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An Idaho Christmas

January 09, 2014 - For the first time since we've been married, we spent our entire Christmas holiday in Idaho with the Merricks. We had a...
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Friends Annual Holiday Party

December 19, 2013 - After more years than I can count, our annual friends Christmas party moved from the Smoots home to ours. This was the f...
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6th Annual Gingerbread Houses

December 17, 2013 - With the exception of the year we bought the house, we have been making and decorating gingerbread houses every Christma...
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Nick & Erika's Wedding

December 08, 2013 - One of my most favorite people in all the world got married on Friday, November 29 in San Francisco. And It was a weddin...
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Thanksgiving

December 05, 2013 - Thanksgiving this year was in La Grande with my family and the Tanners. Our break was abbreviated due to the very happy...
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Bachelorette Night for Erika

November 24, 2013 - Last night (11/23) a handful of us gathered to celebrate Erika's last Saturday night as a single lady! It was a pretty t...
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And the crowd goes wild....

November 24, 2013 - Yesterday was Big Game day at Stanford. It's usually quite the rivalry and the stands are typically packed. That wasn't...
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My parents come to visit

November 23, 2013 - When we purchased our season tickets for Stanford football (back in February), my parents claimed the extra tickets for...
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Cute, Cute Nephews

November 09, 2013 - Lee and I had such a fun Halloween weekend with our cute, cute nephews. We left work early on Halloween and caught a fli...
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Stanford vs UCLA

October 22, 2013 - Saturday's football game was the best of the season yet. The weather was ideal for a 12:30pm game - sunny and warm. Nick...
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Erika's Bridal Shower

October 21, 2013 - Last Thursday (October 17) we gathered to celebrate Erika and her upcoming wedding to Nick. This was an event I had been...
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Weekend Update & Happy Birthday Ivy!

October 14, 2013 - It's amazing how good it feels to be home two weekends in a row! We need to make that happen more often. Stanford played...
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Football Season is Here!

October 06, 2013 - When Stanford football season tickets went on sale for 2013, Lee and I jumped on it. But despite ordering them in Februa...
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Meeting Jack Jerome Pfaffenbach

October 05, 2013 - Little Jack Jerome Pfaffenbach finally decided to join the family on Sunday, September 22, 2013. He measured just under...
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Our week in Hood River

September 23, 2013 - Most of the family and friends that came to celebrate Abbie & Patrick's wedding headed home on Labor Day. Lee and I didn...
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Abbie & Patrick's Wedding Celebration

September 19, 2013 - Over Labor Day weekend, Abbie & Patrick celebrated their marriage. Abbie & Patrick were married two summers ago by way o...
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Olympic National Park

September 09, 2013 - A couple of weeks ago, we had the opportunity to visit Olympic National Park for the first time. The park is pretty good...
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Family Fun

August 13, 2013 - The last two weekends (first two weekends in August) have been fun-filled and family focused. I spent the first weekend...
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Hells Canyon River Trip

August 07, 2013 - When Lee's cousin called us up early this spring and asked if we wanted to join them on a three-day river trip through H...
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Fun with Nieces & Nephews

July 29, 2013 - After our days on the river (post to follow soon), we spent a couple of days with Lee's family. We had a great time! Our...
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Summer Fun in LG

July 26, 2013 - Lee and I were privileged enough to be invited to join Lee's cousins on a river trip through Hells Canyon in mid-July. G...
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Fourth of Juy Fun

July 05, 2013 - The first summer we were in our house we hosted a 4th of July BBQ. Three years and thousands of man-hours later, we deci...
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Super Fun Birthday!

July 05, 2013 - The last two years we have been out of town on my birthday. And although both times we were with family and enjoying eve...
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St. John on the Hobie

June 28, 2013 - Before we left for St. John and before we knew how smitten we would be with relaxing and the beaches of the Caribbean, w...
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Snorkeling in the Virgin Islands

June 28, 2013 - Before we left on our trip, Lee and I invested in our own snorkel gear. The few times we've gone before, we have rented...
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The British Virgin Islands

June 28, 2013 - When preparing to go on our trip, we had done a little reading about the BVIs (British Virgin Islands) and thought we wo...
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The Beaches & Waters of St. John

June 28, 2013 - Our anniversary trip to St. John was the first time either of us have ever been to the Caribbean and we just fell in lov...
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Paradise - The Virgin Islands

June 28, 2013 - To celebrate our 5 year anniversary, Lee and I spent a week on St. John in the USVI. The week was just dreamy and we act...
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La Bella Villa

June 27, 2013 - Our trip to St. John was our first experience with VRBO and it was a tremendous success! When we discovered we could ren...
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Weekend in Chicago

June 24, 2013 - Lee was fortunate enough to attend a pretty cool conference in Chicago this last week (June 18 - 21). We took advantage...
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Owen Archie

June 17, 2013 - On June 13th at 2:39pm in the afternoon, Abbie had a beautiful little boy! He weighed 8 pounds and 2 ounces and was 20 3...
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Pinnacles National Park

May 22, 2013 - In January, Pinnacles National Monument became a national park. This last weekend, we visited it for the first time and...
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Happy Birthday Lee

May 16, 2013 - For Lee's birthday this year I asked several friends and family to send me words that they would use to describe Lee. Th...
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A Baby Shower for Abbie

May 10, 2013 - Last weekend I made a quick trip up to Portland/Hood River for Abbie's baby shower. Her little guy is due in June and al...
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Celebrating 5 Years of Bliss with Bliss

April 30, 2013 - I can't even believe that we will have been married for 5 years as of June 7. Crazy! Every day I express deep and sincer...
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Spring Garden

April 21, 2013 - It's hard to believe that Lee and I have been in our house for just over three years. This will be our fourth summer and...
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Another Memorable Week in Oxford

April 21, 2013 - I had the privilege of attending the Foundation's 10th Forum in Oxford the week of April 8th. This was my third forum an...
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Joy & Collin's Wedding Weekend

April 21, 2013 - After nearly five years of dating, Joy and Collin finally tied the knot! Their wedding was held on Saturday, March 30 at...
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More Bachelorette Fun for Joy

April 03, 2013 - Family and friends started coming in for the big wedding day throughout the week of March 25th and we took advantage of...
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Full House!

April 03, 2013 - On March 19th my dad retired! Two days later they landed at the Oakland airport and spent nearly two weeks with us. Four...
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All About Joy!!!

March 10, 2013 - This last weekend was a fun-filled celebration for Joy and her upcoming wedding. I missed out on the Sunday activities,...
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The Chicago Caper

February 18, 2013 - Remember when 15 - 20 years ago the "How to Host a Murder" games were popular? Well, we never had done one and had the o...
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Goings On

February 03, 2013 - Since we returned home from Christmas, nothing all that spectacular has been going on. My work was crazy busy until the...
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