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14 August 2007

We have had a bit of a whirlwind mid July - mid August.

The middle of July started with Elaine, Sierra, Cooper and I flying up to Cleveland. Elaine and I left Sierra and Cooper with Elaine's sister Margaret at the airport pick up area as Elaine and I turned around to fly back to Cincinnati so I could join her as she worked a three day trip "across the pond" to London (thanks again to Margaret, Jeff, Carol and Howard for watching Sierra and Cooper). Upon our return to the States Elaine and I drove up to Cleveland, reuniting with Sierra and Cooper and spending a couple of nice days with Maribeth, Brian, Margaret, Jeff, Carol and Howard.

Our whirlwind continued (with Sierra and Cooper) by driving up to the Webb's in Frankenmuth Michigan for their annual B.G.S.U. get-to-gether. A great time was had by all over the four day weekend as we caught up with Elaine's college friends and their families enjoying idyllic weather (in contrast to the stifling heat and humidity in Cincinnati).

After the Frankenmuth festivities wound down we drove back home to Cincinnati and hopped on a plane that evening for Portland, where we had an absolutely fabulous two weeks hiking in the gorge, spending time with family and friends and hosting Cabinfest. As always, visiting Portland made us feel like we were home.

Both Sierra and Cooper took all of the traveling and time zone changes in stride, especially enjoying the extra attention that only a Grandma (both Carol and Nita) can provide.

We are looking forward to getting into our school year routine. Sierra started first grade today, and Cooper will start up his second year of pre school later this month (3 half days a week). Both are thrilled about the new possibilities.
Elaine and I are also looking forward to celebrating our ten year anniversary with a hut to hut hiking trip to Austria in the middle of September, while the Grandma's and Grandpa's take turns watching Sierra, Cooper and McKenzie (thanks again ahead of time).

I hope everyone has a good month! Take care.

 


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Sierra, Camille and Cooper

Enjoying a lazy summer day

Elaine and Sierra

Flying up to Cleveland

Cooper, Grandma Carol and Sierra

Sierra and Aunt Margaret

Watering the flowers

Aunt Margaret, Sierra and Cooper

Playing at the park

Sierra, Aunt Maribeth and Cooper

Sierra and Aunt Margaret

Cooper, Sierra and Elaine

Blowing out the candles on Elaine's birthday cake

Sierra and Elaine

Sarr and Sierra

At Webbfest

Sierra and Sarr

At Webbfest

Sierra

Cooling off at Webbfest

Sierra

Swimming at Webbfest

Sierra

Warming up after a refreshing swim in the pool at Webbfest

Sierra, Sarr, Schafer, and Cooper

Having fun at an outdoor concert in Frankenmuth Michigan

Grandma Nita, Sierra, Cooper and Elaine

Hiking up Beacon Rock

Family photo

Taking a break on the hike to the top of Beacon Rock

Family photo

On the top of Beacon Rock

Cooper, Elaine and Sierra

On top of Beacon Rock

Sierra, Grandma Nita and Cooper

On top of Beacon Rock

Sierra and Jake

On top of Beacon Rock

Sierra

On top of Beacon Rock

Grandma Nita, Cooper and Sierra

Enjoying some classic "Calvin and Hobbes"

Sierra

Picking blueberries

Sierra and Cooper

Showing off all of the blueberries they picked

Sierra

Rehydrating after all of that blueberry picking

Grandma Nita and Sierra

Making blueberry pie

Grandma Nita, Sierra and Cooper

Blowing out the candles on Elaine's birthday pie

Sierra and Grandma Nita

At the park

Sierra and Elaine

Swinging at the park

Sierra

At the park

Sierra and Ruby

In Brent's tree house

Elaine, Sierra and Cooper

At the top of Multnomah Falls

Sierra

Eating lunch above Multnomah Falls

Sierra, Elaine and Cooper

Eating lunch above Multnomah Falls

Jake and Sierra

Posing for a photos above Multnomah Falls

Sierra and Grandma Nita

All gussied up for a wedding reception

Cooper, Grandpa Bill and Sierra

Going for a scooter ride

Gracine, Sierra and Cooper

Playing in Clear Lake

Sierra, Gracine and Cooper

Hiking on the McKenzie River trail

Sierra, Cooper and Gracine

Hiking on the McKenzie River trail

Sierra, Gracine and Cooper

Cooper, Gracine and Sierra

Hiking on the McKenzie River trail

Scott, Gracine, Nicholas, Cooper and Sierra

Playing along the McKenzie River

Nicholas and Sierra

Watching the fire at the McKenzie River cabin

Sierra

Eating a smore by the fire at the McKenzie River cabin

Sierra

Eating lunch at Blue River Resevoir

Sierra and Nicholas

At Blue River Resevoir

Sierra and Gracine

Digging a hole at Blue River Resevoir

Sierra and Cooper

At the Clark County Fair

Cooper, Sierra and Grandpa Bill

Going for a ride at the Clark County Fair

Sierra and friends

Going for a ride at the Clark County Fair

Grandma Nita, Sierra and Cooper

Enjoying an ice cream cone

 

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