Keeping Up With Chloe

June 13, 2024

Foreshadowing Nature! Chloe painted this owl for a friend at school. The artist at work. Competing at the track meet. Chloe playing recorder for the 8th grade graduation ceremony. Use this in case of trouble with the help. Chloe and her friend Sophia having fun. Trying on a more formal look Origami Origami The Dark […]

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Chicken With A Hot Dog

February 26, 2024

So, I started this for Chloe by drawing the first panel with the chicken with a hot dog…The order of the panels is a little hard to figure out, but let the epic battle begin! Chloe has one more year at her current school, and we’re planning on getting her into the Arts High School […]

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Fastnacht Day!

February 14, 2024

What’s this? Steve didn’t totally forget Fastnacht Day this year? Nope! But he did forget until the day-of, so we went with this recipe which doesn’t need to raise overnight. This year I was smart enough to halve the recipe so that we only have too many delicious donut-like pastries around instead of way, way […]

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The Black and White Dance

February 12, 2024

For the second dance of the year, the theme was “Black and White” in hopes the kids would make an attempt at dressing more formally. Chloe went with white dress shirt, black skirt, stompy-boots and of course, a black tie. This is the “Before” shot. Here’s the “during” shot… …and pooped-out afterwards!

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Ice Sledding

January 17, 2024

Our cold snap is coming to an end, much to the relief of the people out there who lost power. Ice storm last night and today we went out in a light drizzle to see if we could sled. Icicle nose! Setting up the tube… Introduction to ice on hills. This time, for sure! And […]

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More Sledding!

January 17, 2024

Here in the Pacific Northwest, especially in the lower elevations, snow is pretty rare. It also often turns to rain quickly and opportunities for sledding here in the Willamette Valley are few and far between. When it does snow, it tends to be pretty wet but during this cold snap it’s been very dry and […]

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Snow and Sledding

January 15, 2024

Hey Joe, whaddaya know? A long cold snap brought several inches of snow. Dry snow, like we never get! Let’s go sledding Dad! Another good run. And a victorious walk home.

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Teens Go Shopping

January 10, 2024

When 13-yr-olds take their holiday gift cards shopping… These boots are made for… ? And below Chloe models her new baggie pants, stomp-y boots and T-shirt.

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Say “Hello” to Pho

January 3, 2024

Time for some Vietnamese food at (yes, this is the name) Pho King Good. Back at home Chloe and Dad teach themselves how to make fresh bread from scratch. Yum! Chloe’s first visit to The Japanese Gardens. Followed by train sushi, a great way to snack. Snugglebunnies Here Chloe and I collaborate on a comic […]

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Happy New Year, 2024

January 1, 2024

Time for our traditional Pennsylvania Dutch New Year’s meal of Pork and Kraut! All home-made! I even made hot bacon dressing from scratch! Yes, it was delicious, and happy birthday to me!

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