S: Love, Laughter & Memories 2014
FC: and | 2014
1: KARAOKE | WITH FRIENDS | TASTE OF ASIA | January 11 | $20 Bet with Todd to eat this gross Ranch Dressing
2: INTEL HR PROM | at the NINES HOTEL | January 17 | Let's Party
3: Booked a room and had the best time. Brought Solera & Coke. We toasted to a wonderful night of yummy food, drinks & dancing. | Portland | Downtown | The view from our room
4: Our Breakfast | Our Room
5: RELAXING...BEACH STYLE | SUNSET BEACH...near Seaside | JANUARY 25
6: T | Had an AMAZING DAY with Stacie, Jake, and the Grandkiddios. The weather was really nice... sweatshirts and a nice BONFIRE! The kids enjoyed playing in the sand, and the pups, Keeli & Belle enjoyed romping on the beach & catching balls. We grilled hotdogs, marshmallows and made Brownie S'Mores.
8: Road Trip #2...HWY 38 Gorgeous scenery on our way to COOS BAY | OREGON DUNES | DEEN CREEK ELK VIEWING AREA | JANAUARY 26
9: Seattle SEAHAWKS | Denver BRONOS | vs | SUPER BOWL | FEBRUARY 2 | 43 | 8 | We had a small Super Bowl Party with Kristen, Alec, Jay & Bev. We took shots for every TD that the Seahawks scored...which were many!
10: Fun Fun Fun | Day 1 Feb. 6 | Day 2 Feb. 7
11: It's Snowing | Day 2 Feb. 7 | Tons of | FUN | Cute photo of them looking at each other in goggles | The kids & Keeli had a blast when Papa shook the tree & snow fell
12: Imagine Create Dream
13: What do we do when little bro is down for a nap??? GET CREATIVE with PLAY-DOH
14: Day 3 Feb. 8 | GREAT SHOT!
15: Snowball Fight | Day 3 Feb. 8 | BANDIT the Snowman
16: STORY | TIME | IT'S | "Tell ME a story SISSY!
17: Bringing Papa his Birthday Balloons
18: NANA Please | Make us a | COOL FORT | Who's in There???
19: and | Finally able to play outside since it stopped raining. It was a really nice day...53 deg. Addy & Rylon were thrilled to have lunch & a snack outside!
20: Valentine's Party | Having heart-shaped Pizza and gifts from Mommy & Daddy and Nana & Papa | F A M I L Y
22: Woo Hoo...FUN Day! | Feb. 15
23: Bowling with the Grandkiddios
24: JUNGLE | MAZE | FEB. 15
25: F U N
26: Mommy & Daddy went to Tel Aviv, Israel to officially meet Roi, Shahar, & Bar. They visited Jerusalem, The Dead Sea, and a few other towns & meeting Shahar & Roi's families. | Nana & Papa were so blessed to make some special memories with Jackson, Addy & Rylon during these past 10 days... Four days of playing in the snow, sledding, making snow angels, snowball fight, and a snowman; Fun with Play-Doh; Outdoor adventures exploring, Helping Nana make brownies and celebrating Papa.'s birthday; Tickle game with Nana & wrestling with Papa; Valentine's Party; Playing cards, Bowling, Jungle Maze, and most of all LOTS of FUN! | First | H U G
28: Ski Bowl | s | MT HOOD | Adventure Park
29: Snow Tubing Fun | March 8
30: Meeting with Mike Shannon of ALS/TDI Todd & I, Kathy York, Jenny Dwyer, Trevor Lauman, Micah & Amy hilario, | Planning on a fundraiser for ALS/TDI in early July featuring beers from the Pacific Northwest.
31: March 9
32: Jackson & Rylon | MARCH 15
33: It's a "Purim" Style Costume | 3 | 7 | TURNING | TURNING | 7
34: Spring | is in the | Air | Todd on the phone with Chris letting him know that we will be coming down to CA to see him in May
35: Wooden Shoe | Tulip | Festival
39: Portland City Grill | Addy wearing the Easter dress that Nana & Papa got her.
40: May 1-6 | Long Beach | Our Condo | May 1
41: Welcome to Cali | Beaches...Here WE come! | Cypress...BBQ with Chris | May 4
42: Huntington Beach | Huntington Beach | May 2 | with Chris
43: Walking the Pier
44: Catalina Island | Took the Catalina Express from Long Beach to Avalon, Catalina Island | The Casino...opened in 1929 has never been a gambling place. It was once the heart & soul... of many great performers.
46: Becky & Cindy | Balboa on Sunset Beach
48: Laguna Beach | Laguna Beach | My Beautiful friend, Julie
50: Beaches | Went by World Mark to say Good-Bye to Chris and then headed south to these beaches before we headed back for our flight and home to Portland
51: Dana Point and San Clemente
52: Mother's Day
53: IS WHERE THE HEART IS | Beautiful Day with all these Mommies, kiddios, and the guys. Delicious Grilled Chicken Kabobs, Cajun grilled corn on the cob & a variety of fresh fruits. | Hugs of LOVE | Trip to DQ for Ice Cream
54: May 14 | Gorgeous day | boating on the | Willamette | River
55: 92 | .
56: My | Planter | New | Strawberry | AND OTHER GORGEOUS FLOWER POTS
57: this little | MONKEY | "Nana take picture of me PLEASE" | Watching MONSTERS INC
58: Tualatin Hills Nature Park | May 25
60: They LOVE the BIRDFEEDER! | Love this Rose Finch | 4 at one time!
61: Bought a 23" extension rod that hangs from a branch above that 's not near a limb...that way the squirrels have no way of getting to the feeder, but they sured tried!
62: STARLIGHT | PARADE | May 31 | Let | Begin | Let's | make | this | yearly | TRADITION | a
63: Little | WARRIORS | Preschool | GRADUATION | ADDY KINDERGARTEN | moves onto | June 3 | Gift from Nana & Papa
64: Very cool flower growing fused together in my flower pot. | June 6
65: Beautiful and heart-warming experience meeting Shahar for the first time...The HUG said it all. She will be the perfect Mommy for these precious little babies. | So Much | Lunch & coffees at Longbottom Cafe
66: Celebrating our 15th Wedding Anniversary | Celebration Dinner at Ruth Chris & Spanish Coffees at Huber's | 6-13-99 | Sapphire & diamond ring from Todd | So yummy!
67: Father's Day Celebration at Mike & Shari's...introducing Shahar to OUR FAMILY | JUNE 15 | HAPPY FATHER'S DAY
68: Having fun in the sun!
69: Title | Love them so much | June 18
70: NATURE | WALK | June 21
72: He constructed it with Nana & Papa's help | Jackson's ERECTOR Dune Buggy | June21
73: with Shahar and the Smedley's | June 22
74: June 23, 2014 | Daniel 5:17 am 4 lbs 13 oz 17.5 inches Elly 5:19 am 5 lbs 11 oz 19.5 inches
76: A baby fills a place in your heart you never knew was empty.
77: Babies Celebration | For ELLY and DANIEL | & Baby Shower | July 3
78: & | So precious
79: Roi & Shahar's celebrating their first 4th of July
80: It had been 5 yrs since my cousin, Lori and I had seen each other...the last time was in FL in 2009. She was in Seattle for a Synchronize Swimming Meet and it worked out that she & 2 friends, Anna & Brianna were able to make a trip to Portland. We met them at Multnomah Falls, then took them to Vista House, followed by dinner at McMenimins Edgefield and ended the evening with Ice Cream from SALT & STRAW...They were surprised by the huge line waiting for this delicious treat. Even though they had reservations else where, they decided to come stay with US! The following morning Lori and I had coffee together & chatted the morning away...catching up on so much stuff and reconnecting. LOVE THIS LADY | View from VISTA HOUSE of the Columbia River
81: July 6 | SALT & STRAW
82: HAPPY BIRTHDAY Dave & Lisa | LET'S CELEBRATE! | YUMMY Amazombie
83: LET YOUR DREAMS BE BIGGER THAN YOUR FEARS AND YOUR ACTIONS BE LOUDER THAN YOUR WORDS. | Intel's | Cure Kids | Family | festival | JULY 12 | DREAM
84: with Jessica lerner AND the Jacob Merlin Band | "Hey Mason"
85: LET'S | PLAY | BALL
86: ————————————————————— | LOVE IT! | Love, Love
87: My New DINING ROOM SET | JULY 15 | After having my Oak dining set for 30 years, it was MY TIME to have something NEW!
88: Journey Steve Miller Band Tower of Power | with friends... MichelLe & Dave | July 20 | July 22-31...Off to North Shore, Oahu
89: with the KIDDIOS | Aug. 3 | Addy learning how to swim without a life jacket.
91: So | Cool | Underwater | Camera | Shots
92: Garden Vineyards | MOVIE DATE NIGHT | "SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK" | Aug. 7
93: Donating $1 for every "LIKE" on my FB PAGE | Challenged some family & friends to do this challenge. Check out the next two pages for some more awesome photos from their videos. | In memory of Mom & Grandma | and to every "SHARED LIKE" to ALS/TDI | Photos from our video
94: Seahawk's Coach, Pete Carol, FB Founder, Mark Zuckerberg, Saint's Safety with ALS, Steve Gleason, Justin Timberlake, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Carson Daly, Bill Gates, Kevin Bacon, The Today Show, Good Morning America and so, so, so many others. | Abby & her friend being doused with ice water from Damon | Chris & PJ being doused with a waterfall of water from an upper balcony | THE MOST AWARENESS AND MONEY RAISED EVER!!! | The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge went VIRAL!!!
95: AUGUST 2014 | FB Founder, Mark Zuckerberg | Our friend, Bill who we met on a Caribbean Cruise in 2009 | One of the COOLEST videos put together...doused with glacier ice water...NHL player, Paul Bisssonnette | $220 MILLION GLOBALLY WITH OVER $115 MILLION IN THE US | Microsoft's Bill Gates | Our great friends and they are OUR FAMILY... Damon, Kristen & Alec doused w/ice water from the bed of Todd's truck
96: MORE ALS | ICE BUCKET | CHALLENGES! | My sister, Linda along with her friend, Nick, who lost his Mom last year to ALS. SAUDI ARABIA | My cousin, Lori taking the IBC while her YMCA Synchronize Swimming students dump water | Our nephew, Mason along with Todd's bro, Tony
97: Cindy & Mike...visiting us in Portland from Southern California. Met at Casa del Matador for dinner, walked NW 23rd and finished the evening at Salt and Straw Ice Cream.. | Cindy lost her first husband to ALS
98: Camping this year with 6 families... Jake, Stacie & the kiddios, The Coyles The Thompson's, The Armstrongs The McDonalds, and The Howery's | Jackson is so excited for his first Crawdad
99: Palisades | Cove | State Park | Cove | Palisades | Aug. 19-22
100: Sun, Sea & Sand
101: BOATING, KAYAKING & JETSKIING | Having a | BLAST!
102: Us girls took off boating to the Marina for coffees & girl chat
103: SMORES ARE THE BEST...especially when CAMPING! | Volleyball in the dark
104: HAVE FUN | "SUNSHINE, BLUE EYES, TAN LINES, SLOW TIDE ROLLIN', WHITE SAND, COLD CAN, KOOZIE IN MY HAND, | Story Time w/ Mrs. Howery
105: LIVE LOVE LAUGH | JUST A SUMMERTIME STROLLIN' | "CHILLIN', BREEZING, SIPPIN' SINGIN' WHOA, BEACHIN'" | Story Time w/ Mrs. Howery
106: Gina & Michael | August 23
108: Jackson's 1st Day of 2nd Grade | Sept. 2
109: Chris is here for the weekend...making it a FAMILY AFFAIR. Making Chris's favorite...LASAGNA...along with a tossed salad, french bread & Caramel Cream Brownie Bowl for dessert. | WAVE POOL | FAMILY
110: 90 | . | September 7 | It was a swimmin', wave makin', wiffle ballin',teeth pullin', splinter diggin', Old Maid playin'... GOOD TIME!
111: Addy's 1st Day of KINDERGARTEN | Sept. 8 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | ABC's | MY | The kids were excited to ride in Uncle Chris's Monster Truck
112: LET'S PLAY | Pretty Girl- just groomed
113: R Y L O N | Daddy is surprising Mommy with a BIRTHDAY Get-Away to Victoria, BC and Rylon is spending 4 days & nights with Nana & Papa
114: ANTHONY CARBAJAL | An AWESOME ADVOCATE for ALS-TDI | Anthony's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge went viral...over 16 million views. Anthony's Grandma was DX with ALS when he was in Middle School and has since passed away. His Mom was DX when he was in High School. In January 2014, Anthony found out he too had ALS at the age of 26. He put out a challenge to Ellen DeGeneres and she invited him and his Mom to her Premiere Show on Sept. 8 Ellen is partnered with SHUTTERFLY, who donated $50,000 to Anthony and $50,000 to ALS-TDI! At the end of the show, they did the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge together. | Anthony's Mom
115: Anthony was invited back to The Ellen Show on Sept. 19. Ellen surprised Anthony with I Heart Radio ticket to be a corespondent for Ellen. | Anthony's 3rd appearance on The Ellen Show, Sept. 25 to report on his I Heart Radio experience. Ellen donated a rock from her yard, and celebrities signed it. It's up for auction on EBAY. Ellen surprised him with a framed photo collage. | The Celebrity-Signed Rock sold for $12,100 Donated to ALS-TDI | I Heart Radio Pass
116: Celebrating Stacie's Birthday | Feasted on Rachel Ray's BBQ Chili. Dessert was a Spice Rum Pudding Trifle.
117: OFF TO THE | Movies | with Jackson &Addy | Oct. 3
118: Look who's | turning | 6 | A D D Y | M I S S
119: Oct. 4
120: DUCKS | HUSKIES | #9 | RANKING AND MOVED UP TO #6 WITH THIS WIN | 45 | 20 | THIS IS US!
121: Oct. 18 5pm game | THANKS to an Intel friend, we were able to get tickets to this game. We had really great seats...18 rows up from the end zone. so beautiful...77 degrees and mostly sunny skies. | What an AWESOME game to be at!
122: HALLOWEEN SKY
123: We decided to do something different this year for Halloween. We started with dinner & drinks at Primrose & Tumbleweeds. We then made our way to The Venetian for HITCHCOCKT AILS and then it was time to see... Dial "M" for Murder
124: FLEETWOOD MAC
125: CAN'T STOP THE | Meeting up with Kassi at the concert
126: We hit the road at 7am for the trip to Seattle & took the train from Tukwila to Century Link Stadium. The weather was great and we had a BLAST!!!
127: It's a PARTY in the street | SEAHAWKS | CARDINALS | 19 | 3
128: Happy | Thanksgiving | Celebrating with family | Stacie, Jake, and the grandkiddios joined us Thanksgiving morning for Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, coffee and Orange Juice
129: We feasted on Cajun Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, Broccoli/Cauliflower Casserole, Turkey Gravy, rolls, and Pumpkin & Chocolate Cream Pie
130: It's that time of the year. . . CHOPPING DOWN OUR 9 FOOT NOBLE FIR CHRISTMAS TREE | Free Hot Chocolate, Hayrides, Warming Fire, Shaking & Bailing. It was very cold with a few snow flurries. | FAMILY CHRISTMAS TRADITION
131: nOVE. | Nov. 29
133: Our 14 Annual WHITE ELEPANT | CHRISTMAS | PARTY
134: To have tons of FUN & Lots of LAUGHTER | CHEERS! | GIFT EXCHANGE | AWESOME PHOTO
135: Lots of scrumptious foods Lasagna, veggies, bacon-wrapped weenies, cheese platter,sweet & sour meatballs, and lots of desserts...pies, cookies, cakes, & more | AWESOME PHOTO
136: Decorating GINGERBREAD MEN and SNOWMEN with the GRANDKIDDIOS
137: K'NEX Creations
138: HEART in the clouds | The DRIVE to the BEACH
139: Birthday Get-Away | at the BEACH | Lincoln City Dec. 13-15 | Stayed two nights at the Captain's Quarters, an ocean front condo, full kitchen, 3 BD/2BA & gas fireplace. Even though one of the bedrooms had a king bed, we choose to stay with the queen bed with a deck & could hear the waves crashing on the shore. You can drive on the beach, but for only 1/2 block. The weather was really nice Sat. & Sun with partly sunny skies. My birthday morning,..we made our way to Newport to meet up with Kassi,Bill & River for breakfast at The Chalet. We had the pleasure of visiting Kassi's BEAUTIFUL HOME | Such a beautiful & relaxing time... Thanks BABE | The LOOKOUT at CAPEFOULWEATHER
140: CHRISTMAS | IT'S | TIME | Took in a movie on Christmas Eve "The Interview" from YouTube
141: CHRISTMAS EVE We're celebrating US with a Hot Toddy while opening up our gifts from each other.
142: JACKSON | ADDY | RYLON | in the | MAGIC of | CHRISTMAS
144: CHRISTMAS | with FAMILY
145: Christmas Dinner here this year...Maple Glazed Porkloin, Twice Baked Potatoes, Applesauce, Steamed Broccoli, Tossed Salad, Rolls and for dessert... Eggnog Spice Trifle and Oregon Marion Berry Pie & Neiman Marcus Cookies