S: More FUN in 2013
FC: More FUN in 2013
1: Dinner at BJ's Brewhouse & Restaurant and Cinetopia to see "Silver Linings Playbook" and then to usher in the NEW YEAR with Stacie, Jake & the Grandkiddios | My Cajun Pasta w/ Blackened Chicken & Todd had their Jambalaya | Happy New | Year
3: NEW YEARS EVE w/ Stacie, Jake & Grandkiddios | HAPPY NEW YEAR
4: Our little princess. | Addy spent the night with Nana and Papa . . .having popcorn while watching "Monster's Inc." The next day was a Nana and Addy Day...Coloring a picture for Mommy, helping Nana make Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and learning to play "Don't Spill the Beans" with Nana.
5: A | January 16-17
6: Listed the 2000 Honda Accord on Craigslist and 4 days later it sold for $7000! | 2007 Honda Ridgeline | SWEET | Todd's "new"
7: Multnomah | Falls | Jan. 18
8: Jackson'S Day at Nana's | Look what I made at Nana's with play-doh
9: Papa stopped by to say "HI" | yummy lunch of chicken nuggets, applesauce, and nutterbutter cookies | Jackson spotted nana's tablet & had her download some free games
10: Stayed the weekend at the Village Green Resort in Cottage Grove and had a fantastic time...visiting some of the covered bridges and taking in the sites.
11: On Sunday, celebrated Todd's birthday, having dinner at the resort. We really enjoyed the Blues & Jazz music! | "Blues Daddies"
12: An amazing night at City Lights PDX with friends & family benefiting Cure JM andRonald McDonald House. A packed house of 450+ ...raised over $27,000! Lots of fun...Iron Bartender, Casino, Auction and Silent Disco
14: Papa's Fondue Birthday Party
15: fun fun fun | Chocolate fondue with all the fixings...Marshmallows, Pound cake,Strawberries, Bananas, Pretzels, Bacon & the best... Chili Cheese Fritos
17: HAPPY 2ND BIRTHDAY RYLON
18: Mallard Ducks | The Mallard ducks seemed to really enjoy playing in the water collected in the pool tarp.
19: Addy & Nana at the park...started with breakfast at Biscuits Cafe, then getting M & M's and new sandals withNana & Papa
20: R | Y | L | O | N
21: Fun Day with NANA
22: M | Making | Toilet Paper | Roll | Bird Feeders | with the | Grankiddios | Spread with Peanut butter | Roll in Bird Seed
23: Spread with Peanut Butter
24: Life is GOOD at the BEACH | Oceanside Beach | March 30
25: The sun is starting to set
26: Soaking up the Sun | 74 | .
29: Family | Brunch at Doreen & Sandy's
30: Happy Birthday | Jackson
31: LETS CELEBRATE! | F | U | N | April 13
32: Spent five hours in the Willamette Valley on a Limo Wine Tour with 5 beautiful gals...Kristen, Stacie, Sara, Candi & Lori aboard the Party Bus! | April 14 | G-Limos
33: Mia Sonatima Cellars Red Hawk Winery Cubanisimo Vineyards | Good | Times
34: Playa del Carmen | Mexico | Flying into | Checking out our room at The Royal Haciendas Resort | Quintana Roo | CANCUN
35: April 20-27 | Staying at The Royal Haciendas | The view from our balcony | CANCUN
36: In LOVE with this Beautiful Resort | Swim-Up Bar | Lobby
37: 6 pools around the Resort | View from the Lap Pool looking towards the Caribbean Sea
39: Playa del Carmen | Historic 5th Ave. | GREAT Shopping, Food & Drinks | Downtown
40: TULUM | Mayan Ruins | Tulum is the only Mayan site built looking over the beautiful Caribbean Sea.
41: SMILING Iguana
42: Mar Caribe | 85-89 deg. every day 85% humidity | NO RAIN! | I got sun burnt the 1st day out,so I covered up the next few days & stayed under the umbrella... Enjoying yummy drinks | (Caribbean Sea)
43: Having the best time on this gorgeous BEACH | YUMMY
45: Caribbean Carnaval | We were picked up at our resort for the trip to the Cancun Marina, then cruised to isla Mujeres aboard a double-decker catamaran for a delicious buffet dinner. We were treated to a Caribbean Cultural Show with costume dances from Cuba, Jamaica, Dominican Republic and Africa. Constant drinks & lots of fun, audience dancing, & games. | BOOZE CRUISE
47: Awesome SUNSET
48: LONG BEACH, WA | World's longest beach- 39 miles | 77 | .
49: Beautiful Sunset | Bald Eagle | Drove up to see Chris in Long Beach, WA where he's staying for 3 mo. while his crew is renovating WorldMark Resort. We had a lot of fun driving on the beach, stopping to relax with a beer, enjoying warm temps with a breeze. Had lunch in downtown Long Beach and then returned to where Chris is staying & was introduced to his 7 roommates , who are also his co-workers As we were driving home, we stopped to enjoy the sunset in Long Beach. | May 4
50: BOATING FUN | BOATING FUN | On the Willamette River | The Waterfront | May 5 | May 5 | May 5
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52: Yachats, OR to spend Mother's Day with Tom & Jo and Dick & Theresa | First time in many years that Todd has spent this special day with his Mom. | May 11 | The view from the deck of the home Todd's | parents are renting the month of May | Brunch at The Adobe
53: Mother's Day Brunch with Stacie, Jake, & the Grandkiddios, Mike & Shari , Doreem, and Jess & Ethan | May 12
55: Love having the finches, hummingbirds & squirrels stopping by to say "Hey...where's the food!"
56: HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS | We threw Chris a SURPRISE Birthday Party w/ family & friends.
57: We feasted on Pulled Pork, Sweet & Sour Meatballs, Potato Salad, Corn on the Cob, Punch, Beer, and of course CAKE! | 78 | . | Beautiful
58: More Backyard FUN!
59: Todd & I along with Chris & PJ met Stacie, Jake and the Grandkiddios at Longbottom for breakfast
60: KINDERGARTEN GRADUATION | Kinnaman Elementary School | Jackson's | June 11
63: Father's Day | Father's Day BBQ at Stacie & Jake with Mike, Shari, & Jess. Feasted on Hamburger, Mac Salad, Fruit Platter & homemade Margaritas, which were very yummy!
64: N E W | C A R P E T
65: Chris & PJ installed new carpet in our living room/dining room, staircase, landing & master bedroom closet. Todd and I removed the carpet & padding prior. It looks amazing and is so soft! Thank you Chris & PJ
69: BONFIRE on the BEACH
71: FUN DAY boating on the Willamette River The weather was gorgeous 89 & blue skies. | JUNE 29
73: Addy & Rylon spent 5 days with us while Mommy & Daddy went camping. Lots of activities...playing in the pool, trip to the ZOO, the park, & a concert. | Squirt Gun Water Fight
75: Papa | Kiddios | and the
76: The Oregon International Air Show | The Patriots Jet Team | July 26
77: F U N | July 28
78: Our Patio | Beautiful
79: _____________________________ | Great Wine, Beautiful vVews, Music, and a Picnic Lunch at Garden Vineyards
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82: ROCK | RUNWAY | THE | CURE JM | FOR | Great time at Dixies w/ friends
83: COVE PALISADES STATE PARK | gORGEOUS VIEWS | 8 families hooked up this year for a FANTASTIC camping adventure w/ 15 adults & 15 kiddios! Tons of fun on the boat, squirt gun fights, lots of bridge jumps, bumper cars w/ the kiddios, s'mores, PARTY BARGE, many pranks and SO MUCH LAUGHTER | Aug. 14-17
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86: The Kids around the Campground
87: yummy s'mores
88: bridge | jumps
89: BUMPER CARS
90: party barge & boating fun
91: Making Memories
93: more beach fun
94: with Papa | Wave | POOL
95: Just another Family Photo
97: Let's | Explore
98: Silent Disco | For Cure JM
99: THUNDER, lLIGHNING, & a DOWNPOUR and then the best event in town was off to a ROARING START!
100: Sept. 15
101: 1st Day of Pre-K | Sept. 17th
102: Our Little MUSIC MAKERS
103: HAPPY BIRTHDAY ticklebug | Feasted on Lasagna, Tossed Salad, Garlic Bread & Warm Lemon Pudding Cake...YUMMY
104: A BIG THANK YOU to Kristen, Damon & Abby for joining us this year in Portland. This ended up being a very rainy walk. but it didn't dampen the SPIRIT!
105: Sept. 29
107: BIRTHDAY BASH | Addy's | th
109: October 6
110: at the BEACH | October 19 | Decided to enjoy this beautiful Fall day at the beach with Keeli
111: PACIFIC CITY | OCEANSIDE BEACH | 63 | . | P | Had lunch at Brewin' in the Wind & headed home to watch the DUCK game!
112: Weekend Get-Away for the two of us. We watched the DUCK game while feasting on chips, cheese dip & beers. Left mid game to see a gorgeous SUNSET & grab caramel corn for dinner. We had Sunday Brunch at McKeneon's.
113: October 26-27 | Seaside
114: KIDDIOS having a BLAST playing in the leaves.
115: Sept. 28
116: with the Kiddios Stacie & Jake, Molly, Chris & Gerrick, Kaine, Kristin, Shelby & Kiera
118: Our 5:2 Fast Diet Journey We have had great success on this diet. We started in mid June and on 2 non-consecutive days I eat 500 calories (for women) and Todd eats 600 calories (for men). The other days of the week...you eat normal. Incorporating lots of veggies & fruits and lots of WATER, into our meals has resulted in significant weight loss for the two of us. With 18 weeks on this diet, I have lost 20 lbs and Todd has lost 15 lbs. We both recently had blood work, and had major improvements in lab results. We both feel HAPPIER, eat HEALTHIER and are both more ACTIVE. Once we reach our target weight, we will cut fasting to one day | June-October 2013
119: From Stacie's Blog... I've thought about being a surrogate ever since I had Jackson, and then again after having Addy & Rylon. The difference between thinking about it then and acting on it now, is the certainty that our family is now complete, that our 3 beautiful & healthy dreams came true and our hearts have opened up to the possibility to join another family in their journey to happiness so that they can have their dreams come true. I would love to give those that love & support us the opportunity to follow our journey with our new friends & extended family in Israel as we embark on this wonderful, life changing experience ... CARRYING DREAMS! | Roi, Shahar & Bar | Implanted w/ two 5 day old embryos | The meds | November 1, 2013 | Oregon Reproductive Medicine
120: G | G | I | N | E | R | B | R | E | D | A | Nov. 22 | Decorating Gingerbread Men, 'Super Puppy' movie & Popcorn
121: M | E | N | KIDDIOS SLEEP-OVER | with Nana & Papa | Tons of FUN
123: HAPPY | Thanksgiving
124: Nov. 29
125: M & J Tree Farm | Our 9 ' tall; 7' wide | Nordmann Fir
126: SPACE NEEDLE | We came up Sunday afternoon in stop & go traffic and arrived at Best Western in Tacoma at 5 pm. On Monday, which was chilly, but beautiful blue skies...we ventured to the Space Needle & rode to top to take in the scenery. We then made our way to Century Link Stadium for Monday Night Football #1 Seahawks vs #2 Saints
127: SAINTS SEAHAWKS | vs | 7 | 34 | FINAL | Seattle Dec. 1 & 2
129: Our 13th Annual WHITE ELEPHANT Christmas Party
131: S | M | I | L | E | S
134: I WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER | Portland, OR to | Dulles...Washington DC | Dec.26 2013 to Jan. 2 2014 | Todd, Dale, Pop, Robbie, Kyle and Andrew & went to the Military Bowl on Fri. Dec. 27. | On Saturday, we went to Old Alexandria, VA with Linda, Dale, Ellen, Ronnie & Carter. | Linda & I having fun chatting it up
135: Ellen with her son, Carter-8 months
137: Our 2014 Airline Trip Adventure Jan. 2-3, 2014 We left Linda & Dale's at 7 am & arrived early at 8 am. Our flight to Chicago was scheduled to leave at 11am, but was delayed due to snow by 2 hours and our connecting flight to Vegas was canceled. We took off ~ 1:30 pm for Chicago, but was unable to land twice due to weather and had to refuel in Michigan. Another attempt at landing was successful & we landed at 6:30 pm. Chicago Airport was jammed with people and the food lines were very long. NO FLIGHTS were taking off so we booked a hotel for the night. The next morning, we took the shuttle to the airport , stood in line for 2 hrs & was told "All flight were booked." We finally ended up getting on a flight to Vegas, ended up getting priority status through security & boarded just before the doors closed. Our flight was late leaving Vegas & we finally arrived into Portland at 2 pm greeted by Stacie, Jake and the Grandkiddios | Gorgeous SUNSET in the clouds