24 July 2007
I've also been beading like crazy... mostly a set of napkin rings that I have been having a hard time with, but I think I may be onto something. Wish me luck!
Eric and OtherMatt are heading out to San Jacinto Peak near Palm Springs (excuse me while I vomit a little just at the mention of that city), for a short camping/backpacking trip today. I sure will miss being able to talk to him, but I'm sure they'll have a good time.
20 July 2007
17 July 2007
Hmmm... do you think these colors have something to do with the blog's facelift? Those who've known me for a long time will recall my love of green and purple together....
Have you done something for your mind today?
Have you done something for your body today?
Have you done something for the house today?
Have you done something for someone else today?
Maybe a bit cheesy, but I still like it.
16 July 2007
14 July 2007
I find myself not scolding Finn for barking so much today.
11 July 2007
09 July 2007
08 July 2007
06 July 2007
but the bracelet is for me!
finn stuck his nose in while I was going macro-happy with the camera...
First of all, you can't have a wedding without pre-wedding chaos. Emily, Eric and myself hit the farmer's market on the way to the wedding site and collected some fabulous flowers. At the "staging area" Eric and my fabulous Aunt Janice got to work arranging them in about a dozen teapots that Miles, Emily and I had collected during the previous two weeks, while I worked on Emily's bouquet....
Then we wrangled Dad, Aunt Jan, my Uncle Leonard, Eric and Mile's-sister's-boyfriend Heath into filling the kid's wedding favors with jelly beans....
(grown men have never had so much fun with colored paper and ribbon, I swear)
Grammy and baby took care of each other....
The ceremony was outside and lovely. Kristen (sister-in-law) served as officiant, and presented the story of Emily and Miles very lovingly. Best Man Tate read from the Velveteen Rabbit, and I read from The Irrational Season, by Madeline L'Engle. Kudos to Emily and Miles for giving completely extemporaneous vows -- quietly and to each other. I cursed my dressing for having to pockets to stash a hankie in!
I love this family shot....
....and there was cake for all!
Congratulations, Emily and Miles -- we are all so very happy for you!
Lake Wenatchee.... a bit chilly!
We went camping last weekend at Lake Wenatchee in central Washington with Frank and Matt (Knitmoka was sick at home). It was mosquito haven (I think the bites are mostly gone now), but the view and the food was fabulous. Frank roasted up a chicken and potatoes in the fire, and we brought a fresh green ceasar salad from the garden. For breakfast, we had bacon and Spiral Farm chicken eggs (YUUUM!).
Roasted chicken (aka: tin-foil-ball-in-a-fire)
Eric and Finn did a little hammock racing....
It was also Finn's first camping adventure, which led to some unexpected sleeping in the car. While I took care to set up our new tent in the living room the day before (purchased specifically for Finn's sprawling sleeping habit), Finn didn't care to actually spend the night in a tent. He napped for a little while due to sheer exhaustion (he swam and swam in that icy water!), but around 1am, he decided he was going to whine until he got out. After we couldn't take it anymore, Eric took the dog and his sleeping bag up to the car and they slept in there. If you have any ideas on how to encourage the dog to like the tent, please let me know!
Finn fought the mosquitos with all he had, but I think the skeeters won....
04 July 2007
Wedding and camping photos coming soon..... in the meantime, here's a status update:
*replant teeny tiny garden
*clean and organize the garage
*mop the floor
*add photos to blog
*look into airfares for various summer/fall excursions....
*reading…lots! Angle of Repose, Collected Stories by Wallace Stegner, Reading the Landscape, US News and World Report: Secret Societies, Siddhartha, Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
*eating…fresh greens from the garden! woo hoo!
*crafting…quilting, beading, clothing, cushion making.... will post pics as they get done
Activities on deck:
*Access I class starts on Monday
*Jeff's wedding in July
*Elise's wedding in August