Monday, January 30, 2006

rebel against winter

Our good friends (the Stanko's and Blanenship's) decided that all the rain had gotten out of control, so they planned a Winter Luau and we all rebelled against winter and pretended it was instead summer. We all got dressed up in our best summer gear and tricked ourselves into thinking it was summer...well at least for one night, it's still cold.

P.S. Doesn't Scotty look a white Lenny Kravitz?

Monday, January 23, 2006

Silver Falls

We spent the weekend at Silver Falls State Park. We went out of our comfort zone and rented a cabin. It was a far cry from a tent, but given that it rained almost the entire time, probably a good call on our part.

We spent some time experimenting with Crystal's new camera. Managed to figure out how to adjust the shutter speed to get those cool wispy water photos.

It was a bit cold so we didn't see many people out and about, it was nice to have the trail basically to ourselves.

The falls were especially beautiful because of all the rain we have been receiving recently. At some parts the water was lapping up almost onto the trail.

This waterfall, Winter Falls, is almost non-existent during summer and fall. We got a wonderful view of it because of the additional rain.

Monday, January 09, 2006

seeing 20/20

Hemorrhaged vessels from the surgery.
We are both enjoying Crystal's "new" eyes.
It has been a little over one week since Crystal's laser eye surgery. The entire process was amazing. The surgery itself took all of 15 minutes. Because of the trauma to the eyes she had to wear UV protective goggles for 24 hours. The purpose of these goggles was to protect her eyes, not to frighten small children.
Straight off the runways, baby.
Immediately after the surgery her vision was still blurry like looking through a window with water running down it. They told her to keep her eyes closed most of the day if possible, by that evening we went to a friend's house to watch a movie and her vision was pretty close to 20/20.
Loving getting those goggles off and seeing 20/20.

Since then she has seen the eye doctor for routine check-ups twice and her vision has been tested and consistent at 20/20. Her eyes are still healing and potentially will fluxuate over the next several months, but if all goes well will remain at 20/20 or better long term.