Category Archives: Family

Rowen Climbing

We took Rowen to a climbing gym yesterday. She saw someone ascending a rock wall on TV and wanted to give it a try. Rowen was nervous at first but got past her trepidation and had fun, especially jumping on … Continue reading

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Remembering Lucy

Today we remember a truly loving friend. I am very sad to announce that this morning we lost our cat, Lucy. Ten years ago, we met a tiny fluffy ball of energy. Amidst a flurry of other kittens, she scrambled … Continue reading

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Vacation (kinda)

I took a few days off between Arris and starting with CrowdCompass. Since we’re already planning to travel in July and are just finishing up buying a new house, we didn’t plan to go anywhere. I’m just taking the days to unwind a bit, help … Continue reading

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Open House Weekend Away

We listed our house for sale on Thursday this week. In just three short days we’ve had a fantastic amount of activity. Our realtor, Sara Gray, has been superb in helping us through the process of getting our home ready for sale. She recommended … Continue reading

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Hawaii Day Five – Pineapples and Chinese Hats

The Dole plantation was established around 65 years ago as a fruit stand. It became famous for its pineapples and as part of the ever expanding Dole empire. These days it is a popular tourist attraction on Oahu. We got an early start this … Continue reading

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Hawaii Day Four – The Aquarium and a Walk

We decided to have a slower day today and since the aquarium didn’t open until 9 o’clock it worked out well to hang out in our suite for a couple of hours. Ro got to watch some TV and started writing … Continue reading

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Hawaii Day Three – I could get used to this

This morning we had intended to go to Hanauma Bay, a beautiful natural bay on the East coast of Hawaii where you can swim alongside marine life that is part of a living coral reef. We set our clocks early and arrived at … Continue reading

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Hawaii Day Two – Now can we go to a beach?

For the last fourty eight hours, Rowen has expressed only a single request “now can we go to a beach?” It must feel so strange to her that we spend all of this time in preparation and travel to get … Continue reading

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Hawaii Day One – Early Mornings and Lots of Waiting

Rowen did exceptionally well today. Considering that I woke her up in the middle of the night, 04:30 to be exact, and then proceeded to take her through the hurry-up-and-wait exercise that is air travel. She was a superstar. No … Continue reading

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Bring the rain

The weather this morning was perfect. Meaghan and I took Rowen to the Beaverton Farmer’s market as is our norm on a Saturday. While the winds made it at times difficult for vendors to hold down their stalls, it meant … Continue reading

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