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Community Choir

At the beginning of this year, I enrolled the boys in the Hillsboro Community Youth Choir. Through the years, Silas has participated in gymnastics, soccer, t-ball, taekwondo, science club, and swimming at different times, but I felt he could use some musical instruction. His school offers music as one of the “specials” during the afternoon,… Read More Community Choir

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PDX by MAX

Presidents’ Day weekend we were itching for another Saturday trip, but couldn’t figure out what to do that was within  budget and that fit the forecasted rainy weather. Finally we settled on riding the train into downtown Portland to explore our city for a few hours. The kids love riding the MAX, and we were… Read More PDX by MAX

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Homeownership

Since I like to blog about things after they are completely accomplished, I was waiting for the very last details of our  house siding project to be complete before writing about it. And here we are, months later, with only the painting of drainpipe fasteners standing between me and writing about our siding…so I’m writing!… Read More Homeownership