Azure\’s Adventures

My adventures, fun times, and thoughts

Christmas and Thanksgiving 07 with friends December 27, 2007

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Monita and Chenda (whom I grew up with) made a trip down here for thanksgiving.  I had the best vietnemese food ever for Thanksgiving dinner! Monita and Chendas mom is the best cook on the earth.  The next night we had a slumber party at my place and went out on the town.  Always a good time….Around Christmas time, I headed up to Seattle and spend the weekend.  We just shopped, hung out, and went to a Christmas party.


Mon and I at Oba


Mon and I in Seattle a party


Before dinner…we got the meal free…long story



Tori a friend of mine from high school decided that our group of girlfriends need to get together for the holidays.  We had a little gift exchange and drank wine and had a great time….think we are going to do it now once a year, and try to get together more often of course.




Amie and Tori


Ging and Tori A.


Erics family Christmas – 2007

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Eric had his family over the weekend before Christmas.  His sister Trish and her family stay 2 nights and then sister Laurie and her family, Erics dad, and his brother, plus Erics grandma (who the kids call black grandma) and grampa.  We played bunco and had a great dinner!


Eric posing by the flowers Erics nephew Austin bought for me (Austin needs to give him advice) 🙂


Eric and Austin


Trish posing for the Camera


Karl and Rick


Laurie is getting a bit drowsy 🙂


Maryn and I…..shes a good bunco partner!


At erics place


Christmas 2006

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Me, Gidget and the X-mas tree


Christmas 07 with the Family

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Christmas Eve was spent at moms in Longview this year…with Gidget! I was really excited about that!


At my moms


Awww gidget! Love her


Mom and I


Christmas in the Pearl at Macs – December 8th, 2007

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Mac, Tara, and I planned at our friend Macs place.  The three of us spent most of the day at Macs place cooking which was really fun since I like to cook.  We did have some mishaps….my awesome red velvet cake broke and I sprayed food coloring in the kitchen, it was tasty though and I did salvage it!  By the time we got to it nobody noticed how it looked.  Mac made beef wellington…yummy!  Tara made orzo salad and scallops, and I made the cake and artichoke dip.  Good times! We drank 17 bottles of wine!  Eric and I walked home!


Eric and I at dinner


Heather, Tara, and I


Macs Christmas card next year 🙂


Eric and I


Rob and his pink tool kit won at our gift exchange….one of my family members got it a few weeks after 🙂


the yummy cigars were broke out later in the night….


hello brian…


Random thoughts for 2008

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Today I have been thinking of my plans for 2008 and thought I would let my family and friends in on it. I know, I know I am hard to keep up with sometimes.  The beginning of the New Year will be spent in Hood River, OR and pretty low key…I imagine I will be drinking wine and eating good food.  We Plan on snowboarding on New Years day with hope that it will not be crowded! The BIG work picture for for 08 is to start appraising privately since I now have my license to do so. ..when will I find the time… oh, I will find the time!

I just got in the leadership development program with the mazamas  so I will be helping out with ICS and assisting with basic school.  I plan on become a proficient 5.8 trad rock leader hopefully in 2008, and without taking Advanced rock.  Hopefully, I can get the help of my friends who are good at it and are pros already!  Oh, and I will be doing a marathon in October, an all girls Nike marathon (assuming I get it since its competitive).  When time allows, I will be golfing during the week…I need to keep up with my boyfriend right? Yes, I am rambling, and yes, I am crazy 🙂

 I really want to climb Mt. Rainier, Shuksan, and Jefferson this summer.  I have yet to make it up Rainier (2 attempts) and 2008 will be it!!!! I want to assist a mazama leader on the shuksan climb and climb the rest with my favorite climbing buddies…and you know who you are :).  I am sure I will climb Mt. hood a couple of times (one being a winter climb) and Mt. Adams Mazama glacier again.  I can’t wait to take Eric up a big summit this summer and for me to lead it. I am excited to think about the fact that my good friend Mac may attempt to go climb in Antartica  and possibly Everest next year?!  I also plan on making a trip down to LA to climb the East Face of Mt. Whitney assuming we will get permits for it.  Couldn’t get them this last year and ended up in Yosemite.  I am sure I will make several trips to Smith as usual to assume my duties of becoming a better trad leader.

Can’t wait for December 08!!! I want to go somewhere hot which is something I have never done before.  I REALLY want to go to Thailand, a destination I have been thinking about for a long time.  Plus, I have to hit somewhere new once a year right? I will come back from the holidays with my awesome tan 🙂

 I will ramble some more later……..