Mega birthday bash

Dear Ronin, This last Sunday we had a joint birthday party for you and 17 of your friends at Wilshire Park. We had a cake smash, annual photos and two hipster clowns Olive Rootbeer and Dingo. Olive and Dingo sang … Continue reading

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Honey

Dear Ronin, We harvested some honey from the hive last weekend. You were very excited about it and helped me mash up the comb… and lick the spoon! More at: http://gabriel.nagmay.com/2013/07/honey/ Your father, Gabriel

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Barrett Spur

Dear Ronin, Your grandfather, Papa Mike,  invited the two of us on an overnight backpacking trip up Mt Hood. Sam was working, so it would just be the three of us (plus Indigo, Mike’s dog). Everyone else thought we were … Continue reading

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Birthday girl

Dear Ronin, Two years have gone by so quickly. There have been so many challenges and smiles and milestones that are worth celebrating. So, as is traditional, we decide to throw a party! Technically, there were two parties: your birthday and Sunday … Continue reading

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Two years ago…

Dear Ronin, Just two short years ago,  your mother starting having contractions. In her own words: “2 years ago today I went in to get a prenatal chiropractic adjustment. As I was driving to work I noticed that Ronin was … Continue reading

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First honey

Dear Ronin, About three weeks ago we added a new pet to our family… we’ll actually about 10,000 new pets: honey bees. So far, the hive has been doing really well. It’s in the back corner of the yard, behind … Continue reading

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Soaking pool

Dear Ronin, Most of the time, Portland’s weather is less-than-ideal for outdoor swimming. The exception would be at the heated soaking pool provided by the McMenamins Kennedy School. Conveniently located just a 10 minute bike ride from our home, the … Continue reading

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The Lorax

Dear Ronin, Tonight, as wehave many times before, we read The Lorax before heading to bed. However, this time something was different – rather than simply enjoying the rhymes – you began to understand the story. Over and over you … Continue reading

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Poppa Nag

Dear Ronin, Today, you and I were having a wonderful conversation on top of the coffee table. You were talking and talking and talking and talking and then you said something that warmed my heart. For the first time you … Continue reading

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Talking up a storm

Dear Ronin, You have been talking for over a year now and I stared to realize just how many words you were actually saying.  Each day, you say something new – if not three, or four things.  You can now … Continue reading

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