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  May 31, 2014
  EZRound Off Back Handspring by Julia
 
  Julia is one athletic girl.
   
  Trampoline Julia
  Julia is also crazy talented on a trampoline.
   
   
  Mmm...Marshmallows
  With Grandma Sue in town, Bill & Melissa had a date night earlier this week and roasted marshmallows over chocolate fondue flambe.  Ohh la la.
   
   
  Gary & Bo
  Bo's favorite spot to hangout when he's in the garage with me.
   
   
  Alexis Scholarship Awards
  Earlier this week it was scholarship night at the high school. Alexis was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the local Ace Hardware store (my new favorite hardware store).
   
  Alexis Scholarship Awards
  The actual award.
   
  Alexis Top 10 Washington Student
  Alexis was also awarded a certificate for being in a Top 10% of all Washington state high school students.  Actually, with her 4.0 GPA and all the AP classes she's taken, I'll bet she's in the top 1%.
   
  Alexis' Awards
  Alexis holding up her: Gold Scholar, Math Scholar, Scholar Athlete & Business & Marketing/DECA Scholar Awards.
  Get ready UW Foster School of Business, here she comes.  Woo!!!
   
   
  The Old TV
  Well the old TV lasted 7+ years before the screen looked like this after 15 minutes of a being on.
  So it was time to replace it.
   
  New TV
  The new one is 3" bigger, half the price of the previous one, and can do so much more.
   
  Who needs cables
  And with a new TV with new technology, you can get rid of somewhat obsolete cables that are no longer necessary.
   
   
  May 25, 2014
  EZJan is 77 Years Young (last Sunday)
 
  Happy Birthday Jan
   
  Jan is 77
  When you turn 77, you get two homemade desserts to help you celebrate.  Woo!
   
   
  May 24, 2014
  EZPicture Catching Up
  Picking up the boat
  Earlier this weekend, I picked up the boat at Shane & Teresa's.
   
  Lion's Club Recognies LSHS Top 10 Students
  Last Tuesday, the Lake Stevens Lion's Club held a dinner to recognize the 'Top 10' Lake Stevens High School students.
  At the beginning of the line of students, that's Alexis holding the microphone telling the crowd that she will be attending UW in the fall.
   
  Lion's Club Recognies LSHS Top 10 Students
  One word describes how proud we are of Alexis ...Woo!!!
   
  787 over Downtown Everett
  Look close and you'll see a new 787 flying over downtown Everett.
   
  Bradley's got a bad wheel
  Last weekend I took Bradley in to Les Schwab to get a temp tire.
  DYK - Run flat tires can be quite expensive and very necessary when your car does not have a spare. Yes Bradley, I'm talking to you.
   
   
  EZMother's Day Pictures
  Marysville Mother's Day
  All the Marysville Mother's.
   
  Marysville Mother's Day
  Casee, Kyle, Yvonne, Maggie, Darlene, Jan & Alexis.
  Note-to-self: Next time, take this with the Gary picture in the background.
   
  Marysville Mother's Day
  Jan is a pool player.
   
  Marysville Mother's Day
  Kyle is a pool player.
   
  Marysville Mother's Day
  Darlene is a pool player.
   
  Marysville Mother's Day
  Maggie is a pool player.
   
  Marysville Mother's Day
  Mother's Day backyard ladder golf with Darlene, Yvonne & Kyle.
   
  Marysville Mother's Day
  More ladder golfin' with Kyle & Jan.
   
  Marysville Mother's Day
  Mother's Day fire pit action.
   
  Marysville Mother's Day
  Mother's Day s'more action.
  Alexis is clearly not in the mood to have her picture taken...this is correct?
   
   
  May 21, 2014
  EZKauai Vacation for the Stevenson's
  Bill & Violet
  Bill & Violet enjoying some quality time together.
   
  Melissa & Violet
  Melissa & Violet enjoying the 'garden island' Puka Dogs.
   
  Playing in the sand
  Blake & Violet playing in the water.
   
  Blake
  Afterwards, Blake warms up in style.
   
  Violet
  While Violet continues to play in the sand.
   
  The Stevenson's
  Riding the train on the old sugar cane plantation.
   
  Hulu Watcher Blake
  Blake is entranced as he watches the hula dancers.
   
  Sea Caves
  The sea caves at Na Pali.
   
   
   
  May 20, 2014
  EZTeam Thompson Addition
  Malachi Fletcher Thompson
  Kaloeb is the proud father of Malachi Fletcher Thompson, born on April 23, 2014.
   
  Welcome to Team Thompson Malachi.
   
   
  May 19, 2014
  EZTTHQ 4th of July Weekend Countdown Calendar
  TTHQ Countdown Calendar
  As of May 17th, there were only 42 days until Danny & Julia will be back at TTHQ.
   
  TTHQ Countdown Calendar
  And yes, they are keeping track of the days on the official Derek Jeter calendar (Julia's favorite Yankee).
   
   
  May 17, 2014
  EZDownstairs Remodel Complete
  New Kitchen
  The new kitchen.
   
  New Kitchen
  More new kitchen.
   
  New Eating & Entry
  New eating and entry showcasing the the floor.
   
  New Bathroom
  The new bathroom.
   
  New Dining Room
  The new dining room.
   
  New Family Room
  And finally...the new family room.
  Shake It Bo!
   
   
  May 16, 2014
  EZShiner
  Gary Jr. Stiches & Shiner     Gary Jr. Stiches & Shiner
  Last night at jiu jitsu class, I was the recipient of an inadvertent heel kick to the cheek bone which resulted in a trip to the walk-in clinic and 4 stitches.  That was my reward during a sparing sessions for successfully defending against a triangle choke.
   
   
  EZPool Table Rehab
 
  Last weekend Kyle & I torn down the pool table & rebuilt it with new cushions and felt...and boy did the old cushions need to be replaced.  If you look closely during Step 2 you'll see the old cushions crumbling apart as the old felt is removed.
  It was a 24 hr. project that started Friday night and ended the next evening.
  And all of that work was captured via stop motion video.  EZEnjoy!
   
  BTW - The quality of play has improved greatly courtesy of the new felt and rubber on the rails .
   
   
  May 11, 2014
  EZHappy Mother's Day
  Happy Mother's Day
  Happy Mother's Day to the best Mom in the world!  Woo!!!
   
   
  More Mother's Day
  EZFun Fact: Ben does not like riding on outdoor escalators and Greg insists on holding on tight.
   
   
  Happy Mother's Day
  According to your resident EZthompson webmaster, this picture was taken on Sue Thompson's 1st Mother's Day.
  REMEMBER: Everything you see and read on the internet is true.
   
   
  Happy Mother's Day
  Another of Mom's first Mother's Day picture.
   
   
  Happy Mother's Day
  More more early Mother's Day pictures.
   
   
  Happy Mother's Day Mom!
  Happy Mother's Day
  Mom looks good with the Mother's Day flowers I sent her.
   
   
  May 10, 2014
  EZTop 20 in the World
  DECA Awards
  Earlier this week in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Alexis & Sarah finished in the top 20 out of 160 international DECA competitors.
   
  If you zoom in and look close, you should be able to find Alexis.
   
  DECA Signage at LSHS
  Alexis & Sarah had the support of their classmates while they competed in their area of expertise 'Principles of Marketing'
   
  EZFun Fact: After each of their presentations, every judge said that they would hire Alexis & Sarah on the spot.
   
  Woo!!!
   
   
  May 3, 2014
  EZHappy Easter (Better Late Than Never...this is correct?)
  Happy Easter
  Julia & Danny are dressed to impress.
   
  Happy Easter
  So is Mom.
   
  Happy Easter
  As is Dad.
   
  Happy Easter
  We hosted an Easter brunch with guests Jan, Darlene, Maggie & Casey.
   
  Go Yankees
  Julia's favorite Yankee is retiring at the end of this season.
   
  DECA Hotel Room
  Alexis is in Atlanta, GA for the National High School DECA Championships with her partner Sarah & friend Ria.
  Click here to go to March's EZthompson post about her qualifying for Nationals.
   
  Here is Alexis & Sarah's Schedule for the next few days.
  DECA Schedule
   
  Whatcha gonna do Georgia Dome when the tag team of Alexis & Sarah run wild with their Marketing Presentation on you?
  Woo!!!
   
   
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  May 2014
  Jan's 77th Birthday / Boat Pickup / Alexis is a Top 10 Student / 787 Over Downtown Everett / Bradley Tire Repair / Marysville Mother's Day Pool, Ladder Golf & S'more Pictures / Stevenson's Kauai Pictures / Malachi Fletcher Thompson's 1st Picture / Danny & Julia's TTHQ Countdown Calendar / The Downstairs Remodel is Complete / Gary's Shiner & Stitches / Pool Table Rehab Stop Motion Video / Happy Mother's Day / DECA Top 20 Finish / Alexis in Atlanta for National DECA Competition / Easter Pictures
   
  April 2014
  New Dishwasher / Marysville Fire Pit / Truck Fender Bender / Yvonne & Alexis Couch Surfing / Gary's Reader Glasses / Anacortes Salmon Derby Pictures / Toilet Demolition / Pool Playing Pajama Kyle /
   
  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 /
   
   
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  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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  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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