Author Archives: Christy Anderson Brekken

About Christy Anderson Brekken

In no particular order... Instructor and Researcher, Department of Applied Economics, Oregon State University. Educational background: University of MN Law School, 2005. MS in Ag and Resource Economics, Oregon State University, 2011. Teaches: Agricultural Law, Environmental Law. Mother: brilliant 9 year old boy; brilliant 6 year old girl with benign myoclonic epilepsy on a modified ketogenic diet therapy. Married to: Ted Brekken, OSU Department of Electrical Engineering. Ride: Xtra-cycle Edgerunner with kid seat; 400-pound cargo capacity. Grew up: Devils Lake, ND. Lived in: Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, Pohang, South Korea, Trondheim, Norway, Corvallis, OR. Interests: Cooking, knitting, eating, yoga, laughing, hiking, traveling, staying sane.

Bike camping and more Cora’s account of bike camping, picture and map:¬† We will be using the blog above from now on. Subscribe yourself via the links and instructions from the main page, or send us a note and we will subscribe you.

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Nora Birthday Party Pictures

Again, I had to upload pictures to my personal blog for lack of space here…go to:

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Nora’s World

Nora introduces bunny to some of the foods in her new cookbook, then performs her doll-play to a sometimes uncooperative audience. We see how she handles impromptu adversity. Sorry for the poor quality on some of it. It was worth … Continue reading

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More Spring 2012 pictures

Hosted on my personal blog, for lack of storage space here. Sigh. It wasn’t suppose to be this complicated, but we are pleased to bring you pictures any way we know how.

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Spring 2012 Pictures

Because of some frustrating inelegant storage space limits on this blog site, I posted new Brekken pictures on my blog–so follow the link for Brekken Spring 2012.

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Nora is 2-wheeling!

Ted has been helping Nora practice riding bike without her training wheels for the last few weeks. She turned it into a game in which she would look at our car’s license plate to choose a “level” (a number or … Continue reading

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Home and Garden Updates

We have been basking in our early spring dry spells at home, making some major progress on garden projects. We built raised beds that will take full advantage of the summer sun, moving dirt from our old raised bed next … Continue reading

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Happy birthday to Anders and Nora! The trampoline is a joint birthday present, coming in between their birthdays (well, enough for their understanding anyway). Special thanks to Grandma Gigi for enthusiastically and financially making it happen. We have 2 very … Continue reading

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What they said

Act 1: Anders [repeatedly]: “Yankee Doodle went to town a-riding on a heater, accidentally flipped the switch and barbequed his wiener.” Me [every time]: [Cringe] Ah man, that’s horrible. Ewwww….[etc.] Anders [after the 50th time]: What? It’s a silly song. … Continue reading

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Anders April

April has been the month of Anders. He showed us his great school work at his student-led conference, started the spring soccer season, and turned 7 years old. It has been a busy few weeks.

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