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  March 16, 2014
  EZPool Videos
 
  Last night Kyle schooled me in 9 Ball.  If you like to here Kyle laugh, make sure to watch 'til the end.
   
  EZFun Fact: I enjoy playing pool with Kyle and watching him smile & laugh.
   
 
  Enjoy the highlights from a Saturday night game of pool.
   
 
  Enjoy the highlights from another Saturday night game of pool.
   
   
  Last Saturday I went and watched Jackson's basketball game.
  Jackson Jump Shot
  Here's Jack in action shooting almost from the 3 point line.  Woo!
   
   
  March 15, 2014
  EZUniversity of Washington Acceptance Letter Day
  The Big Letter
  The BIG Envelope...Alexis has been waiting for this day for over 4 months. 
   
 
  Alexis received her letter of acceptance from the University of Washington today.  Enjoy the video of her opening up the envelope that put a big smile on her face.
   
  Yvonne & I are very proud of Alexis.  She is living proof that hard work pays off.
   
  And earlier today...we submitted her application for upwards of $5,000 in scholarship money from Local 113 (my union).
   
  4th Ave Trees Are Blooming
  On the way to the post office to mail the scholarship application (today was the deadline for submission), I couldn't help but take a picture of the cherry trees blossoming on 4th Ave.
   
   
  EZFun Fact:
  University of Washington 2012 Freshman Class Profile:
  Washington Residents 67%
  Women 53.3% / Men 46.7%
   
   
  March 12, 2014
  EZ4th Place Finish at the Washington State DECA Competition
  Alexis DECA Medal
  Alexis and her DECA medals.  Woo!!!
   
   
  Alexis & Sarah
  With their 4th place finish in the Washington State DECA Competition, Alexis & Sarah earned a trip to the National DECA Competition in Atlanta, GA on May 3-6, 2014
  Click here or on the image above and fast forward to the 1 hour 5 minute mark to see them accept their medals.
   
   
  DECA logo
  Click here to learn more about the National DECA Competition.
   
   
  March 4, 2014
  EZTahoe Snow
 
  Melissa writes, "We had a blast!"...and it shows.  Woo!!!
   
   
  March 3, 2014
  EZTime for a Workout Change
  Peak Fitness     NSBJJ     WOSS Trainer
  Goodbye Peak Fitness..................& Hello North Sound Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.......& Woss Trainer.
   
   
  EZCar Change
  New Car
  I picked up a new 2014 VW Passat today...
   
  Old Car
  And turned in a 2013 VW Tiguan.
   
  Passat Trunk Room
  The Passat has lots of trunk room for boxes that will be used to empty out our kitchen cabinets while they are removed this week so the old hardwood underneath them can be removed.
   
  'Old' Kitchen Cabinets
  Kiss the tile countertops and hardwood goodbye.
   
   
  March 2, 2014
  EZ18th Birthday Breakfast
  18th Birthday Crepe
  To celebrate Alexis' 18th birthday, she and her friend Sara made crepes for brunch.  Woo!!!
   
  18th Birthday Warning
  EZFun Fact: Alexis turned 18 yesterday.
   
  Alexis & Maggie Are Birthday Girls
  Last weekend we celebrated Alexis & Maggie's birthdays at Jan's.
   
  Birthday Girls
  Oh dear.
   
  Grandma Darlene & Kacee
  Grandma Darlene & Kacee.
   
  Alexis' Pajama Day
  Last month Alexis wore her pajamas to school.  And why wouldn't she?  It was pajama day. 
   
  It's been over 6 weeks since the downstairs has flooded and we finally getting some much required work done.
  Last week the walls were patched. 
   
  Before
  Entry before patching.
   
  After
  Entry after patching
   
  Bathroom Before
  Bathroom before patching.
   
  Bathroom After
  Bathroom after patching
   
  Garage Before
  Garage before patching.
   
  Garage After
  Garage after patching.
   
  Closet before patching     Closet after patching
  Closet before and after patching.
   
  This week the lower kitchen cabinets come out, the insulation should be replaced in the crawl space and all of downstairs should be painted. 
   
   
  Today Mom & Dad departed Ft. Lauderdale, FL for their 2 weeks Panama Canal Cruise
  Panama Canal Cruise
  Here is the email from Mom detailing their itinerary:
   
 

Hi Everyone,

Dad/Grandpa and I are leaving this Saturday 3/1 to begin our cruise adventure. We fly to Fort Lauderdale Florida to board the ship the Island Princess on Sunday 3/2/14.

Dad and I are planning to have the phones on airplane mode once we are on board until we return to Los Angeles on 3/17 and we are not taking any devices for internet.......so we are out of touch for 16 days.

We thought you might enjoy getting out the globe and tracking our progress so here is the itinerary:

Sunday 3/2 depart Fort Lauderdale at 4pm

Monday 3/3 at sea

Tuesday 3/4 at sea

Wednesday 3/5 Aruba (where Ben & Diane went on their honeymoon)

Thursday 3/6 at sea

Friday 3/7 Cartagena Columbia (anyone remember the movie Romancing the Stone?)

Saturday 3/8 Panama Canal

Sunday 3/9 at sea

Monday 3/10 Puntarenas Costa Rica

Tuesday 3/11 San Juan Nicaragua

Wednesday 3/12 at sea

Thursday 3/13 at sea

Friday 3/14 Cabo San Lucas Mexico

Saturday 3/15 at sea

Sunday arrive at port of Los Angeles at 7am expect we will be home to unpack before noon!

We are very excited and looking forward to a great time as our friends the Tapangcos and Taylors are also aboard with us. Looking forward to talking to you all either before Sunday or when we get home. Hoping to have lots of pictures to send to Gary to put up on EZthompson.

love to you all

mom & dad

   
   
  Dad left me a voicemail 15 minutes prior to their departure and said that at breakfast this morning he sat right next to a guy who looked exactly like Mr. Fuji.
  Mr. Fuji
  Click here for Mr. Fuji in-ring action (fast forward to the 1 minute mark).
   
   
  ...2014 Archive Page Links (New tab coming soon)
  March 2014
  Playing Pool With Kyle & Gary Videos / Jackson Basketball Game / Alexis UW Acceptance Letter / 4th Ave Cherry Trees Blooming / Alexis & Sarah 4th Place DECA Finish / Stevenson Tahoe Snow Trip / Gary's Gym Change / VW Car Change / 'Old' Kitchen Picture / Alexis 18th Birthday Crepes / Alexis & Maggie Birthday Party Pics / Darlene & Kacee / Wall Patching / Mom & Dad's Panama Cruise Itinerary
   
  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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  May 2012 (the return of EZthompson)
  June 2012
  July 2012
  August 2012
  September 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
  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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