Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Forgotten Utah trip photos

I had some pictures that I forgot to post about after we went camping to Bryce. We were able to see a few friends so I wanted to add these pictures as well.

Tim took our kids to see the Garvey's while I was able to visit with my roommates from college.

 

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Coast trip with the Shosteds

The Shosteds drove up from Utah and we met them in Lincoln city where we spent the night. We then drove to the Tillamook cheese factory and then headed to Astoria! We were super excited to go there, we have never been.

On our way to Astoria, we stopped and played at Cannon Beach.

Once we got to Astoria, we ate at the Wet Dog Cafe, so fun!

We then went to see the Goo it's house! Someone lives there, so we just got to see the outside, but it was cool. The kids have never seen the movie so they didn't have as much fun as we did.

We then climbed the Astoria column, that was super fun. Once at the top we got to fly little balsa wood airplanes off the balcony. That was so cool, they flew so far!

We stayed the night in Portland and they headed back to Utah after breakfast. It was a short visit, but we had so much fun. We took our time getting back home from Portland, shopped a bit and enjoyed our time in a bigger city!

 

Refurnished desk

I decided it was time to refinish my awesome desk that I had bought on Craigslist a few years ago. I paid $15 for it! However, it had a nasty foe finish on the top that made it difficult for the kids to write on, so I wanted to get this finished before school started again.

I decided to use a chemical to strip the top because it was a lot of area to sand and I wasn't up for that! It worked like a charm, but boy was it messy!

All sanded and ready to prime!

I couldn't be happier with the end result!