Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Week In Review

Although I try and post more exciting bits of our exploring around the area, between work and having three kids, and just life--we are just not getting out as much right now. So for those little adventures around Bellingham I try to do a week in review. My next post will be about our family's great train ride several months back. I try to keep posts up to date, but have been failing on this.

Early in the week we learned that the corn maze had opened up near the big city of Lyndan. We did not learn that it was only open on weekends this time of year. And the whole sight was closed and very dark. I tried to convince the kiddos that if they were quiet enough they could do the maze for free by the light of our cars headlights, but they were not game. After looking at the web sight, and how big this maze looks, I hope to soon return when the maze is actually open, and have more to tell about the trip.

The above is not the big corn maze. It is part of the garden in front Hill Crest Chapel. Were a large car show was recently held. With proceeds going to the youth programs.

Another part of the garden.

I have always really enjoyed sun flowers

Two of the kids checking out there future mode of transit.

The many trophies up for grabs.

My personal favorite was this old pick-up.

Of course there was also lots of food and activities for all!

Across from the church is this great tree. I hope that we do not see an early freeze, because I believe the colors will be amazing this fall!

I am borrowing my step moms very nice camera at the moment. It is so nice, I am almost afraid to touch it. In fact so far I have only takin' one picture with it. This is mostly because of my busy schedule. Over the next few days, I am actually going to explore with the camera. So you will soon see my results. Unless they are really bad. I am mostly thinking using the camera will make me want to upgrade mine soon.

Speaking of in-laws. I learned yesterday that 80% of our significant others and our parents have the same eye color. So your mom and dad most likely have the same eye color as your wife and or husband. The result did not explain this, but I am thinking because we search out mates that remind us of our parents, with the qualities and such>?

I personally believe the only thing that should taste like pumpkins is pumpkins and pumpkin pie. But in light of the season thought I should post this picture. Especially since I am sitting in a Starbucks typing this post. Sipping coffee, OK--guzzling coffee. For local Bellingham exploring please check out my newest blog series at  http://exploreb-ham.blogspot.com/  Our very old bed has become beyond uncomfortable and my wife and I really do not get any sleep. Plus get the benefits of waking up with sore backs and sore everything else. We went bed shopping last week and ended up at DeWaard and Bode the appliance/bed store up by The Home Depot and Dennys. I give a huge kudos to our clerk--Jeff. He took tons of time to professionally help us and pick a bed perfect for us, not perfect for his sales quota. He actually knew what he was talking about and went out of his way to attempt to get us payments on the bed. And than he sent us a thank you card in the mail this week.  Great service for sure! I have often rambled on about how no one actually knows how to do there job. Call any service help-line or visit most stores in this town, and you will see what I am talking about. When I have free time, I enjoy asking cashiers to actually count my change back to me, instead of placing the lump sum in my hand. A good 90% can not actually count the change back. I must say it was awesome to find such a great worker! Although we ended up spending a lot for a bed, it is beyond comfortable. And we are now ruined, after resting on it in the store, to be un-comfortable until we get the bed delivered.

Fall also marks that snow is just around the corner.

I will prepare to sleep on the couch now, for when my wife sees this picture posted.


One always has time to make snow angels!

**"The cops never think it is as funny as you do!"**

Sunday, September 23, 2012

    I have posted this before, but believe it is true!   Or maybe it's wonderful cheese cake that fixes everything.  Our oldest son just got his own Facebook page---now he will know for sure how twisted his parents are.  Mostly because we are 50% of his friends at the moment.  It's a new page.  Anyways, he loves pie, I believe that is his quote on Facebook right now.  "I like pie!"  And I posted the above picture on his page-which is thinks is beyond kool!

    Hello all!   I had another busy but profitable weekend at work, and am still winding down and trying to become sleepy.  Since these blogs seem to boar everyone, I figured writing one, would surly put me to sleep!  Although since someone, possibly me, put rum in my Pepsi, I really am not very tired.    

      This has been one of those months were I am really slacking at posting.  I have tons of ideas and post ideas for both blogs.  And some day I will use some of them.  At the moment it is 1 30 in the A.M.  so we will not get very deep today.   PLEASE also check out my newest blogs---- also with MANY new posts in the works ----http://exploreb-ham.blogspot.com/ I will pause while you check out the sight!   People often ask me what this blog series is about--- Yes they do.   And I would have to say it is normally about ten paragraphs.  Give of take 5 paragraphs.  Lately is seems to be about coffee an awful lot.  Which makes me re-think my sleeping habits just a little bit.  But not to much, since I am still up and going strong.  Working nights throws off ones sleep schedule rather quickly.  Add in three kids, who love to have sleep overs, and do not understand sleeping in, and you can start to realize why I enjoy coffee so much!  Please also check out my Facebook page.  It needs more likes for sure!   And has direct links to both of my blogs, lots of jokes, and pictures, and a ton about coffee!  
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    I posted this game in my last blog.   With some responses I have seen so far.   Have any new ones for me?  Please comment on my page if you do.  After 8 years with the company, I am always into games and such that annoy the workers.  Although I have to say the best thing I got from working there, was my wife.  Rather she got me, she was the one hitting on me.  We both worked at the Bellingham Wally World when we meet.  And a very long story short in October it will be seven years of off again on again dating.  She repeatably tries to return me at the return desk, since she got me at the store, but they say--"no deal!"

    **"So close to Halloween---Look I am already wearing my mask! Worse part of fall---everything you by is pumkin flavored. Halloween also marks 7 years of knowing April ;)"**

                                                       When life gives you lemons!

                                                  Exactly------write that down.

  Do you think it would be a good thing or bad thing to get pulled over by this crew?    When answering have you seen this movie or not?

Back to the lemon talk--sorry

I currently work at the Silver Reef Casino, and love it.
This is a shot of the new addition being worked on.  
Many of us can't wait till it's open.  
With fall just starting today, and rain every day all day in the forecast, they are working over time to get the addition done.

And now some more about coffee!  
I believe I could do another full blog just with coffee pictures.  I have done a few already.  Many of them have ended up on my Facebook page.  I gave the addy above.  Feel free to steal any or all of them.