Friday, August 30, 2013
Thursday, August 29, 2013
While at the International Rose Test Garden Julie let me test out her amazing new lens. That is how good she is to me! I wasn't able to fully get a feel for it before duty and hunger called us away to Subway. I did have a good time and am so grateful for the opportunity. Let do it again soon Julie!
There is always a lot of fun things to do in Portland. While waiting for my intimate friend Julie to arrive we stopped in at the Japanese Garden. Beautiful. If I could any type of garden for my yard I would make it like that Japanese garden. When Julie arrived we met at a charming park just south of the International Test Gardens. The children played for a while and we started madly chatting. When the children were ready for a change we went and photographed roses!
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Monday we drove out to the coast. It was a gorgeous day to be at the beach. The children dug castles and made a darling tide pool. They ran in the waves and flew a kite. The weather was cool enough to not go deep but warm enough to have a grand time.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Monday, August 19, 2013
Some cheery zinnias that are cut from my Mom's garden.
by Valerie Worth
Zinnias, stout and stiff,
Stand no nonsense: their colors
Stare, their leaves
Grow straight out, their petals
Jut like clipped cardboard,
Round, in neat flat rings.
Even cut and bunched
Arranged to please us
In the house, in the water, they
Will hardly wilt– I know
Someone like zinnias: I wish
I were like zinnias.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
John is so many wonderful things. It is a pleasure to watch him grow. I like the things he creates and I like to see him dance. Aunt Non gave him a card that was a "singing four" and John produced a new dance. When he put on his new backpack he did another new little bounce that compelled me to grab him and hug him to mush. While he was putting on the show the little girls were in the kitchen sneaking cake.
About the cake, John wanted chocolate and rainbow so I did my best to make those desires work. We discovered we were out of candles so we used shish kabob sticks.
Later that night at bed time we talked about his birth and his past birthdays and how he has grown and changed. John brings a lot of honor and love to our family. We couldn't do without him.