Archive for October, 2008

28
Oct

Quiet on the blog

   Posted by: Mark    in Our children

It’s been a bit quiet on the blog lately. Things seem to have gotten a lot more busy over the past weeks. I haven’t been taking a lot of pictures, either. Here are some recent ones to tide things over:

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This second one shows the fun that the other three have at JD’s expense: they love sticking rice crispies to his head. And he loves trying to find them and eat them.

14
Oct

Happy Birthday, Mom!

   Posted by: Mark    in Uncategorized

I love you!

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13
Oct

Pumpkins and apples

   Posted by: Mark    in Activities, Our children

This past Saturday we headed into the Columbia River Gorge to Hood River, where we drove a bit of the Hood River Fruit Loop. The weather was beautiful, especially for this time of year. We stopped at Rasmussen Farms to get some pumpkins and apple cider, and then to Draper Girls Country Farm to pick some apples.

I have to praise the Draper Girls for their wonderful staff. When we arrived they had just closed the apple picking for the day, since it was about 5:30 in the evening. I mentioned that wasn’t a big deal, since we would likely be out in the area again in a few weeks, to which the lady answered that there probably wouldn’t be any more apples by then. She then let us go out and pick some apples even though they had closed up for the day! The kids were so excited, and we ended up with about 25 pounds of fresh apples, with a side of muddy shoes and sticky smiles.

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3
Oct

Playing in the rain

   Posted by: Mark    in Our children

I have no idea what they were thinking, but today after the kids ran up to the mailbox to get the mail, they decided to enjoy the rain.

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3
Oct

Forked

   Posted by: Mark    in General

I woke up Thursday morning, looked out my window to see what kind of weather would appear for my birthday, and what did I find?

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I have my suspicions, but will keep them quiet until the local police, FBI, and Homeland Security investigations are complete…