Oregon Coast ⇒

August 9th, 2016 by Erin with tags Travel & Christine

The last time Christine & I had more than 2 days with no kids we went to Australia. This time we went a tad closer, to the Oregon Coast.

Christine found us a nice VRBO in Seaside and on Monday (July 27), we headed down.

First night was just a quiet walk around the town w/ dinner at Lilikoi's.

We did find a treasure that night, an amazing candy store, Schwietert's which started a great tradition...late night fudge.

Day one was strolling around Cannon Beach looking...

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It Was Twenty Years Ago Today... ⇒

February 14th, 2016 by Erin with tags Anniversaries & Christine

...that a young lady showed up at my door with yummy chocolate chip cookies.


No one had ever brought me cookies before!

The week after we went on our first official date, to see The Boss Brass, and that was it, we were a couple. And have been for 20 (no, it can't have been 20 years already?????) amazing years.

This year has both of working for the first time in Daniella years (8), so that has meant many changes, both great and challenging.

We've had many, many more ups than downs...

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A Decade and a Half! ⇒

September 3rd, 2015 by Erin with tags Anniversaries, Christine & Love

15 years ago today I married a wonderful lady. I still remember how nervous I was standing up there in front of all my friends and family, my friend Loch presiding with his glorious purple hair. And the funny scene where me & Christine were huddled over a picnic table at Jericho Beach during the photos eating french fries because we hadn't eaten that day (too nervous).

And the amazing reception overlooking English Bay as the sun set in a picture-perfect way.

Then our mini-honeymoon...

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Impromptu Trip ⇒

September 5th, 2011 by Erin with tags Anniversaries, Christine, Concerts, music & Bumbershoot

So we could celebrate our 11th (holy smokes!!) anniversary, my parents took the girls overnight yesterday. We hadn't made any plans but we decided, on the spur of the moment, to go to

Bumbershoot and to spend the night in Seattle. After finding an amazing deal on parking (only $10 for the day), we got in around 1:30 and sat by the fountain to figure out what we wanted to do/see/hear. The band that was playing while we were planning was called Whalebone and they were just OK…a good band...

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