Sunday, August 31, 2008

The New Roomate

For those of you wondering about the new addition to our small apartment, wonder no more. Watch this video to see the new guy in action! Pictures later....if he'll stay still long enough.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

The REAL west coast

Last weekend we finally used a free car rental (which Brian won) to travel out to the coast. It was the first time since we moved to Portland that we got to see the ocean. We spent all day at beautiful Cannon Beach....which is apparently only 1:45 away from our apartment.

Here is Haystack rock up close and personal. It's huge.

We got to the beach early and here Brian is looking hard for sand dollars.

After the long search, Renee guards the treasure. Renee found 6, Brian.........2. But Brian found the first one.

We met some crazy kids who started pulling live crabs straight out of the ocean.

Renee, making sure they don't get wet.

The kids also found a pair of these little guys. They kinda looked like spiders.

Here's papa crab.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


The trip back to Michigan for Renee's sister's wedding went swimmingly. Here are some random photos to commemorate the excellent time that was had by all.

Here are the boys practicing for their impressive dance number. Hopefully video will surface soon! (Renee's brothers Paul and Tony are the two on the right)

Carla getting her hair done, something Renee didn't have to do for some reason.

Here are the two sisters and mom. If only there were some way to tell which is the bride.....

Here is the devilishly handsome groom just minutes before the ceremony. Nerves of steel.

Awww......what a perfect picture.

Apparently I wasn't the only one who thought so.