Coast Guard Festivities!

Tonight was the the Coast Guard Ball! And it was about what i was expecting... decent food, lots of speeches and a bit of dancing! (the DJ really could have been better) Seeing as how Alex ditched me for the weekend I went to the ball as Jeff's date (along with his wife!) although he didn't get out on the dance floor, Jason did... So i guess I had 2 dates tonight! HAHA I'm so glad I'm such good friends with their wives! It was all very entertaining, got to see some pretty dresses and some girls that you wonder if they own a mirror! John made dinner conversation quite interesting! The guys were all in the same uniform so it was hard to tell them apart, but its always nice to see them dressed up! Although I did not attend, the Coast Guard won the tug of war against the fisherman down at the marina today for the Maritime expo... I went to Cody's football game instead! which i believe they won- Go Loggers! (I didn't stay till the end cause I was watching Amy's kids while she got her hair done!) And I must send out kudos to the Navy league! The dinner they threw last night was great! Hawaiian luau themed! Tomorrow brings a memorial for the fallen men in Humboldt County as well as the return of Alex and Bobby! Can't wait to hear their stories! Lots to look forward to! I will have to bug Amy till she gets me pictures from tonight! But for now I will say goodnight!



I know that this is a bit old but I had fun and wanted to share...

Dad and Gina came out to visit for the 4th of July!

We had so much fun! It was so nice having visitors! (hint hint) We drove up and saw the redwoods, the wild elk, all the redwood shops, and of course the coastline! Dad's a sucker for trees so he really enjoyed it all! Since it was their first time to a CG station Alex gave them a lovely tour and showed them around the Helicopter!

For fireworks on the 4th we went out on Larry & Lisa's boat! Lots of food, friends, and fun!
The next day we took things easy and drove inland to the Mad River and spent the day lounging in the sun! Alex took G' out for a ride on the motorcycle! Always a good time! All in all it was a great visit and we can't wait to do it again!

Next on our list of visitors are Charlotte and Brenden! They came up for a long weekend in the beginning of September! We also took them up to see the Redwoods, wild elk and redwood shops (come on this is Redwood country you can never get too much of them!) But this time we did some hiking and went out to fern canyon and the beach. We also stopped by the station to show them the helicopter and they even got to play with some night vision goggles! On Sunday we went down to walk around Victorian Ferndale and see the Lolita Cheese Factory where Char and B bought so much cheese that I think they could have opened their own store! We then continued down and did part of the scenic drive: Ave of the Giants! It was a FABULOUS weekend! And I can not wait to do it again! I hate that although we live in the same state we're still a 10 hour drive or 300$ plane ride away!

Bobby is our next visitor... and is actually still here! He and Alex took the dogs up for an adventure filled hiking/camping weekend to Canyon Creek Lakes! I was hoping to go but didn't think taking 2 days off of work would go over so well! AH well the boys need time to be boys anyway! I am really hoping for some pictures but the chances that Alex remembered to pick up a disposable (ours is currently broken) are pretty slim! If we're real lucky we may get a few camera phone shots! Me and Alex had done part of the hike one weekend but didn’t get all the way up to the lakes; I hear they're just breathtaking! So I will just have to drag Alex back up that mountain and see for myself! And next time Bobby comes he has to bring the wife and kiddos along so we can make it a great get together!

Ok that’s all for now! I hope you enjoyed our summer as much as we did! It's so sad that we'll be saying goodbye to this gorgeous weather!

We caught the fever...

OK OK so we have a blog! I've been keeping up with friend’s blog’s here for a little while and finally decided that just maybe it'd be fun to have my own! I'm not going to guarantee that it will be interesting... but it will be us! enjoy!