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07.01.17

Some of my favorite moments with Brady are when I sit down and intentionally play with him. Here he’s playing Lincoln logs and being his silly imaginative self (back in January 2017). What a special sweet boy he is.

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04.13.17

We went on our first family camping trip back in September 2016 to Clear Lake in Mt. Hood National Forest just East of Portland. It’s in a really beautiful area, but beware, there are TWO Clear Lakes in Oregon. Of course, the pictures I kept looking at of the super clear waters were from the one located more towards Central Oregon. The one we ended up at was basically dried up lol. Whoops. We started the trip with dinner at our favorite burger joint on the way, Calamity Jane’s, so we didn’t arrive at our campsite until after dark.  Despite that and the fact that it down poured on us the majority of our stay, it was fine. We made the best of it.

We stayed two nights. It was Brian, Brady (almost 4 at the time), George (our golden retriever) and me. We used one big tent for all of us and even fashioned a little tarp to cook under the second night in the pouring rain. I couldn’t seem to get warm pretty much the whole time. One of the most important goals of mine for this camping trip was A) a great view of a mountain lake B) To sit under (& photograph) the stars out in the wilderness (that’s one way that God woos me is the sky), but we arrived at our campsite jussst in time to get a glimpse of a beautiful starry night right as the clouds for the impending rain quickly moved in and blocked any/all stars/moon. I didn’t get my starry night picture. Sigh.

We mostly stuck close to our campsite, which was very nicely sized and equipped with a big fire pit, picnic table, and was located next to a community dumpster and a quick walk across the road to the pit toilet. We did take a little walk down to the (dried up) lake the first morning there.  It’d be nice to return when the weather isn’t so dreary.  Since I thought we were going to the OTHER Clear Lake, I’d planned a couple hikes and even got a stick/accessories for my new GoPro to take some neat under water video. Well, I took some video on our drive in and before the rain really hit (or when we got a short break).

Thanks to my hubby who’s acquired decent camping/wilderness gear over the years and a friend who let us borrow some additional sleeping pads, we had a comfortable stay!  Next time we’ll set up a better “keep mud out of the tent” system, but we did an ok job for the most part. Brady also did better sleeping in the tent than I imagined as a 3 year old on his first camping trip.  We look forward to our next family camping trip!

Here’s a short fusion video from our 1st camping experience: (also my first GoPro video (I have some improvements to make the next time I use it)…)

Here are some images:

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04.12.17

In the spirit of Brady starting his second season of soccer this weekend, I thought I’d FINALLY blog images/video from his first game.

What a fun first season of soccer for Brady. This was his first time playing organized sports. It was a well run league nearby us. He had games every Saturday and I’m pretty sure he was placed on the most passive team of players in the entire league. Hah! There were maybe 1-3 players who would run the ball (Brady being one of them) and usually only 1 or 2 was present at each game.   I totally warned Brian not to be “that sports dad” who is too hard on his kids or overly coaches from the sidelines, etc… Except turns out that was ME. I couldn’t stop cheering him on or encourage him which way to run, when to pass the ball, etc…  Mostly because no one else was really coaching or directing the kids on what to do and when to do it. I kept telling Brian “Get out there and tell them what to do!” So funny.  Parenting really teaches you about yourself.  😉

Brady designated himself as goalie for every game. The team would be running one direction and he’d run straight into the goal and turn around and fiercely guard it. So funny, because no one told him to do that. A couple games in, he became a little more aggressive and would run with the ball and even attempt to steal. He scored his first goal at his last game and was so excited!

Here’s some of the best pics from the season and a little video from his first game, too. Don’t worry, we tucked his dress of a jersey into his shorts the next game (see video of 1st game).

VIDEO (Click the GEAR ICON at the bottom right to view video in HD!)

 

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