Testing out my new zoom lens on unsuspecting subjects.


We visited Powell’s City Of Books for the first time, the largest bookstore in the world. It was massive. Then we wandered around downtown.


My little sister joined us on a trip north to see Mount St. Helens. It is hard for photos to capture the surrealness of a giant mountain missing half of itself.


We got to celebrate this year in Portland, at my older sister’s house. The kids had a blast playing and lighting stuff on fire.


The new Expedition Baja exhibit taught us about our neighbor to the south. Then we said hello to all the animals in the Living Lab.


We had a fun day riding the water slides and floating down the lazy river.


The top high school and college prospects were at Petco Park to show their stuff to the scouts, and the fans got to go watch. The players were really good at interacting with the kids, and my boys got a lot of autographs.


We stopped and smelled the roses in the giant garden across the street from the Fleet. Then we continued on to the Fleet for a fun afternoon of science.


We watched the Angels forget how to swing the bat after a good start in the first inning. They only got two more hits the rest of the game. They lost, with a final score of 4 to 1.


To celebrate the boys’ promotions, we took them out for a fun day of mini golf, laser tag, and bumper boats.