Category Archives: Family

Remembering Lucy

Today we remember a truly loving friend. I am very sad to announce that this morning we lost our cat, Lucy. Ten years ago, we met a tiny fluffy ball of energy. Amidst a flurry of other kittens, she scrambled … Continue reading

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Vacation (kinda)

I took a few days off between Arris and starting with CrowdCompass. Since we’re already planning to travel in July and are just finishing up buying a new house, we didn’t plan to go anywhere. I’m just taking the days to unwind a bit, help … Continue reading

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Open House Weekend Away

We listed our house for sale on Thursday this week. In just three short days we’ve had a fantastic amount of activity. Our realtor, Sara Gray, has been superb in helping us through the process of getting our home ready for sale. She recommended … Continue reading

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Hawaii Day Five – Pineapples and Chinese Hats

The Dole plantation was established around 65 years ago as a fruit stand. It became famous for its pineapples and as part of the ever expanding Dole empire. These days it is a popular tourist attraction on Oahu. We got an early start this … Continue reading

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Hawaii Day Four – The Aquarium and a Walk

We decided to have a slower day today and since the aquarium didn’t open until 9 o’clock it worked out well to hang out in our suite for a couple of hours. Ro got to watch some TV and started writing … Continue reading

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Hawaii Day Three – I could get used to this

This morning we had intended to go to Hanauma Bay, a beautiful natural bay on the East coast of Hawaii where you can swim alongside marine life that is part of a living coral reef. We set our clocks early and arrived at … Continue reading

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Hawaii Day Two – Now can we go to a beach?

For the last fourty eight hours, Rowen has expressed only a single request “now can we go to a beach?” It must feel so strange to her that we spend all of this time in preparation and travel to get … Continue reading

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Hawaii Day One – Early Mornings and Lots of Waiting

Rowen did exceptionally well today. Considering that I woke her up in the middle of the night, 04:30 to be exact, and then proceeded to take her through the hurry-up-and-wait exercise that is air travel. She was a superstar. No … Continue reading

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Bring the rain

The weather this morning was perfect. Meaghan and I took Rowen to the Beaverton Farmer’s market as is our norm on a Saturday. While the winds made it at times difficult for vendors to hold down their stalls, it meant … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Park

We took Rowen to Rood Bridge park again today. It’s rapidly becoming one of our favorite destinations. Rowen is getting stronger and steadier on her balance bike every time we go out. Hills are becoming much less of an issue and … Continue reading

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