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    Jen & Rob write about living life 'Upside Downer'. Follow us through our honest, whimsical, and real observations as we raise two kids (one w/autism)
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Hello world!

Welcome to Living Life Upside Downer!
For those of you who don’t know us, we’re the Downers (Jen, Rob, Zoe and Sam). We live in Portland, Oregon and have created this blog to share our adventures in raising two children (one with Autism) in an honest, whimsical, and real way. Jen is a professional photographer who specializes in capturing creative, alternative families & individuals who want honest, personality-filled photo documentation of their lives. Rob is a stay-at-home Dad who works part-time as a Marketing Consultant and Bouncer at a local bar.

The whole family is in on this. Jen, Rob and Zoe will be posting and Sam will join in via video clips and other forms of communication.
We hope to use this space to chronicle our lives and how we are striving to live in a creative and mindful manner, in hopes that our words & photos might help some folks understand Autism, or inspire families to be active and engaged with one another in creative ways. There will be project tutorials, recipes, reviews of our favorite spots around Portland, interviews with some interesting folks, guest writers, lots and lots of photos, and our own musings on our day to day life.

We are so thrilled to welcome you here and share with you! We’ll be adding lots of bits & tweaks soon and ongoing, so be sure to subscribe and/or come back and visit often.

with love,

Jen, Rob, Zoë & Sam

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January 10, 2012 - 11:40 pm

Jen ruiz - can’t wait to share this with you all.

February 8, 2012 - 12:38 am

Rob - Thank you Jen. We’re thrilled to share!
– Rob