JUNIOR HIGH CHURCH CAMP at Riverview Bible Camp is Week 7 ~ ADVENTURE with Kids Summer 2011

I  just returned from five days away at Riverview Bible Camp on the Pend O’Reille River  as a junior high church camp counselor. I had a cabin filled with 10 almost-eighth grade girls,     and my 13-yeard-old twin sonswere in tow, part of a cabin filled with...

Schools, police, church, civic and community leaders join forces to impact Tualatin-Together – Oregonian story

Joelle Baker and her 9-year-old son Kurt serendipitously fell into a day of fun at Tualatin Community Park earlier this month. “I heard these people speaking Spanish, and kids were gathered for  piñatas and there were snow cones. Then, a lady asked us to join...

Week 6- Adventure with Kids ~ Summer 2011 Audubon Society trails in woods

As I prepare to leave to be a counselor for Junior High Church Summer Camp with my 13-year-old twins tomorrow for what will be week 7 Adventure galore, I finally download my photos from this week, and post my Week 6 ~ Summer 2011 Adventures with Kids blog. Too many...

West Linn Old Time Fair – The magic of just being there is WEEK 5 ~ ADVENTURE with Kids Summer 2011

Sometimes your adventure is in your very neighborhood. At a fair where you learn to “just be.”  We got a taste of spending a bit more time at the West Linn Old Time Fair last year, and this year matched that, attending two of the three days and a longer stretch on...

Paul and Peggy Osborn’s litter patrol outreach impacts the community

Originally published in The Oregonian, SW Weekly, Saturday, July 16, 2011 About eight or nine years ago, Paul and Peggy Osborn of West Linn decided to pick up litter on the sides of the highway near their home on Buck Street. “It gave us a chance to walk...

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