Gone, Forgotten, Privacy?

Posted On August 11, 2013

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We’ve really fallen into facebook. Even the t-h photo gallery is getting dusty. I’d like to control our family story and memories — I’m going to try and review both this, and the “rsblog.” I still struggle to find the balance, but I think having a “family blog” with photos (target audience: family) and a “geek blog” (target audience: geeks who run into the same challenges and are googling for solutions). I’m gonna dust ‘em both off (having lots of geek fun, as Torsten begins to get into it, so then where does that stuff go? both blogs?) Maybe I need to master blog tags? Hmm.

Torsten’s got the Flat Tire Blues

Posted On December 10, 2012

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Nope, no bike problem.. It is the fall 2012 piano recital where T is playing the Flat Tire Blues. Enjoy:



Aven’s First Turns!

Posted On November 18, 2012

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Aven had some great help from Torsten on the slopes! What a great big brother on the hill!




We went to Sipapu for opening day with Gramps — what great fun! It was nice to have the extra adult support, and a fun beautiful, fresh air, outdoor NM snow day (it was almost 50F and the only reason we could ski was because Sipapu worked so hard making snow for the past few weeks. Anyway, here’s the gang:




We got some footage of one of Aven’s runs — enjoy!

Book Review: Eat & Run

Posted On August 26, 2012

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Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon GreatnessEat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness by Scott Jurek

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

An inspiring and compelling personal story with great running adventures and some delicious recipes. I loved reading it and recommend it highly if you like running and eating (hard to go wrong).



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Fantastic Weekend, Happy Birthday Carrie

Posted On August 14, 2012

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We had a fantastic weekend! It started with no work for Matt on Friday (always a good start) so a nice celebration of Carrie’s birthday with lunch at the Cowgirl, a wander through the Georgia O’Keefe museum, and a babysitter and movie for Matt & Carrie (Moonlight Kingdom, we loved it!). On Saturday it was the Los Alamos rodeo — between the parade and the fun downtown, we didn’t even make it to the animal part of the rodeo!! And we capped it off with climbing with friends in the Jemez on Sunday. Yeah!

The intrepid gang explores the mighty Ashley Pond:



The bouncy water-slide was perfect for the hot day:



Matt sat on the platform while Torsten hit the target to put dad in the dunk tank (again, the water felt so good on the hot day!) — no pictures, sorry..

On the way to the craft market, we wandered by — tie dye, flowers, Oppenheimer, and Groves..



Jemez Climbing

Posted On August 14, 2012

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It was a fantastic weekend all around — but we capped it off with a great Sunday of climbing at the East Fork in the Jemez. Here’s several photos to enjoy and remember:









HAARP Technology

Posted On July 21, 2012

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We stopped by HAARP to check out the latest technology.


We were amazed with what we found:



And they are definitely leading the free world in big tire production:



Nice big engines:



Ok, actually we just drove by HAARP to get to Emma’s one year old birthday at Mukluk Land in Tok. Mukluk land is awesome and has an amazing collection of good old stuff. But feeding the HAARP conspiracy is so much more fun! :)

More photos at the gallery.

Cornell Graduation

Posted On July 7, 2012

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We went up to Ithaca (finally!) to see Ben and Gretchen graduate and celebrate the achievement with them. It was a great family visit, for sure.



In addition to celebrating, we had some good family visiting time, and just a little bit of time to explore the Ithaca area.



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Don Visits

Posted On July 2, 2012

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After CEDAR, Don Hampton came “up the hill” for a visit. We really enjoyed catching up with him. We went out on a hike down behind the golf course, partially on Walnut Rim trail. Don found big rocks to stand on:



Torsten enjoyed exploring rocks and trying to keep up with Don



It was a great hike, and Aven held her own:



But it was also quite hot, and Aven was good at calling the water breaks



After cleaning up from the hike, we went over to celebrate Carrie’s piece in the gallery opening in the Fuller Lodge gallery:



Then we wandered over to the museum (we tested out whether you get more bubbles in a root beer float if you add the root beer to the ice cream or if you add the ice cream to the root beer. Both kids approved of this kind of science.) On the way the museum, we had a little chat with Opie and Leslie



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Bandelier Camp

Posted On July 1, 2012

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Torsten spent Wed-Thurs at Bendelier National Monument in their kid camp. He had a great time, outside, learning about the area and even what to do if you are lost outdoors.

Torsten’s report: “We went hiking, we playing in a stream, we planted a garden”

On Saturday it was “family day” so we all got to visit. Aven loved to see her big brother’s camp:




We did some tree identification and some treasure hunts. It is always nice to have some water as part of the environment and camp activities:



We played a family game in which we blindfolded each other, then led the blindfolded person to a tree. After exploring the tree (still blindfolded), the person was led back to the start area and (blindfold removed) point out the tree they were led to.



A few more pictures are in the gallery.

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