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I spent Friday “Aunting” with my chica! She’s such a ham, these days. She likes to stop and direct me to take her picture. When I pick up the camera, she flashes this very toothy grin. It makes me laugh, every time she does it– and of course, I oblige. Click click!
I probably just jinxed myself.
Wearing: a top knot and lipstick. I can’t be bothered with much more on these balmy days. The weather here has been absolutely magnificent… especially for a June. And July is promising more beauty. For me, that means spending as little time on tedious things (like my eyebrows, um…what’s up with those
Not really sure why some photos I upload from my iPad are displaying wonky when viewed on mobile. They just are. And a quick google search suggests that I’m not alone and this has been a known problem since ’11. Wordpress is “working on it.” I am, however, not working on it. So, there are […]
This is how my June began — with a sweet fix of sunshine.
Last week IZ whisked me off to Cannon Beach for 2 nights. It was lovely. It’s been ages (since our son was 6?) since we’ve been alone in a hotel room together. We’ve just not had people in our world to leave our child with. The few times we did, when Geo was younger, we […]
Jeanine Collette joined the family on 21 May 2014. We’re already in love!
IZ whisked me away to Cannon Beach for 2 nights.
Ignoring our cholesterol together.
This lovely man and I are about to celebrate 24 years of marriage in just a short month. And I’ve been reminiscing with him on our long walks this week–it’s amazing to see how far we’ve come. Just today, in one of those random moments of serendipity, we ran into the inn keepers of one […]
Last night, our son was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa — an honor society for scholarship. We’re utterly proud of him, of course. Part of the ritual is to give each inductee a white rose — the symbol of purity. His is now gracing our home and it makes me smile. It’s hard not […]
Tonight, Geo was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa. So proud of this kid.
It’s not the best photo–but I love the look on our son’s face. The weather here has been glorious this week. And we spent most of last evening outside–hanging out on the porch with our telescope. The sky was perfection: the moon, Jupiter, and Mars all clearly visible. It’s these things I hold o
Went for a walk tonight in this lovely weather with my sweetheart. Just as the sun was setting. My sweet neighbor’s house. Roo wasn’t too sure about having his photo taken. Stopped by Nadine’s garden to see her progress! She’s amazing. This is Pip. She’s Nadine’s cat and a neighbo
It’s pouring rain today. We’re expecting a half inch. So, think deluge. But on my way into the house from dropping Geo off at class, I spotted this bloom. The first Cecile Brunner of the year. I climbed into the hedge to snap a photo – and decided to bring this pretty thing inside. I’m […]
Our clematis bloomed early!
Happy Hour at The Supper Club (the bar… so cozy!) This guy… is really sweet! I came home from a trip to Goodwill this afternoon… parcels in hand and he says, “Hey, let’s go out for happy hour.” The upside of having a kid at college is dawning on me. You really don’t have to [̷
It’s like Where’s Waldo. Except I’m on the page over and over and over… Today in worship, we had an intergenerational service. So, my kids were up front at craft tables for the whole event. Their job today was to draw portraits. One self portrait and then pictures of other people in the church. Geo [
I can’t even. My child’s light reading scares me.
Sounds of the Columbia River this morning. Never gets old. I’m doing the 100 Happy Days project over on Mireio. But I thought I’d post today’s Instagram video, because it’s just the best sound! Happy Saturday!
I’m wiped out. But in the best way possible. I spent most of the day in ministry with the kids of our church. Sunday School, an after church event, and Youth Group. There are LOTS of photos of our day over on our Facebook page: but I wanted to post these photos of our after […]
Sometimes, I spin the Youth Minister plate… HARD! (And of course, that means poor IZ spins along with me.) After too many hours and nearly a year of work, it’s official: we have a ping-pong table in the room and we’re painted. And now, I need to stop. Seriously, I’ve been saying it’s “d
I have 5 of these boxes. They’ve been stacked up, tucked into the corner of a closet since I packed away my academic past 8 years ago. It’s time to sort through them and decide what stays. The temptation to not even sort, but to load them into the car en masse and take […]
Daffodowndilly by A.A. Milne She wore her yellow sun-bonnet, She wore her greenest gown; She turned to the south wind And curtsied up and down. She turned to the sunlight And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbour: “Winter is dead.”
At this very moment, our 17 year old is sitting his Physics final. This is the end of his second term at college and his spring break begins just as soon as he’s finished: having completed his Calculus final this morning. Let me tell you, typing that paragraph is weird. We’ve been at this college […]
I took our youth group to a David Meece concert last night. He was playing a free concert at the Liberty Theater at the same time as our usual meeting: so it seemed like a good swap. Most of my kids had no idea who he was/is: but then they all think the 1980′s is […]
All these posts with no picture. Tsk tsk. Hands down, the highlight of my week (which has been very good! Lots of sunshine, lots of walks with IZ on the river front) was holding our neighbor’s two week old baby. We’d dropped by, because we saw the proud new daddy working the yard and […]
So. A few years back, an email appeared in my in-box. I wearily looked at the sender and knew, “well, this won’t be good.” But I could not have imagined what was inside. To say it was the most hurtful thing I’d ever read: well… that would have been true at the time. Since then, […]
“Miss Wende? Can I sing you a song?” She is five. It’s right before Sunday School is to begin. Due to a flood on the east side of the building, our classroom is engulfed in mildew– I’m frantically moving us up two flights of stairs for the duration. Who knows when we’ll be back in […