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What A Wonderful World

Here’s why. I get emails in my inbox like this, from my sister. “I’m a Duck!” Gah. Just, stop it already. I’m 1000 miles away! I am 1000 miles away from the cutest baby on the planet! But my world is a little brighter, knowing she is here, with her tractor beam of cuteness. Thank […]

New Little Dumpling In The Family

My beautiful sister had a baby this weekend. Elliana. 6lb, 12 oz, 19 1/2″ inches, born Friday April 27 at 11:54am. My parents visited, of course, and they debated on picking up a gift they saw in the hospital gift shop. My dad couldn’t resist. He got a five foot, three inch bear for the […]

Farewell For Now, Astoria

So we are excited about moving back to Portland. We love Portland. But we also love Astoria, and it is bittersweet to wrap up our lives here. Every time I drove back to Astoria after being away, I would take a deep breath, gaze over the ships in the river, the hills of Washington, the […]

Some Pregnancy Books We Actually Liked

As we’ve discussed, the vast majority of pregnancy books and advice out there in the world is pretty crappy. If you weren’t dumb before reading some of this stuff, you’ll certainly be dumb afterwards. The other day, Dave started reading yet another book on twins. It started out being rather interesting, some historical facts, some […]

Humanity On Wheels; an Evening of Mass Transit Tales

Holy crap, this is going to be ridiculous fun. If you live in Portland, you should come check this out. If you’ve never been to a Stumptown Stories hosted by Doug Kenck-Crispin, you will have your mind blown. And Bill Reagan and Dr. Jeff, both lovely fellows who write gorgeous stories at TriMet Diaries and […]