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Laurel Parkison

Laurel Misa Parkison was born 4:38 p.m. on Dec. 11, 2007 at St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland. She weighed five pounds, five ounces.

Laurel joins siblings Forrest, age 13 and Brooke, age 11 and parents Gail Hirokane and John Parkison of Lake Oswego.

Her proud grandparents are Peter and Blanche Parkison of Vancouver, Wash., and Bob and Yasuko Fordiani of Huntington Beach, Calif.