Devon's blog on Bowen and his adoption: One Stitch At A Time

June 19, 2022 - June 25, 2022
Dennis and Stephany Take A Trip to Idaho To Visit The Toomeys

Aden, Ellery and Sydney had visited the week before and Sydney extended her visit and drove back with them in the RV

June 6, 2022
Heath Is Sixteen!

June 3, 2022
Ellery Graduates From Lakeridge High School in Three Years!
Next Up: Oregon State University!
Congratulations Ellery!

More Graduation Pictures

May 25, 2022
Sydney Is Fifteen!

First an early birthday weekend with Gram and Pa

Then on her actual birthday Aden takes her to DMV to take her Drivers Permit Test and she passes - of course!

And last but not least a birthday celebration dinner with family at at La Provence in Lake Oswego

May 19, 2022
Lakeridge Signing Day
Ellery Signs Letter for OSU Equestrian Program!


May 18, 2022
Brooks Wins Second Place Out of 90 Entries in Human Rights Art Contest!


May 14, 2022
Ellery and Ayden Prom Night!

May 5, 2022
Dennis and Stephany get a Ford Transit Connect Wagon!

The van will replace our old 2007 Ford Ranger which will be going to Grandson Heath.

April 29, 2022
Stephany's Birthday Celebration at La Margarita!

April 25, 2022
A Week for New Jobs!

Colin gets a new job as a Project Coordinator for Andy Medcalf Construction
Josh gets a new job working at the Winco warehouse
Heath gets a summer job as a YMCA life guard

In addition Ellery will be working as a counselor at Camp Silver Creek this summer.

Congratulations everyone!

April 13, 2022
Spring Snowfall!

9:00 AM

11:00 AM

Record breaking April snow storms hit Salem and Portland this week. The snow didn't last long but it was cold!
 The previous week had hit 74 degrees and today it was 40 degrees cooler!
Weird extremes even for Spring weather

Spring Break 2022

March 21, 2022 - March 25, 2022
Kim, Ellery and Sydney to Lopez Island in the San Juans

March 19, 2022 - March 23, 2022
Toomeys to Oregon

Gram could not believe how tall the boys had gotten!

A house rental on NW 23rd in Portland within walking distance of shops, restaurants and a food co-op.
A trip to OMSI and then Sushi with Aden, Ellery and Sydney who came up for the day on Sunday.
Powells Bookstore of course! Then a trip to Salem on Tuesday to see Gram, Pa and Colin.

March 14, 2022
Sydney Lakeridge High School Orchestra Concert
First live concert in two years!
(next concert May 18)

Sydney and friends Kellene, Chase, Marin, Hannah, Natalia and Sydney

March 3, 2022
Stephany Trigger Finger Release Hand Surgery


February 20, 2022 - February 23, 2022
Sydney's Lakeridge High School Orchestra Disneyland Adventure

And guess who else was at Disneyland at the same time?

The Toomeys!

February 19, 2022 - February 26, 2022
 The Toomey's Santa Monica and Disneyland Adventure

Did you hear the story about the guy named Jeremy who impulsively walked into
 the Tesla store in Santa Monica to look around and twenty minutes later ended up buying a new Tesla!

February 17, 2022 - February 20, 2022
Ellery OHSET (Oregon High School Equestrian Teams) Competition

This was Ellery's first time competing in an equestrian event and she did great- especially considering she has not been riding that long, just recently leased a horse, joined OHSET and started gaming using a western saddle.

2022 Competitions
March 17, 2022 - March 20, 2022
April 14, 2022 - April 17, 2022

January 23, 2022
Bowen Takes Up Snowboarding!

This is a KVTV news story on Bowen learning to snowboard and the Awesome Adaptive Sports Program in McCall, Idaho.


COVID Omicron Score

Even with vaccinations Omicron hit some of the family.
All the Toomeys got mild cases.
Kim, Eric, Ellery and Sydney got mild cases
Dennis, Stephany, Colin and Aden have been lucky so far and haven't gotten it.

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