Reece's Baby Blessing

I blessed Reece this weekend. We had Grandma and Grandpa Coates, my parents, and Julie with us, which was really fun. On Saturday we took them to see HP and the nearby elementary school that Isaac will start in a few weeks. Then we had some brunch at the new ...

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A Little Behind

We posted new pictures, if you hadn’t noticed. Ily and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary by going to the Japanese Garden. Reece tagged along too, but he’s so laid back that we hardly noticed. Well, except when his diaper leaked, but that was caught before we made ...

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Isaac Lost His First Tooth

At church a week ago Isaac’s primary teacher brought him into priesthood to show me that he had lost his first tooth. She wanted to make sure he didn’t misplace it, so I put it in my pocket. Both of his front bottom teeth have been very loose ...

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Reece is One Week Old!

Reece is now a week old. There were a couple notable things about his first week. One is how much his older brothers adore him. I woke up one morning to the sound of Micah crying. Following the noise led me to Reece’s room were Micah was laying on ...

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Reece John Murdock

Just a quick announcement: Reece John Murdock was born Friday June 16, 2006 at 5:45 pm at Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital. Ily was induced starting at about 9 a.m. It took a long time for her to get to a 4, and then it took less than 30 ...

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Lloyds Visit, Joy School Graduation

I just posted a few pictures and movies from the past little while. Melinda and Benj came to visit and we took them on a “Max” tour of downtown Portland. We hit Powell’s Bookstore, Mio Gelato, PGE Park (on accident), PSU campus, and Hot Lips Pizza. The weather was ...

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Sandbox, More Wildlife

After a week of sunshine where the boys played in the dirt on the side of our house all day every day, Ily was ready for a sandbox. So, with the help of mom and dad, and some neighbors and friends (and their truck and shovels), we put a really ...

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Isaac Soccer Movie Test

I’ve found a new way to put videos on the web. There’s a website called YouTube that let’s you upload videos and then everyone can stream them from their fast servers instead of my slow one, all for free! Check out Isaac’s big kick from this ...

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Korean Treat

Our next door neighbors are Korean.
They’ve been in the U.S. for about 4 years. The parents hardly speak
English, they always have their 17 year-old son translate, and he’s
still learning himself. I was doing a little patching up of
the fence between our yards today ...

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