Friday, April 27, 2007

Finally...I am out of the dog house!!!!

Exactly one year later I made good on my promise to take Jen to the tulip festival. As you can see by the picture Jen looks happy. Its too bad that you can't see the relief-filled smile on my face as I take the picture.
In hindsight, I should not have rainchecked Jen's desire to go to the Tulip Festival in 2006. Think about it for a minute, that was one full year in the dog house. When I didn't feel like doing the dishes or taking out the trash, and especially when I was engaged in a college football game, Jen would use the Tulip festival card...until now.
It was very pretty, and I wish we would have went last year. The tulip festival is only about 1.2 hours from our house. My favorite part of the excursion was the pit stop at the factory stores. Banana Repulic has killer deals. If anything, come visit us for the deals they have at this factory outlet.

Trip to Canon Beach

Recently Jen and I went to Cannon Beach, Oregon on a two day get away. That part of the Pacific Coast is absolutely amazing. Its a little different than the SoCal beaches Jen and I are most used to. There is a constant flux of waves coming in and there are interesting monoliths like the one pictured behind us called "Haystack."

All in all, the trip was fabulous! We went on a rain soaked bike ride, took nice walks along the beach, and saw a play (a surprise I did for Jen). If you haven't been, you should make a point to go there once (if you have extra room, you can even take us). We uploaded a video onto youtube ( of the rain soaked bike ride in case this post and accompanying picture aren't enough.