We are sadden to have lost one of our gerbils. She unfortunately passed while we were on vacation and we discovered her in her temporary enclosure after we returned home. We had left both our gerbils with a friend while we were away for ten days.
She was always a skittish one but a great companion to our Rosie. She enjoyed food, running around, and always up to explore new areas. We are very blessed to have shared a year with her and will always remember her fondly. Thank you Pearl for the love and joy you’ve given us.
Charlene was chatting with my brother and me one late night two years ago. She was great about coming up to Portland to visit family between (or because of) adventures and I always try to get some time with her.
We were stewing around the dance of dating and relationships. It was a thoughtful discussion and I remember being confident that someday I would travel to California for her wedding.
Fast forward two years and six months, my family drove down to California to see her and her own beloved David exchange vows before God, family, and friends. We were all happy to celebrate her new stage in life. And Bruce was honored to be the ring bearer.
Her happy ever after was inevitable. My cousin Charlene is a sweet, thoughtful, caring, and bubbly adventurer. I’m glad she’s found a partner to grow deeper in the life God has in store for them. #ahchuiblessliu
My parents were always great about going to new places when I was growing up. This is the second trip we’ve gone exploring the Pacific Northwest together. Lost Lake wasn’t as clear with the smoke and haze, but it was still quite a sight and the waters were amazingly clear.
Jake Hopkins joined me on the expedition, and we enjoyed a casual ride over seven Portland bridges. I couldn’t have asked for better weather and better company.
Many thanks to the organizers and volunteers for hosting the event. It’s a great joy to ride on the bridges and freeways without cars and a proud citizen of a city that promotes biking!