Archive for the ‘Daily Life’ Category

Direction in Life

January 29th, 2007 2 comments

This is another one of those posts… you know, the ones that are really just for me (so I can look back and remember… ponder… learn… etc.)… the ones where I wear my heart on my sleeve and make a fool of myself… yeah. So really, just carry on to the next post, it would be for the best. Really, I mean that.

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Categories: Daily Life

Mud Football!

January 20th, 2007 No comments

After Christmas I was invited to take part in the annual Dameron family (and other Montesano families) mud football game. I hadn’t been able to come before so I was pretty excited. I was not disappointed. It was a good mix of skill and… well not so much (me being the later category). The day was perfect for the time, nice and cool and extremely wet. One of the moms took some pictures and video clips (so none of them are actually mine, but you can still enjoy them) so you can enjoy the mud too! The full set of pictures can be found at Flickr: Christmas Mud Bowl 2006.

The gang
Here is the gang after a long, fun game.

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Categories: Daily Life, Photoblog

The 2006 Withrow Family Christmas

January 18th, 2007 4 comments

Middle of January and I am posting pictures from Christmas? Yep, it’s true. I finally uploaded two Withrow family parties to Flickr. The first is the northern contingent at Dan and Michelle’s along with Justin’s family. The second party was down south with the rest of the gang. The pictures can be found over at my Flickr set: Withrow Family Christmas 2006.

The northern Withrow contingent at the Layton home.

Soooo many presents! But much fun was had!

Katie and Andy playing some very dancable music.

And here is the Erin song performed by Katie and Andy with the dance stylings of Rachel and Nathan:

And for more lovely dances: Nathan bustin’ a move! The ballerina Rachel.

Ok, Christmas is truly over now. I am okay with that. It was fun while it lasted!

Categories: Daily Life, Photoblog

The 2006 Jones Family Christmas

January 9th, 2007 1 comment

The week after the new year I am finally posting on my family Christmas that took place a week before Christmas! Sounds about right, eh? This was the annual celebration with my dad’s side of the family: the Joneses, Bradys, Footes, Conants, and Withrows. The power was out for half the day up at the Brady household in Edmonds, but that didn’t stop us from having fun and eating lots of tasty food! All of the pictures can be viewed at my Flickr set: Jones Family Christmas 2006. Yes the pictures are biased towards Emily. But really, can you blame me?

Waiting patiently. - Emily and her new pink sweater.

Emily got Curt and Wendy a painted footprint! - The family in the chaos.

Check out all the pictures here!

Categories: Daily Life, Photoblog

In Which I Resolve

January 2nd, 2007 7 comments

Been a while, hasn’t it? Sorry about that, you know how things go. I trust everyone had a good end to their two double aught six and allowed aught seven to begin with style! I am back up in Bellingham after spending two weeks down with the family in Longview and/or Woodland. After my hiatus, I have noticed that I have a LOT of blogging to catch up on (and yes, they are daily life posts, sorry if those are boring to you!). Posts to look forward to soon:

  • Christmas celebrations with dad’s side of the family, with step-dad’s side of the family, and mom’s side of the family.
  • The Lonely Forest show at Seattle’s Historic University Theater
  • The Late Tuesday show at the Q Cafe
  • Christmas Mud Bowl in Montesano
  • A quick reunion with some great friends from high school.
  • My (sort of) best of CD for 2006.
  • Still need to do a review of The Lonely Forest’s EP Regicide.
  • I think that is all I have to do, although I am sure there are many other things I need/should touch on. We will see I guess. I also need to update my Flickr photostream with the latest snapshots.

    I could make some sort of New Year’s resolution that would be boring. This year I am going to try something different. This year I resolve to get a date! Yes, that’s right. Kinda lame, I know, but really, I think it is a goal I would like to set. (More lame stuff to follow, please feel free to skip on to other posts…) Read more…

    Categories: Blogging, Daily Life

    The Christmas Slow Down

    December 18th, 2006 2 comments

    Is “Slow Down” one word or two? Hyphen? Whatever. I am down in the south of Washington, it is quite lively this time of year… Blogging will be light over the next two weeks as I spend more time with family and just slacking off in general. I do still plan on getting up posts on the Lonely Forest show at the Historic University Theater, the Late Tuesday show at the Q Cafe, dad’s side of the family Christmas party, and step-dad’s side of the family Christmas party… eventually. Pretty fun weekend! Even the Saturday at 8:30 am (!!!) UCF board meeting was extremely enjoyable! More to follow!

    I hope that your Christmas seasons are blessed!

    Categories: Daily Life

    Winter comes to Bellingham!

    November 28th, 2006 2 comments

    As I drove north after the lovely Thanksgiving weekend down in the south of Washington things got colder. I noticed a bit of white on the ground while passing through Seattle and as I progressed along I-5 the bit of white became soft flurries of snow. By the time I hit Burlington and Mount Vernon I actually had to drop the pace down to 55 or so. The roads got slicker and the flurries became less soft. About 20 miles south of Bellingham the break lights appeared. Stopped on I-5 I admitted that my decent pace (despite the flurries) had come to an end. Two hours later and 20 miles traversed I arrived at my exit.

    I had made it all this way without the aid of my chains that remained parked in my apartment closet. My worries of getting stuck on the freeway after stopping numerous times in the not so gripping ice and slush became unfounded. I thought I was in the free and clear until the old adage popped into my head: most accidents occur within in a mile of your own home. Thankfully I made it within 10 feet of my apartment so I figured I had conquered that maxim until the slight hill into the parking lot had its way with my slightly bald tires. What could I do but mock the hill by making the slight trek by foot to pull the trusty chains out of their hiding spot (oh, where were you when I tried and failed to safely summit Snoqualmie?). Chains secure, I roared up the little hill and into my parking spot, my car looking quite boring sitting next to the neighbors’ 15 inches of snow atop their vehicles. My adventure safely completed, I vowed never to drive in Bellingham again.

    My walking tour of Bellingham was the natural result of that pledge. I love the snow because there are fewer people on the roads and everything is muted and peaceful. Now you all can enjoy the beauty that is Bellingham covered in snow.

    The view out the back.

    View all the pictures at my flickr set: Bellingham’s First Snow! Hope you all are enjoying your weather, whatever it may be!

    Categories: Daily Life, Photoblog

    Thanksgiving! Huzzah!

    November 23rd, 2006 5 comments

    Well, I am still thankful for all of these things. It’s true. We have a lot of things to be thankful for, remember that. Even if you love to complain about things, you have a lot of things to be thankful for. We have been blessed in order that we may be a blessing. Live that out!

    Have a great day!

    And thanks to Jae for the appropriate verse: James 1:16-17 (NAS):

    16Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. 17Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.

    God has provided, He is the reason we can and should be thankful.

    Categories: Daily Life