Tag: Erika

When the Mom is Away . . .

. . . the kids (even the big kids) will play! Today while I was at work, Nana and Papa took Harley, Konrad, and Reagan to Morgan Lake to play in the boats.  They hadContinue reading


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Exploring the Pond

My sister, Erika, used to live in Union.  While they lived there, her kids made some great friends, and school vacations and summer time are just about the only time they’re able to spend timeContinue reading


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Exploring the Pond

My sister, Erika, used to live in Union.  While they lived there, her kids made some great friends, and school vacations and summer time are just about the only time they’re able to spend timeContinue reading


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Nieces

This weekend is the Jeremy Howard Memorial Softball Tournament.  Stormy & Jeff’s softball team was participating, so I watched Karsyn for them.  We spent time at their house and my house in the morning, andContinue reading


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Easter Recapped

Easter morning, we woke up to discover the Easter Bunny had hidden 48 eggs!!!  All four girls had a great time, and they actually managed to find every single one of the eggs that wereContinue reading


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Cousins

(FR: L-R) Kayleigh, Kendric, Tanna, Reagan (BR: L-R) Harley, Emma, Tymek, Benjamin, & Konrad The girls and I spent the afternoon at my sister’s house in Hermiston.  They had a great time hanging out withContinue reading


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Pure Sweetness

Konrad & Lillian This picture is *almost* six years old.  It is my nephew Konrad meeting his brand-new baby sister, Lillian.  It isn’t the most technically perfect image I’ve ever taken, but it’s one ofContinue reading


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La Grande

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 theContinue reading


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Oink! Giggle! Oink! Giggle!

My neice, Kayleigh, loves pigs.  She has for as long as I can remember.  When her mom, my sister, told her that my brother-in-law’s sow just had babies, she went nuts!  Kayleigh convinced her momContinue reading


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My Sister

Erika Anne. Supportive. Loving. Mother. Sister. Daughter. Confidant. Co-conspirator. Smart – no, really – SCARY smart. Dedicated. Hard-working. Funny. Friend. Until the last year, we haven’t lived in the same town since I was inContinue reading


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Childhood Memories

Growing up there were several “events” that happened on a regular enough basis that my sister and I came to count on them as part of our  normal lives.  We became accustomed to them, and we reallyContinue reading


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Lion King

My parents took my entire family and my sister’s entire family to see the Broadway Across America production of The Lion King almost five years ago.  At that time, Reagan was three and a half,Continue reading


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