The Great PDX Ice storm of 2014

So for the (two) regular readers of my blog, you’ll know that recently my family and I relocated to the great Pacific Northwest in November of last year. Specifically we live in a Portland suburb called Troutdale, while I work for Clackamas County Tourism and Cultural Affairs promoting Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory. It’s an area...
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Saying goodbye to a beloved pet

Today has been and extremely hard day. Without a doubt the hardest day since Collin dealt with his issues. Today we had to put down our beloved labrador Bailey. If you’re not a dog lover then you probably don’t understand the connection we have with our dogs. We had Bailey years before we had Kaylee...
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Baby conductor?

As a “retired” band geek, I’ve seen this video make its rounds a few times, and have always stopped to watch it a number of times. I love this video on multiple fronts. Ode to Joy itself is an amazing piece, although I can’t help but think of the Starz Commercial that added lyrics basically...
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Embarking on a new adventure

For the last two people I know who haven’t heard, we’ve uprooted and moved to Oregon. It’s been just over a week now, and it’s been a wild ride. You always expect it to be so when you’re moving 800 or so miles away, but of course there’s always the things that you don’t expect...
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