San Jacinto Peak

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Columbia Gorge Day Trip


Jeff and I drove up Columbia River Gorge on the fourth of July with our son David, his wife Emily, and Emily's father. Ellie came along too. We visited pFriem Brewery in Hood River for lunch and dogs had to wait outside, so we took turns sitting with her.

Everyone enjoyed their food and beer, and pFriem's near a river front park, so we caught glimpses of kite sails skimming past and kids climbing rocks. Quite a fun day!

Along with the coast, Columbia Gorge is my other favorite spot in the Pacific NW. Jeff and I didn't get the chance to visit Crown Point and the Women's Forum Lookout this time, but I plan to go back to take photos soon. We tried to drive to Crown Point, but a small-town 4th of July parade was due to begin and roads would've closed down. Next time.

More news: We sold our house in May (yay!) and are living in an apartment until our new home is ready in Ridgefield, WA. Ridgefield's 15 minutes north of Vancouver, so not too far away. Once the house is done, take a road trip and come visit!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Selling our Home In Vancouver, WA

If you know of someone who'd like a home in a wonderful, walkable neighborhood with lots of trees, send them to our listing on Zillow.

It's time for us to downsize and find a place with fewer stairs and a smaller piece of land. Even so, it's hard to say goodbye to our house on Blueberry Hill. We love our garden area, shed, fish pond with waterfall, rain garden, and plenty of space for lawn and shrubs. There's even an area the previous owners used for rv parking on the side.

Spread the word if you know of anyone who might be interested.

Also, we're only twenty minutes from downtown Portland, Oregon when there's no traffic!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Happy from Bujumbura

We siblings share many good memories of our visits to Bujumbura, capital city of Burundi. Some of these include:

--staying at the Cox's guesthouse on trips from our remote mission station
--dipping french fries in mayonnaise at the lakeside cafe
--watching hippos climb out of Lake Tanganyika; we observed from a safe distance
--shopping for flip-flops once a year at Bata Shoes
--checking out books in English from the American Embassy library

Oh, and sleeping under mosquito nets to escape the ravenous little flies every night (not such a good memory!). I'd be curious to hear what experiences were most memorable for my brother and sisters.

My brother sent this video link to our entire family. Watch and enjoy a small slice of life in the Bujumbura of today.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Out of the Compost Bin?

Dessert waitress at Papa Haydn's to us: "It's like a decomposed tiramisu...oops, I mean deconstructed."

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

An Ellie Mosaic

I know it's been forever since I posted. But my last few months have been taken up with two daughters home for the summer and also our adorable new puppy. Introducing Ellie, our new little corgi! I think Murphy would have approved.

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Newsflash

Meet Ellie, our little puppy-to-be! We visited her this last weekend.



I'm ready to hyperventilate, I'm so excited (that may be a slight exaggeration, but not much). She's a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, like Murphy. Can't wait to bring our baby home!