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• Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

After doing some research and watching some videos, I decided to make a board game table with a cloth surface for posting cards and games.

I found this table on Facebook for $10, bought some cloth off ebay, and got to work.

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• Saturday, September 21st, 2019

Archer’s Soccer team is called “Fireball Dragons” (because they couldn’t decide on one). This is Archer’s third year of Soccer.

He played a small local league in Polson when he was 4, and after we moved to Oregon, he played on the McMinnville League (which Plays 7 weeks in Spring and 7 weeks in Fall). (Ashton’s been very happy to coach him every year so far.)

Last year, Archer had been very tentative and unwilling to try to take the ball from an opponent (unless it was Dad or Atley =)). At the end of last year, he started to be less hesitant, but this year, he’s all tenacious ferocity.

The ball even hit him in the face and he still got the ball back and took a strong shot.

And even with Coach’s best efforts to focus on passing to each other and getting open, Archer scored 9 goals today. Anna caught 3 of them.

Coach is very happy to see him and his team improving so much. We’ve had wonderful weather and a great group of kids and parents.

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• Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

This weekend we went out our very first camping trip as a Family. Archer is 6 and Atley is 4, and we made it out to Lost Lake for two nights of camping.

The Reeves found this beautiful place and we had a fantastic time camping together. They have 3 children that our kids just adore. We first found the Reeves when I found their blog about being a Scientology Parent. They ended up visiting us in Montana when they were moving to Oregon, and now we live near each other.

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• Friday, July 19th, 2019

After moving to Oregon a year ago, we are taking our first full trip back to visit friends and vacation.

It was great to see the mountains, lakes and especially all of our friends we missed. Thank you Venters and Shizukus for giving us places to stay. We love staying with you.

We got to float the swan river with the Venters and the Loves. We’d never even been to that river in the 13-15 years we lived there.

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• Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Anna and I have finally returned from England! We went with Anna’s mom, Carol, and Ashton’s Grandpa Joe. It was a fantastic trip. We’ll try to recap:

Anna’s entire English family lives in southern England, so we were able to stay with her family while we were there. Ashton hadn’t met any of his new England relatives, and he got to meet almost 20 of them on this trip.

This post is going to be a picture blog with descriptions. Enjoy!

We left America at around 4:00 in the evening, and 10 hours later, we arrived in London at 10:00 am the next day. This was our first glimpse of England. It took a couple days for me to figure out why the landscape definitely looked like England: None of the roads (or tree-lines) go in a straight line for very long… England is devoid of any semblance of straight driving areas.
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