Monthly Archives: November 2009

thanksgiving there and here

While it’s true we’ve already moved on to Christmas, I’m not above wallowing in the happiness of being together as a family for Thanksgiving for a few extra days. I s’pose it’s important to explain that being together electronically has … Continue reading

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grandparent day

Today my three granddaughters’ classes hosted their grandparents at Grandparents Day in their classrooms at CHCC. Trouble is, none of their grandparents live within driving distance of their school. Still, Quinn makes sure we’re invited. I usually try to mail … Continue reading

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photoshop fun

On Sunday we held our annual Thanksgiving service at George Fox University’s Bauman Auditorium, which is big enough to hold our entire congregation. In all of the pre-service activity I bounced around with my point-and-shoot camera trying to capture the … Continue reading

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the old back door

While I was in Michigan putting the finishing touches on my life as a Carlson and planning a wedding, Mauri was here in Newberg tearing a carport off of his house and overseeing the addition of a bedroom, office, and … Continue reading

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I know—they’re just socks. Usually when I wear through the heels, I toss them. But these are special socks, custom knit for me as a gift from my friend Ridgely. So I kept them in my sock box, just because. … Continue reading

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church retreat

Church retreat is anything but a retreat for Mauri and me (not complaining), so on our way to the coast we took a food retreat (emphasis on treat) at a favorite restaurant. On a whim we ordered calamari, which is … Continue reading

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this man loves his dogs

Earlier this week I snapped a picture of Mauri with Darcy. I have quite a few pictures of those two together. Surprised? This one, in particular, caught my attention because it took me back to the late 1980s when I … Continue reading

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