Logan Family Reunion, 2018

Another couple of years, another Logan family reunion. Our reunion has changed over the years as one generation takes the place of the prior one and the age distribution changes.1

This reunion was not as well attended as some before. Some family members had other places they needed or wanted to be. We miss those who could not attend. And we were thankful that those near this year’s wildfires were able to join us.

Rain kept us indoors and together. Puzzles, games,2 and meals kept us talking. Willy continued his tradition of reviewing the prior reunion’s predictions and collecting new ones.3

On the final day, my immediate family packed up, took some pictures,4 and left.

We’re already looking forward to our next reunion.


  1. This year, another generation took over planning the next reunion. I’m looking forward to the changes and returning to some of the things that made prior reunions fun and meaningful. 
  2. Including Pokemon Go! Not only was the wifi much improved, but the Meadow Lodge is a Pokestop. 
  3. I was one for two. I wonder how my two new predictions will fare. 
  4. Of ourselves, and of the new deck. Looking forward to a year where it’s not so wet and we can spend some time outdoors on it. 

Cannon Beach for the new year

Once a new year arrives, we love to visit Cannon Beach. This year we didn’t make it until the thirteenth day of the year. We’ve made it earlier in years past.

What a beautiful day it was! Blue skies, light breezes, and temps over 60. We started with hot drinks then walked to the rock. The tide was way out, the farthest we’ve ever seen. We met a few doggies on our stroll, including an amiable black lab sporting a GoPro on his back. I’d love to see his videos.

The sun reflected off the windows on the bluffs, forming shafts of light through the faint mist.

Then we waited with the others for the sun to drop behind the Needles.

Every day at the beach is a great day — and this one was extra special!

My favorite photos of 2017

At the end of every year, I review the pictures I’ve posted here and choose my favorites.

The pics are in chronological order — this was my year.

Here’s my favorite animation from the year.

Jump shot at East Lake

Do you have a favorite?

December visit to Cannon Beach

We have a family tradition of visiting Cannon Beach the first weekend around New Year’s Day. With kids scattered around, we might break the tradition this year.

Instead, with most in town this weekend to get our Christmas tree, we made a quick visit to Cannon Beach today, walking to the rock and greeting all the doggies on the way. With light winds and temperatures in the 50’s, it was beautiful!

Gilly on the couch

Because we can’t have too many cute doggie pics on the internet, here’s another one.

I think she misses me. She looks like she misses me. Maybe it’s just me missing her. Love you, Gilly! ;-)

Thanks Missy for sending me the picture to brighten my day. I <3 U!

Update. Ashley sees my post and sends me another picture of Gilly on the same couch.1 I think she’s looking to see if I’m coming in the door. I’m sorry to disappoint her… ;-)

Thanks, Ashley. I <3 U 2!2


  1. Where else would she be? 
  2. I <3 all my kids. It’s not a competition. But you’re my favorite… ;-)