned off our internet at home to save money. So updates to my blog will be more difficult. I apologize in advance for not keeping it up to date.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Time Capsule October 2001 - Young Adult Retreat

 Here is one of the first pictures that Kim and I have together. Scott Ficker was the Youth Director at CBSR. He organized a retreat for the young adults to Deception Pass. Later on, Kim used this picture to make a present for me. She sent it to Jones Soda and had it put onto a case of Soda with a personalized note on each of the bottles. It was a really cool present. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, February 05, 2006

The Windy City (and no, its not Chicago)

We had a wind storm blow through the Puget Sound yesterday. It proved to be quite an experience. Saturday morning about 4am Kim and I woke up with a start. There was a huge crashing sound like thunder, but the loudest thunder I had ever heard. It had been blowing all night long and we figured that a thunderstorm had rolled in. The previous evening Kim and I said that if we didn't have electricity in the morning we would treat each other to breakfast at IHOP. About 8 we got up and showered without power. Then drove down to the SuperMall for breakfast. However, as we were leaving the house I noticed that there was a tree missing from our front yard. We drove over and checked it out. One of our smaller trees beside the road had blown over, crushing the fence. The root system had pulled totally out of the ground. Wow! We than proceded down for a wonderful breakfast of Pancakes, and a crab and shrimp omlette. Yum!

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Home Sick

here I lay so forlorn
sick to my head and not wanting corn
lying in bed trying to rest
laptop blogging to recoup is best

Here is your answer to why I have had a chance to update my blog. I guess it just takes a good bug in my system to knock me out of commission.

Christmas with the Storers

Kim and I had the chance to visit my family in ND for Christmas. We flew out on Christmas day and spent 4 days at my brother, Troy's place just outside of Grand Forks. It was wonderful to see my new niece, Eden. Troy and LaRae were so nice to open their house for everyone to stay. We relaxed, played games, read books, ate great food and just hung out. We had a few extra special meals, like cha sha, Sushi, knephla soup, and strudla. It was so great. John Symonds came too and brought his poker table and chips. We had a few tournaments which was fun but it seemed like the girls were always winning; Kayla, Mom, and Kim each won at least once. Another game that we really enjoyed was Settlers of Catan.

Time Capsule July 2002 - Our ND road trip

This is the first in a series of "Historical Pieces" They will always be labeled "Time Capsule" It gives me a chance to share some of my life pre-blog. I hope you enjoy it.

This is a picture of Kim and I a few years ago when we drove to ND. It was the summer before we got married. It was a whirlwind trip of driving. Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Then back to Washington. This picture was near the end of the trip. In the background is my grandparent's home. Some days I miss the wide openness of ND. Posted by Picasa