Monthly Archives: September 2009

Her name’s Jane Austen, but you can call her Mr. Darcy

Jane Austen is the given name of the Parents’ English Setter puppy but they really do call her Mr. Darcy (not going to even start to explain any further).  We had the privilege to dog-sit Darcy  while the Parents were … Continue reading

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One year ago…

It dawned on us this morning that one year ago today–September 27, 2008–we set out from Portland International Airport for Fiji, the first international destination of our journey and kind of the official start to our travel. Our memories of … Continue reading

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Stop The Traffick

No, we did not forget to run the spell-checker. Traffick here refers to the transfer of “goods” across borders. In this case the “goods” we are thinking about are specifically young women and children. This morning we took part in … Continue reading

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Bird seed isn’t just for the birds

This year we planted a garden as usual but a few things grew that were unexpected.   We had a lot of fun watching them grow and wondering what they were until one day they took enough form to come to realize … Continue reading

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Yes, seriously. This family IS THAT CUTE! Our nieces and nephews (ages 12, 10, 9, 6 & 4), along with their folks, came for a visit from the Denver area this past weekend and we could hardly get enough of … Continue reading

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Too Big To Miss

“Too Big To Miss” is the annual tagline of the Oregon State Fair, but this year it was also a label that could have been applied to the group we faired with–all of us sporting bright golden-yellow t-shirts with our … Continue reading

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