July 12, 2000

I've been busy writing courseware for the past two weeks and haven't had a chance to update the site. Unlike some people, though (my seester, who last updated her site during the Ice Age), I get around to it eventually.

We spent a weekend in Walla Walla two weeks ago, stopping at Fishhook Park on the Snake River to hang out with Sherrice and the other Neils for the afternoon. It was a great time, as always. In Walla Walla, Mom watched Katie Saturday night so we could go out for dinner, and even took night duty so we could get a full night's rest. That may have been the best part of the whole weekend! Sunday morning Mom made brunch and Grandma joined us. It was a quick trip but we had a really nice time.

Last weekend we were in Seattle again. Finally got to see Safeco Field for ourselves when we went to a Mariners-Dodgers game with Jim and April. The Mariners won, so that made it even more fun. Oh, we also got to see our personalized brick, which--if you want to see it too--is in front of a bento place. At first I thought it was a little too close to the restrooms for my taste, but bento's not bad. LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION! If you happen to see it, will ya give it a polish? Jim and April's upkeep leaves much to be desired.

We celebrated Darlene's and Alec's birthdays at Ted and Jocelyn's Saturday evening. Seems Alec's favorite gift was, of course, the noisiest (from Grandma and Grandpa). Now that we're parents, we know better than to get our nieces or nephews loud toys because we fully expect (and deserve) their parents to reciprocate.

The Lake Oswego School District Technology Learning Center is going to be closed for a couple weeks starting next week, so I look forward to not having some big deadlines. I'll still be developing some courseware, but not teaching. The classroom's being remodeled and will be pretty great when it's complete! Remember, if you're in the Portland area, you can register for classes. All the info you need is here.

Scout's new trick is digging holes under the fence and running around the neighborhood. Since everyone know who she is and where she belongs, her adventures don't last long. I know what you're saying: Duh, dogs dig. Yeah, just shut up.

Hold everything! This may be our biggest news yet: we can now fit a car in our garage. Just one, mind you, but it's quite a milestone. If anyone who was at our baby shower peeked in the garage (you know who you are, I heard the gasps) you know what an accomplishment this is for us. If we get a shed for the backyard we might be able to clear out more stuff and fit both cars. Woo-hoo!

We used HomeGrocer.com for the first time yesterday. Talk about convenient! Shop in your undies and wait for it to come to the door the next day!

That is all I have to say at this time.

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