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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Pumpkin Carving Party 2010

So, what do you do on the Wednesday before Halloween?  You fill your house with 18 people and host a Pumpkin Carving night!!  

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Tori and Ryan Haunting the Middle School Gym

Tori and Ryan had the opportunity to take part in their middle school's Haunted Gym.  The first night they were dressed as a ghoul and a witch and were tour guides.  The second night Ryan was in the "insane asylum" and Tori was in the "locker room"!!!

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Field trip to the Oregon Coast

On Wednesday the Korean exchange students and some of their host students took a field trip to the Oregon Coast!!!

On the left is Soyoung's best friend that came to America with her (Soyoung on the right)
"Rose", the most high energy Korean Exchange student.  She is hilarious!

Tori and Soyoung
Tori and Turtles
Sea Horse
Run Tori Run!!!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Welcome to America!!!

This morning, we were anxiously awaiting the arrival of our exchange student from Korea who will be spending the week with our family!!!  

Our local middle school is very involved in Peace Advocacy, and has a sister school program with Dae-Seo Middle School in Daegu, Korea.

Sarah, Tyler, along with Tori and her friends holding signs to welcome the exchange students!!!
Tyler, Tori and Sarah with their signs to welcome Soyoung to America!!!
Everyone was so anxious for the bus's arrival!!!
Trying to find Soyoung!!!

Welcome to America Soyoung!!!!
What's more American than a baseball game!!  Our first stop of the morning was to the ball field to watch Ryan and Ryley's team play baseball!!!  Tori introduced Soyoung to Sunflower seeds!!  She saw them and said "Ohhhhh, that is what hamsters eat!!!"

Matt's Dad and Step-Mom spent the weekend with us!!  We took a family photo before they left in the afternoon!!!

In Korea they don't have Halloween, so we introduced Soyoung to some of our family traditions!!  Visiting a local pumpkin patch and going through a corn maze!
Sarah found a pumpkin in the pumpkin patch!
Sarah, Tyler, and Tori
On a hayride....Soyoung said they don't have hayrides in Korea
Family photo in the pumpkin patch
Soyoung's gift to Tyler -- "Brick" 

Gifts to our family from Soyoung!

Junior High Best Friends Unite!!!

So, what happens when you sign up for Facebook??   You reunite with your long lost friends from Junior High after 20+ years!!!  THEN -- you say "Hey, lets get together at the beach for the weekend!!!"

Together again after 20+ years!!!!

On the Widow's Walk at the beach house..... Let the weekend begin!!!
It was a beautiful blue sky weekend at the beach!

The dreaded never ending staircase that leads back to our vacation house!
Thankful we made it back up to the top of the staircase!!!
The beautiful beach house where we spent our weekend!
A girl's weekend is all about the food and beverages  :)

I loved this bookshelf display in the great room!
The sunrise on my way home bright and early Sunday morning!!! 

Halloween Bunco

On Thursday I hosted a Bunco night and had a "dress from the neck up" theme!!!

Arrrrrrrrrrrrghhhhh............ I'm a pirate!!!

My friend Suzy won the "best costume" prize!!  Home made bunco dice!!!

Two of my favorite people --- aka Mini Mouse and Beaver Believer!!!

Our bunco gang!!!