Planck's Place

Welcome. If you are here, then more than likely it means you were invited. What is a blog you say? Well, it's a type of website run a bit like a news letter. I can edit and add things as often as I like. So in a way it's a journal online. I created this just to share with our family and friends across the miles. Check back often and add comments when you feel so compelled. Most of the photos are of Emily, but if you look often enough, you will catch the occasional one of Tony and I.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

State Fair

Saturday we spent the day at the State fair. It was opening weekend and suprizingly, not too crowded. The fact that it was almost 100 degrees out, didn't seem to bug most people, it about killed me, but I am a woosey! There was so much to see and do, poor Emily wasn't tall enough to ride the rides alone, and unfortunately for her, neither parent is a ride loving person, so she was dissapointed, but had fun anyway. Here's some pictures (of course)

Emily takes her chance at winning the ring toss

This is the view from the other side of the kalidescope Emily was looking through

Land Shark! Watch out!

Hula girl....

This was cool, a huge blackboard with a bucket of chalk for everyone to color on.

And of course, cotton candy fingers!



Emily surveys the vendors wares, of course everything looks great to a 5 year old!

Moo's in a row

Even the sheep were dressed in their best for the affair... :)

Wednesday, August 23, 2006


Today we explored the Oregon Zoo once again. The day was cloudy and laid back, and we had a ton of fun.
Here's some photos...

Monday, August 21, 2006


Sunday took us up to Mt Hood to Frog Lake, there were litterally billions and billions of little tiny itty bitty frogs everwhere! An added suprize was the California Tortoise Shell butterflies, there were thousands upon thousands everywhere. SO many that we drove through them on the highway and it was hard to fight the urge not to swerve out of their way!

Here are some photos from our day, enjoy...

Saturday, August 19, 2006


Today we went for a stroll at the Beaverton farmer's market, a splash in the fountain, and a trip to the library. What a blast, I took my camera and just kinda snapshot everything I saw, here are some shots from the day, enjoy!

Friday, August 18, 2006


Here's a fun shot of Emily out riding her bike today.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Fall is creeping up

The days have gotten cloudier, and the nights are cooler, the air has that "fall is coming" feel. We are wrapping up summer around here. Getting ready to for me to go back to work, and Emily to go back to school. She starts kindergaten this year, wow how times flies. When did she grow up?

I finally got into a summer progect, one of many I had planned to do while home for 3 months. Nothing like starting at the last minute! I re-painted our living areas, and one bathroom. I still have the second bath to do, but it feels good having most of it done. It definately freshens up the house with a new color combo!

Can't I just squeak another month off? OK, I know, I am whining now.... Well, more later! ~Cyndie

Monday, August 07, 2006

Another Coastal Weekend

This weekend took us back to our favorite getaway spot, the Oregon Coast for 3 days. This is the view from the condo's balcony

Saturday morning we drove up the coast and stopped to play around the arches beach.

Sunday took us for a visit to the Oregon Coast Aquarium

And then for a romp on the dunes at Agate Beach