July 12th, 2010
Mom standing at the base of the tallest Sitka spruce in the world (located on Oregon coast), circa 19-before I was born.

Mom standing at the base of the tallest Sitka spruce in the world (located on Oregon coast), circa 19-before I was born.

Dad standing at the base of the tallest Sitka spruce tree in the world (located on the Oregon coast), circa 19-before I was born.

Dad standing at the base of the tallest Sitka spruce tree in the world (located on the Oregon coast), circa 19-before I was born.

May 20th, 2010
This is my lovely grandmother (my dad’s mom) on her 80th Day of Cake. I don’t have adequate words to describe my fondness for my grandmother. Or to describe my cousin Lianna’s mad cake-baking skillz. 

This is my lovely grandmother (my dad’s mom) on her 80th Day of Cake. I don’t have adequate words to describe my fondness for my grandmother. Or to describe my cousin Lianna’s mad cake-baking skillz. 

One of my favorite pictures of my dad, found just this past weekend during a hot Purge It! date with one of my closets.

One of my favorite pictures of my dad, found just this past weekend during a hot Purge It! date with one of my closets.

Awwh, yeah. Proof that my sister and I once hung out with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Well, one, anyway. Donatello was always my favorite.

Awwh, yeah. Proof that my sister and I once hung out with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Well, one, anyway. Donatello was always my favorite.

Theresa and Cousin Amy.

Theresa and Cousin Amy.

My uncle Ron and aunt Patty (my dad’s youngest sister) at my Grandma’s house. Taken December, 1983.

My uncle Ron and aunt Patty (my dad’s youngest sister) at my Grandma’s house. Taken December, 1983.

Barkleys! I scanned this one for my sister. That’s her husband on the far right, and his twin brother, his mom, grandmother, and his big sister Naomi.

Barkleys! I scanned this one for my sister. That’s her husband on the far right, and his twin brother, his mom, grandmother, and his big sister Naomi.

Someone sure is funny. (That’s Mom, Theresa, and me.) Taken November, 1984.

Someone sure is funny. (That’s Mom, Theresa, and me.) Taken November, 1984.

Photographic evidence of me first falling in love with Priest Lake.

Photographic evidence of me first falling in love with Priest Lake.

Dad at Multnomah Falls.

Dad at Multnomah Falls.

May 19th, 2010
Vintage Multnomah Falls (Oregon). Taken on a trip my parents took circa sometime before I was born.

Vintage Multnomah Falls (Oregon). Taken on a trip my parents took circa sometime before I was born.

May 10th, 2009

Me and Dad rocking the Member’s Only jackets.


I’m thinking Mom caught me being sleepily transported from wherever I had fallen asleep to my bed. I still remember my dad’s jacket perfectly. He wore it all the time.

Me and Dad rocking the Member’s Only jackets.

I’m thinking Mom caught me being sleepily transported from wherever I had fallen asleep to my bed. I still remember my dad’s jacket perfectly. He wore it all the time.

January 9th, 2009
That’s me and my gradmother’s (my dad’s mom) amazing garden that has since been scaled down as it eventually became too much for her to manage on her own. I still remember how she grew the biggest roses, and all of her own herbs. There was also an apple tree in her backyard. That’s Danny, their endlessly patient golden, sunbathing next to me.

That’s me and my gradmother’s (my dad’s mom) amazing garden that has since been scaled down as it eventually became too much for her to manage on her own. I still remember how she grew the biggest roses, and all of her own herbs. There was also an apple tree in her backyard. That’s Danny, their endlessly patient golden, sunbathing next to me.

Another shot I had never seen, from a series of pictures taken in the front yard of the house I grew up in.

Another shot I had never seen, from a series of pictures taken in the front yard of the house I grew up in.