Saturday, July 31, 2010

Uh Oh

This from Jonah's new school policy on boy's hair:

"Hair must be neatly groomed. Any dramatic hair coloration or extreme cuts of hair are not acceptable. Hair colors must be of a natural hue. The length of the back of the hair is not to exceed the middle of a standard dress shirt collar and many not be longer than the top of the eyebrows in front. Pony tails, duck tails, or pattern cuts are not permitted."

This might cause some "friction" in the Brawler household.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Campin' at Cannon Beach

The Brawler's have a new member of the family...where we sleep and cook while'll have to stay tuned for pics since I am lame and forgot to take any.

These guys are extended-family. The Kelowna cousins drove down for a few days at the beach and we were so glad to visit, even if it was short and sweet.

Abey's following the gap-toothed-tradition. And am I dreaming or is that blond hair I see?
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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Highchair Antics

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Trout Creek 2010

L-R: Aidan, Jonah, Jason, Boy Whose Name I Forgot

Jonah has the same counselor as last year! Camp is 5 days now. . . Here they are getting ready to go play in the mud or jump off a 10ft ledge into the pool or get really, really dirty. At least they don't have to stay in Teepees (reads like: open game for mosquitos) like someone did when she was in primary camp...
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Tongs on a Tuesday Morning

Ava: Woah, those would be good for scooping out brains!
Momma: Brynne, don't touch the baby with those.
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Monday, July 19, 2010


Most of you know our good friends Ian and Mindy Durias. But did you know that Mindy is a very talented cook? For years now she'll tell me about something she created in the kitchen and my girlfriends and I will beg her to write down her recipes! Well, finally she and Ian have collaborated and created Mindy Cooks, a blog with a "Mindy Original" recipe every Monday.
Here's some of her vision:
"I hope these recipes inspire creativity, build confidence, and bring joy when you cook. You're encouraged to experiment with more or less of each ingredient to your liking--that's how I made these dishes up in the first place. Maybe you'll be inspired to leave your cookbook on the shelf, too. Who knows what you'll dream up!"

Friday, July 16, 2010

Kah Nee Ta 2010 (III)

She's so durned cute in her Ariel goggles

Kah Nee Ta 2010 (II)

Atop Princess the Horse

Brynne was beside herself with excitement
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Kah Nee Ta 2010

Eatin' some grub

It's a BooBoo Dog

Waiting for some action to roll by on a bicycle

Ava and Boo got to ride Princess the horse
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Thursday, July 08, 2010

Ispas Invasion (also known as: A Happy Visit)

My sis April (aka: Bepo) and her hubby Bela came for a visit from Romania last week! We had a wonderful wonderful wonderful visit (did I mention that it was wonderful?)!! They hit the ground running and the first night they stepped off the plane and wanted to go for a walk. We showed Bela where April used to live and...

we walked through Laurelhurst Park....down lots of stairs...

and around the scummy pond. (BTW: Bela took every one of these pics. All. Todos.)
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Some people were cracking up

Jonah found this sweatshirt in a "free" box on the curb. Everytime he wears it he says to random people "I'm INDEPENDENT!" I have no idea where he gets this.
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"How do you like yours Bepo?"

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Bela's Random Pics

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Dinner at Home

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