July 3, 2007
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second birthday

Today is the one year anniversary of my near-death drowning. I'm not sure how I feel about this; my heart and mind are all over the place. It seems like today is like a second birthday for me. There are no physical reminders of the accident; no scars or abrasions left. But clearly it is embedded ...

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June 26, 2007
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happy birthday brody!

Brody Backman, my almost nephew, tuned one. It's been a full year for all of us, especially Brody. Here he is in one of his favorite places; Lulu's dog bed.

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June 22, 2007
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so funny my eyes are glassy with tears

I found the McSweeney's book Mountain Man Dance Moves at the humor rack at a book store in Pioneer Square when TRent and I ducked in for a mocha. Now on my list to purchase for further reading enjoyment, here is the online link to these hilarious lists: http://www.mcsweeneys.net/links/lists/

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June 22, 2007
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vacation trip to Seattle

Much needed after the last few days of school, and cramming in classes and field trips, Trent and I took a little vacation to Seattle. on the agend, eating fresh pacific northwest fish, imbibing pints of micro brew, visitn friends, and happily being picture taking tourists enjoying while the walkabi ...

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June 12, 2007
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it would have been really cool

This evening Michelle Obama came to the Kroc Center to host a fundraiser for her husband's campaign. After lunch today, I got an inquiry if I could give her girls a private art lesson while she met her audience. It was an honor, and I was pretty excited about it. Later I got a call that the girls ...

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June 11, 2007
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saturday night sox date

Jim Davis bought us tickets to see with Red Sox play the D'backs at Chase Field in Phoenix. Trent and I drove out to the desert after work on Friday with a packed dinner of sandwiches and ice tea and a big old stack of CDs to listen to. What a way to start the summer. The Diamondbacks' stadium is ...

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May 26, 2007
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devil’s bridge

Trent and I came out to Arizona to meet up with Ilana and Rich who were vacationing in Sedona. We went for a little hike up to Devil's Bridge before a late lunch at Oaxaca.

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May 21, 2007
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dia de la boda

On Saturday, Lauren and Angel had an intimate backyard wedding with a Dia de Los Muertos theme. They have been together for 10 years, and have 2 children, Ian, 3 and Isaac, six months. It was a very cool, easy going wedding, filled with children, food and music.

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May 21, 2007
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kaja

Kaja Peters came by on Sunday to have some portraits made. We did the entire shoot in the backyard, which Trent had been working in on Saturday. We had a great time and Kaja ended up hanging out for the afternoon, knocking back a few beers with us, and joining our bbq. Kaja is an actress, who also ...

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