Bella

She is such a great little model! I love taking her picture!! Bella brings a lot of joy each day in our home:) Advertisements

Going to the Chapel…gonna get married…..

  This was a cake made for my husband 27 years ago. At the time I may not have liked the humor, but over years of kids, disagreements and basically living with a hormonally unbalanced wife, I now understand and kind of feel for Jeff. This poor man wakes up each day, not sure knowing…

Baking day!

Some days are meant for baking. Especially when you have a busy three year old around. Making bread. Testing the granola:) Ahhh…the fruits of our labor look yummy!!

New Year, new adventures and many things to be thankful for!

When  you have lived in the same town for 46 years, married to the same man for almost 27 years and  in the same house for 18 years one might consider you way too stable.  Thinking about these very stable areas of my life gives me lots of comfort and thankfulness as we slip into…

Our Annie Girl

Annie. Born on our anniversary, January 19th 1998. Our sweet puppy is gone and we will miss her very much. She had a very hard week and really been struggling for a month or so with pain. None of us were ready to say goodbye to the dog who loved to chase our kids  when…

Knitting for Newbies

Thank you Katie for enticing us to the world of knitting.  It is has not only captured me but many friends of Sammy too. Molly has been making many headbands for friends! As soon as I have a picture of one I will post it:) Megan’s cowl project Sammy’s windmill bag Slouch hat for Sammy…

Colors of fall.

So when I am having  a “bad” run, like I did this morning I  start walking.  Thankfully, it was a beautiful morning to take a few shots of the abundance of color today! I can’t decide which I like better…..Hawaiian color or good old Eugene fall. I will take some of that Hawaiian warmth though!!!…

Last days in paradise!

We found a beautiful beach to celebrate Adam’s 24th birthday on our last day in Hawaii. I really enjoyed the snorkeling here! Catching those last rays! Celebration dinner at Cheeseburger in Paradise in Lahiana. Great burgers and the most beautiful view we had the whole week. Timed it just right with the sunset and had…

New treat!

Yesterday we discovered Hawaiian ice….this is not just ice and cheap flavor either! It’s wonderful ice cream on the bottom if you want, cream on the top, nuts, and azui beans too! Ululani’s is the place!! Very friendly and so tasty!! Haleakala Coconut, Leche – topped with sweetened condensed cream & cream mix – included. Then…

This is not Autumn

How do people in Maui feel the seasons change? It was Halloween a few days ago, yet I feel like its the middle of summer. A few random carved pumpkins here and there with lots of little kids dressed up going to the mall to trick or treat was the only reminder that it was…

Summer’s final days.

Recently I took a walk up the ridgeline trails and realized I had not done this enough this summer. Such a perfect walk in the evenings. Beautifully quiet and serene, and with a little hint of fall in the air. And as the summer comes to an end, that always means it’s time for Sammy’s…

Summer wildlife

You know its late summer when the wildlife has shown up in our yard. Sweet little babies too….although they grow up to eat my hostas, roses and sedums!!! Today we had a unusual caterpillar  show up on the deck.  Bella saw it from inside the house and was barking until we took a look at!!…