Merry Christmas from the



Dave & Sue

Grandma got run over by a reindeer,
Walking home from our house Christmas Eve,
You can say there's no such thing as Santa,
But as for me and Grampa, we believe...


Andy & Anna

Alden, Anna-Marie, and Agatha

After the events of last year, of which our readers are well aware of and new readers can catch up on in Volume 7: The Brim’s vs. the Snake Syndicate, the year of 2015 had been far more modest, but not without its own hair raising moments of action and adventure – the full account of which will be release January 12th, 2016 in Volume 8: The Brim’s and the Mystery of the Cedar Owl by AAaaa Press. These exciting adventures are sure to arouse, engross, and electrify:

  • Read about Andy’s duel with the Prime Minster of Japan a top the rim of the volcano of Oshima, wrestling control of that noble island nation from its cruel tyrant and guiding it to a new year of peace and prosperity!
  • Be astounded by Anna’s guile and aplomb as she deals the most cunning minds in the world and one bumbling husband. Risking everything to master the brilliant minds trapped in the bodies of a 5 year old and a pair of twin girls – all of whom are intent on WORLD DOMINATION!
  • Be swept away in the adventure of a life time as Alden wonders the irradiated wastes in search of… the LOST CITY of FIVE YEAR OLDS!
  • The saga continues with Agatha and her quest to close every door of the wretched DOOR KINGDOM.
  • Finally learn to love again as you read about the three princesses in Anna Marie’s care; dealing with life in exile, finding friendship, and the wisdom of a little girl.

These adventures and more await you in Volume 8: The Brim’s and the Mystery of the Cedar Owl available January 12th, 2016 for the low, low price of $24.99. Don’t walk! Don’t run! Teleport to the nearest physical book store and demand a copy! And remember readers… Find the Brim in YOU™


Ryan & Brenna


A house was bought
Paint was splattered; decks torn down
A home discovered

This Year - A Haiku by Brenna and Ryan Brim


Beckii & Brian


Bah humbug!


Jon & MariAnne

Daniel, Caleb, and Sarah

Jon and MariAnne are new homeowners in Milwaukie (SE Portland), and moved into their fixer-upper this June when Sarah was just three weeks old!

Jon is in his sixth year at Righteous Clothing Agency; this is his second year as a web developer for their online store department. He is a board game geek and enjoys going to a bimonthly board game night with his buddies. When he’s not gaming and helping with the kids, he’s working on projects around the house, whipping it into shape.

MariAnne is a full-fledged stay-at-home mom. When she’s not trying to keep up with the three goofnutballheads, she surfaces for weekly Womens’ Bible Study at church and playdates with her twin momma friends. She loves this mom life and hopes to get back to singing soon!

Daniel is two-and-a-half and loves his family and his cow. He is soft-spoken and is the first to lend a helping hand. A big fan of the alphabet, his favorite song is the ABC’s. He is a budding sous chef, and he’s also the foreman of the digging site in our backyard.

Caleb is also two-and-a-half, zany, and loves to sing… his favorite song is “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”. He is an avid reader of all things Horton. He is the enthusiastic farmer behind the Great [Green] Tomato Harvest of 2015.

Sarah Joy was born in mid-May and her name, which means “rejoicing princess”, is a perfect fit. She is cheerful, social, a go-getter, and adores her big brothers. She is learning to crawl and eat at the table, all so she can hang out with the big kids.

Twinado turns two
Sarah joins us smiling bright
Parents need a nap

Natural disasters - A Haiku by Jon and MariAnne Brim

Katie (David wasn't cool enough to show up and take pictures)


Katie has worked as an Occupational Therapy Assistant in the Portland area for the past three years.
In her free time she enjoys backpacking, spending time with her nieces & nephews, embroidery (shameless self promotion for Katiedid & Co.), and beating her boyfriend in Scrabble.