Memorable Quotes

Though we can never leave life without experiencing some measure of loss, grief, and pain, misery is optional--as is happiness.

Beverly Campbell

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, "I used everything you gave me."

Erma Bombeck

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

It's been too long since I blogged. I've been reminded by several people. You might get tired of hearing about my family but that's OK. I'm going to share more. Yesterday after work my hubby and I drove to Rockaway Beach. The drive was beautiful. Unfortunately, we didn't stop to take any pictures. Just imagine every shade of green you can and put them together as trees, fields, plants...anything green you can think of, even the Wilson River. There were also large fields of crimson clover. I think spring is just about my favorite time of the year. All the incredible greens. Our son was having a band concert. He didn't know we were coming. We got to the high school, parked the car, and got out.


The first thing I heard was music to my ears.....the ocean waves crashing against the beach. We went inside and found the gym. Our daughter-in-law and grandsons were really surprised.

The band came in. The boys were trying to get their dad's attention. As any nervous band director does, he was blocking out all the noise that he didn't need to hear.


Finally I called his name.....that got his attention! He was definitely surprised.


Yes, he is very tall. His brother is taller. The concert was great. We heard both the choir and band. His school is small. There are seven students in the sixth grade band. Three were home sick. The seventh and eighth grade band has seventeen. That is the largest group he has had since he has been teaching there. The high school band has about twelve. The music was wonderful. It is impressive what small groups can do when they work hard. We left for home about 8:45.


Rockaway has become quite a nice place to live. Those are homes up on the hill overlooking the town and the beach.

This is at the parking lot in the middle of Rockaway.


Some new condominiums next to the parking lot.


This is looking south across Tillamook Bay towards Tillamook.



The beautiful sunset looking northwest across the bay.
It was well worth the two hour drive each way to see our son and his family and hear the concert. The northern Oregon coast is one of my most favorite places in the whole wide world! Seven and one half weeks until two weeks of camping on the coast. Vacation....here I come!

4 comments:

Candace said...

Thanks for coming! And yes....we were definitely surprised! :)

Regena@QuiltnQuiltthings said...

Wow I can't believe how much your son has become a man. I keep thinking he's still a kid. That's cool you got to go done.
Hope you have a great day. :o}
Regena

AnnetteE said...

So are all the beautiful pictures of Rockaway and new development trying to entice me to move there? I could do that quite easily I think. Leave San Diego? Only because I used to live in the beautiful Northwest and don't get all upset over rain.
Love you - Russ, Candace and the boys look great!
Love, Annette

Kelly said...

Beautiful pictures, What a wonderful surprise. You are a great Mommy. Hope you had a good day!