Monday, September 02, 2013

McMenamins Edgefield - Death Cab For Cutie Plays Transatlanticism

It has been a long time since I have blogged.  I got distracted with all kinds of things, one of which was I could not decide if I wanted to pay blogger to host more pictures here on my blog.  I love taking lots of pictures and was trying to decide if I wanted to keep blogging or just let it go.  In the end, I decided I miss my blog.  It is fun for me to go back and read through and see all of the things I have created/done.  SO, I'm back!! (said in my most creeper voice).  

This weekend I got to go see Death Cab for Cutie.  I had not been to a show in awhile and it was so fun to relax and dance and sing and just be not a mommy for a few minutes.  Sometimes I get so overwhelmed with all the mommy chores I have to do that I forget who I am.  They played the entire Transatlanticism album (they are only doing this in two venues so it was pretty sweet) and then they played a few other songs which they called "part II."  I was impressed with how much they sounded exactly like they do on the album when performing live.  Amazing live show! A band called Deep Sea Diver opened for them.  They had a good sound and I liked them a lot.  I had a really good night! 


The New Year
Title and Registration
Expo '86
The Sound of Settling
Tiny Vessels
Passenger Seat
Death of an Interior Decorator
We Looked Like Giants
A Lack of Color
I Will Possess Your Heart
You Are a Tourist
Soul Meets Body


A Movie Script Ending
Crooked Teeth

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Newport, OR - Part I

 As one of our summer activities, I knew I wanted to take the kids to the coast and we decided on Newport because it had the aquarium, and poor E has been going through aquarium withdrawals.  We totally miss going to SeaLife in AZ together and seeing all the fishies.  It was our happy place to mellow out. 

I had all these plans of doing activities (pulled taffy, aquarium port holes craft, tissue paper fishes) with the kids during the week leading up to the trip, but being a faker single mom is exhausting (seriously, don't know how real single mommies do it and work) and those SO did not happen *sigh*  Maybe next time.  I really wanted to make pulled taffy with the kids.

First stop . . . the beach.  Kids were really excited to get to use their sand toys in sand.  I was really excited to listen to the soothing sounds of the ocean and take some pictures.  Hubs was still working, so he worked on scouting out a spot that his web access would still work, and then finally gave up and played kites with us for a bit.

Littles building sand castles.  I showed them how to pack the sand in to make it come out more perfectly.
Coastal View . . . so soothing to my soul

Em perfecting the art of dumping a bucket out
Nothing says fun like finding "treasures" from the ocean
My deep thinker, pondering the vastness of the ocean
Flying the pirate kite with their Dad
Mic, taking flying the kite seriously