S: 2012 Family & Friends
3: Life is not measured by the breathes we take, but by the moments that take our breathes away. | Nana & Papa's | Kiddios
5: 2011 SNOWSHOEING AT TRILLIUM LAKE
6: Entry to Mirror Lake | January 8
7: Mirror Lake
8: A gorgeous sunny day snowshoeing. As you can see the lower elevations need snow. Around Mirror Lake...plenty of snow. On the way back, we took off our snowshoes, but at times ran into some icy spots. We ended our adventure with pizza and a Spanish Coffee at Zig Zag Pizza. | A | Yummy Spanish Coffee
9: Mt. Hood
10: January 15
11: Snow Hiking Adventure | We were hoping to snowshoe, but only about 5 inches of snow, so we decided to hike around. It was sunny most of the hike & started snowing when we were leaving. | WELCHES GOLF COURSE
12: Heather had never been to NW 23rd, so Kristen & I planned a day having mochas @ Starbucks, then lunch at Stepping Stone Cafe and of course some shopping! Fun Day...Just the Girls!!! | January 14 | A Special Day for Heather | Heather being shown how to emboss... of course it was Heather's 1st time...NOT!
13: A get-together for Heather | A fun celebration...a gathering of family & friends wishing Heather lots of happiness as she starts her new life with her family in Utah. We'll Miss You! | January 22 | Some of Heather's great friends & family... Damon & Kristen, Jay & Bev, Mark, Perry, Todd and I wishing the best to Matt & Heather. We feasted on BBQ Pork, pasta salad, baked beans, chips & banana bread.
14: Jan. 28 | White River | Sno-Park | Felt like we were walking up hill both ways!
15: with | Dave & Michelle
16: New Jersey Atlantic Ocean | VALENTINE PLUNGE & | BALLOON RELEASE | 2012 | Released balloons in memory of my Mom,Grandma & G, Grandma | February 4 | Raised over $250,000.00
17: Balloons going up from the East to West Coast. A day to help raise awareness for ALS for those in Heaven & those still fighting.
18: SNOW | TUBING | at White River | MT. HOOD
19: February | 4
20: HAPPY | BIRTHDAY | GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
21: Beautiful Valentine | Flowers from | Very cool Photo | Blocks...B-Day gift | for Todd from Stacie, | Very cool Photo | Jake & Grandkiddios | my Hubby
22: PRE | PRE | PRE | PROJECT | Jackson's
24: I received more boxes of photos from my brother's storage unit. Thankfully the men thought of ME when they were emptying it and found these boxes labeled "Photos". Todd and I had lots of fun going through them. Finding a scrapbook of photos that my Mom made when she was a teenager & finding a photo album from the 1920's by my Grandma Ressico was a | I had never seen a picture of my Dad's Mom...Photo of Grandma & Grandpa Ressico w/ my Dad. Oct. 1936 | My Grandma Wilcox holding me. | BIG THRILL!
25: Photos of my parents when they were young. My Dad at 17 when he joined the Air Force 1950. My Mom as a young teenager in the Girl Scouts. 1945
26: Display with a photo of me at the grave site of my Grandpa Ressico who is buried in Normandy, France
27: Papa and the kiddios being | GOOFY
28: Party Celebration at Nana & Papa's
29: Rylon | 1st
30: There is no better view... | then the view from a swing | F | U | N | March 18
31: THIS IS WHAT WE CALL SPRING??? | Timberline Lodge | 32" of snow | fell in 24 hrs. | March 21...it started snowing about 7 pm and | stopped at 3 am...by this time we had ~ 3" | CRAZY | WEATHER | This is where we plan to | put the NEW 18' Resin Pool
32: The Sweetest Little Girl...Keeli | Licks of Love | Keeli & Belle | What a difference a day makes. Yesterday we had 3" of snow, and today it was mostly sunny and a high of 55! | Sent this photo to KGW's FB page...It ended up being featured on their website for National Puppy Day
33: This is my new entry way wall. For the past 12 years we've had collage wooden frames with our Honeymoon photos in them. I ordered these 16x20 "Collage Photo Panels" from York Photos. I absolutely love them and great quality! What an awesome way to remember such an incredible vacation.
34: HERE COMES TROUBLE | Bubba's Visit to Portland | March 30-April 1
35: Bubba's first time to Timberline Lodge | The Assault Vehicle
37: RIP May 1996- April 4, 2012 | Cats and dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. - Bettina Eddie | BUDDIES | Mieko's last day
38: Birthday Trivia...Jackson | was born on Easter in 2007. | This is his 5th birthday and his | next Easter birthday will be in 2091...he will be 84! | Happy 5th Birthday | Jackson | Spring is in the air! | 71 | 0 | Voucher for Malibu Raceway w/ Papa
39: A Beautiful Easter
40: SO | C | U | T | E
41: Ruby River | Ruby River | Montana | April 2012 | Whitehall | Chris doing what he loves
42: Live | P H O T O | P H O T O | Love | April 14 | McMinville, OR
43: S H O O T | S H O O T | Spring | is in | the Air | Laugh
44: Beautiful | Weekend | Warm temps this weekend...high of 82 on Sunday. We planted 5 azaleas in front; sweet peppers, roma tomatoes & some new shrubs behind the hammock. Todd is finally relaxing w/ a cold beer & good book...even Keeli is enjoying the shade.
45: FRIENDSHIP | Melissa from our FB Family visiting Portland | Sabrina & Jackson | May 6
46: 5 TH | May 5 | Me & my Friends | Rudy ...The | M | A | G | I | C | I | A | N
47: J | A | C | S | K | N | O | Magnolia Park | Celebration at | Preschool Kiddie Birthday Party
48: Addy broke her leg in 3 places while running with other kids. She & another boy collided...Addy fell down & the boy fell on top of her leg. She's such a little trooper...just about nothing keeps her down & she's in such a great mood most of the time! | PINK & PURPLE
49: Strap yourself into our high-powered Indy style Formula race care and hurtle around a twisting, turning 1/2-mile race track at blistering speeds. | Jackson's Birthday Gift...12 laps around the track at MALIBU GRAND PRIX, then it was off to to play games in the arcade. We ended the evening with dinner at Jackson's favorite restaurant RED ROBIN! | Jackson crashed on the way to meet up with Mommy & Daddy | Good Times! Papa & Jackson
50: 87 | . | A beautiful day boating on the Willamette River. | May 13
51: Sometimes,a Mom means laughter, sharing, and warmth. Sometimes,a Mom means understanding. encouragement, and guidance. But always a Mom means LOVE!
52: PLAY-DOH TIME | "Look Keeli...at my necklace | Awww...so sweet
53: PLAY DAY at NANA's | Watching "Cat in the Hat"...AGAIN! | May 14 | WEEEE! | WEEEE! Go higher Nana!
54: HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY! For all those that serve, and for all those that have fought to keep us FREE!
55: Salvador Molly's | with great FRIENDS | We had a great time with Damon & Kristen, and Terrance & Lisa. Of course we had to order the GREAT BALLS OF FIRE We finished a nice warm evening with doughnuts at VOODOO | May 19 | HOT! | CHEERS to Friendship & Mango Margaritas
56: F | R | I | E | N | D | S | GREAT | fun | times | and | F | a | m | i | l | y
57: Bubba, Danya and their kids, Tyler & Sara are in town visiting. They took the kids on a tour of the houses of TWILIGHT in Portland. Stacie, Jake, & the grandkiddios joined us for Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili...YUM! | Crock Pot
58: Celebrating our 13th Wedding Anniversary at Out n' About TREEHOUSE TREESORT B & B | 13th
60: OREGON CAVES | National Monument | June 5 | Over 500 steps up/down on the path we took through the cave. | The Lodge, Restaurant,,& gift Shop
61: Our Tour Guide | " | "Historical Graffiti" circa 1908 Encased in calcium for the last 100+ years
62: CAVE JUNCTION, OR | June 6
63: & Tarzan Swing | Adrenaline RUSH
64: Me & my | Friends | 1 | 2 | 3 | Party | June 8 | Jackson's | Pre-School | End of Year
65: 4 | 5 | 6 | There was a slide show of the kids of their preschool year. Lots of refreshments & then the diplomas were handed out to the kids. | Gift from Nana & Papa | Jackson w/ his teachers | Woo Hoo...it's on to kindergarten
66: THANK YOU to our GREAT FRIENDS, Dale, Jake, Chris and Dave that helped with the INSTALATION of our 18 Ft. x 52" height Pool! June 16 | 83
67: Our New | Costco's Majestic Pool | Mostly Sunny | Bought 8 solar rings that are 5 ft.-60" in diameter to keep the heat in & easier to take off/put on. | 83 | . | The BOSS . . . Ashlyn
68: April 10, 2012 | Papa's new Coffee Mug | A beautiful Sunday morning... enjoying our COFFEE out on the patio.
69: My New Car Infiniti G37 | Beautiful place to relax
70: Mason died on Tues. June 19th from complications of JM (Juvenile Myositis)...Mason is an inspiration to so many. You will be greatly missed. | You are so loved
71: On June 23rd a World Wide Event RED BALLOON RELEASE in MEMORY of MASON. Damon & Kristen held 9 am & 11 am Balloon Releases for Family & Friends
72: Mason's Memorial June 25 , 2012 Century HS Auditorium | "Hey Mason"" | "Fly Away"
73: Memorial Reception | at Frances Park | We | Love You | Mason
74: EXPLOSIONS OF | F U N | Our | S | u | p | e | r | H | e | r | o | s | Abby | Keegan | Myles | Jackson | Addy
75: Family, Friends, Fun, Food and Fireworks | Watermelon SHARK in memory of MASON (Carved by Stacie)
77: Amazing Fun w/ family & friends
78: Jackson, Addy & Rylon | 4 | DAYS | NIGHTS | WITH | Nana & Papa | &
79: July 6-9 | FUN | love | 84 | .
80: Nana showed Jackson & Addy how to make a square out of the mats..a few days ago....this is what these two did this morning... VERY COOL! | Having tons of fun with Papa at the School Park | __ | > | Two cute "clean beans" | July 6-9
81: Pool fun! | July 13-15 | . | Beautiful Weekend | Planted low shrubs & flowers around the pool. A beautiful sunset this evening. | Bought 9 solar rings... they are so much easier to remove than a solar cover | Water temp 80 | .
82: Kinga, Kathy, Kassi & I... We've all been touched by ALS in our families. | Dinner at THE ROCK... Wood Fired Pizza & Spirits
83: So much love...just an amazing, fun, crazy, good time with these ladies... Love my ALS FB Family | Kassi couldn't get enough of this delicious Chili Cheese Dip | Beautiful Dahietta flowers from Kassi & Canadian key chain from Kinga | CHEERS to Yummy Mango Margaritas | July 20
84: Sun Kissed
85: Manuel Antonio | with Ana & Andrea | July21 | National Park | Costa Rica
86: LA PAZ WATERFALL GARDENS | LA PAZ WATERFALL GARDENS | LA PAZ WATERFALL GARDENS
87: Todd's Manager, Kattia & her daughters took him to the #1 attraction in Costa Rica...~1 hour from San Jose.
88: 5 | PORTLAND | Our bags are packed...we're ready to go | 585 miles ~10.5 hrs. | Mt. Shasta
89: to | reno | Aug.4-11 with Dave,Lisa, Ethan & Aaron for HOT AUGUST NIGHTS in Reno. | 585 miles ~10.5 hrs. | Peg's Glorified Ham & Eggs | Awesome Breakfasts and Lunches | Bonanza Casino Car Show
90: My 57 Chevy
91: Peppermill Casino Car Show | ZZ Top | CLUB50
92: With Dave, Lisa, Ethan & Aaron; and DeAnn, Grace & Jacob
93: TUBING on the TRUCKEE RIVER Downtown RENO
94: Having a Great Time | OLYMPIC VILLAGE...1960 Winter Olympics | Great Weather | CHEERS!
95: SQUAW VALLEY, California | w/ Mike Linarez...ALS FB Family
97: LET'S HAVE FUN | A gorgeous day...9 hours of CRAZY FUN Now on to Donner Pass | Graffiti on the walls
98: National Automobile Museum | My'57 Chevy
99: CLUB50 | The Thomas Flyer...1904 New York to Paris
101: with Dave, Lisa, Ethan & Aaron; Lila, George & Greg; and Kevin, DeAnn, Grace & Jacob for HOT AUGUST NIGHTS in Sparks | Parade of Cars
102: LOTS OF FUN | Boating & Kayaking
103: Lake Tahoe-Meeks Bay, CA
104: Cure JM Dinner and Auction
105: Embassy Suites | Aug. 17 | OurAuction wins: my 2 Coach purses and Todd's helmet | Cheers!
106: CURE KIDS JAM | and FESTIVAL | Benefiting Cure JM | Snow Cone Zone | Mason's | Wish... | Free | Snow | Cones
107: Aug. 19 Hillsboro Stadium | Dunk Tank
108: CURE JM | MUSIC IS IN THE AIR | Introducing: Blake Lewis Jessica Lerner Aoede | "Hey Mason"
109: ROCK | THE | TALENT | 1st | 2nd | 3rd | $3000 | $1500 | $500 | Dalena Ha | Cole Ottum | Keeley speck | Tai Le | Amanda Jones | Shelby Douthett | $500 | Tie...Split
111: LOTS OF FUN | CENTURY HS VOLUNTEERS | We love you MASON
112: BOATING on the WILLAMETTE RIVER | Sept. 3
114: of KINDERGARTEN | Jackson's
115: Addy's first day of preschool | 1 | 2 | 3
116: Beach | The | Sept. . 8 | - Seaside | Cold...61 deg. & Windy | Keeli had a blast fetching her toys | Beach
117: Having a | BLAST in | Sept. . 13 | Oceanside | Sunshine & blue sky
119: Netarts | Cape | Lookout | & | . | . | Cape Meares | Lighthouse | Stayed to watch this beautiful SUNSET
120: Brunch at the Heathman
122: HAPPY BIRTHDAY Stacie!
123: M E M O R I E S
124: Most of us flew in late Thursday | morning & early afternoon . . . | meeting at the Gateway Bar | Sept. 27, 2012 | in the Airport.
125: * | D | Dinner at Linda's...thank you for hosting | * | Our ALS FB Family | 200 + cowbells
126: A L S | NAPA TREK | Todd, Mike, Kyle, Kinga, John, Marci, Cindy, & Natasha | September 29 | RIDERS:
127: 100 miles for treatments and a cure | Napa, CA Sept. 29 | ALS | TDI | VOLUNTEERS: | Julie, Becky, Cindy, Susie, James, Tammy, Jarod, & me
128: The ALS FB Family had a few hiccups while trying to complete the Napa Trek for ALS TDI...so as a group they vowed to complete the 100 miles in the Fall or next Spring. Here's Todd taking off for his 100 miles!
129: STATS: Left at 7:30 am Crossed the FINISH LINE AT 3:10 pm 101 miles in 7.6 hrs. AVEG, PACE ~14 mph
130: We had a blast,,,so much to do! Hay Rides, Tunnel Slides, Hay Slides, Mazes & of course...PICKING OUT OUR OWN PUMPKINS!!! | 60 | .
131: FUN | Addy's Pre-School Field Trip to | PLUMPER PUMPKIN PATCH
132: Addy | S | W | E | E | T | T | Celebrating Addy's Birthday with Mommy, Daddy, Nana & Papa, Grandma & Papa Ludlow, Aunt Amy & cousins, Alexis & Hannah at Red Robin
133: Happy 4th Birthday | McGruff the Crime Dog
134: Garden Vineyards | Oct. 20
137: Damon & Kristen's | PARTY | Damon & Kristen's | TOO FUNNY!
141: What an amazing day...it was a chilly 19-27 degrees and windy, but what AWESOME VIEWS!
142: Stayed to watch the SUNSET | November 10, 2012 | Looking into the SUN
143: The Amazing Grand Canyon
144: SCOTTSDALE | FOUNTAIN HILLS | DOWNTOWN | with Tom & Pearl | Jason & Kim's daughter, Tori
146: RAKE PILE JUMP & SMILE | Beautiful November Sunshine
148: Our Delicious Thanksgiving Meal...Filet Mignon, Twice- baked potatoes, Steamed broccoli w/ cheese sauce and Warm Lemon Pudding Cake
149: CIVIL WAR GAME | DUCKS vs BEAVERS | 48 - 24 | COYOTE'S Bar & Grill
150: CUTTING DOWN OUR CHRISTMAS TREE
151: A Season of Love and Laughter | We had a great time w/ Jake ,Stacie & the kiddios. The guys forgot to open the car doors when attaching the twine to hold the tree, so Stacie & I had to crawl through the windows to get in! We couldn't stop LAUGHING | We found a bird's nest in our tree
152: Starring Rudy the Magician | * | Our | WHITE ELEPHANT | Christmas Party
154: It's the 1st time in 25 years that our whole family has been together for CHRISTMAS! | A week of wonderful memories to last a LIFETIME!
155: Chris's surprise visit for his Aunt Linda
157: SNOWTUBING | Adventure | Mt. Hood | Zig Zag Pizza
158: Christmas Morning with the kiddios
161: Christmas Day with Greg, Dan, Linda & Chris. Linda made the Ressico's tradition of | Italian Spaghetti w/ Meatballs & Hot Italian Sausage. Stacie, Jake & the kiddios | along with my cousins, Pat & Bob joined us for dessert of Warm Lemon Pudding Cake.
162: Saying Good-Bye