Category Archives: Posts with Video

San Juan Island Road Trip

San Juan Island Road Trip

If you have any kind of transportation there are a lot of places to explore on San Juan Island.  We had a vehicle for most of our trip so we drove around the island.Continue Reading

Portland Aquarium – Photoblog, Tour and Review

Portland Aquarium – Photoblog, Tour and Review

Hey I’m posting some photos and a video clip from my recent trip to Portland Aquarium.  I wasn’t even aware a public aquarium existed in Portland, but it’s a fairly new destination, opening in 2012. Continue Reading

Western Riding Lessons

Western Riding Lessons

My girl loves, loves, loves horses!!! She researches anything and everything she can about them. Almost all her free time is spent doing research or watching YouTube videos of western riding.

Last fall I filmed her riding, but I would have to say that I am surprised at how much she has already improved since then. I love this little video though. I love capturing moments in time, so that you can really see the improvements, and remember the event.Continue Reading

The Bold, Beautiful Waves of the Oregon Coast

The Bold, Beautiful Waves of the Oregon Coast

What is it about an ocean beach that we’re drawn to?  There’s something about visiting the ocean shore that’s amazing, right?  The sound of seagulls and crashing waves, walking barefoot along the shoreline, breathing in the salty sea air, and of course we can’t leave until we get our picture with those big beautiful waves behind us.Continue Reading

Disneyland Christmas

Disneyland Christmas

A Disneyland Christmas is an extra magical Disneyland experience.  We were there for an extended weekend in late November so we avoided the busiest time, but were still able to see all the beautiful decorations.  It was the perfect time to start getting in the mood for the holidays and I’m still savoring the memories.Continue Reading

A Very Cozy Fireplace Video

A Very Cozy Fireplace Video

We are super excited to let you know that if you live in the Portland Metro area, KPTV channel 12 has licensed Boyd’s fireplace video to be shown on TV on Christmas morning!  How totally cool is that!Continue Reading

Disneyland Christmas – CA Adventure ¡Viva Navidad!

Disneyland Christmas – CA Adventure ¡Viva Navidad!

Fantastic ¡Viva Navidad Street Performance & More Christmas Decor at Disney California Adventure

I’m going to kick this post off right with Boyd’s video of the ¡Viva Navidad Latin-Themed Street Party at Paradise Gardens in CA Adventure.Continue Reading

Disneyland Christmas Decorations

Disneyland Christmas Decorations

California Adventure – Buena Vista Street & Hollywood Land at Christmastime

featuring the Buena Vista Street Community Bell Ringers

Disneyland at Christmastime is really cool.  We went before Thanksgiving since that is when our anniversary was.  Holidays at the Disneyland Resort runs from November 13, 2014 – January 6, 2015 according to our Entertainment Times Guide. Continue Reading

Line Rider – Let’s Go Sledding!

Line Rider – Let’s Go Sledding!

In the spirit of winter fun, this is a gift I give to you. You’ve been working hard and you could use a short break. Line Rider is a game I un-apologetically wasted a lot of time on in 2006. It’s simple but addicting too…you draw a line and then let the little scarfed sledder ride your line!  Easy, right?Continue Reading

24th Anniversary Disneyland Getaway

24th Anniversary Disneyland Getaway

The Disneyland Hotel

Yep.  You heard me right.  The Disneyland Hotel.  I threw all care to the wind (and by all care I mean all my money) and just went for it.  Only the cheapest (ie standard view room) of the best would do for this trip as it was the first time we have actually done anything that required a plane ticket for our anniversary.Continue Reading

Grape Juicing

Grape Juicing

There are so many grapes this year that I have to admit to being totally overwhelmed by them all.  My tendency is to take on whatever is in front of me which left me rather paralyzed in this situation.  I haven’t had time to even clean my house let alone juice a million grapes which I then would have no place to store.  It wasn’t until I finally realized I needed to give myself permission to just pick a couple bowls so we would have a few liters of Homemade Concord Grape Juice for the holidays that I started to look forward to the harvest.  Continue Reading

El Granada Surfing, Half Moon Bay and YouTube

El Granada Surfing, Half Moon Bay and YouTube

San Fran Day Five

Dudes, like checkout the totally chill surf video my most excellent husband did.

[OK – I’m callin’ him out.  Boyd wrote that sentence when he added his video to my post. I’m still laughing so I figured I better leave it there. The video is really fun to watch – but I’m still glad I was napping in the car while it was being filmed.  Trish]Continue Reading

Bottle Fed Baby Kittens

Bottle Fed Baby Kittens

Last week my parents found some abandoned kittens.Continue Reading

Sakura Ridge Lodge & Farm

Sakura Ridge Lodge & Farm

Idaho Road Trip Days 9 &10

Our final farmstay at the Sakura Ridge Lodge & Farm in Hood River, OR was just an hour and a half from home, but gave us a good excuse to take some extra time to explore around the Hood River area and was the most luxurious of our destinations.  I didn’t want to leave.Continue Reading

Horseback Riding in Hood River

Horseback Riding in Hood River

Road Trip Day 10

On day 10 of our amazing road trip, two things finally happened.  Trish was able to escape into a good book while Isak and I set out on our horse riding adventure.Continue Reading

Silverwood Theme Park

Silverwood Theme Park

Idaho Road Trip Day 8

Who knew there was a theme park a mere 7 hours from Portland, Oregon?!!!Continue Reading

St. Louis and the Arch

St. Louis and the Arch

I was in St. Louis recently for work. I had a few extra hours before I needed to be at the airport to head  back home and my hotel was practically within spitting distance of the Arch, so I couldn’t not go check out this big, fun, monumental thing.Continue Reading

Strawberry Picking at Unger Farms

Strawberry Picking at Unger Farms

I took my girl and her friend strawberry picking. We had a blast! The day started out a little rough. We almost didn’t make it out the door, but I am so glad we did. The warm sunshine felt so good.Continue Reading

Bring on the Screened Porch

Bring on the Screened Porch

This has been our summer tradition for the past seven years.   It is my happy place in the summer.Continue Reading

The Roosters of Winlock

The Roosters of Winlock

Boyd, Trish and I went to Winlock, Washington to check out the small town and the rooster statues they have there. I just adore small towns and the beautiful architecture of the old buildings in them. I dream of living in a small town some day, where the people all know me by name.Continue Reading

Schweitzer Mountain Resort

Schweitzer Mountain Resort

Idaho Road Trip Days 2 & 3

One of my favorite parts of our road trip ended up being the Schweitzer Mountain Resort in Sandpoint, Idaho.  I like being a bit pampered when I’m on vacation so this was right up my alley.Continue Reading

Getting to Know the Chicks

Getting to Know the Chicks

What a fun week we’ve been having with our new baby chicks! They are so much fun!Continue Reading

A Steller’s Jay Makes a Stellar Splash

A Steller’s Jay Makes a Stellar Splash

A few weeks ago I happened to be walking by our front window and noticed this guy in our bird bath. I thought for sure by the time I was able to get my camera and tripod out that for sure he would be gone.Continue Reading

Mt. Hood Cosmic Snow Tubing

Mt. Hood Cosmic Snow Tubing

Right in our own back yard (if you include anything within a two-hour drive as part of our backyard) is the beautiful Mt. Hood skiing and winter sports paradise.   I’m embarrassed to say that we have now taken our son to the mountain a total of 3 times.Continue Reading

It’s Time to Light the Christmas Tree Candle!

It’s Time to Light the Christmas Tree Candle!

Old World Christmas Tree Candles

I promised myself I would actually try to be relaxed enough to enjoy the Christmas season this year.  It helped that we were contemplating a Christmas tree video idea which involved the possibility of burning down the house,Continue Reading

The Beginnings of a Very Cozy Fireplace Video

The Beginnings of a Very Cozy Fireplace Video

Years and years ago (in a time that is now referred to as the “Oldies” by some bogus radio station in our area that plays the 80’s music of my youth and calls it “Oldies”) my husband thought it would be funny to video tape a fire in a fireplace to play on a TV.Continue Reading