Sunday, May 20, 2012

Saturday, May 19, 2012

May 19


C has "Birthday Dog" home from school for a week 
and this was their adventure today. Soaking up the sun at Edmonds Beach.

Friday, May 18, 2012

May 18

My son proudly displaying his blue whale model 
with facts for the Fine Arts Fair (3rd, 4th, and 5th grades) at school this evening.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

May 16


The boys enjoying the books I reserved for them 

 from the library (Secret Zoo and The Legend of Diamond Lil: A J.J. Tully Mystery) in their relatively new bean bag chairs.

Monday, May 14, 2012

May 14

Super Agent Destroyer Vehicle XY93
Made by C.
He says it is his coolest and biggest creation.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

May 13

Mother's Day brunch at Sandford's today.
I am loved. :)

Saturday, May 12, 2012

May 12

It was hard to pick a photo today.
I went to Ruffles and Rust - a vintage flea market. 
There were so many interesting and creative displays.
I'll put more photos on my other blog, later.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012

May 10


C with his buddy,
at the Fine Arts Fair for 1st and 2nd Grades.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

May 8

Today I chaperoned a 3rd grade field trip to a low tide beach walk.
These are just a few of the sea stars we saw.
My favourite field trip so far!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

May 5

I went to a big plant sale today. 
The first of many for the season! Plant sale prices can't be beat.
Pictured is a strawberry plant, a lily of valley (large pot), 
two tomato plants and two dahlia tubers.
The background is a bench that I'm in the middle of painting.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Thursday, May 3, 2012

May 3

Today was "Moments with Mom" for 1st grade. C painted and decorated a paper plate hat for me to wear. Also, he drew a portrait of me. It's above us on the left. I don't know what my hair is so short in his portrait. :) You can click on the photo to see it enlarged.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Monday, April 30, 2012

April 30

A's art project from school.
They are studying the ocean right now.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

April 29

Bleeding hearts in my garden. 
I love old-fashioned flowers.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

April 28

(click on photo to enlarge)

C's Bible diorama for school - the triumphal entry!
He had a lot of help from Daddy for this project.
Notice the person on the left is saying "Hosannah!"

Friday, April 27, 2012

April 27

J and I went to see Fernando Ortega in concert at a local church.
He is in my top 5 favourite singers. 
It was just him and a piano. 
I enjoyed hearing the stories behind the songs and he is quite hilarious.
He and his wife had a daughter when his wife was 47 and he was 51!
If you aren't familiar with Fernando Ortega I recommend his music highly. 
I'll even lend you a CD if you live near me. :)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

April 26

My youngest son has to make a Bible scene diorama for school. 
My hubby made this tunic to make a Playmobil person look Biblical. 
So talented! :)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

April 25

My son's class did a worship dance during chapel for the song All My Fountains by Chris Tomlin.
A's teacher spoke about the topic of conviction and then the class came up. 
She had choreographed the dance and practiced with them for months.
They did a fantastic job!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

April 24



The compulsive crafter is at it again.
This is the fabric I bought today.
Yes, I'll show the completed project. :)

Monday, April 23, 2012

Sunday, April 22, 2012

April 22

Ice Cream Kids
Our new friends (neighbours) and my boys.
J bought a pack of ice cream sandwiches to share.
It got up to 72 today! The kids had been running through the sprinkler.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

April 21

I did some painting today. 
This is my kitchen window sill:


a "before" photo!

Those who know me well will have no problem guessing what colour I'm using!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

April 19

My collection of blue glass, plus a peek at some of my books. :)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

April 18

My son dressed as a Hebrew boy.
I made the costume but it was kind of a hack job. :)
Today the 3rd grade did a play for chapel about the life of Joseph.
My son didn't have a speaking part but he got to say "Shhhh!"

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

April 17

A beautiful sight, to me, anyway. :)
My raised bed.
I planted a row of peas and a row of carrots today.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Saturday, April 14, 2012

April 14

My Dad and me.
Location: his cousin Marshall's funeral in Des Moines, WA.

Friday, April 13, 2012

April 13

A very rare event - both Grandpas together.
They hadn't seen each other since our wedding in 1998.
J's dad on the left, my dad on the right.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

April 12

C and GrandDad playing Battleship.
GrandDad is visiting us for a week.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

April 11

My sewing machine.
I've been burning the midnight oil,
making a costume for my son for school.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Monday, April 9, 2012

April 9

This is the 100th day!
My new IKEA couch.
It has slipcovers that are washable and even bleachable. :)
The pillows are from Cost Plus World Market.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

April 8

My boys and their Easter "baskets" which are sand pails.

Friday, April 6, 2012

April 6

Spring blossoms.
The boys and I went walking around Green Lake today - not the whole way.
We even saw some turtles!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

April 5

Hyacinth from my garden.
I planted the bulb last fall. I didn't cheat and buy it now. :)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

April 3

Astoria Column, Oregon.
We climbed the stairs (inside) to the top. Over 100 steps!
An amazing view from the top. I'm thankful it wasn't raining or overcast.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Saturday, March 31, 2012

March 31

Cookie dough - perfect for a gloomy (for the most part) day like today.


Friday, March 30, 2012

March 30

Resurrection rolls from my son's "He is Risen" party at school.
A great object lesson for Easter.
There is an explanation of resurrection rolls here.
I'm so glad my sons are learning the true meaning of Easter!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

March 28

"Report cards" from swim lessons.
My youngest's is on the left, my oldest son's is on the right.
Both passed onto the next level!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012