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Bartle Family Beach Weekend

My brother (Uncle Greg) and his wife (Auntie Shaina) came to visit over the long weekend. We were eagerly anticipating their arrival since we hadn’t seen them since their wedding almost two years ago.  I was worried the weekend would … Continue reading

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Geocaching Fun

I’ve wanted to try geocaching for a few years now, but we were waiting until the boys were a little bit older. We finally tried it out a couple of weekends ago, and we loved it! We found our first … Continue reading

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Snow, Snow, and More Snow

The boys don’t know how lucky they are this winter with so many snow days. They don’t remember that last winter we didn’t get any good snows. After tomorrow they’ll have had eight snow days off of school, and currently … Continue reading

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Winter Break 2016

Well winter break past weeks ago, but it sure feels like it is still here! Elias will have had one day of school this week out of five due to snow days! Our winter break 2016 was just perfect. Traveling … Continue reading

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The Whole Fam!

This is why we needed a bigger couch…so the whole family could fit! Uncle Greg and Auntie Shaina are visiting this weekend from Ohio. This evening we all gathered at our house for tasty ribs and good company. We are … Continue reading

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Early Christmas With Nana

Nana is going to Spokane for Christmas this year, so she asked us to celebrate with her early. The 17th was our day! Nana came over early so that Nathan and I could go to our bell choir rehearsal. Then … Continue reading

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Snow 2016 (continued)

We had more snow than we bargained for the last week or so. It still was hardly anything…but for Portland, it was enough to really mess things up. The boys had snow days on the last two school days before … Continue reading

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Zoo Lights 2016

Tonight we were ready for some more Christmas light viewing. This time we chose the zoo. As soon as Nathan was home from work we were off. The night was almost perfect. Cold and clear, and family together. We made … Continue reading

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Snow Day!

Last week we had our first snow days of this winter season. Growing up in Portland, I know to be grateful for any snow we get….because some years there isn’t any at all. However, I have to say that having … Continue reading

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Our First Visit to The Grotto

I’ve wanted to visit the Portland Grotto’s Festival of Lights for years now. This year when I was doing a little planning for our family advent time, I decided to make that wish a reality. This afternoon I packed a … Continue reading

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