Tuesday, May 31, 2011

National Salad Month

Lettuce from the garden
Organic everything.
Homemade ranch.
So tasty.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Birthday Bob!

Yesterday we had a grand Party in celebration of
little Miss Sarah turning 11.
Susan made the cutest Sock Monkey Cake
that I have ever seen.
I loved the time spent with great people,
the good food, but most of all
the happiness on
my little girls face!

Our Birthdays are Feathers in the Broad wings of Time.
~Jean Paul Richter~

Sunday, May 29, 2011


I believe in everything until it's disproved.  So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons.  It all exists, even if it's in your mind.  Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?  ~John Lennon
Such a wise man.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Peace for Today

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
~ Melody Beattie ~

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Sarah!

Sarah my little Beara
It is so hard to believe that you are 11 today
I am the luckiest person in the whole wide world
to have you in my life
You are truly one of the most genuine people I have ever met
Your smile, Wicked sense of humor, Love, Compassion, Love of the World,
and so many more things
Thank You Sarah for being

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.  
~Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732~

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Take a Moment

The moment one gives close attention to anything,
even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome,
indescribably magnificent world in itself.
~ Henry Miller ~

Monday, May 23, 2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Jr. Parade

The Jr. Ski to Sea parade was yesterday and it was fantastic!  The kids were enthusiastic, looked great, and had a lot of fun!  Becca and Dave marched with Shannon, Sean was chosen to carry a banner, and Kevin and I sat with Kim and Sarah.  I was in charge of the camera which is always a scary thing! :)  

A local homeschooling group had an incredible bunch of people.  They were dressed from all different time periods and were carrying this sign., among others.  It was absolutely amazing!  Homeschooling doesn't just make history come alive though.  It makes kids come alive, it makes parents come alive, and it builds a love of learning that is awe inspiring.  This year, Becca chose to start home schooling Sarah.  I have watched this child grow more confident, happier, healthier, and realize that she is a smart young lady.  I have watched her and Kimberly bloom into young scientists, artists, and mathematicians.  I have watched them open their minds and learn to think for themselves.  The pride and love I feel overwhelms me. 

Friday, May 20, 2011

River of Dandelions

But make no mistake:
the weeds will win;
nature bats last.
~Robert M. Pyle~

Thursday, May 19, 2011


A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary. 
~Thomas Carruthers~

I love good teachers like our music teacher.  She has really inspired Shannon this year to be comfortable with the amazing and talented child she is.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Feelings Rock

Will is the root, knowledge is the stem and leaves,

and feeling is the flower.
~ Sterling ~

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Nature thinks in colors we haven't discovered yet.

Monday, May 16, 2011

The Pace of Nature

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Wind

The wind shows us how close to the edge we are.  ~Joan Didion

Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Crazy Week That Was

This week was crazy,
good crazy,
busy crazy,
fun crazy.
I think I may have gone a little

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Will Peace Ever Spread?

The stars are shining above my head
I look up in the fields about
Wars are not over
Will Peace ever spread?
Gazing up at the stars
I know a new peace has
It is just for the beauty
Look around you!
~Sarah Jones~

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

It's a west wind.....

Whenever I see a weather vane pointing to the west, it makes me think of Mary Poppins leaving.  I love this picture.  To me, it looks like a storm is about to roll in.  Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Good Work!

My Happy Hippie Heart sang with Joy
this morning.
When bad people do bad things to this world
all to often there is nothing that can be done.
Today my Hippie Heart won a small battle
for the environment.
I stopped a neighbor from illegally
filling in protected wetlands and destroying the habitats
of countless animals.
I did a happy little Hippie Heart dance
when I saw this sign.
Sometimes good still does win!

Monday, May 9, 2011


While we try to teach our children all about life,
Our children teach us what life is all about.
~Angela Schwindt

As a Crazy week descends upon me,
I just wanted to take a minute to remember
why I do what I do.
I want to learn from them.
I hope you do too.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

To all the Mother's here and passed
our love never wavers.
May you be blessed and remembered
all the year through.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Define Yourself

Never be bullied into silence.
Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
Accept no one's definition of your life;
define yourself.
~Harvey Fierstein

Friday, May 6, 2011

Just Remember

When you're weary
Feeling small
When tears are in your eyes
I will dry them all

I'm on your side
When times get rough
And friends just can't be found
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

When you're down and out
When you're on the street
When evening falls so hard
I will comfort you

I'll take your part
When darkness comes
And pain is all around
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

Sail on Silver Girl,
Sail on by
Your time has come to shine
All your dreams are on their way

See how they shine
If you need a friend
I'm sailing right behind
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind

Love you Ducks!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Be like Roxy

I think dogs are the most amazing creatures;
they give unconditional love.
For me they are the role model for being alive.
~Gilda Radner~

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Sometimes it just takes a combination of colors to make me happy.  Silver and Blue are two of my favorite colors.  Something about the combination just lifts my heart.

A great big THANK YOU to Bellingham Wedding and Event Rentals for providing all the table decorations for the fund raising dinner last Saturday.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Happy Endings

Every day is an opportunity to make a new happy ending.
~Author Unknown

Monday, May 2, 2011

Stand Strong

In matters of principle, stand like a rock; in matters of taste, swim with the current.  ~Thomas Jefferson

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Great Food and even better People

Yesterday we had a benefit Dinner and Silent Auction
for Alderwood Elementary School.
Susan was in charge of most of it,
I just cooked.
Contrary to Susan's terrified face it all went
Big THANKS to all who helped or just
came out for Yummy Food
and a great cause.