Monday, June 28, 2010

Book Club -"ChocLit-Guild"

Our favorite day of the turn to hostess. The weather was perfect, Domini's dessert luscious, the conversation lively.

Book Club

Tuesday, June 22, 2010



This far corner of our yard has been the greatest spot for informal, impromptu,
silly family softball games over the years. The more the family grows the better it gets.
Saturday evening was the start of our season! :) Everyone gets in the game.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Cowgirl


Give her a hat and a saddle and she's happy for hours!

(But oh the 'joys' of photographing in bright sun)

The Hat

Hat Color

Hat Sepia

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Inlaws and Outlaws

Our brother in law, Al's, birthday turns into a family gathering and bash.
I'll bet you can even tell what the theme was!
His family put on a fabulous ho-down and feast for us all.

The Clan

Fun at the Party

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Weekend Getaway

On to another location in the NW lush forest lands.
John and I spent our Anniversary at a favorite hot springs on the McKenzie river.

This place has it all if you enjoy quiet solitude, hot mineral swimming pool,
and magical, meandering, 'foresty' places to wander. It has numerous, well-kept, garden areas, both natural and formal -
each, as you happen upon them, more amazing than the last.
And the whole while, the continuous roar of the majestic river as background music.

These photos really don't do it justice. (especially since you can't feel the soothing heat of the mineral pool
or hear the sound of the river, or smell the mossy forest...sorry, you'll have to use your imagination
or just go there sometime.)

Our second day was marvelously sunny.(We were so glad, because our first day
definitely was not! We had a lovely, cool downpour while we were in the hot pool.)

The view from our lodge window....

The View

And some of the garden areas....

Belknap Gardens

The McKenzie-(taken from the middle of the bridge). Up-river and down-river.

The River



Thursday, June 10, 2010


------- Bliss -------

...... is ......




### 6 ###


Our favorite family campground is the perfect setting

for a Birthday party for this 6 year old!

I'm Luke

Our adorable Luke.


Friday, June 4, 2010



"Every child is an artist. The problem is

how to remain an

artist once he grows up."

~ Pablo Picasso~