Monthly Archives: July 2012


We’re reached the day that adds another number to our marriage. We already celebrated at a local restaurant, so now we’re just enjoying some time at the beach with our kids and their kids. It doesn’t get much better. But … Continue reading

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water water and then some

Quinn and her five flew up from Phoenix yesterday to hang out here in Newberg a few days before we head out to the coast for some more family fun. They got to meet Will for the first time last … Continue reading

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macys everywhere

Every third July the Harlan B. and Clara Macy clan gathers to update connections and express gratitude for family heritage. HB and Clara, Mauri’s grandparents, produced nine children and all but one lived to adulthood. Harbor Villa, the former home … Continue reading

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Friends Craig and Pam go way back to my life in Michigan. They’ve since moved to Arizona and, well, you know where I moved. But we’ve stayed in touch, more easily accomplished in recent years via Facebook and Craig’s blog. … Continue reading

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more babies

Remember these cuties? Well… They have a new baby sister. I got to meet her today. Her name is Ruby, and you might be able to see on the faces of her sisters and mama and nana how very glad … Continue reading

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r & r

You met Taylor’s girlfriend, Beth, when they were here in April. At the time she was eager to not only see her family in Arlington, VA, but to be part of her sister’s baby shower for the twins she was … Continue reading

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beacon drive-in

Can you bear with one more road-trip story? Despite driving through my old stomping grounds from another life, we didn’t dwell on the past. However, there was this one restaurant I remembered from days gone by, one Paul raved about … Continue reading

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