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Christmas in Bruneau

December 31, 2009 - Merrick Family tradition calls for Christmas Eve with the Merrick Aunts and Uncles at Grandma and Grandpa Merricks. We m...
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Arts & Craft Day

December 31, 2009 - My mom is quite crafty and over the last year or so she has become pretty great at making her own cards. We were lucky e...
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Christmas at the Kalemba's

December 23, 2009 - Lee and I headed out on Friday afternoon the 18th to drive to my parent's house in Eastern Oregon. We pulled into the dr...
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Christmas Time in San Francisco

December 23, 2009 - On Tuesday, December 15th we headed up to San Francisco to soak in the Christmas fun at Union Square and dinner with the...
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3rd Annual Gingerbread Houses!

December 06, 2009 - The Christmas Lee & I were dating he purchased a set of gingerbread house molds and we made and decorated our very own g...
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Kickin' Off Christmas

December 04, 2009 - I ♥ Christmas! I love it all - the music, the tree, the festivities, the treats, seeing friends and family... This week...
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Turkey Day

December 03, 2009 - Every trip we take home, I am reminded how unbelievably fabulous it is that even though we met in the Bay Area - our fam...
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Shower for Cami + Baby Boy!

November 20, 2009 - This week I helped throw a shower for our friend Cami Felt. She is having a baby boy in the next few weeks and the women...
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Last Week for Dinner

November 16, 2009 - Over the last ten days or so we've enjoyed some very tasty meals at our house. Last week was one of those weeks when Lee...
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Back on the Trails!

November 09, 2009 - This time last year Lee and I spent every Saturday hiking and preparing for the ultimate pack trip. Since we got back fr...
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Goodbye Sunbeams

November 09, 2009 - After nearly 18 months of spending our Sunday mornings with some pretty darn cute three and four year-olds - we're havin...
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Halloween

November 01, 2009 - Last Halloween Lee and I spent the very wet weekend up in Point Reyes. After we had made plans to go to Point Reyes we l...
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Vegas, Baby! Vegas!

October 25, 2009 - Lee and I aren't really the Vegas types - but when U2 announced their tour schedule we decided we just had to go! The da...
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Weekend Roommates

October 20, 2009 - This weekend was a pretty great weekend here at home. We kicked it off with date night on Friday night and then got a co...
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Cute Grandma Katie

October 13, 2009 - I have the most darling Gram in all the world (followed closely by the two new grandma's that I am now lucky to have in...
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Go Cardinal!

September 28, 2009 - After 9 years in the Bay Area I finally made it to my first Stanford football game! Lee and I have been wanting to go fo...
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Visit From My Parents

September 17, 2009 - Our social agenda sure has been full the last few weeks! We returned home from our weekend in Idaho late on last Monday...
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Labor Day in Idaho

September 08, 2009 - Last Christmas we decided Labor Day should be spent camping with Lee's family in Glacier National Park. Those plans unra...
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Hood to Coast 2009

September 02, 2009 - Last summer my cousins got the crazy idea to run Hood to Coast as a family. For those of you unfamiliar with HTC, it's t...
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Santa Cruz & The Giant Dipper

August 25, 2009 - One of the best things about summer is 75 cent night at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. On Monday and Tuesday nights from 5pm...
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A Little Something About Lee

August 15, 2009 - I'm going to take a little minute to brag about Lee. His role at Stanford morphed a bit this spring as Stanford took on...
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Rocky Mountain National Park Pictures are Posted!!

August 14, 2009 - We finally made our way through the pictures Lee took at Rocky Mountain National Park. Enjoy! http://photos.leeandkatie...
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A Weekend at Home

August 10, 2009 - It has been a few weeks since Lee and I had a weekend here in Menlo Park and we enjoyed it thoroughly! We kicked it off...
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Cousins' Weekend 2009

August 04, 2009 - Every summer my cousins from the Tanner side of the family gather at Bear Lake for three days of FOOD, more FOOD and fun...
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Rocky Mountain National Park

July 28, 2009 - After 11 years or so in Colorado, this is my sister's last summer there. We thought we would take advantage of her being...
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Where has July gone?

July 17, 2009 - I've been a bit under the weather the last couple of weeks. Lee hasn't been feeling all that great either. The worst of...
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Giant's Game

July 09, 2009 - Tuesday night many of our good friends gathered at AT&T park to watch the Giants beat the Marlins AND celebrate my birth...
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Spoiled Rotten

July 06, 2009 - Lee absolutely spoiled me rotten on my birthday last week! He says he was just picking up the slack from the last few no...
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Fourth of July Weekend!

July 06, 2009 - We had a great Fourth of July with the Merrick/Steiner clan. Lee's Grandpa and his extended family is from Logan, Utah....
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Lindy's Baby Shower

June 28, 2009 - Our good friends Lindy and Trever Burgon are having a baby girl this fall! Unfortunately for us, they are moving to Chic...
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Life is Good

June 16, 2009 - Life is pretty darn great right now and we're thrilled that we don't have to get on a plane this month! Last weekend (Ju...
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Andrew Graduates!

June 14, 2009 - Three years ago I had the greatest fortune of being paired up with Andrew Elias as his math tutor. I had heard marvelous...
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Anniversary Weekend

June 08, 2009 - We celebrated our one year anniversary this weekend! It is pretty hard to believe we've been married for a year already.
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A Pretty Fabulous Year

June 08, 2009 - One amazing year of marriage to an even more amazing man!
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OUR First Ride

June 02, 2009 - Just 6 days shy of our first anniversary, Lee and I went on our first bike ride together! FINALLY! We have been so busy...
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Big Kid Furniture

May 31, 2009 - A little over a year ago, Lee and I were in my favorite little town of Pescadero and stopped in a store (Made in Pescade...
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Patagonia Pictures are POSTED!

May 28, 2009 - As you all know - Lee and I were super fortunate to spend 3 weeks in South America this last February. We had an incredi...
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Memorial Day Weekend Fun

May 28, 2009 - My sisters and I decided shortly after Christmas that we all wanted to come home together for Memorial Day Weekend. Luck...
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We ♥ Erika!

May 21, 2009 - Erika Justis is FABULOUS and she just had a birthday! We celebrated her big day - twice! The first was a surprise party...
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Celebrating Lee

May 17, 2009 - I think birthdays need to be celebrated with gusto and last year with the wedding chaos, I just didn't do Lee's birthday...
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEE!!!

May 12, 2009 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my most darling husband and the man I ADORE!!! Of the infinite number of things I love about my Lee...
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Adrian Brown's Birthday

May 09, 2009 - Our very good friend Adrian Brown is one of the many people we love who celebrates a birthday in the month of May. This...
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Just Because

May 09, 2009 - Just because I was having a rotten day, my cute husband came home with the most beautiful tulips! The crazy thing about...
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Yosemite in the Rain

May 04, 2009 - Every year I plan a camping trip to Yosemite Valley. I get reservations in December for the last weekend in April or fir...
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Personality - FINALLY!

April 30, 2009 - After moving in nearly 13 months ago, our little apartment FINALLY has some personality and I couldn't be more excited a...
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I Met Robert Redford

April 17, 2009 - I met Robert Redford on Wednesday night! I attended the Ceres Conference in San Francisco this week and the highlight wa...
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Joshua Tree National Park

April 13, 2009 - Having used up all my vacation days, we have to take advantage of each and every three-day weekend I get! The Foundation...
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Fragola Gelato / Frutilla Granizada Helado

April 06, 2009 - There are three flavors of gelato that I pretty much die over: Straciatella, Fragola and Nocciola. Although there are mu...
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Fun With Lani & Kyle

April 06, 2009 - Lani's work has brought her to San Francisco once a month or so for the last 6 - 8 months. It's been really fun to see s...
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Saddle-less

March 26, 2009 - After 8 long months off the bike, I decided it was time to get back out there! I have missed it like crazy. The best par...
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A Weekend with Jas

March 23, 2009 - This last weekend one of our very favorite people (Jason Larsen) came out to visit. He's been in Austin the last couple...
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Early B-Day for Lee!

March 23, 2009 - Lee's birthday isn't until May 16, but I have been thinking long and hard the last little bit about what to get him. Whe...
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Lucky Girl

March 17, 2009 - It's St. Patrick's Day and I am one lucky girl. I could go on and on about the reasons I am so lucky (amazing family, in...
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Our Sunbeams

March 16, 2009 - Believe it or not, after being gone for four Sundays our little Sunbeams (the little 3 year-olds we teach at church) sti...
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TAHOE!!!

March 15, 2009 - With all of the Patagonia training and traveling, we haven't gotten much time in on the slopes. Lucky for us, my cousin...
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Mini Update

March 09, 2009 - Two weeks have passed since we returned from our adventure to South America. It's been quite the adjustment as we've re-...
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Our Top Ten

February 22, 2009 - Our final night in Iguazu we went to dinner at La Reuda and had our final dose of Argentine beef. As we sat there eating...
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The Best Day Ever!!!

February 21, 2009 - What a fabulous final three days we have had! Our flight to Iguazu was seamless and we arrived to a very HOT and SUNNY d...
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Persicco Helado

February 18, 2009 - We got off the plane in Buenos Aires and landed in an entirely different climate. The temperature doubled between Calafa...
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Cloudy El Chalten

February 18, 2009 - We left Calafate on Sunday morning, hoping that the weather would be a bit better a couple hundred kilometers north. Tur...
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Obsessed with Glaciers

February 16, 2009 - After nearly missing our bus out of TDP to return to El Calafate, we arrived back to our hostel as the moon was rising....
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TDP Day 8: February 11, 2009 Cuernos to Torres

February 14, 2009 - Our final day! We were slow movers that morning. Attempting to leave at 10AM but being caught up in photos, it was close...
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TDP Day 7: February 10, 2009 Pehoe to Cuernos

February 14, 2009 - We woke up tired and cold from the long, wet night. The wind had roared ALL night. Shaking even our super sturdy tent. W...
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TDP Day 6: February 9, 2009 Guardas to Pehoe

February 13, 2009 - We had an average start that morning after breakfast. We were dry, but skies were such that we started in rain gear and...
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The TDP Circuit

February 12, 2009 - We had a really amazing 8 days hiking the Torres Del Paine circuit. We would have loved to have had great weather for al...
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TDP Day 5: February 8, 2009 Dickson to Guardas

February 11, 2009 - Our fifrth day was our earliest start. We were up at 6:30am and out on the trail by 8:30am. We took a trail that climbed...
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TDP Day 4: February 7, 2009 Dickson to Perros

February 11, 2009 - We started our fourth day with a monastery breakfast at the refugio (toast, jam and cheese), plus runny eggs and cereal...
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TDP Day 3: February 6, 2009 Seron to Dickson

February 11, 2009 - Day three was our latest start and we didn´t head out until 11AM. The trail is estimated to take about 6 hours to go 12...
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TDP Day Two: February 5, 2009: Torres to Camp Seron

February 11, 2009 - This day also strated early. Our alarms were set for 5AM but Katie was so excited to see sunrise on the Torres that she...
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TDP Day One: February 4, 2009 - Campamento Torres

February 11, 2009 - After a very sleepless night (due to preparations for the trip, an early departure time and incessant dog barking) we bo...
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We Made It!

February 11, 2009 - After 8 days, 75 miles, sun, rain (some of which was horizontal), and wind gusts hitting 80 mph and blowing us off our f...
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Finally Here!!

February 03, 2009 - After two days of traveling and 24 hours in Buenos Aires we have nearly arrived at our destination! And more importantly...
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The Adventure Honeymoon

January 29, 2009 - After nearly a year of planning and anticipation we are less than 3 days away from departing for South America to experi...
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Shower for the Smoot Twins

January 25, 2009 - Our good friends Amanda and Rob Smoot are having TWIN BOYS!!! They will be here in just a couple of short months. This l...
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Top 15 Adventures....

January 21, 2009 - Our Backpacker Magazine came yesterday. This issue is the "Ultimate Adventure Handbook" and lists the world's best hikes...
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Skyline to the Sea

January 20, 2009 - Pretty much all of our weekends at home in the Bay Area over the last couple of months have been dedicated to Patagonia...
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A Time of Hope

January 20, 2009 - Prior to today, there have been three world events that have been permanently engraved in my memory: 1) when the Challen...
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Coast Trail - January 10, 2009

January 11, 2009 - Saturday, January 10 was a spectacular day in the Bay Area. It was at least 60 degrees, if not warmer and not a cloud in...
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