A visit from my niece Morgan capped the month as we checked out the Enchanted Forest, the Aquarium in Newport, Oregon, and the Oregon State Fair.
Abby and Kelly
Hanging out at one of the swimming holes near Silver Falls
On our way to the state fair
Being cute at the State Fair
First face painting
Just a few boardgames…
My girls and I walking along the Willamette River at Minto Brown Island Park
This photo of Fish and Chips from Acme Cafe is for Doug.
Splashing in puddles
Abigail is “working” just like daddy
Never to early to learn about Agile Software Development…
Abby and Morgan playing
Abigail and Hulk
This picture makes me smile
Piggy back ride
Do you like my hat?
Abby wants to ride the horse
One of the falls at Silver Falls
At the Newport Aquarium
Water fun at the park
Our silly Abby
Playing at the park
Abby, Sassy, and Morgan
On our way to the Enchanted Forest
Morgan and Abby
Abby and Morgan coming down the slide
This train was very cramped
Abby the professional boat driver
Pictures while we were out and about during July. Including our visit to the state capital on our anniversary.
Blueberry picking, Abby couldn’t wait, she was just picking them off the plant and eating them.
The family tree of the Marionberry
Someone likes her corn!
A future Duck?
Look up the Soap Box Derby track at Bush Pasture Park
Pool time fun!
Abigail the Artist
Checking out the State Capital building
Right after this picture the Governor came in…
State of Oregon door knob
Exploring our new home of Salem, Oregon and buying a new car where some of our adventures in June as we got ourselves acclimated to our new life. Ankeny Wildlife Refuge is really beautiful!
Ankeny Wildlife Refuge
Tree at Ankeny Wildlife Refuge
Abby being coy.
Abby’s favorite pasttime
That’s one way to take a nap
Our new car. 2015 Ford Explorer
Abby’s first baseball game
Getting into May we started to settle in to Salem, Oregon. We had visits from Peggy, Jason, and my parents, and it was also Abby’s 2nd birthday!
Going down a slide with Grammy Pammy
Abby made Rowlf some tea.
Oregon State Capitol
Abby is helping me research baseball prospects for Doug.
I’mma gonna let you finish mom, but I’m going to take a bite of your hamburger first.
This will be one tough Chopped basket!
Abby loves corn on the cob.
Beauty and the beast
The view on our deck
Abby’s 2nd Birthday, Cake
Our birthday girl
Chasing Milo Kitty
Checking on Claude
I think I have something on my face…
Hanging with uncle Jason
Peggy taking a picture of Kelly and Abby
Abigail loves her animals!
Abby’s #1 Buddy! Buster Cat!
My beautiful girls
Someone is pooped!
Abigail is looking for the perfect Azalea. At Gwynn Acres in Woodburn, OR.
Our visiting raccoon neighbors.
What a smile!
Teaching Abby how to skip rocks.
What are you looking at!?
Abby, Grampa and I
Abby’s 2nd birthday, breakfast
Me and my Supergirl
April brought us the biggest changes in our life. Moving from Orange, California away from all our family and friends to Salem, Oregon!
Abby and I.
Uncle Dom showing Abby how to fly.
Fun Pool Time
Our first family picture in Oregon!
Abby and I in front of the Spruce Goose
I love these people! Miss them bunches. Picture from our last game night in Orange, CA.
Easter Egg Hunt 2015.
More Easter Eggs!
Abby and Grandma.
Peggy and Kelly
Abby and Kelly
Abby and Kelly
My beautiful wife.
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Kelly, Abby, and Great Grandma Ivalou
Great Grandma Ivalou, Abby, and I.
Abby with Great Grandma.
What was that!?
Our pawns for Munchkin.
Easter Bedhead 2015.
What is this?!
Abby and I are looking at our Easter baseball cards.
Easter Family Photo 2015
Yeah, that’s a smashed burger…
Beatiuful morning in Montana.
Now this is a Moscow Mule cup!
Beautiful view at the Missoula, MT airport before going home.
Mama D’s one last time!
Kelly, Abby, and Grandma Yaya
Family Selfie on the Newport Pier.
Abby is cool
Getting our fill at The Filling Station in Orange, CA with the family one last time.
We will miss you guys too!
One last picture at the fountain in Orange, CA
Abby is helping us pack.
Abby decides this is how she wants to travel to Oregon.
She even has her water
The house is nearly empty…. So many memories.
See, Christine and Mike Ness were really our neighbors.
We still have all this beer!!! No one finished it before we left!
We left this note for the new owners of the home in Orange, CA.
One last picture of the backyard.
One last picture of the front of our house in Orange.
Buster and I trying to get comfortable sleeping on hardwood floor with only a comforter the last night…
A fitting last dinner in Orange County, Pacific Coast Hot Dogs in Orange, CA
My dad and I having our last lunch together at Provisions in Orange, CA before I head to Oregon.
Dominic leaving for Oregon.
Claude and Milo packed and ready.
Sassy and Buster packed and ready!
Me ready for my 18 hour road trip with 4 cats, from Orange, CA, to Salem, OR.
Our first morning in Salem, OR! Having breakfast at Annette’s,
This is one happy girl!
Ankeny Wildlife Perserve
Enjoying the nature.
Blowing in the wind.
An empty road
Deep fried cheese curds from the Tillamook Cheese Factory.
That’s a lotta cheese!
Our first Oregon rain!
Taking the Whetland ferry.
Saturday Farmers Market
The capitol building.
In March we had the last party at 1212 E. Walnut. So many people stopped by and we had a great time. I also went to my yearly sales convention for work where I was one of the presenters this year.
Story time at Grandma Yaya’s
Awesome neon at Charcoal Oven in Oklahoma City, OK.
Have some bacon dad…
Abigail loves her beanies.
It looks like Abby likes her big girl bed!
First night in big girl bed!
First night selfie.
Something tells me Abigail likes Andrews Ice Cream in Orange, CA.
Taking the Zappos tour with my coworkers.
The BHHS Education Team at HSF Affiliates
Hey… that’s me!
This room was full, over 140 in attendance.
Kelly and Abby
Miniature golfing game night with our friends. Miss them so much.
And so does Buster.
Family Selfie at the wedge.
Abigail with Aunt Marnie.
Back with the family after 5 days away at Sales Convention.
Abby just hanging out in public.
Me manning the grill.
Birthday party for Barbara, Jason, and Rob.
The last party at our house in Orange.
I ran one of the presentations at our sales convention in 2015.
Catching up with pictures for the year. February brought us lots of change as we got our house ready to list. We also took a trip with family to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA.
Dad… stop with the pictures!
Abigail approves of Green Tomato Grill, in Orange, CA.
The Gin Blossoms!
I thought this sign at Balboa in Newport Beach, CA is great.
Our little superhero!
Our house was listed and the sign up on Feb 19th, 2015.
Our neighbor Drew did such a GREAT job on getting the house painted.
This… is Claude.
Abby is out cold.
The world’s youngest S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent.
Abby helping pack.
Abby with her cousins.
Birds love me.
They call me the bird whisperer.
Abby and her uncle Jason.
Abby with uncle Danny.
Abigail’s first experience at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA.
Kelly and Abilgail