Saturday, August 23, 2008

Fruits of Our Labors!!

There is this great little island down the street from us called Sauvie Island. There are quite a few farms that you can pay and pick veggies & fruit. About two weeks ago we went over on a Saturday to pick blueberries and this is what we ended up with ........ I forgot to take my camera with us, so this was after we got home. They also had cabbage, flowers, herbs and corn, but we really only wanted the fruit and the corn wasn't ready yet. It all tasted so wonderful and it is so nice having fresh fruit around the corner from us.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Red Bull Flugtag

So ever since I had seen the commercials on TV for Red Bull Flugtag, I have wanted to find one and go. Well it was just our luck. The week after we moved up to Portland, Flugtag was taking place just down the street from Gray's office. After much looking for the perfect spot, this is what we found, well actually, what Gray found, yes we are sitting in the Ivy.

When we got there, there weren't many people there, but by the end of the event, you could barely move. That spot ended up being the best spot in the place, well in my opinion. We were in the shade, we could see the launch pad perfectly and even though we were in the middle of the Ivy, it wasn't as bad as I initally thought. Here are some pictures of the crowds and some of the rigs, enjoy!!!I highly recommend going if you ever have the chance to go, it was so much fun to see what people can come up with. One suggestion, get there early.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

We Made It!!!!

After much talk of moving up to Portland, we have finally made it. We have been up here for a little over 3 weeks and are loving it. I have to give a shot out to Jen, if anyone ever needs their car pack to it's capacity, call her, she got things packed into the car, that I thought was never going to fit, with that said, our trip up was good. We left early Friday morning and drove for about 14 hours to Medford. Peanut did great, despite the fact that she had a top tooth and a molar coming in. Here is a picture of Peanut and Grammy sleeping, sorry mom, had to put this up. We made a few stops on the way to let her get out and play and to let ourselves get out and move around. When we got to Medford and checked into the hotel, Peanut had had it. She was crying like a crazy lady and the minute she got out of the car, she was happy as can be, but then again, who wouldn't be crying like a crazy lady after being lock into a carseat for about 14 hours. Our next morning we started out pretty early again and made it to Portland in about 4 hours. We had to go to the property management company first to fill out rental information and to get our keys. Mom and Jen, bless their hearts, stayed outside with the crazy lady. Well with that done, we drove over to our house. This is what we had to cross over to get our house. For those of you who don't know, there are quite a few bridges in Portland and we are pretty lucky to have this beautiful bridge to cross over. We finally got to our place and it was so nice to finally be here. We are now settled and making a home for ourselves. We live a block away from a great park, it has a place were the peanut can play, there is a pool, tennis court, basketball court, a disk golf course, which is beautiful, baseball fields and a soccer field. Our ward is great, our records just got read in on Sunday and they already had me playing the organ and piano.

The past few weeks have been great, I love the chance that I have to be at home with Wehilani and I am greatful for the job that Gray has that I am able to do that. I miss everyone at home and if anyone is up in the great northwest, please call us so we can see you. Much love, Kamaile.