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Twilight Tour!!!

This post is so overdue! These photos were taken a while back when Sarah was still visiting. Being the dorks that we are, we decided to take a self-guided Twilight tour to see some of the actual locations from the first Twilight film. First, we stopped by the Carver Cafe where Bella and her dad Charlie feasted on burgers and salads. The employees at the cafe instantly knew why we had come. The waitress entertained us with stories and even took our photo outside. It was truly a magical meal!

After our bellies were filled with greasy delights, Sarah and I headed for the forest. It wasn’t really a forest but a collection of mossy boulders, beautiful greenery and the faint smell of vampires. Wow, I can’t believe that I am actually admitting to being a Twi-hard! Please don’t think less of me (even after you see this next photo). Oh, good times…

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One Year of Bliss!

Yesterday, June 20th 2010, was Cameron and my 1 year Anniversary! It was a fun-filled day! Cameron painted in the new house (Yes, we bought a house and I promise that I will post photos soon) and I entertained the newest member of our little family…

This is Rex! He is 4 year-old lab collie mix. We got Rex from the Humane Society two days ago and he is adjusting very well to his new home. He did cry today when Cameron left for work so I had better stop typing and get walking!

Yay for marriage! Sarah e. Mayer took these photos of us for the engagement section of her website. I’m not sure if we made the cut! What do you think, are we website worthy?

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European Adventure…

I recently returned from a pilgrimage through Europe with my dad, step-mom and niece. Our final destination was Medugorje in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Medugorje is a small town where the Virgin Mary appeared to seven children some years ago. Some of these children, who are now adults, are still visited by Mary and given messages to share with the world.

We flew into Switzerland and took a huge tour bus to Bosnia and Croatia. Driving along the Swiss Alps was amazing! Switzerland is so clean and beautiful. And the chocolate is quite delicious!!

We drove through Switzerland into northern Italy. We stayed in Italy for a few days visiting various churches and relics. We were lucky enough to see the Shroud Of Turin on its last day of exhibition. There is major controversy about whether or not this is the shroud that wrapped Jesus after the crucifixion. I am far from being an expert on such things but I do know that being in that church only feet away from the shroud was very powerful.

We also made a brief stop in Venice. We only had a few hours in this romantic city but it was long enough to wine and dine Italian-style. I love Italy and believe that everyone should go there at some point in their lives. You just feel alive in Italy, or at least I do 🙂

After Italy we headed for Croatia. Medugorje is situated right outside of the Croatian border in Bosnia-Herzegovina. In town there is a small church that holds masses in several different languages. People come from all over the world to be healed and blessed. Miracles happen very frequently in this small town- everything from the sun spinning in the sky to people being cured of their illnesses. Mary appears to the visionaries on two different hilltops: Apparition Hill and Mount Crucifix. On one of our day-trips we climbed Apparition Hill. It was no easy feat. I didn’t even attempt to make it up the second mountain.

I am still digesting everything that happened in Medugorje. As far as I know I wasn’t miraculously healed (although I did just have another CAT scan so I will keep you posted) but I think that I did receive a little bit of grace up there on the mountain. I also had a chance to spend time with my dad and my family, which is always healing in its own way. It was a trip that I will never forget… that’s for sure.

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Check out these Wild Animals!

My dear friend, Miss Sarah Mayer, has come to visit. We took a trip to the Oregon Coast and stumbled upon these wild elk having a snack.

While on the coast we stopped at Canon Beach and Astoria. Both places are featured in the amazing 80’s flick, The Goonies… Haystack Rock and the County Jail!!

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