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  • Sunriver Vacation, Day 2

    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

    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.

  • Cannon Beach

    Cannon Beach

    We took a quick trip to the Oregon coast this afternoon, visiting Cannon Beach. After arriving, we ate a quick picnic lunch in the car and then headed to the beach. Bundled-up people and the happiest dogs greeted us as we walked toward Haystack Rock. I was taking pictures of the clouds and noted, “Looks…

  • Happy Anniversary, Suzi!

    Happy Anniversary, Suzi!

    Yesterday, Suzi and I were summoned home for lunch and instructed to arrive together. As we entered the kitchen, we discovered our kids waiting with an anniversary surprise. They had prepared a meal for all of us to enjoy together. There was a gift basket on the counter. And they had selected some of their…

  • Sunriver Christmas Vacation

    Sunriver Christmas Vacation

    On the way home from California, we stopped for a few days at Sunriver. We stayed in our favorite little Sunriver cabin — no fancy hot tub, no big flat-panel TV, just a fun place to hang out as a family, eat, play, games, make puzzles — spend time together. We went to the Sunriver…

  • Ashley

    Ashley <3 Leaves

    Ashley <3 fall colors. Ashley <3 pictures. Ashley <3 throwing leaves. Ashley <3 pictures of her jumping. I <3 Ashley. I <3 taking pictures. I <3 taking pictures of Ashley. I <3 making animated GIFs. I bet we both <3 this. :-)

  • Week in Review – WW26’10

    Day by Day Sunday. Happy Fathers’ Day! Rather than sleeping in, we decided to go out to IHOP for breakfast. Dane joined us for the fun and we all ate too much. As the weather starts to warm, Meisa has started shedding. Rather than sending her to the groomers, we decided to DIY. After brushing,…

  • Week in Review — WW25’10

    Week in Review — WW25’10

    Day by Day Sunday. What an awesome day! We had an open house for Melissa and a couple of her classmates to celebrate their graduations. Among the three families, we had lots of food and lots of guests. I counted about 75 people in our backyard at one time, with more scattered throughout the house,…

  • Guy Kawasaki’s Advice: Live With Mom and Dad

    Ashley and Heather informed us they are planning to live at home after college to pay off student loans and save some money. It brought to mind Guy Kawasaki’s famous commencement speech: #10: Live off your parents as long as possible. I was a diligent Oriental in high school and college. I took college-level classes…