Rare Sightings

Big Horn Sheep During Spring Break, I had to go to Portland for a day.  I have seen the big-horn sheep in the Columbia River Gorge almost every time I’ve been to Portland in the past several ye... Read More


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My dad is a woodworker.  He has been making things out of wood for as long as I can remember.  Most of the stuff he made while Erika and I were growing up looked nice, but was built more for fun... Read More

Retiring Doesn’t Work

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**DISCLAIMER**  My dad would never call a game from the sidelines, and he would never vocalize any disagreements with the calls on the floor. The year we built our house was really hard on all of our... Read More

La Grande

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Post-A-Day 2011:  Describe the town where you grew up. La Grande, Oregon   The official description of  La Grande from the Union County Tourism website: Nestled at the feet of the Blue Mountains on... Read More

I Have Will Power, I Swear!

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Post-A-Day 2011:  What can’t you say no to? Everyone has an addiction or a weakness of some sort – the inability to say “no” to something.  For me, there are two things I have n... Read More

Reckless Abandon

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I saw a quote on Facebook that one of my friends’ daughters said about her . . . it was, “Mom, you’re thebomb.com!”  It’s the perfect description of my mom, and even-tho... Read More

Undue Influence?

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For anyone who knows me and knows my parents at all, knows a lot about my dad.  He is an Animal Behaviorist – basically a fancy term for a psychologist for animals – and he’ll kill ... Read More


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I have always known my parents were a little off center mentally, but now I have proof (though I’d have loved to do what they did, too!). I already talked about their trip to Park City, Utah, an... Read More

The Puzzle Man

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Every year at Christmas, my dad gets puzzles.  Lots of puzzles.  Then he spends a lot of time watching football bowl games and doing puzzles.  I think by doing puzzles he justifies it as not just v... Read More

A Day In Cove

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We spent the day today sledding, making dinner, watching football, and enjoying my parents.  Enjoy the slideshow! [slideshow] ... Read More

Trickle Creek Corner

When I go to Cove to visit my parents, I very rarely have time alone to visit places I love from my childhood.  At the end of October, Harley and Katelyn attended the Girls in Science Camp at Eastern... Read More