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…i can prove it doesn’t ALWAYS rain.


Packed up the fam – and the cam – and headed out to Fort Casey yesterday.  Matthew had lots of fun exploring and the weather couldn’t have been better.

Fort Casey

white kids can jump?


Having some fun with photo editing after  a trip to the tulip fields today.   Little dude started out small but he ended up catching some serious hang time.  For some reason the animated gif to the right wont move unless you click on it.


Here is the original…


And here is a link to the full set of pictures from the day..

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…i’m mostly a scrooge.

lights of Xmas 10


Had a great time last night checking out some x-mas lights with the fam.  An old friend came along who had a daughter Matthew’s age.  Fun was had by all, pictures turned out good.

…i am an inexperienced hiker.

Lots of pictures, two bears, delicious MREs, and picturesque mountain trails.


There were two mistakes that my father and I made on our three day backpacking trip in the North Cascades.  The first happened before we even started – we didn’t really prepare physically.  I would say that we’re both in pretty good shape, but we never took the day hikes that we had planned to break in our boots and get ourselves warmed up.  As a true procrastinator I bought my boots a couple of days before we left and barely got to know them.


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…my son is a filmmaker.

Here is a little video that Matthew didn’t know he was directing. He gets ahold of our little flip camera from time to time and the stuff he records is pretty interesting. His style can only be described as experimental. He likes to take short little clips, and he gets so excited to see them that you can hear him mashing the buttons on the back of the camera to stop and watch them. I don’t remember what it was like being 4 years old, but maybe this will give us some insight.