Our life in the Pacific Northwest

Highlights – 2017


January 2017

Snowmageddon hits! Seriously, Portland got one of the worst snowstorms to hit the area in years. We had a lot of fun in it though!

Dawn made her first snow angel!

February 2017

The dude and his math class won 2nd place in the MathCounts competition!

And he put together a great project for his science fair! (future infosec professional here we go!)

March 2017

Kris starts playing futsal with Steven – the two old men have a lot of fun, and a lot of sore muscles…

We enjoyed feeding our friendly apartment squirrels and then had a great idea – cut out the bottom of nearly empty jar and mount a GoPro. So fun

We named him Peanut Butter Larry

And of course, lots of Portland Thorns games!


May 2017

Well, this one sucked. The apartment above us caught fire, and although we were unaffected by anything burning in our first story apartment, we did get a ton of water damage.


June 2017

We’ve developed a new tradition for Father’s Day after moving up here to the PNW – Kris gets to visit a river and put his feet in to relax. That’s all Kris wants for the day.

July 2017

I start my new job at AWS Elemental. The face you see here is pure joy and relief; being unemployed definitely started to take a toll on Kris

August 2017

Full solar eclipse! This was amazing to experience in person

Kris’s first Community Investment volunteering event. This becomes something extremely important to him.

And to top off a great month, we all got to attend fan night with the Thorns!!

October 2017

One of the most important milestones of 2017; Dawn and Kris celebrated 20 years of marriage! ❤️❤️

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