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Lauren & Shaila;


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Portland, OR!

  • This is the big rock on the beach in the movie Goonies.
  • Cannon Beach, Haystack Rock
  • Low tide sea creatures
  • Low tide sea urchin

Running, Sports and Other Activities

  • A few tips from the swim team coach.
  • Placed 2nd!
  • Chess Champ! Nice way to end the school year!
  • Running the bases at White Sox Cellular Field at the end of the game!
  • Shaila helping a little visitor with his bike.
  • Walking Harper in a nature reserve.

Visiting Family in South Dakota

  • Lauren climbing around the Badland formations.
  • The Badlands.
  • Photo of a buffalo not to far from my mom's and step-dad's place.
  • Monument to Crazy Horse in progress. Black Hills, SD.
  • Shaila's dad in his fishing boat. He is retired and this is big summer activity.
  • Shaila with her dad and one of her brothers.
  • Lunar eclipse. Picture taken through a telescope with a phone!
  • Lauren caught the biggest fish of the day! Walleye!
  • LB learning how to care for horses.
  • His first horse ride!
  • Feeding the novelty longhorn from the back of a truck with Shaila's mom.
  • Skipping rocks in the Missouri river, not far from where Lewis and Clark passed through.
  • Learning how to operate a small tractor.
  • Sun beginning to go down.
  • South Dakota sunflower field.

Fun and Family in Pittsburgh!

  • The Dziubans heading towards PNC baseball stadium while LB and I hang back and take pictures.
  • Inside PNC baseball stadium
  • Another fantastic view of the city where Lauren grew up and where her parents still live.
  • Kayakers on the river just outside the ball park.
  • First ever major league baseball game for LB, and first ever Dippin' Dots with grandma!
  • At a Steelers football game!
  • Its nice to have relatives with private pools!
  • At Kennywood amusement park, a Pittsburgh tradition. Log jam water ride.

House, Garden and Dogs

  • This is a picture of Harper, our camera-shy terrier rescue dog, chilling on the back deck.
  • Harper, doing what she does best...nap!
  • This rescue dog is 17 years old! Chihuahua/dachshund mix, also known as a chi-wi. He was given to me by a former student.
  • This is the front entrance to our building.
  • An example of some of the herbs and flowers growing on the back deck and stairs.
  • One of the many flower arrangements Lauren plants each spring on the deck rails. LB and I help her.
  • A full-view pic of the entrance of our building.
  • THIS ice cream truck stops by our house every day in the summer!!
  • I found this in my backyard yesterday... birthday surprise from our neighbor Gustavo!


  • Just prior to taking off on a 23 down the volcano bike ride in the morning.
  • LB learning how to use a bike with hand brakes for the first time. He was a pro in less than 5 minutes.
  • A group selfie in the bamboo forest!

Portland, OR!

This is the big rock on the beach in the movie Goonies.
Cannon Beach, Haystack Rock
Low tide sea creatures
Low tide sea urchin

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