Cannon Beach with the Fam.

A couple of weekends ago, my dad invited us kids and our spouses for a weekend at Cannon Beach. If you’ve never been there, you should go. It is one of the most beautiful places on the Oregon Coast.

Now that we’re all adult children, we have different schedules making us unavailable for the entire weekend, so Ali and I stayed Friday Saturday, Annie came down Saturday and stayed through Monday along with AJ and Matt who cam down Sunday. Whew. Too much information, I know.

Ali, Dad and I enjoyed a round of Square 9, a game my Grandma taught us, reading, and watching movies that night. Saturday was beautiful and sunny—surprising for the beach in November!

Below are some of my favorite pictures from the trip.

Square 9

Seagull in Flight by the Needles

Ali & I

Phoon at Haystack Rock

The Boats at Newport - Dan Geist

Driftwood - Dan Geist


Happy Thanksgiving

Ali and I hope you have a great Thanksgiving, remembering how God has blessed you.


Guys Night Out

Last Friday through Saturday, Alison and our youth group gals were at the Revolve Tour, a big deal put on by Women of Faith. While the gals enjoyed their time, us men of the youth group hung out for a Guys Night Out. We did it all. About 14 of us ate 7 Pizzas, drank 6 2-litres of soda, crammed 5 bags of chips, played hours of video games, poker, capture the flag in the dark, a special Guys Night Outburst and more!

It left us all exhausted seeing as how most people didn't get to sleep until 5:30 or 6 in the morning, and arose at 9. I haven't stayed up that late since I had a final paper deadline! Whew! I need more sleep!


My first mobile blog

You are reading my first mobile blog via my new phone. Pictured here
are my great friends Jon and Brian. The coffee is fresh and the day is

Aaron out!


Fuel Halloween

Last night our high school group had a Halloween celebration.

As you can tell, I'm wearing a bio-hazard suit. I wore this costume about 6 years ago and remembered it was sitting in the supply closet of the youth room. My explanation for the suit was that I had to wear it after someone else used the bathroom.

We had many good times, but one of the funniest moments was watching 4 of our students attempt to eat a donut on a string while wearing a blindfold! The donut would bob and sway, hitting them in the face with its sticky exterior.

Next, we enjoyed a wonderful game of bobbing for gummy worms in Jell-O. :) Yes, disgusting. Even after all that Jell-O on my face, I took second. Each of us had 10 gummy worms in our bowl. By the time our winner found all ten, I had seven. Oh well, next time.

For those that opted out of the costume experience, we provided newspaper, masking tape and a team of people to dress them up right! Pictured here is the winner of the competition. They gave her spikes to make her into Bowser from the Mario Brothers games.

We ended the night discussing our group's new name: Fuel (That post is to come), and what we are passionate about.