Sunday, July 31, 2011

Dogs love to race!!! Fun times!!

I went to a dog event in Aloha Saturday and had a blast watching some of the events. The dogs in this section were all having such a good time.

Saturday, July 30, 2011


Some more pictures of Relay. Hanging out. Policemen walking. Cute kids. Autographed hockey stick (yea, go Winterhawks!). Tired husband. Husband and son at dinner the night after Relay (yea, John Barleycorns!). Good times.

Bouncy Houses can kick your butt!

One of the last things we did when packing up for Beaverton Relay was to pack up a big ole bouncy house. And yes, I was helping, and then we thought someone should take some pictures. It's much harder than it looks! Those dang things are heavy! Bye bouncy house: see you next year!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Deacon and his best bud.

Found this picture on the older camera: LOVE how Deacon is so happy cuddling with his best friend.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Doug turns 21. Watch out Portland!!

Doug talked to Cari today for about an hour: sounds like they had a great conversation and when Doug told Cari he wasn't sure where he wanted to go out for dinner she suggested Mexican food, and sure enough, that was a winner idea! We took Doug, Dustin, and Blake out. We talked and ate and had a great time. Happy 21st Birthday Doug. I can't believe you're growing up so fast.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Go Winterhawks!!!

My friend Anita gave me one of her Winterhawks jerseys. It's rather large, but I don't care: go Hawks!!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Lire says 'Hello' Cari

Hey Cari: Lire says 'hello'.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Forest Grove

Went and met Kathy, Charlie, and MJ at the Forest Grove Relay. On my way I stopped by Forest Grove Hospital: Cari was born there and I wanted to take a picture. It's such a small hospital, and they don't do births any longer, but that's a shame. It was such a wonderful place to have a baby. They were so sweet and I'm glad we had Cari there. Very special. I had a great time catching up with Kathy and MJ, and then I walked the track with Angie and Carol. Wonderful evening. Forest Grove Relay has an amazing spirit: I was very impressed!!!

Steven's New Car!

Steven is now the proud owner of his first car. A Honda. He got a great deal on it, Hooper gave it a 'thumbs up', so now he's ready to roll.

Monday, July 4, 2011


Today has been a great day. Badmiton was played. Nick came over to visit before moving down to LA and pursure an acting career. We walked in a beautiful park, drinking an iced coffee, and just enjoying being out in the sunshine. Lovely way to spend the 4th of July!

Happy Birthday (late) Cari!!!!

Thursday, June 30th, Cari turned 30. My gosh, I've been a Mom for 30 years! We had a Relay planning meeting that night, so I brought CAKE! Cari, I'm so proud of you. You are one of the funniest, talented, clever, and loving people I know and I adore you. I miss you being closer, but I'm so glad you're out there experiencing life. I can't wait to see what this upcoming year brings you. I love you very much.