It is nearly the end of February--the month of celebrating love. So I have been scrapbooking new pages of my wedding and those of my siblings. Enjoyed going down memory land with these old photos. With Bill and I celebrating 30 years this year, Sherrill and Jeff recently celebrating 25 years, Darren and Tess coming up on 25 years and Dane and Carla close to 20 years, we have all been celebrating our love for each other a long time now.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Bill and I never go out on Valentine's Day. Always too busy in restaurants. With it being on a Sunday this year, even Saturday was an incredibly busy night to go out but we made a reservation at Beaches and enjoyed a lovely evening dinner there looking out at the river.
I cooked dinner for Valentine's Day at home--balsalmic chicken and roasted vegetables. And I bought a little heart shaped cheesecake for our dessert.
We had a lovely celebration of our love for each other.
Meanwhile-Tom and Maddy enjoyed a Valentine's Day date at Churn and Burn. They had their ice cream at a Pac-Man table.
Monday, February 8, 2016
Woke up early on Sunday and decided today is the day I am going to get down to the Reserve and the river early enough to take some pictures of the sunrise.
Unfortunately the marine layer had Mt. Hood half covered so it wasn't as spectacular as I had hoped but I still got some pretty amazing photographs. What beautiful colors! This morning I could see that it was going to be another good day so I headed to work early and caught a great photo of Mt. Hood this morning.
Such a beautiful way to start one's day!
Saturday, February 6, 2016
I am still looking for getting the chance to take pictures of the beautiful pink and blue sky that I saw last month. I still haven't been able to capture the right colors and the right moment. I came pretty close on Tuesday and Mt. Hood was showing himself as well. On Wednesday--there was another spectacular sunrise--this time orange. Bill alerted me to it to get out and take photos and I as searching for a spot near home that I could do it. No clear path to taking a good photo though. So I missed out. Wish I had just risked driving to the Reserve and hope that I would get there on time. Oh well. I'll just keep trying.
Friday, February 5, 2016
Bill has been waiting quite awhile to get his drone. He wants to use it for business purposes so there are a lot of hoops to jump through to do that. He applied to get a drone registration in August and it finally came through in the last couple of weeks. Once he got the approval, he ordered it and we took it out on a test spin on Sunday. There are still a lot of details to work out with the FAA and the local airports. But he was happy to finally have it in hand and to fly it. I told him he needed to name it. So Tinkerbell is what we are calling it.