Happy birthday, Mousse!

Today Mousse turned four.

To celebrate, we got her a Puppuccino, walked Central Park and Orenco Station, and let her choose a birthday present at the pet store.

Happy birthday, Mousse!

Btw, I took a bunch of pictures, hoping to get a good one. They automatically backup to Google, which detects similar pictures and makes animated gifs. These are a couple of the gifs that Google made.

Happy Birthday, Suzi!

For Suzi’s birthday, we kayaked the Willamette River. We rented from Portland Kayak Company and launched from Willamette Park. We cruised around East Island while I took a bunch of pictures.

It was Kevin’s and Yuna’s first times on kayaks — you wouldn’t have known. We all had a blast!

We need to do this again. :-)

Happy Birthday, Ashley!

Twenty-five years ago, Suzi and I were meeting our firstborn Ashley for the very first time. What a wonderful young woman Ashley has become.

Happy birthday, Ashley! :-)

Happy Birthday, Melissa!

Melissa celebrates her birthday. I wish I was there to celebrate it with her.

Happy birthday, Missy! I love you. :-)

Photo credit: This awesome picture is Ashley’s. Thanks, Ashley! ;-)

Turning Onto 49

I just turned 49. Life’s only getting better!

I can hear you asking, “What can I do to help Brent celebrate?”

Here’s the answer: Donate to Matt Mullenweg’s mycharity:water campaign. I did.1Who’s Matt? He’s the developer of WordPress, the blogging/CMS software I, and nearly one out of four new websites, use.

Go be a donor. You’ll feel good. You will help.


You can celebrate my birthday until further notice… <;-)

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    Who’s Matt? He’s the developer of WordPress, the blogging/CMS software I, and nearly one out of four new websites, use.

Happy Birthday, Ashley!

For Ashley’s birthday, she’d requested crepes for brunch. Suzi and Heather discovered a recipe for gluten-free crepes and sent me off to find the last two ingredients: guar gum and Cointreau liqueur. The guar gum was easy to find, the liqueur, not so easy. Who knew liquor stores are closed on Sundays in Oregon? Yeah, probably everyone but us. Oh, well. The crepes tasted pretty good without.

Ashley opened her birthday presents with Melissa joining the party via Skype. We all had fun, including the cats. I think know the cats would be happy with a couple of party bags and a ball of aluminum foil.

We headed to Sauvie Island so Ashley could pick some fresh sunflowers. They had so many different varieties. We also found a pumpkin, a melon, and some butternut squash. Mmm.

We went to Papa Haydn on NW 23rd for desserts. Double mmm!

The birthday food wasn’t done. We came home after dessert and Ashley made us yummy pad thai. I’m officially stuffed.

Photo credits: Pictures 14, 15, 19, 20, and 21 by Ashley.