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Happy 8th Birthday Violet!

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Travis and Jenna

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We’re so thrilled to have a new sister in the family. Travis and Jenna were married at the historic Deepwood Estate in Salem, Oregon. The weather was perfect and the lovely couple organized an intimate wedding for friends and family. We enjoyed their unique twists, such as a taco food cart, an area for field games, a piñata, and riding off on a tandem bicycle to their happily ever after.

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Happily Twelve Years After

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We dropped the kids off with Jenni’s parents in Washington then drove to Sunriver through the Mt Hood route. The sun had set before we got to the mountain and made the entire drive dark. We arrived in four hours, only making two stops: once to try to stop a rattling sound in our gear and another, a bio-break at a casino.

During our drive, we reminisced about our marriage, told each other what we were grateful in each other, and explored conversations that are best uninterrupted by our children’s darling requests.

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Clearing the Cache

LEGO Lakeside Lodge (31048) Timelapse

Building LEGO Lakeside Lodge with my kids right before bedtime.

Music credit: Arcade Paradise by Scott Holmes from freemusicarchive.org

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LEGO Assault Hovertank Timelapse

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Rescue On Hoth

Here’s a short film the kids and I created using their LEGO Star Wars Microfighters.

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One Gone Rogue

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For the first Star Wars film that isn’t part of the main storyline, Rogue One delivered a solid entry into building out the Star Wars universe with a compelling plot, rich music, quippy humor, and exciting visuals. If you’re ready for spoiler-filled details, go rogue with me.

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Happy 5th Birthday Bruce!

Collage of Bruce's portraits in the shape of the Chinese character for five

Your smile brightens up everywhere you go and your zest for life keeps us young Bruce! Thank you for the joy God has put in your heart and may it always be a light for us to live freely and fully. I’m grateful for all these years with you and all the years to come!

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America, Lift Your Head Up!

“If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.” – John F. Kennedy

I am believing America is still a safe place to share differing opinions. The following post is an exploration of my changing opinions. Read on if you wish to ponder with me.

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Legends in LEGO

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What I love most about photography is how many forms it can take. I have gone through sprints of photography in the past after learning a new technique or acquiring new gear, but my latest fascination is different. It is like traveling to another country instead of visiting a state across the border.

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