Category Archives: family matters

coffee anyone?

In my last post I included a little story about Cassidy and why she and her mom accompanied Dusty to South America on a business trip. Our children live exciting lives, full of travel and adventure, and I don’t often … Continue reading

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birthdays and more

The prelude to Declan’s second birthday was to face his carseat forward, as state law permits or requires. He’ll have a whole new look at the world from now on. I doubt he remembers anything about his first birthday, so … Continue reading

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twenty-three

That man on the right. I married him 23 years ago today! He played his guitar that day too . . . . . . with a different son. This morning at Newberg Friends with John; at our wedding reception … Continue reading

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family day at champoeg

For lots of years we local Macys (plus others related but with different last names) enjoyed family dinner once a month. Here’s a post from a family dinner in 2009. We have great memories from those years, but all good … Continue reading

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plus two

“It’s GO time!” I’d kept my phone’s ringer in the “on” position ever since contractions were detected at a routine appointment several weeks ago. I’d just returned from two weeks in Arizona with the Carlsons, watching Beth’s baby bump increase … Continue reading

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the end and the beginning

The end of my visit with Taylor, Beth, and Declan included an early birthday dinner (out) and some backyard fireworks that were just the right amount of exciting. It was low key enough that Declan could enter in without trauma. … Continue reading

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helping hands

Taylor Facetimed me a week ago today, and an hour later I was telling my coworkers I needed to take a leave of absence to come down to AZ to lend my hands with 22-month-old Declan while Beth takes it … Continue reading

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