Category Archives: family

the panda hat

Last winter, Siena asked me to knit her a panda hat.  Well, I guess it was two winters ago.  So during a trip to the snow with friends last year, I took my knitting project.  By the time we arrived at … Continue reading

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trying out

Last month it was the baseball try outs.  Indoors, because of all the rain we had those weeks. Lucas’s coach from last year, suggested we had Lucas go to the next level in baseball, though he is younger than the … Continue reading

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a special bag

I’ve had this bag for many years.  My mom brought it to me one of these past years they’ve come to visit us. But this bag, I can’t use.  I can’t use it for our trips to the store. I’m … Continue reading

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Swim Meets are part of our lives right now. Smiles.  Always smiles. Warm up. Heat Sheet. Waiting.  With friends.  Waiting.  Making.  Playing. Teams. Sometimes too early.  Sometimes too long.  Sometimes too hot.  Sometimes with friends.  Sometimes just us.  And always, … Continue reading

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rolling around

Last year, we went skating to the skating rink few times.  Lucas learned some and Siena remembered from times we had gone before.  But it wasn’t until Lucas’s birthday last November, that he wanted to go back to the skating … Continue reading

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Commercial Studies

I wonder if there is such thing.  I bet there is.  I think I would have liked to take this class in college.  Anyways, this is what we did over the two weeks we watched the Olympics last month.  Commercial … Continue reading

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swimming weekends

Siena has been going to a few swim meets this fall and winter.  About once a month we spend a weekend at a pool around Portland watching swimmers from all over town. We get there, try to find our spot … Continue reading

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the snow that made winter

January passed.  It was full.  I know most of the country has had a bitter cold winter, but us, here in the Portland of the West Coast, not so much.  It’s been cold, but not much rain.  It’s been more … Continue reading

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The Winter Olympics in Sochi 2014

The Opening Ceremony, is one of my favorite things to watch in the Olympics, be it the Summer or Winter Olympics.  This year’s, I thought it was a beautiful show. I found these photos of the Olympics from space, from … Continue reading

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As it has become, the tradition is to get together with our friends on Christmas Eve, and celebrate with a special meal, as I did growing up in Chile. Together, in family, with our dear friends. This year, even more … Continue reading

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