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  Feb. 22, 2014
  EZBackyard Half Pipe
 
  I was cleaning up my mailbox this morning and noticed that one of the videos that Ben sent me last weekend ended up in my spam filter.  Not wanting to let this one file go to waste, I decided to spend 20 minutes from start to finish in creating, editing, producing and then posting this video.
   
  Enjoy!
   
  Feb. 18, 2014
  EZFishing
  Anacortes Salmon Derby
  It's official.  I purchased my Anacortes Salmon Derby ticket & annual salt water fishing license today.
  I will be Uncle Bill's Gilligan and he will be my Skipper March 29 & 30th on his new boat.
  First prize for the biggest salmon is $15,000. 
  Woo!!!
   
   
  Feb. 17, 2014
  EZNew Jersey's Got A Lot of Snow
 
  If you can build a 5 foot tall sledding ramp in your backyard, you know you've got a lot of snow.
   
   
  EZEmail from Brother Bill
   
  "This year marks 30 years of Wrestlemania.
  Is there any hope of a TTWM in light of the milestone year?
  The event promises Hulkamania, and here I am without pay-per-view service.
  If you do have any leanings towards at least a reduced-scale affair, let me know, as we'd happily come up."
   
  Gary's EZAnswer to Bill's question:
 

"Bill, the answer to your question depends upon whether or not our downstairs remodel is finished or not."

   
  If we DON'T have to replace the kitchen cabinets, then the answer is Click here.
   
  If we DO need to have the kitchen cabinets replaced, then the answer is Click here.
   
   
  Feb. 15, 2014
  EZBen's New Jersey Snow Report
 
  That's quite a bit of snow.
   
   
  Feb. 13, 2014
  EZSnow Day in NJ
  Julia & Danny in a foot of snow
  Julia & Danny enjoy the latest round of snowfall in New Jersey.
   
  Julia & Danny...do not throw those snowballs at your Uncle Gary...or else!
   
   
  Feb. 12, 2014
  EZGaryokee Emcee
  The Groves Garyokee Emcee
  Keep up the good work Dad.  Woo!
   
   
  Feb. 11, 2014
  EZHappy Birthday Dad!
 
  Enjoy Grandpa Gary's 70th Birthday Highlights Video
   
   
  Here is the video that Melissa produced in honor of Grandpa Gary's birthday.
 
  Happy Birthday Dad.  Woo!!!
   
  Feb. 10, 2014
  EZHanging With Kyle
  Haning With Kyle
  We got to spend a few hours with Kyle on Saturday.
   
  Haning With Kyle
  Kyle & Yvonne.
   
  Haning With Kyle
  Alexis & Kyle.
   
  Haning With Kyle
  The lunchtime early birds.
   
  Haning With Kyle
  A family lunch at Olive Garden with Jan, Alexis, Maggie, Yvonne, Darlene, Kyle & Sheila.
   
  Walking with Jan
  It's only been 2 weeks since Jan's hip surgery but she is walking really well.
   
  Haning With Kyle
  The lunchtime Grandmas & Kyle.
   
  Haning With Kyle
  EZFun Fact: Jan loves posing for pictures.
   
  Haning With Kyle
  There are always leftover bread sticks after dining at Olive Garden.
   
   
  February Snow
  Yesterday, we woke up to a few inches of snow.
   
  EZFun Fact: It started snowing Saturday night and Alexis had to park 5 blocks down the hill due to the slippery roads.
   
   
  Feb. 6, 2014
  EZSuper Bowl Champion Seahawks
  SI Cover
  What a Super Bowl & what a celebration.  Enjoy the Team Thompson Superbowl pictures.
   
  Super Bowl Cupcakes
  Yvonne & Alexis make some 12th Man Cupcakes for the Super Bowl party at Todd & Kelly's.
   
  Super Bowl Cupcakes
  And yes...they were delicious.
   
  Super Bowl Cheerleaders
  All the ladies were dressed to impress.
   
  Pre-Super Bowl Jack
  The pre-Super Bowl party included some cutthroat with Scott & Jack.
   
  The Seahawks Championship Parade was yesterday and drew close to 1 million people.  Yvonne and I were there as was Alexis and 1,075 of her Lake Stevens High School classmates.
   
  Click here to read the USA Today article about the parade.
  Yvonne
  Yvonne and I waited 45 minutes in line to use a port-a-potty.
   
  Seahawks Elvis
  While waiting for the port-a-potty, Seahawk Elvis walked by with his 12th man cape/flag, but not before posing for a picture.
   
  Championship Belt
  Elvis' 'Legion of Boom' Championship Belt.  Woo!!!
   
  Parade Crowd
  All of the downtown streets were wall-to-wall people.
   
  More People
  Look closely and you'll see the 'Legion of Doom' parading by.
   
  The Lombardi Trophy
  Circled in red...Pete Carroll and the Lombardi Trophy
   
  Parade Revelers
  The energy downtown was definitely electric.
   
  Marshawn Lynch
  Grandma Sue's favorite player Marshawn Lynch led the parade and threw Skittles into the crowd and we all threw Skittles back at him.
  Click here if you want to know the Skittles story.
   
  Marshawn Lynch
  More Marshawn.
   
  Boeing 12th Man Plane
  Boeing's 12th Man plane flew over the parade yesterday.
   
  12th Man Plane
  Here's the flight path the plane flew 3 days before the Super Bowl.
   
  Boeing's 12th Man Plane
  Now that's a beautiful 747.
   
   
  Feb. 2, 2014
  EZSuperbold Prediction & 'The Groves' Prediction Sheet
  Super Bowl 48
  I predict the Seahawks will dominate the Broncos and win convincingly.
  The final score will be:
  Seahawks: 23
  Broncos: 10
   
   
  Answer these questions and see how you match up against your dutiful webmaster.
  Super Bowl Prediction Sheet    Gary Jr. 2nd Half Super Bowl Prediction Sheet
  Grandpa Gary is coordinating 'The Grooves' Super Bowl party and this should keep everyone awake in the second half, despite the fact that many of the participants will be breaking curfew and will be up waaaay past their bed time.
   
  EZFun Fact: Grandma Sue is a huge Marshawn Lynch 'Beast Mode' fan. 
  Marshawn Lynch
   
 
  This playoff run against the Saints back in 2011 actually caused seismic activity in downtown Seattle.
   
   
  Go Hawks!!!
   
  Check out these amazing pool trick shots.
 
  It's time for me to start practicing more.
   
   
   
  ...2014 Archive Page Links (New tab coming soon)
  February 2014
  New Jersey Backyard Half Pipe Video / Anacortes Salmon Derby Announcement / New Jersey Snow Video / Brother Bill's Email (Question & Answer) / Ben's New Jersey Snow Report Video / Julia & Danny Enjoy A Snow Day / Grandpa Garyokee Emcee / Happy 70th Birthday Grandpa Gary Videos / Family Pictures With Kyle / Snow in Marysville / Seahawks are Super Bowl Champions / 12th Man Cupcakes / Seagals / Jackson Pool Picture / Seahawks Parade Pictures / Super Bowl Prediction Sheet /
   
  January 2014
  Bo & Daisey Are Watching You Blake Video / Jan's Hip Replacement / Melissa's Flying Lesson / Blake Is Watching You Uncle Gary Video #2 / Hacked PC Graphic / Master Bathroom Remodel Pictures / Alexis' Bathroom Remodel Pictures / Gary's Seahawks NFC Conference Championship Promo / Uncle Gary Is Watching You Blake Video / All of 2013 EZthompson Homepage Pictures Slideshow-Video / Marysville Downstairs Flooding Pictures / Blake Is Watching You Uncle Gary Video #1 / Grandma Sue's Haiti Trip /
   
   
  ...2013 Archive Page Links (New tab coming soon)
  December 2013:
  TTHQ Thanksgiving Pics / Seahawk Prediction Winners / Yvonne & Kacee / NJ Thompson Christmas Card / Marysville Hot Tub Blues / Scott & Jackson with 'The Gary' Picture / Ben, Diane, Julia & Danny Pictures / Blake & Violet Sleeping / Mom & Dad Wedding Pictures / Snow in Marysville / Super Seahawks Fan Gary / Alexis Senior Portraits / Team Thompson 4th of July Family Pictures Slideshow / Misc. Team Thompson Christmas Day Pictures /
   
  November 2013:
  The Groves Halloween Hamburger Night / Blake's Birthday / Seahawks vs. Buccaneers Game with todd / Hitch Removal / Hot Tub / Greenbelt Fence line Weed Pulling / Veteran's Day Hot Tub & Sudoku / Skillful Sailor Quote / Bo & Daisey Baggin / USCG Ice Breaker / PLU Lute Volleyball Update / Stevenson TTHQ Driving / Husky Volleyball with Mom & Dad / Scott, Jackson & Dad Playing Uno / Team Thompson Seahawks Challenge / Barbeque Brats / Marysville Shed & Panoramic Backyard / Grandpa Gary's Hot Tub Videos For Blake / Kaloeb's In The Arctic Circle / Uno Highlights /
   
  October 2013:
  Garage Remodel Pictures / Lake Stevens Volleyball Team Pictures / Boat Winterizing & Storage at Team Frolich Headquarters / EZDriveway Parking / Blake & Violet / Marysville Hot Tub Repair Pictures / Dad & Greg Hot Tub Team Thompson Weisers Video / New Grandma Darlene / Senior Night Volleyball Pictures / Salmon from Steve / Crossroad of Stevenson & Thompson / Libero Lex Highlights Vol. 3 (YouTube) /
   
  September 2013:
  Grandpa Gary Closes Down the Coronado Shores Pool / Blake Writes 'Dada' & 'Momma'/ Seaside Thank You / First Day of School Pictures / Disney Cruise / TTHQ Squirrel Feeding Frenzy Video / TTHQ Garyoke Video / COE Sunset / Mole Traps / Bo & A Grasshopper / Gary Catches Another Mole / LSHS vs. Newport / Ben, Julia & Danny Pictures / Uno Champion Blake / www.LakeVolleyball.com / Libero Lex YouTube Highlights Volumes 2 & 1 / Walmart Boat Winterizing Supplies / Alexis Pre Game Picture / Dad's Lease Vehicle Email / Everett Fire Trucks / 2008 Hot Tub Video /
   
  August 2013:
  Biking The Centennial Trail / Who Likes Blueberries? / TTHQ With Shane & Madeline / Western Oregon Volleyball Camp / Frodo / Blueberries / Fixin' Jan's Sink / Darlene's Bike / Wisteria Trimming / Mole Traps / Gary is a Mole Catching Machine / Blake & Violet Pictures / Blake Summersault & Hot Cross Buns Videos / Seaside Beach Volleyball Tournament / Payseno Backyard Picnic & Boating /
   
  July 2013:
  TTHQ...Where Did All The Firewood Go? / TTHQ...Panoramic Pictures / Team Thompson Baggo / Kyle T's World Famous Thumbs / Lake Goodwin Boating / Frolich's & The Gary Picture / Mom & Dad Thank You / Lake Washington Boating / Team Thompson 4th of July Beach Picture & Link / TTHQ 4th of July Pictures / TTHQ 4th of July Videos too / LSHS Volleyball Schedule / Promiscuous Girl on Lake Goodwin / Walk(er) Violet / Florida Fusion U17 / Misc. Orlando Pictures / Bo & Daisey / Ben, Diane, Julia & Danny's TTHQ 4th of July Weekend Pictures / WAkesurfing on Lake Washington With Mt. Rainier Background /
   
  June 2013:
  Blake Pictures / Violet Pictures / Al & Emily Wedding Pictures / Alexis YouTube Channel Link / TTHQ Sunset / Rear View Boat View / Bryce & Gary Pic / Greenbelt Buffer / 3 New Libero Lex Highlight Videos From The Emerald City Classic Tournament / VW Tiguan Photoshoping / Kayak Point Yurt & Campfire / Lake Stevens High School Volleyball Preseason Champions / TTHQ Pictures & Videos From Years Gone Bye /
   
  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 with 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 /
   
   
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  November 2012
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  2013 Boating Log.
  Pre-Entry One: Picked up the boat from Shane & Teresa's house
  May 2, 2013 - Marysville, WA: Gary
  Picked up the boat at Shane & Teresa's.
   
  Entry One: Lake Stevens, WA
  May 4, 2013 - Lake Stevens, 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".
   
  Entry Two: Lake Stevens, WA
  June 6, 2013 - Lake Stevens, WA: Gary & Bryce on the "official" opening day of boating season.
  Late Afternoon/Early Evening Wake Surfing
  Air Temp: 78° / Water Temp: Did Not Record
  Notes: Gary had 3 wake surf sessions and Bryce had 2 wakesurf sessions.  We picked up Dan Kelliher for Gary's last surf run and gave him a 15 minute break from his landscaping chores. Yvonne & Alexis did not go as they had hair appointments followed by volleyball practice in preparation for the Florida tournament in 2 weeks.
   
  Entry Three: Lake Goodwin, WA
  July 14, 2013 - Lake Goodwin, WA: Gary, Yvonne & Alexis.
  Late Morning / Afternoon Cruising & Wake Surfing.  I surfed behind Shane & Teresa's boat and ended up getting hit in the head with my surfboard.  "If you're not bleeding...you're not trying."  Trailering the boat took 45 minutes due to the comedy of errors of people launching & trailering ahead of us.
  Air Temp: 84° / Water Temp: 77°
  Notes: We launched in Renton at the Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park.  Boat traffic in and around the boat launch was unusually light for a sunny Saturday afternoon.  The parking lot has really tight spaces with little room for wide turns.  NG!
   
  Entry Four: Lake Washington, WA
  July 20, 2013 - Lake Washington, WA: Gary, Yvonne & Sabina.
  Afternoon/Early Evening Lap around Mercer Island with Wake Surfing sessions with Seahawks training facility & with Mt. Rainier backdrops (pictures coming soon)
  Air Temp: 84° / Water Temp: 77°
  Notes: We launched in Renton at the Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park.  Boat traffic in and around the boat launch was unusually light for a sunny Saturday afternoon.  The parking lot has really tight spaces with little room for wide turns.  NG!
   
  Entry Five: Lake Stevens, WA
  August 17, 2013 - Lake Stevens, WA: Gary, Yvonne, Alexis with Ron, Allie & Paige Payseno.
  Wake Surfing with the Payseno's...Woo!!!
  Air Temp: 76° / Water Temp: 76°
  Notes: Mostly overcast skies with some sun breaks. The least crowded August day on the lake I've ever seen even thought the temperature was perfect.
   
  Entry Six: Lake Stevens, WA
  August 18, 2013 - Lake Stevens, WA: Gary & Yvonne,
  Afternoon lunch & cruising.
  Air Temp: 78° / Water Temp: 76°
  Notes: A little windier than usual this afternoon.
   
  Entry Seven: Lake Stevens, WA
  September 1, 2013 - Lake Stevens, WA: Gary, Yvonne, Alexis, Scott (w/ Jenny & Gabby) & Audrey (picked up at Kahlia's dock).
  Afternoon wakesurfing, wakeboarding, lunch, tanning & cruising.
  Air Temp: 80° / Water Temp: 76°
  Notes: After boating, we went to the outlet mall and unsuccessfully found board shorts for me (inspired by Scott), then we ate dinner at Olive Garden with Audrey.
   
  Post-Entry Seven: Dropped the boat off at Shane & Teresa's house
  September 29, 2013 - Marysville, WA: Gary
  Dropped the boat off at Shane & Teresa's house (until next year's boating season)
   
   
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