Category Archives: Misc.


Home is sweet but catching up with all of our loved ones is even sweeter. We are getting settled back into “real” life in Southeast Portland. Mike starts school next week, and I am looking for full-time employment. It is … Continue reading

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When last we left you (well over two months ago), we had just finished basking on the beaches of Ecuador and were preparing for the 30 hour trip back to Lima.  I’d love to tell you that we had a … Continue reading

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BBQ Party/Welcome Back: Fri., Aug. 17 @7:00

Hi All, As you probably know, Sarah and I are back in Portland.  The readjusment hasn’t really begun yet because we have spent the last month visiting friends and family and are now working our rearends off to get moved … Continue reading

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Save the Date: The Raffs Rock P-Town – August 17, 2012

We still have 3.5 months of adventures ahead of us to enjoy, but we are already planning our return to Portland!  Maria has graciously offered to host our ‘Welcome Home’ party in Portland on August 17th.  Please save the date … Continue reading

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Trip Itinerary Has Been Updated!

G’Day Mates (By the way, we haven’t actually heard anyone say this to us yet!)  Yes, we are in Australia and a bit behind on our blogs as we are just having too much fun!   We are almost 7 months into … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from Thailand!

  Merry Christmas, everyone!  We miss you and hope your holiday is grand!

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Welcome to the Blog Gracin Joshua Madden Mathews

Mike and I are excited to have a new nephew who was born on October 23rd!  He is also our godson:)  We are so excited and wanted to share our good news!  Congratulations Josh and Tracy!  

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