Photo Friday, Shop Safety Film Shoot

I was originally going to plan a “I am alive” post considering it’s been so long since I’ve blogged. I can assure you it’s not due to lack of content ideas, although my ideas have included topics closer to the realm of “How many dirty diapers can a person handle?!” than “Farming in the fields.”

  But regardless of that wanted to share a few photos from a fun project our farm got to be a part of this past week. 

SAIF and Oregon Aglink came together to working a farm shop safety video that will be given to farms all over Oregon to help in training employees.    

 I’m really excited to see the finished project considering the shoot included things like an ambulance scene, tea party and a poker game.  


 All in all it was a fun day with a great group of people! Both SAIF and Oregon AgLink have always been committed to keeping workers safe on our farms here in Oregon. A big thank you goes to them for their time and commitment. 

And now it’s back to diapers…until next week (hopefully)!

The Adventures of Hoot! LA & Disneyland

I’ve loved to travel my whole life.  I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that my parents always took us with them on adventures.  Whether it was loading up the camper to head to South Dakota, or jumping on a long flight to Australia to visit friends; I was so lucky to have the excitement of new places play a big role in my life growing up.  And while the travel bug has continued strongly into my adult self, including a trip around the world on a ship and living in Germany for a time, the opportunities to just “take off” have slowed a bit with the addition of our newest adventure, Hoot.


So I was excited to say the least when my parents told us, “We’re going to Disneyland!!”  It would be his first experience flying, new state, new people, great weather, beautiful beaches, characters galore…this was going to be awesome!  And it truly was such a great trip.  My whole family got to go and it was such a fun time hanging out with everyone.


We took a few days to check out some of my old stomping grounds…

IMG_2563Including where I may or may not have spent a good chunk of my college time…at the library (and obviously by library I mean the beach)!


Our adventures included all the best stuff….birthday dinner for my dad, live music to dance to, meeting all the princesses (a highlight for my nieces!), six late night rides on Splash Mountain, happy hours, tons of laughs, cousin time, and overall good times with great family.


They say you can’t choose your family, but I’m fairly certain I would have chosen these goofballs anyway!  Either way I think we are starting this little guys life off with some great adventures, ones he may not remember, but I know are only the beginning.


IMG_2708IMG_2709IMG_2711**Please notice Kyle’s hat falling off in this photo, that was the second time it happened and by some miracle it just hit the back of the log and stayed in…wild!

So I have to give a lot of credit to my parents, who always packed us up to head down the road to see new places and meet new folks.  It’s not easy traveling with kiddos, but wow, what great memories you come home with!  Thanks mom & dad…what great things I know our family has in store!  Hoot can’t wait for the next adventure with Mimi & Papa!  Happy Friday everyone!

Sunny Weekend Before the Rain

We worked hard all weekend and finally at the end of Sunday evening we headed off the farm and took our ’31 Model A hot rod out for a ride.

Here’s a photo of the car before the parade last year…


After a long weekend of spraying, planting and ground work it was sure nice to enjoy a bit of that sunshine and sunset.20140324-085054.jpg

Here’s a video, it’s not amazing but it’s kind of cool. It’s taken heading down Mahony Road just before you get to our farm.

So now we start again this morning. Everyone going ten different directions, they are still calling for rain tomorrow!

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