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Ellis

It’s time for another seasonal blog post of Ellis pictures! Although these seem to stretch over the past 6 months somehow. Not quite sure how that happened. But here’s some moments ranging from the end of last summer to a recent trip to see Brooke’s dad and step-mom in Florida. Thank you for indulging me!

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Selfish

I started surfing just over three years ago. Since then almost everything takes a back seat to bumps in the surf forecast. I would say my wife and son are more important than my new surfing interest, but Brooke sometimes looks unconvinced when I try to stress this. My friend, and chief enabler, Ben, is the […]

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Orcas Island

Travis died in June. My brother-in-law was diagnosed with cancer in April, and things moved impossibly fast. His last days were so purposeful, and we mourned his immediate absence, but the idea that he was gone felt so abstract. We planned an east coast memorial, and everyone gathered and shared stories. We planned a west coast memorial, […]

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Ellis Does Summer

Every day we leave for school Ellis checks to see if anymore of our shriveled strawberry’s have turned red. He replanted a weed I pulled so we water that when it looks thirsty even though the rest of our plants are woefully neglected. Ellis doesn’t discriminate between shorebreak and pools. He loves water in its many forms. […]

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Two

When you decide to have a baby you’re committing yourself to a concept. Even when the baby arrives your notion of the new family member is at best abstract, and that’s in the event you even have the mental space to think about it in those early months. Recently, I realized the concept I had more than two […]

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The Cabin

I’ve been taking personal pictures, but I haven’t made time to go through them. So, let’s reminisce about that warm weather trip we made to Connie and Ben’s tiny house in the mountains. There aren’t any bedrooms to speak of so we were all glad to see Ellis sleep through the night even within a slumber […]

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Summer

Ellis loves the summer. I’m a little worried about how he is going to handle winter when his clothes have to go back on. Even though this is my busiest time of year, I’d like to pat myself on the back for working hard and efficiently during business hours while still spending lots of time at […]

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From Darkness

I don’t know how far back Ellis’ memory goes, but it’s possible he doesn’t know what grass is. On Mondays I stay home with him, and I’m looking forward to some outdoor adventures instead of figuring out how to entertain a confined toddler for hours. This week we warmed up with a trip to the aquarium and […]

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Bottles

There was a time when we feared Ellis would have a hard time nursing. Then there were weeks we worried he would never drink from a bottle. Now Brooke and I are concerned he won’t ever give up the bottle. Ellis’ parents worry a lot. Luckily he doesn’t seem to stress about his constant state of transition. He knows […]

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One Year

A lot changes in a year. In the course of 12 months we’ve transitioned from worrying about keeping Ellis alive to worrying about him eating too many pancakes. Each phase is better than the last (so far). We have a sweet little boy who has a sense of humor and much love to give. His stuffed animals can attest […]

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