Monday, October 29, 2012


On the crafty front I haven't been doing too terribly much of late.  I am doing some super simple Thanksgiving Day cards that will go out in the mail next month.  Here is a pic of one.

I have started planning Christmas cards as well.  Hoping to have all the supplies needed before the holidays are upon us and I would rather not battle the crowds shopping for just the right this or that. 

I have been enjoying the autumn however.  Around every bend in the road it seems there is wonderful fall foliage and mountains freshly dusted with snow.  I can't seem to get enough of the crisp autumn air or the sights of the season. 

The maples are golden yellow and just seem to glow in the sunshine.

And the ornamental maples are turning red.

The submarines have been on the move lately as well and I must confess when one is going by I am glued to the window.  It just amazing to watch and realize how large they truly are in comparison to the rest of the marine traffic.

I also have managed to check an item off my to do list.  I unpacked my grandmother's china, washed it and now have it on display where it can be enjoyed each day (and make me smile!). 


Tuesday, October 2, 2012


The title says it all.  Neglected.  My poor, poor neglected blog.  You see I have been so very busy this summer that it is a good week around here when I get the laundry done! :) Sights have been seen.  Work completed.  Friends and family visited.  Fall is here now, and being enjoyed, but here is the summer in review.

Many beautiful sunests have been enjoyed.

Saw Ryan Star in concert...again!  I think this was the fourth time.

I took the train across the US to Minnesota.

Oh, it was so good to be home again in Minnesota.  This is a picture from a side trip to Gooseberry Falls State Park.

My God-daughter was baptized.

Enjoyed a beautiful day out at my in-laws lake home

Headed to California for the Heirloom Exposition in Santa Rosa.  While there I enjoyed this amazing desert (frozen hazelnut mousse) at Cucina Paradiso in Petaluma with my Aunt and Uncle.
The Expo was full of wonderful displays and lots of information about Heirloom seeds, growing organically,  GMO's.

The tower of pumpkins, squash, and melons from The Great Pumpkin Patch was the centerpiece.  

Back home we headed west to a family reunion in Forks.  The weather was incredible as was the time with family.
 Mixed with all the good this summer was some sad.  We lost Rom, our 14 year old Rottie mix.  My husband and I adopted him while we were dating, so Rom had been with us virtually as long as we have known each other.  His passing has left a huge hole in our home and hearts. Though losing him was terribly difficult, we do both feel blessed to have had our big boy so very long.