Saturday, June 19, 2010

School is out for the summer

School has been over for a couple weeks, and I am sure enjoying my summer break! It was my first year back in a few years, it was a rough transition back to doing homework and having to stay focused! But, I did it – with some procrastination of course, because I am a master at that! I like to think of it as, I work well under pressure!  I had some tough and challenging classes, but I learned a lot. I only took 1 class a term for Fall & Winter. Then Spring term I took 2 – but one was only a weekend class so it wasn’t too bad. I don’t know how I took a full load before – but then again, I don’t remember everything I learned.

I am happy to say I got an A in every class this term, and I worked super hard for it too! Winter term was very challenging for me, and I think it was the hardest class I ever taken – and I can say I am super proud of how I did.  I am also happy I didn’t give up – because there were many times I wanted to.

Now, for the next few months of summer I hope to enjoy it to the fullest.  I have 3 weeks vacation saved up from work – so I hope to take some time off here and there. The following months will be filled with many birthdays and the arrival of the newest member of the Acree family. Alyssa Michelle (yes, that is my middle name too!) will be here sometime in August.  I have already bought cute little outfits for her, and I need to start making her coming home dress.  I am eager to have a baby around again! I am so blessed to be an Aunt – and to have all my family live so close by. 
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The first activity of the summer for me has been my mini trip to Wildlife Safari & 7 Feathers… next on the calendar is Gage’s All-Star baseball tournament over in Klamath Falls next weekend.  It will be my first journey to   K. Falls – and I am happy to go there to be in full support of Gage and his team! Then, after that we can’t forget about the best movie to come out this summer:       
    ‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’
I will be attending the ‘Twilight Trilogy’ showing on Tuesday June 29th. I am super excited for that!

So, lets have a good summer filled with fun and laughter surrounded by family and friends that matter the most!    I know I will!

-Lindsay <3

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A little day trip… to the Wild

 Or.. Shall I say Wildlife Safari?

My good friends Sasha & Mike invited me to go with them to Wildlife Safari this last Sunday. It was a fun little day trip.  We left around 10:30 then had some fun @ Wildlife Safari for few hours. We then had lunch at the cutest Tapas Bar in Roseburg called ‘Mark V’.  Then we headed back down Interstate 5 to 7-Feathers Casino.
Did you know it was against their rules to take pictures inside the Casino? Well, we didn’t, but we do now…. I wouldn't recommend it! Hah.

Here are Sasha & Mike in front of the Casino…
Sasha & I enjoying some sunshine before heading in to gamble!
Wildlife Safari was a blast – I had been there once before on a field trip in 5th or 6th grade… but taking it in as an adult is another experience. 
At least to me! ; )

First, we walked around the little exhibits and stretched our legs for awhile.  Here are a few snapshots of the cute little animals….                
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Then, a real life Bambi…
Camel Ride anyone?   No Thanks….

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YES! That’s right there were Lions & Tigers, & Bears! Oh MY!

And, I will say, the brown bears were my favorite part! They looked so cute and cuddly – and I know their looks are deceiving because they could have me for dinner in about oh… probably 45 seconds!

They all looked nice and relaxed while cooling off in their mini-lake just going for a daytime swim.

Then there was this little fella cooling off in the shade!
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Further down they had the black bears… and I thought this was just too cute!!! I hope he was a having a nice time taking a lil’ dip in the kiddie pool!

Here are Sasha, Mike, & I just having a good ol’ time!US3_1I am so lucky to have these two in my life! They are some amazing friends!
We saw some cool animals over the course of a couple hours! I hope you enjoy these snapshots…

 Looks like a statue huh?

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As cool as this was, I don’t think I would want to be in that truck so the the giraffes could eat out of my hand. That is definitely too close for comfort.
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I think this was the closest I have ever been to a bald eagle! Pretty amazing to me!
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I hope we weren’t disturbing his nap!
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This little thing looks harmless but Mike told me they are vicious little things!
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I never knew Elephants were so hairy. She is 40 years old.
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This little monkey kept us entertained for quite awhile.  I had video of him swinging around but there were some um… technical difficulties in the background. LoL ; )
They decided to mow the field that day… which wasn’t a good thing for my allergies, but its okay because at least they were doing it style in their Kubota Tractor. If you need one, let me know -  I know the perfect place to buy or rent one! ; )
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And, this was just gross, these camels were shedding… they didn’t look very attractive!
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This little creature was too cute!
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Hoot Hoot
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And, in case you were ever curious… Lilies are my favorite flower and I just had to capture this picture!
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More Bambi’s
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Well, Hello There Mister!
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Grrr… is the only expression I can think of when it comes to them.
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So, that is a summary of our little day trip.  It was fun! I hope to go again this summer and take Gage. He would really enjoy it! All I could think about while I was there was how much he would love seeing all these animals especially the bears!
That was one adventure to begin this summer – I can’t wait to go on more!

Sunshine + No school =
FUN Adventures with family & friends!
-Lindsay : )

Saturday, June 12, 2010



So, Thanks to Shauna, I found this amazing website for wonderful fonts! I think I am going to like this whole ‘blogging’ thing! It makes it a lot more fun when you can you use your creativity!  I also made a new banner for my blog, which Shauna showed me how to do! Thanks Sister! I am about done for the night, but this will be a fun adventure! I already have so many ideas for future blogs! I am so happy I will have more time on my hands now that school is over for the summer! Check out my sisters blog it’s pretty cool:Shauna's Fabulous Blog 


Well, happy weekend to everyone! I hope to get a blog done this weekend!