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Monday, August 2, 2010

Risus mos prolato vestri vita

Keep Portland Weird! That is what all the bumper stickers say..
I think this van has it covered!!
We are not 100 percent sure, on the Latin phrase on the side of the van. Mom knows her plant Latin and Dad know his alter boy Latin.
We think it means, "Laughter prolongs your life".
When we pulled up to the side, the monkey was waving and jumping up and down...the driver had a clown nose. We were laughing so hard we almost crashed the car. So much for prolonging your life!
Our destination...The family Christmas tree farm, to see the newest family member 'Helen', but first....'s 'Mikey' the Plott Hound.
Mikey is a graduate of 'Project Pooch'.
An Oregon non profit, that pairs youths, incarcerated in the Maclaren Correctional Facility, with homeless shelter dogs.
This program has been in place since 1993.  Helping youths find their way and dogs find their forever homes.
Mikey welcomes Uncle Don, with lots of kisses.
Aunt Diann and Pebbles
Mikey sits on cousin Tim.
There she 'Helen'
All smiles and bubbles!
The monkey van was right...Laughter is a good thing!!


  1. what a crazy looking van...your friend Mikey looks like our friend Annie.Keep an eye on that teeny human, they love to drop stuff to eat. Nitey nite
    Benny & Lily

  2. Helen is a cutie! Thanks for the smiles and bubbles =)

  3. That van is awesome! You had a great trip all around, on the road and at the destination!


  4. Well, those are some fine looking peoples!!

  5. Of course that laughter is a good thing!
    I loved all your pictures!
    Glad you all had a great time!
    Kisses and hugs

  6. Love the van and the monkey! You've probably just added several years to your lives.

    Helen's a cutie. If you get close, give her a quick lick. Babies usually have snacks left on their faces.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  7. Want a crazy van, but it did the trick and put a smile on your faces. That project Pooch is a good idea and those pic's of Baby Helen she sure can pull some funny faces.
    See Yea George xxx

  8. Oh my what an unusual van hehe.

    Noah Willow Tess Lucy

    Hey Wyatt, you gotta visit
    Its great.

  9. That van is really something else. Lots of hard work involved. But oh the laughs it must invoke.

    What a sweetie that Baby Helen is, such a pretty face.

    Lots of nice pups there too. And what an awesome program for troubled teens to help out the pups - a win/win situation.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  10. what an interesting van :)
    Project Pooch sounds very good.

    Love, Bella & Ollie.

  11. Woof! Woof! It sure is ... Laugh everyday for a loving happier life. That is a odd van. Was it a real monkey? LOVE the smiles n bubbles. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  12. I love the van. All of Portland will be living longer lives, if they can keep from crashing!

    there's nothing better than a day spent with family. Little helen is pretty cute for a 2 legged!

  13. We so wish we could see that van in our travels! Thanks for the laughs, Wyatt!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  14. That is a crazy, wild van!!

    Woofs and Kisses!
    The Fiesty Three

  15. that is one super crazy van!

    Don't forget, we've moved to

  16. LOL! Wow! That is the craziest, weirdest van I've ever seen!