Tuesday, April 28, 2009
After a somewhat winding trip, we got to this great little cove with a beach, a surfer, and a very short hike up to a lighthouse. It was awesome. I played a little with Photoshop too.
We took a tour of the lighthouse and learned a lot. The reflectors are beautiful.
Here is the view from the side of the road after we left. Do you see the lighthouse?
Monday, April 27, 2009
We were greeted with a ton of Sunshine! (unusual for OR) It was great to see all of John's family and his grandfather.
We had a great place to sleep and kids to wake us up in the morning.
The next day we went to the market square (or something like that) where there were artists, crazy hippie people (singing songs about Saturday with bongos and shakers), and farmers market organic foods. The University of Oregon is HUGE in Eugene.
Camile loved walking around-
Eugene is also know as "Track Town USA" Even the restaurants celebrate it.
More pictures about our trip to the coast and a beautiful garden park we visited to come tomorrow.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
At around 10:00 we put our sleeping bags in front of the large shark tank (with other fish and things too) and slept in front of the sharks. It was mesmerizing to watch the sharks swim by all the time. (especially when you are up anyways listening to 8th grade girls whisper and giggle). When I woke up there were 2 large sea turtles sleeping right up next to the glass where my feet were. I saw them wake up and make their assent to the surface. SO COOL! Here is a video of the sharks (before we went to bed) but this is really how close they were to us:)
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Happy Easter to Everyone.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Another example: I went in to Bath and Body works with 2 coupons. When I went to purchase my items and get a bunch of stuff for free but one of the coupons had expired a few days ago. UGGG. I still got the other thing free.
Yet another example: I went to Maurices specifically because I had a coupon that expired today and a gift card. I tried on clothes and shopped for at least 40 min. and settled on a cute gray pair of pants to wear for teaching. When I got up to the counter it wouldn't take the coupon because it was already a clearanced item. HMMM...shouldn't they make that obvious on the coupon???. Guess not.
Besides that, my day of scavenging for free or almost free items was great. I started with a free sandwich from Charlies Grilled Subs (my favorite). I use a punch card when we go there and the 8th one is free.
Here is what I got at other stores:
My closest Hallmark went out of business so they sent me a $2 coupon for anything at a different Hallmark. (This time I read the fine print and it had to be a "division of Hallmark" product.) I headed over to the clearance section and got some metal tags for scrapbooking and a cute gift bag. I also included my B&BW lotion and some perfume I got from VS free (from a card I got in the mail.)At King Soopers I got 8 Airhead X-tremes for free (after doubled coupons) and 6 Mountain High yogurts for free after doubled coupons. The cheese was .99!, the cake mix .3o after coupon, and the Juice was Buy One (3.79) get one free & eggs for free. (After a $1.00 coupon for the juice it was .93 each)
My last stop of the day I tried on a really cute shirt at Marshalls. It had a spot on it, so I asked for a discount and they gave me an additional $2 off. At least something worked out for me:)
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Isaiah loves to look around...
We gave him a bath and he clung to my finger for dear life! (Check out his fingers)