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  May 28, 2013
  EZGold Scholar Awards: The annual Academic Awards were held tonight at Lake Stevens High.  Once again, Alexis graced the stage 4 times to accept the accolades she earned from her teachers. Alexis was also a multi-award winner last year.  The 4.0 GPA remains intact and the awards just keep piling up for LiberoLex.
  Alexis & Her 4 Academic Awards
  Tonight awards were for the following:
  Gold Scholar (4.0 GPA)
  Mathematics Department Scholar
  Social Studies Scholar
  Athletic Scholar (Volleyball Letter & Academic Achievement))
  Click here to compare this year's awards vs. last year's.
  Alexis & her Fusion U17 Team finished tied for 3rd place in the Emerald City Classic.
  The Semifinal Match was an exciting 3 game thriller vs. NW Reign U18 team from Vancouver, WA,  Fusion dropped the first game 16-25, then came back strong to win the second game 25-20, and then lost the third 10-15.
  Overall, the girls played very well and finished higher than any other U17 team competing in the U18 Gold bracket.
  May 27, 2013: Memorial Day
  VolleyballEZVolleyball Finals: More Internet Streaming Today.
  It's the final day of the ECC.  Alexis & her Fusion teammates won all 3 matches yesterday and have moved up to the number two overall seed.
  We're back on Court 2 today with a start time of 12:15pm.  Then if all goes well, we'll move to Court 6, and after we take care of business there, finish the day on Court 1.
  Once again, the games will be streamed live.  If you listen closely, you just might hear Gary say "Woo!!!" a few times after the good Fusion plays.
  Watch Alexis and her Fusion Team play live because it'll be streamed over the internet.
  Click here to watch .  Make sure to select Court 2 for the first match.
  ECC Gold Bracket
  It's good to be in the Gold Bracket.
  Between matches, the crowd was stacked up 2 deep at Shane & Teresa's RV to watch all of the Shank DeBall & Ritchie Rich videos from the Reno, NV tournament.
  Frolic RV TV Watching
  RV'ing between matches and watching highlight DVD's is awesome.  Woo!!!
  When we returned home last night after another successful day of volleyball, we were greeted with a fresh bag of Grandma Jan's dinner rolls on the kitchen counter.
  Lex's Dinner Roll Head     Lex Is A Roll Head #2
  Alexis loves Grandma Jan's heaven rolls.
  May 26, 2013
  VolleyballEZVolleyball Sunday: More Internet Streaming
  It's Day Two of the Emerald City Classic.  Yesterday, Alexis & her Fusion teammates won 2 of 3 matches.
  Today they will be featured on Court Two at Alaskan Airlines Arena on the UDub campus.
  Watch Alexis and her Fusion Team play live because it'll be streamed over the internet.
  Click here to watch.  Make sure to select Court 2.
  ECC Schedule: Day 2
  Earlier this week, 30 miles north of Marysville, the I-5 bridge collapsed over the Skagit River.
  Click here to read all about it.
  In the wake of I-5 north and southbound traffic being rerouted, our cats Bo & Daisey have figured out a quicker way to make it from one side to the other.
  Bo & Daisey: The Duke Cats
  Look closely and you'll see Bo & Daisey hanging their heads out of the window...Duke Cat Stylin' & Profilin'.
  And I'd like to dedicate the following General Lee video to Grandpa Gary.
  Yee-Haw!!!  Woo!!!
  May 24, 2013
  VolleyballEZVolleyball Weekend
  It's Memorial Day Weekend so that means the Emerald City Classic Tournament is happening this weekend.
  If you can't make it to Alaskan Airlines Arena on the University of Washington campus, then do the next best thing.
  Watch Alexis and her Fusion Team play live because it'll be streamed over the internet.
  Click here to watch.  Make sure to select Court 1.
  Fusion's ECC Day 1 Schedule
  There are now 2 more Libero Lex Highlight videos to watch from the Far Western-No Dinx Tournament in Reno, NV last month.  Enjoy!
  Far Western-No Dinx Highlights 2013 - Part 1
  Far Western-No Dinx Highlights 2013 - Part 2
  Are you thirsty for more Libero Lex Highlights?  If so, then check out Lex's YouTube Channel.
  TheLiberoLex YouTube Channel
  Check it out by clicking here.
  May 13, 2013
  EZPretty Ladies: All dressed up for Emily & Al's wedding.
  3 Pretty Ladies
  Grandma Sue, Melissa & Violet are looking good at the big event last Friday.
  Mom reports that Violet slept like an angel during the ceremony.
  May 12, 2013
  EZHappy Mother's Day: We celebrated all the Mom's with brunch at Kayak Point yesterday.
  Mother's Day at Kayak Point
  Yvonne, Darlene, Maggie, Alexis, Mason & Jan.
  Old School Cooking
  Some 'old school' cooking and coffee brewing.
  View From The Pier
  The view of the beach from the pier.
  After Brunch at Kayak Point, Yvonne & I did some gardening in the backyard.
  Backyard Garden
  I'm looking forward to a bumper crop of raspberries, blueberries and tomatoes this summer.
  Brandwine Tomato PlantTumbling Tom Tomato PlantYellow Pear Heirloom Tomato PlantMr. Stripey Tomato Plant
  From left to right, the newly planted tomato plants are: Brandywine, Tumbling Tom, Yellow Pear Heirloom & Mr. Stripey.
  Grandpa Gary with his Cousin Clifford on May 1st in Folsom, CA.
  Dad with his Cousin Clifford

Last Wednesday, May 1st, while up in Northern California, I visited my cousin, Clifford Sinjem, Jr. at his Folsom, CA residence.

We spent four hours together, including lunch, discussing old times and catching up on family history.

Cliff is the son of Hazel and Cliff.

This was the first time since the late 1960’s that Cliff and I have seen each other. Last time I visited Cliff was in Sacramento when mom and I paid him a visit at the Safeway store where he worked.

Cliff is 78 and living the good life, in good health, and has no arthritis (lucky guy). Drives a vintage Lincoln.

Pic taken by neighbor, Kay, in her back yard.

We had a great visit, followed by lunch at Mel’s Diner in Folsom.

Love, Dad
  May 8, 2013
  Last Thursday after work I picked up the boat at Shane & Teresa's.
  Boat At The Frolich's
  We sure appreciate Shane & Teresa letting us keep the boat at their house over the winter.
  Last Saturday, Yvonne & I took 'Promiscuous Girl' out on Lake Stevens.
  Boat In The Driveway
  This will be the 8th year that we've had it.  I really hope that Kyle A. will be able to enjoy it with us this summer.
  Last Sunday was the national bid volleyball tournament.  Alexis and her Fusion teammates had an off day, but fortunately Shane & Teresa brought their RV.  Between matches we watched lots of this season's highlight videos on their outdoor TV...Woo!!!
  Frolich RV TV
  That's Shane's Poppa in the foreground with Teresa and Shane watching some Libero Lex Highlights.
  Have you seen Alexis' YouTube Channel?
  TheLiberoLex YouTube Channel
  Check it out by clicking here.
  Volleyball     The New Bronze Bracket Champions in Reno, NV.
  Fusion U17 Bronze Champions
  Your 2013 Far Westerns NoDinx Bronze Bracket Champions.
  May 6, 2013
  EZFun Fact: Today, Seattle was the hottest city on record in the United States.
  Gary & Yvonne on Lake Union in 2012
  Yvonne & I last year on Lake Union with the iconic Space Needle in the background.
  ...2013 Archive Page Links (New tab coming soon)
  May 2013:
  Seattle was the Hottest City Day / Picking up the Boat / Boat In The Driveway / RV TV Watching / Bronze Bracket Champions / Kayak Point Mother's Day / Backyard Garden: Raspberries, Blueberries & Tomatoes / Mother's Day Brunch at Kayak Point / Marysville Backyard Gardening / Dad & Cousin Clifford / 3 Pretty Ladies / Emerald City Classic Fusion Volleyball Internet Streaming: Court 1 / Libero Lex Highlight Videos From The Far Western-No Dinx Reno, NV Tournament / More Internet Streaming Volleyball: Court 2 / Bo & Daisey Jump The Skagit River / Emerald City Classic: #2 Seed in the Gold Bracket / RV TV/DVD Watching / Alexis Loves Grandma Jan's Dinner Rolls / Alexis' Academic Achievement Awards / Alexis & her Fusion U17 Team Finish 3rd at The Emerald City Classic /
  April 2013:
  Ben Thompson Is WrestleMania Bound / Blake & Violet Pictures / Fusion U17 Pinking It Up / Mania #5 T-shirt / Mark & Debbie's Teardrop Camper / Marysville House / Shane, Madeline & Gary at Spokane Convention Center / Danny & Julia Easter Eggs & Cake / PNQ Volleyball Pictures & Videos with Shank DeBall / Gary's Cables in Individual Boxes / #GaryIsTheNewPredictionChampion / Libero Lex Volleyball Pictures / Darlene's Note / Bo & Daisy / Kyle Alexis Halloween 1996 / Alexis Power League #4 Highlights Video / Shane Wins Again at Pool / Alexis Puget Sound Regional Highlight Video / Yvonne & Alexis at El Rinconcito / Reno, NV Pictures / Gary & Shane w/ The Most Interesting Man In the World / Fusion Volleyball Highlights: All 9 Matches / Link To TheLiberoLex YouTube Channel / Ben's WrestleMania Pictures
  March 2013:
  Alexis The Birthday Girl / Gary VMware Training Walk / Blake & Violet: Rockin' & Rollin' / Hunter's Agenda / Bo Watches A Cat On A Treadmill Video / Mom & Dad: Hawaii Cruise Emails / Libero Lex Power League #3 Highlight Video / TheLiberoLex YouTube Channel is Born / Alexis is Student of the Month / Gary's Root Canal / Burlington Tournament Champion Pictures / "Hammer Time" Video / Shane, Audrey & Lex with "The Gary" Picture / Audrey Highlights / Shane 8 & Gary 4 Pool Results / Everett Springtime Snow / Bo & Daisy Are Lap Cats / Drummer Boy Blake / Dad Atop Aloha Tower / Mom & Hope For Haiti
  February 2013:
  Libero Lex Highlight Video / Libero Lex Links / Welcome Violet Lorene / Melissa 1 Day Before Birth / Alki Beach, Lex's Letterman Jacket & RV Touring Video / Family Cousin Dinner / 60K Miles on the Truck / Seahawks Celebrating (before losing) / New Truck Stereo / Grandma Sue & Violet / Blake & Violet / Power League #2 Tournament Pictures / Dad & Gary Jr. at Applebees / The Silver Bullet Shoot Some Stick / Grandpa Gary's OC Reunion With Skaggit Basketballer / Alexis & Fusion U17 at Senor Frogs In Las Vegas / Las Vegas Volleyball Tournament Pictures / Dad in Marysville / Blake & The Letter "D" / Visit With Sean & Brenda / Cookie Dough / Blueberry Bush Bloom / VMware Training Lunchtime Lake Washington Walking /
  January 2013:
  EZthompson Video are now HD / Darlene's Sock Monkey Pajamas / Kaloeb & A Puppy / Sick Bay Gary / EZlogo's: EZSpinning Globe & EZWaves / Volleyball In Tumwater, WA / Power League Seeding Tournament Pictures / Gary's Old & New Phones / Gary's New Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Picture & Video / Alexis' Cookie Dough / Melissa Pregnant Pictures With Blake / Sleeping Daisy / AKA & AKK MLK Highlight Video / Mini Cooper Cup Holder Upgrade / Grandpa Gary Lawn Bowling / Grandpa Gary Book Review / New Kitchen Table & Chairs / Alexis Recruiting Web site Webinar / Yvonne & Daisy Chillin' / Picture of 3/4 of AKA & AKK / Libero Lex Power League #1 Highlights Video / AKA & AKK Power League #1 Highlights Video / Power League #1 Highlight Pictures
  ...2012 Archive Page Links (New tab coming soon)
  May 2012 (the return of EZthompson)
  June 2012
  July 2012
  August 2012
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  November 2012
  December 2012
  2013 Boating Log.
  Pre-Entry One: Picked up the boat from Shane & Teresa's house
  May 2, 2013 - Marysville, WA: Gary
  Pick up the boat at Shane & Teresa's.
  Entry One: Lake Stevens, WA
  May 2, 2013 - Marysville, WA: Gary & Yvonne on the "official" opening day of boating season.
  Afternoon Sunning & Boating
  Air Temp: 78° / Water Temp: 60°
  Notes: Yvonne worked from home while Gary got the boat ready for it's inaugural launch of the year. We launched around 4pm and docked at Dan & Jenni Kelliher's house for half an hour for a quick "hello".
  Misc Travel Distances
  Travel Distances
  Marysville Driveway - to - TTHQ = 325 miles
  Marysville Driveway - to - Lake Coeur d' Alene, ID (Cave Bay/Worley, ID) = 344 miles
  Marysville Driveway - to - Crescent Bar, WA = 188 miles
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