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We had a blast this weekend. Friday night Jacob had his first official
football practice Friday evening after a week of football camp in the evenings
put on by Sherwood high school. This will be Jacob's first year playing
football and he's very excited. Saturday morning we picked up his gear then I
took Matthew and Jacob out for 9 holes of golf. We like to have little
contests while we play - usually a team net score we're shooting for and a
little bingo-bango-bongo competition. We missed our team goal of 160 strokes
by just 1 stroke - I was happy with my play - I took a stab at playing with
just a 5-iron, 52-deg wedge, and putter and shot a 34 (par is 30 on this
executive course).

Saturday evening we loaded up the car and drove downtown for the Portland
game for Scout Night - not just any
special night, but a night where we get to camp out on the field. This was
even more fun than I thought it would be. A perfect evening - the four of us
were called down to the field for a promotional tug-o-war and we won some bats
and balls. The game was a thriller - 4 runs in the bottom of 9th inning for
the Beavers to win the game, including a 3-run smash out of the park in left

After the game we picked up our gear and set up camp on the field.
InFocus sponsored a movie showing on the field
(The Rookie - great flick written by local
talent Mike Rich). The weather was so nice
that we eschewed our tent and slept under the stars (the nice artificial turf
in center field didn't hurt either). That's Julie and Matthew you see
engrossed in the movie. Definitely a late night - the movie didn't end until
1:30am - and we had to head out early from the park since they had a day game

Sunday at least started a little bit more quietly - I joined the boys for a
2-lap race of Formula De and we prepared for
Matthew's low-key birthday party this afternoon. We had some friends over, did
some tie-dye t-shirts, and played croquet and bocce balls. Matthew is now 7,
but given his penchant for dictating his personal fashion choices he feels
like 17 at times.