• Sledding with Summer and Everest

    Sledding with Summer and Everest

  • Meet Leeloo, Our Foster Pup.

    Meet Leeloo, Our Foster Pup.

    A couple of days ago, we decided to foster a dog from the Redmond Humane Society. Meet Leeloo. (sorry for the blurry pix – she’s camera shy)  

  • XC Skiing & Frozen Paulina Creek Falls

    XC Skiing & Frozen Paulina Creek Falls

    It turns out that Cross Country skiing not only steals our breath and makes us sweat in 8-degree weather, it’s also loads of fun. Yesterday, we skied up to Paulina Lake with a stopover at FROZEN Paulina Creek Falls (oh baby!) with our friend Tom, and our new friend John. Thought we’d share some photos: Okay, this…

  • Silly Mary + Guacamole

    Silly Mary + Guacamole

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  • Fun with the LaBars

    We were lucky enough to have a spring break visit from Ron, Beth, Justin, Conor, and Nestle. We had a lot of fun; here are some highlights. Fun at the park… A snowy walk along the Deschutes River… Dinner at 10 Barrels… Adventure in Shevlin Park… And Easter morning…(natural dyed eggs, jelly bean disasters and…

  • Mt. Bachelor Ferrari at Work


  • Hello From 9,000 Feet

    I took this video seconds before the wind stole my right glove and launched it up the slope, just out of a lunging snowboarder’s reach, and over the south face of Mount Bachelor. Maybe some little mountain critter will snuggle up in it tonight… httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pB7pcZkFqQk It was windy up there, and icy. But! It was…

  • Trees Are Watching

    Spotted today on our Sunday walk in Shevlin Park. (did we spot it or it us?)

  • It’s Simple Math

    8 feet of snow in less than a week + sunny skies at Mt. Bachelor – (desire to work at a desk x 2) = impromptu ski day!    

  • Marissa’s 40th and Snow!

    Marissa’s 40th and Snow!

    Yay! Big snow for us, finally. And yes, I turned 40 on the 16th – 40 in years anyway. (I made this in homage to the long-awaited snow) At Shevlin Park, we walked familiar trails. Just a week ago the paths were frozen ground covered in whispy pine needle remains, now they’re blanketed in weightless…