Monthly Archives: June 2009


I never tire of anything photo related. I know you know. Probably the most fun is playing the matching game.  Paul and Quinn share a birthday cake. Mauri and Rachel share a cake. That’s me in my Taylor Tot. Mauri … Continue reading

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you say either, i say either

Even with 15 years of marriage under our belts, we still have some invariables. I remember the first time I told Mauri that when a recipe calls for buttermilk I simply use vinegar to sour regular milk. He was appalled! … Continue reading

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numbers 5 and 6

Today we added two grandchildren to our family. Meet… Addison Serkalem and Paul Toshe Anderson. Today they “passed court,” which makes them officially ours. They are siblings from Ethiopia, and Quinn and Dusty have been joyfully completing the rigorous adoption … Continue reading

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my dad

After my dad’s memorial service 13 years ago, we all gathered at my nephew’s house in Jacksonville, Florida, and over banana splits made a long list of “Carl Nill-isms”—characteristics and peculiarities that defined him. You can be sure we laughed … Continue reading

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today we celebrated!

Yesterday afternoon Mauri and I had an errand in Portland, so of course he had an idea where we should eat lunch from his faithful viewing of the show “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.” We would call this a “diner” and … Continue reading

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run for the babies

Yesterday three of our Denver Andersons participated in the Rocky Mountain Half Marathon. They and twelve others wore shirts that look like this: and gathered pledges that go directly to purchase diapers and formula for the babies of Juarez, Mexico. … Continue reading

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what are we smokin’ tonight?

It didn’t take long after discovering the remarkable flavor of meat smoked on a Traeger for us to buy one. The year: 1996. Smoking meat in the driveway brought calls of concern from our neighbors, who thought our house was … Continue reading

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