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New Year's in La Grande

January 16, 2012 - Up until this year Lee and I have celebrated two Christmases, one with my family and one with his. This year was the fir...
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A Merrick Christmas

January 09, 2012 - This year was Christmas at the Merricks. We got to spend several days relaxing in Bruneau and connecting with all the fa...
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Boxes Unpacked!

January 05, 2012 - After nearly two years, I unpacked several kitchen boxes the week before Christmas. I LOVE it. Check out the significant...
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Getting in the Christmas Spirit

December 12, 2011 - With the kitchen in chaos, we have taken longer than normal to get in the Christmas spirit. But, after successfully meet...
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December, Seriously?

December 05, 2011 - On the very same day I put up Christmas lights in the front yard, I pulled these (and a couple of zucchinis) from the ga...
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Thanksgiving Week(end)

November 28, 2011 - The Kalemba and Tanner families celebrate Thanksgiving like no other! This year was the "Oregon" Thanksgiving year, but...
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Big Game

November 20, 2011 - One of the perks of having season football tickets is that tickets to "Big Game' are part of the package. I hadn't ever...
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More Visitors

November 18, 2011 - Last weekend (11/11) Lani and Kyle came up for a visit. The occasion was the Oregon vs Stanford football game. And altho...
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Visitors! (and a kitchen update)

November 07, 2011 - My sister Abbie and her husband have been making the rounds interviewing at different oncology centers in the west. Last...
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Slow Progress....

October 28, 2011 - I'm happy to report that Lee has had two weeks at his new job and is loving it! I think it will keep him busy, but it wi...
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More Stanford Football

October 28, 2011 - Last week (10/22) was supposed to have been Stanford's hardest game of the season yet. We played the Washington Huskies...
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Living in Chaos

October 16, 2011 - Two years ago this week we put an offer on our house. We've had plans for renovating the kitchen ever since. And as of t...
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Jeni's Ice Cream

October 16, 2011 - Last summer we were introduced to Jeni's ice cream when we were in Columbus, Ohio for Lani and Kyle's wedding. It's appa...
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A Real Couch!

October 10, 2011 - Lee and I have entered into a new phase of life - we actually own a for-real couch. After visiting several homes this su...
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Kalembas in Town

October 10, 2011 - My parents seem to be making a tradition out of coming to visit over Columbus Day weekend. This year it worked out excep...
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Football Season is Here!

October 02, 2011 - Lee and I decided to take advantage of his faculty discount and purchase season tickets for Stanford football. With thei...
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No More Spider Webs!

October 02, 2011 - Within the first two weeks of moving into our house, we discovered that water was leaking through cracks in the stucco o...
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Lani & Kyle's Wedding Reception

September 10, 2011 - Lani and Kyle had a beautiful, delicious and super fun wedding reception to top off the week at Bear Lake. The "Party" w...
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Congratulations Lee!!

September 10, 2011 - The series of events that have occurred over the last six - seven months at Lee's job have been crazy. The organization...
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Craftiness!

September 10, 2011 - One of my all-time favorite Christmas decorations growing up (and still is today) was an advent calendar my mom made fro...
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Bear Lake Beach Time

August 28, 2011 - Lani and Kyle's wedding celebration took place at Bear Lake over the weekend of August 20th. My dad's side of the family...
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The Harvest

August 25, 2011 - Our garden has been going ballistic the last month or so. Every other day Lee and I are bringing in zucchinis and cucumb...
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Good Times with Old Friends

August 25, 2011 - We recently returned from 10 great days in Utah. The first couple of days of that trip were spent in Salt Lake visiting...
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$1 Night at the Boardwalk

August 25, 2011 - In keeping wit h tradition we joined Joy, Collin and their SF crew for $1 night at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk a few weeks...
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A Good Saturday

August 07, 2011 - We stayed in town the weekend before last (7/31) and certainly enjoyed doing it. We were productive on Saturday morning,...
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The End of an Era

August 05, 2011 - Many of my closest girl friends were residents of 908 E Meadow for several years. While living alone, it was my second h...
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We ♥ Lassen National Park

July 31, 2011 - Life continues to be pretty stressful for us, so we decided to escape from it (again) for a long weekend. We opted for c...
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Birthday Fun

July 12, 2011 - We all know I have the best job in the world and I hope to never have to give it up. One of the reasons why it's so fabu...
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Fourth of July Weekend

July 08, 2011 - We celebrated my birthday and Fourth of July with the Merrick family while camping in Idaho. We had been looking forward...
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Abbie and Patrick's Wedding Weekend

June 29, 2011 - After several years of dating (including two years of long-distance between Houston and Portland), Abbie and Patrick dec...
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Panorama Trail

June 16, 2011 - The week of June 6 was one rotten week. I'm pretty sure it's one of our worst weeks ever and to survive through it, we d...
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Tanners in Town!

June 14, 2011 - Weekend before last (June 3) my aunt and cousin drove out from Utah to spend the weekend celebrating Joy's birthday. Luc...
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The Wedding Weekend

June 03, 2011 - My cousin Kathy got married on Sunday of Memorial Day weekend and what a wedding it was! Far too much time had passed si...
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The Big Apple

June 01, 2011 - After three modes of transit to SFO, three planes, four airports, ten hours of wait time and a cab, we arrived in NYC ni...
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Tying up Loose Ends

May 24, 2011 - Before tackling the monumental project of the kitchen, we've been trying to lead "normal people" lives while tying up so...
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The Happiest Place on Earth

May 22, 2011 - Lucky for us AWEA (big wind tradeshow) is being held in Anaheim this year and Lee's brother and wife decided to come out...
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Cutest Birthday Card Ever

May 17, 2011 - If you can't see this - try viewing it in Firefox or I.E.9
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Lee's Birthday Weekend

May 16, 2011 - What a weekend! Lots of good friends and even more good food and treats!! The weekend was all about Lee and we're gratef...
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Happy Birthday Lee

May 16, 2011 - Happy Birthday to the greatest husband around. Every day I thank my lucky stars that Lee is mine, all mine. We had a bir...
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The Fence is in!!!

May 15, 2011 - Last Friday, in under six hours, our backyard fence came down, was disposed of and a new fence installed! It's an awfull...
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Saying Goodbye to the Concrete Jungle

May 08, 2011 - Last May, with the help of our friends, we hauled out four tons of concrete and demolished a dilapidated playhouse in ou...
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Arroyo Seco - April 22, 2011

April 28, 2011 - One of the perks of my job is that I get Good Friday off and Lee always takes it off to be with me. We debated this year...
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The Master Bed & Bath is COMPLETE!

April 18, 2011 - We did it! The master bedroom and bathroom is complete! Lee completed all the finishing touches this weekend and it's go...
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I ♥ Spring

April 18, 2011 - I ♥ spring! It's slow in coming this year but I love it all the same. I never knew how much I loved working out in the y...
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Lani's Bachelorette Weekend

April 11, 2011 - Nothing about Lani is traditional. Including her approach to their wedding. She and Kyle got married last summer, are ce...
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Thursday Night Date Nights

April 01, 2011 - The last couple of weeks we've had some fun, impromptu opportunities for date nights on Thursday. What's surprisingly co...
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Master Closet & Bath Update

March 27, 2011 - This post is late in coming, but we moved into our completed closet two weeks ago! We LOVE it! We also love sleeping and...
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Dry Tortugas National Park

March 11, 2011 - We ♥ Dry Tortugas National Park. What a gorgeous place!!!! We were afraid the winds would keep the boat from sailing, bu...
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The Florida Keys

March 10, 2011 - Key Largo, Montego, baby why don't we go..... resounded in my head every time I mentioned or thought of Key Largo, which...
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Everglades National Park

March 09, 2011 - We LOVED the Everglades! What a fascinating park. We couldn't believe the wildlife we saw - it was amazing. We spent thr...
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Biscayne National Park

March 08, 2011 - After a year of dutifully working on our house and keeping busier than we like, we decided it was time for a vacation. D...
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A President's Day Weekend Miracle!

February 22, 2011 - Last year over President's Day weekend we were kicking it on the beach in Kauai. This year, although not as beautiful ma...
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Our Closet has Shelves!

February 15, 2011 - I'm getting super excited about having a walk-in closet in our master bedroom! We took advantage of a sale at the Contai...
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Transforming the Master Bath

February 15, 2011 - Big news! As of yesterday the contract work we hired out is complete! Our bathroom is halfway to completion. We have lig...
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Trip to Tahoe (Jan 28 - 30)

February 02, 2011 - Every winter we spend a weekend in Tahoe at Brockway Springs in Kings Beach. Friends of ours rent a couple of condos and...
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We ♥ Searsoutlet.com

January 25, 2011 - Before we even purchased our home, Lee discovered Searsoutlet.com. We've been in love with it ever since. As of last wee...
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Master Bed/Bath Update

January 23, 2011 - We have been homeowners for nearly 11 months and just started working on the master bedroom and bathroom. We outsourced...
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One Bathroom Finished!

January 09, 2011 - After SEVERAL months we FINALLY finished the common bathroom. Lee has put in some serious hours trying to wrap it up sin...
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