If I knew that today would be the last time…

If I knew that today would be the last time I’d see you,
I would hug you tight and pray the Lord be the keeper of your soul.

If I knew that this would be the last time you pass through this door,
I’d embrace you, kiss you, and call you back for one more.

If I knew that this would be the last time I would hear your voice,
I’d take hold of each word to be able to hear it over and over again.

If I knew this is the last time I see you,
I’d tell you I love you, and would not just assume foolishly you know it already.

Gabriel García Márquez

Hat tip: Sherilee. Great find!

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Edna Buchanan on Friends

Friends are the family we choose for ourselves.

Edna Buchanan


I’m Thankful

Every other year, the Logan family gets together over Thanksgiving. Here are some of the people in my life I’m thankful for.


Ashley’s Graduation Scrapbook

Ashley’s graduation was a great excuse for family and adopted family to get together. These are just a few of us.

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The Sun Has Set

While taking family pictures, I turned around and took a picture after the sun had set.


Road Trip: Fair Oaks, CA to Dixie, WA

Yesterday, we made an unplanned road trip to Dixie, Wash. to visit family.

Although the trip was supposed to take nearly fourteen hours, we made a few stops along the way. There were random vista points, a photo op with a sign in front of Taco Bell in Weed, CA, a couple of work zones on Highway 97, and a fun restroom stop in Dorris, CA where we discovered what, when erected, was the largest flagpole in the United States. We also stopped at Sunriver (where we recently vacationed) to enjoy milkshakes from Goody’s and pizza from Blondie’s. Mmm… :-)

Fifteen hours later, we de-carred. Even though the scenery was beautiful, I wouldn’t want to make that drive every day.

At one vista point on Highway 97, I met an older gentleman riding a bike to Chico on his way to Southern California. From there, he was headed the southern route to Kentucky. Last year, he’d biked 3,000 miles. This year, he’s already biked 2,000.


Busy Day in Portland

We had a family day today, hiking at the Portland Audubon Sanctuary, visiting the Oregon Rose Garden, and capping it off with dinner at Old Spaghetti Factory on the Portland waterfront. Mmm…


Sunriver Vacation, Day 5

Today, we played putt-putt golf and bumper cars. We didn’t keep score for either activity, just had fun.

Then we went to the pool, a first for this vacation with mom and Melissa (with yesterday getting thundered out). My sore wrist from yesterday’s activities (either starting on the slide or signing my name) was much better.

We celebrated Heather’s birthday (again, or maybe still) at Olive Garden in Bend.


Sunriver Vacation, Day 2

With Melissa in the hospital and Suzi making sure she wasn’t alone, the rest of us made do. We biked, swam, ate, and then visited Melissa.


A Day at Big Lake

We were invited to spend the day at Big Lake with family, which of course we accepted. The weather was wonderful, the boating superb, the food delicious, and the companionship even better.