Sunday, December 18, 2005

Honeymoon at the Beach

Note: I recently had some computer issues that caused me to rethink how I was preserving some pictures and other items on the hard drive of my laptop. After some thought, I decided to use this blog to record some events that happened before this space was created. However, many of these events occurred before I met Adria so she isn't likely to appear in these posts. You can look at all of these posts by clicking this link here.

For our honeymoon, Adria and I went to Cannon Beach and spent some time at the beach and along the Oregon Coast. One day we took at drive to Tillamook and took a tour of the cheese factory.

Here is a picture that I took of Haystack Rock:



The weather was nice enough that I was able to build a small sand castle.


Saturday, December 10, 2005

Our Wedding

Note: I recently had some computer issues that caused me to rethink how I was preserving some pictures and other items on the hard drive of my laptop. After some thought, I decided to use this blog to record some events that happened before this space was created. However, many of these events occurred before I met Adria so she isn't likely to appear in these posts. You can look at all of these posts by clicking this link here.

Adria and I were married on December 10th, 2005. Here are some pictures from our wedding day.

The night before our wedding, we had dinner at a Peruvian restaurant in Portland called Andina. My sibilings have known the owner and the owner's siblings since grade school, so they thought that it would be a nice place to have a pre-wedding dinner (and they were right).

Here are some pictures of Adria and me at dinner:


Here are James and Jessica:


Here are my brothers Brad and Jeff:


Here is my Dad with my brother-in-law Jared (my sister Cathie wasn't able to get to Portland early enough to be there for dinner. Jared and Cathie at this time lived in Boston and Cathie is a doctor and had to work):

Here is my mom with her sisters Jolynn, Martha and Nancy (and James is in on the left side of the picture too):


Here are Vanessa and Brad:


In the morning before the wedding, we had a wedding breakfast. Here is a picture of James:


Here are my siblings and their spouses:


Here is a picture of the quilt that my Aunt Nancy made and gave to us as a wedding present:


Here is another picture of James and Jessica:

Here is another picture of Jared and Cathie:

Here is another picture of Jeff:

Here are my parents:

Here is another picture of Brad and Vanessa:

Here is a picture of my Dad with our neighbors the Bells:

Here is a picture of some of Adria's siblings, her friend Karina and some of her aunts and uncles. Going clockwise starting in the front: Adria's brothers Hayden, Ty, sister Alicia, Adria's Uncle Bob and Aunt Sue and Uncle Norm, Adria's brother Adam and Adria's friend Karina.


Here is a picture of us with Adria's parents and her siblings that were able to make it to the wedding:

Here is a picture of Adria and me with my siblings and their spouses:

Here is a picture of Adria and me with our mothers:

Here is a picture of Adria and me with our parents:


Here we are:


We were married in the Portland Oregon Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Because what goes on inside of temples is sacred, there are no pictures, but for more information about temples, click here.


After the temple ceremony we took a few pictures before leaving on our honeymoon. Some of these pictures was with Adria's grandpa:






Here is a slideshow of pictures from our wedding day (includes some of the same pictures that are in this post):

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Pumpkin Carving

Note: I recently had some computer issues that caused me to rethink how I was preserving some pictures and other items on the hard drive of my laptop. After some thought, I decided to use this blog to record some events that happened before this space was created. However, many of these events occurred before I met Adria so she isn't likely to appear in these posts. You can look at all of these posts by clicking this link here.

Adria came down to visit me in Corvallis over the weekend. We went out and bought a pumpkin and then we carved a Jack-o-lantern. Below are pictures of our handiwork:


Monday, August 22, 2005

Me and Adria

Note: I recently had some computer issues that caused me to rethink how I was preserving some pictures and other items on the hard drive of my laptop. After some thought, I decided to use this blog to record some events that happened before this space was created. However, many of these events occurred before I met Adria so she isn't likely to appear in these posts. You can look at all of these posts by clicking this link here.


Here are some pictures of Adria and I that her dad took of us not long after we became engaged.

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Sunset at Cannon Beach

Note: I recently had some computer issues that caused me to rethink how I was preserving some pictures and other items on the hard drive of my laptop. After some thought, I decided to use this blog to record some events that happened before this space was created. However, many of these events occurred before I met Adria so she isn't likely to appear in these posts. You can look at all of these posts by clicking this link here.

Here are some pictures of the sunset at Cannon Beach that I took on a trip with Adria not long after we became engaged.






Friday, March 25, 2005

A Utah Wedding

Note: I recently had some computer issues that caused me to rethink how I was preserving some pictures and other items on the hard drive of my laptop. After some thought, I decided to use this blog to record some events that happened before this space was created. However, many of these events occurred before I met Adria so she isn't likely to appear in these posts. You can look at all of these posts by clicking this link here.

As part of my Spring Break (of 2005), I went to Utah for the wedding of my friend Jason (a.k.a. "Doug Christie"). On the day before the wedding I spent the day with his brother Justin, their roommate Brant and our friend Prescott. Since I had spent many a day in Salt Lake on my families yearly trips to Utah to see grandmothers, I served as a bit of an informal tour guide. Here are some pictures of our day in Salt Lake.

Below is a picture of Prescott, Justin, Brant and I on the observation deck of the Conference Center.


Here we are in front of the Joseph Smith statue in the lobby of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building (formerly the Hotel Utah)


But that isn't all that we did. We also found time for fun. We did a little bit of mullet hunting. Below is a picture of Justin and Prescott outside of a McDonalds.


And here is Prescott and me at a family fun center that we played Laser Tag, and Mini-Golf at as part of Jason's bachelor party with another mullet lover.

Saturday, March 19, 2005

James' Wedding

Note: I recently had some computer issues that caused me to rethink how I was preserving some pictures and other items on the hard drive of my laptop. After some thought, I decided to use this blog to record some events that happened before this space was created. However, many of these events occurred before I met Adria so she isn't likely to appear in these posts. You can look at all of these posts by clicking this link here.

My brother James was married on March 19, 2005. Here are some pictures from the event.

The night before the wedding, we went out to dinner at Novaks', a hungarian restaurant that we have enjoyed going to. The people in the picture below are (going from front to back), left: My Dad, my brother-in-law Jared, my sister Cathie, my cousin Esther, me. On the right: My mom, my brother Jeff, Jessica and James, and my Aunt Alice.


Here is a picture of Jessica and James that was taken after dinner.


The next morning we went out to Peavy Arboretum to set up for the ceremony. Here is a picture of James and Jessica:


Here is a picture of their wedding cake:


Here is a picture of me waiting for the guests to arrive and for the ceremony to start:


Here I am sitting next to Jared and Cathie


Here is a picture of my sister-in-law Vanessa and my brother Brad (who for reasons that I can't recall as I write about the wedding 2 years after the fact weren't in the picture at dinner):


Here is another picture of Jeff:


Here is a picture of Jessica and James with the person who married them:

After the ceremony, we took a bunch of pictures (some of which follow):



(Note: My Dad is in a wheelchair because he broke his leg about a month previous to the wedding and his leg hadn't healed enough to not be on crutches or in a wheelchair)








After we took the pictures, we held the reception in the same room where the wedding was performed. James and some of his friends put together a band and they performed the music for the reception. James took part and sang some of the songs:

Here a snippet of them doing "Such Great Heights" by The Postal Service:

Here is a snippet of them doing "Crowd Control" by Phish:


Here is a slideshow of all of the pictures from the event (includes some of the same pictures as in the post):