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

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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