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2012 

  Hood River Valley Youth Basketball Season Underway   Girls and Boys, 3rd through 6th grade basketball league play officially started yesterday with the league's first game of the season. The opener was delayed by a week due to inclement weather and massive power outages last week. The teams beg...
01/29/2012
  Speechless Sunday - Visting The Arches, Summer Fun!   In my quest to console myself amidst our cold, icy and dreary winter weather, I've been looking through summer photos and came across one of our many trips to Moab, Utah, where my (Gretchen's) parents live. This is Ben and Sam in front of an...
01/29/2012
  Zumba-Thon! For Mid-Valley Elementary School     The Mid-Valley Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization is proud to present its Zumba-Thon, next Friday, January 20, 7 - 9 p.m. What a great way to help raise funds for the school and get out of the house and have fun with the whole family a...
01/29/2012
  Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament At The Mt. Hood Town Hall   The historic Mt. Hood Town Hall stands approx. 15 miles south of Hood River in the small community of Mt. Hood, Oregon. Originally built in 1914, the hall has recently undergone a rejuvenation as many classes and programs have been est...
01/28/2012
  Missing Her Owner Who Passed Away, This Lady Needs A New Love... Meet Priscilla!   Reading about this gorgeous girl, just broke my heart. Her long-time owner recently passed away and there was just no place else for this sweet pup to go, but to the shelter. She's missing her owner and it shows ...
01/27/2012
  Wordless Wednesday - Barbeque, Anyone?   Did I mention it's been a little icy around here lately? We've been experiencing a very unique and fun (sense the sarcasm) natural phenomenon... freezing rain. It's rain, but instantly freezes to whatever it falls on. Our back deck barbeque grill is an e...
01/25/2012
  Wordless Wednesday - Winter Rainbow   I'm always on the lookout for a great rainbow to photograph. With the extremely icy, rainy and snowy weather we've had lately, this rainbow was an especially welcome sight. Of course, if it really signified the end of the rain, it would be even better, but ...
01/25/2012
  Speechless Sunday - Fun In The Waves   We're still digging out from Ice Storm 2012 and I'm pretty sick of snow and ice and cold. So for today's photo, I took a look through some warmer times and chose this one of our sons, Sam and Ben, playing in the waves at Big Beach on Maui, Hawaii. I feel w...
01/22/2012
  Packed With Fun & Ready To Play... Meet Noche!   Noche is an adorable, 4 1/2 year old Lhasa Apso boy. This guy is Mr. Social Butterfly, loves to make new friends and seems to adore every dog, cat or person he meets... even kids. He is endlessly happy and loves to play. He is especially fond of ...
01/21/2012
  Friday's Fotos - Encased in Ice   Even devestating ice storms have their silver lining, in this case the almost surreal vistas left in their wake. Hood River and Parkdale, Oregon, have experienced freezing rain for two straight days... as the rain falls, it freezes almost instantly to whatever ...
01/20/2012
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