Friday, October 09, 2009

hayride to the pumpkin patch

No interest in animals, just machines...

Sauvie Island is pretty

Elsa had a cold

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Mount Rainier

On Charles' birthday we went to Mount Rainier for two days (in Washington State, a 3-hour drive from Portland). For pictures please click here

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Belgium -- June 2009

crossing the Rhine by train

the Atomium in Brussels

mom is OUT (beach on the North Sea Channel)

Unfortunately our camera broke, so we have no still photos to post from the family visits in Brussels and Bavaria, or from our stay in Austria
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Menden -- where mom grew up

the house CB grew up in

the house next door (with the "devil's tower") - with Olaf

with aunts and cousins' kids
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Menden (Germany) June 2009 -- people shots

Elsa at the public pool where grandpa volunteers

someone damaged grandpa's table

in the train at Menden Bahnhof

walk in the Hoenne-valley (zwischen Binolen und Feldhofhoehle)

Silver Falls State Park May 2009

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Monday, April 27, 2009

Oregon in April

in our neighborhood park

Oregon coast -- Elsa's first experience being mobile on the sand

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Friday Harbor (WA) in March

Rare picture of all four of us (on the ferry, with Mount Baker in the background).

Limekiln lighthouse

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Attempts at a holiday photo


We had Elsa's baptism and party on November 23rd. The first picture shows Elsa with mom and grandma. Who can find Charlie? (Click any photo to enlarge.)

We were 100 people in total. Elsa didn't cry one bit.
Putting on the Biermann family gown. She was the 17th child to be baptized in it.
Charlie had much more fun at the restaurant afterwards, since we set up a "Color-Me-Rocket". Thank you for the photos, David Fidanque.

Saturday, November 01, 2008


The farmer and his two cows...
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Thursday, October 23, 2008