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


August 2021
Back to School!

Ellery Grade 11
High School

Heath Grade 10
High School

Sydney Grade 9
High School

Brooks Grade 7
North Star

Bowen Grade 7
North Star


August 26, 2021
Colin Moves to a New Apartment!

August 22, 2021 - August 25, 2021
Ellery is back as a counselor at Silver Creek and romance is in the air!

August 16, 2021 - August 21, 2021
Kim, Ellery and Sydney at Disneyland

August 8, 2021 - August 14, 2021
Sydney Camp Silver Creek

This year it was Sydney and Sydney!

August 6, 2021
Happy Birthday Dennis!

Dennis turned 81 today!
He said he didn't want to do anything special for his birthday so instead of a big special we did a lot of little specials!

Breakfast at The
Original Pancake House

A birthday cupcake and
family gift cards from
Decadent Pastries

Lucky birthday
Lottery Scratch-Offs

A free birthday
smoothie from
Dutch Bros Coffee

A special confetti
birthday cake delivery
from the Toomeys

August 1, 2021 to August 14, 2021
Ellery goes back to Silver Creek as counselor

July 25, 2021 - July 30, 2021
Camping at Tugman

July 21, 2021
Brooks Knocks out front teeth on trampoline accident

July 13, 2021
Meet Koa!

The Toomeys have a new aussiedoodle puppy!
Jeremy is a woodworker and loves Koa wood from the Hawaiian Islands so they named him Koa
Here is Koa asleep in Jeremy's special Koa wood bowl from Kauai.

Girls work as counselors

Sydney works as Junior Camp Counselor for Lake Oswego Parks and Rec
June 28 to July 2
Tiny Tots Soccer
July 12 - July 18

Ellery works as horse camp counselor
June 28, 2021 -July 9, 2021

Ellery LIT (leasers In Training) at Camp Silver Creek
July 12, 2021 - July 23, 2021

July 6, 2021 - July 9, 2021
Stephany and Sydney Camp at South Beach

June 6, 2021
Heath is Fifteen!

June 2021
go to Eagle
Pick up Brooks and bring to Salem
Colin takes Brooks to Silver Creek Falls
June 16 Brooks to Nehalem Bay-girls drive over June 17 for night
Aden and the girls take Brooks back to Eagle with them
Heath was supposed to then come back to Oregon with Aden but had to go to summer school

May 25, 2021
Sydney is Fourteen!

February 28, 2021 - March 10, 2021

It's been a year since I've been able to hug these two and it feels wonderful!

February 9, 2021
Covid Vaccinated!

February 12, 2021 - February 18, 2021
Historic Ice Storm
Six and a half days with no power!

Jan 26, 2021
Morning Snowfall

Beautiful, Still and Peaceful

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