Saturday, June 30, 2012

Inner Monkey

Dance in the rain
Walk on your hands
Climb a tree
Build a castle of sand

Whatever you decide to do
Quench the thirst of your
Inner Monkey

Friday, June 29, 2012


Strawberries are the angels of the earth, 
innocent and sweet with green leafy wings reaching heavenward.  
~Terri Guillemets~

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Get By

I get by 
with a little help
 from my
~John Lennon~

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Last Day Of School

Goodbye School!
Every year we take the kids to Mallard's for fresh, local, and tasty ice cream on the last day of school.
The summer stretches before us to do with what we will.
Goodbye School!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

To see You

Won't you come into my garden?  
I would like my roses to see you.
~Richard Sheridan~

Monday, June 25, 2012

Strawberry Jam

The delights of strawberry jam!
I love June.

Sunday, June 24, 2012


You can only come to the morning 
through the shadows.  
~J.R.R. Tolkien~

Saturday, June 23, 2012


Use what talent you possess: 
the woods would be very silent if no birds sang 
except those that sang best.  
~Author unknown~

Friday, June 22, 2012


The best teachers 
teach from the heart,
 not from the book.
  ~Author Unknown~

Thank You Lowin for teaching Shannon from the 
bottom of your heart.
You have been such a blessing to my daughter and our whole Family.
You are one of the most amazing people
I have ever had the pleasure 
of getting to know.

Thursday, June 21, 2012


Because Bob, the Sock Monkey, makes me happy.
That's why!

Hope you have a wonderful Thursday that makes your Happy Hippie Hearts soar!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Enter with Abandon

Cooking is like love. 
 It should be entered into 
with abandon
 or not at all. 
 ~Harriet Van Horne~

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Run For Literacy

Last Saturday, Sean and David ran for the 13th annual Run/Walk for the Whatcom Literacy Council.  

With 1 in 6 adults being functionally illiterate, this is an amazing cause!

Thanks guys!  You did a fantastic job!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Feed the Soul

Bread feeds the body indeed,
 but the flowers also 
feed the soul.
~The Koran~

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day!

Anyone can be a father.
It's takes a special man to be a Dad!

We love you Dads!!!!

Becca, John, Susan, Beth, Dave, Sean, Sarah, Shannon, and Kim

Saturday, June 16, 2012

To be continued

My Mom wanted 
me to take this picture.
She told me she would see
it on the blog one day.
This is for you Mommy
...To be continued...

Friday, June 15, 2012

Community and Connection

“Gardens, scholars say, are the first sign of commitment to a community. 
When people plant corn they are saying, let's stay here. 
And by their connection to the land, they are connected to one another.”
~Anne Raver~

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Hugs my Heart

Alone with myself
The trees bend
to caress me
The shade hugs
my heart.
~Candy Polgar~

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A Promise

“Promise yourself to live your life as a revolution and not just a process of evolution.”
~Anthony J. D'Angelo

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Hold your hands out

Hold your hands out over the earth as over a flame. 
 To all who love her, 
who open to her the doors of their veins, 
she gives of her strength, 
sustaining them with her own measureless tremor of dark life. 
Touch the earth, love the earth, honor the earth, 
her plains, her valleys, her hills, and her seas; 
rest your spirit in her solitary places.
 For the gifts of life are the earth's and they are
given to all,
 and they are the songs of birds at daybreak,
 Orion and the Bear, 
and dawn seen over ocean from the beach.
~Henry Beston~

Monday, June 11, 2012


Ohana means family 
no one gets left behind, and no one is ever forgotten.
  ~Lilo & Stitch~

Sunday, June 10, 2012


Have you ever watched kids
On a merry-go-round?
Or listened to the rain
Slapping on the ground?

Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight?
Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?

You better slow down. 
Don't dance so fast. 
Time is short.  
The music won't last.

Do you run through each day 
On the fly? 

When you ask "How are you?" 

Do you hear the reply?

When the day is done 
Do you lie in your bed 
With the next hundred chores 
Running through your head?

You'd better slow down 
Don't dance so fast. 
Time is short. 
The music won't last.

Ever told your child, 
We'll do it tomorrow? 

And in your haste, 
Not see his sorrow?

Ever lost touch, 
Let a good friendship die 
Cause you never had time 
To call and say,"Hi!"

You'd better slow down. 
Don't dance so fast. 
Time is short. 
The music won't last.

When you run so fast to get somewhere 
You miss half the fun of getting there.

When you worry and hurry through your day, 
It is like an unopened gift.... 
Thrown away.

Life is not a race. 
Do take it slower 
Hear the music 
Before the song is over.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

The Truest Friend

A mother is the truest friend we have, 
when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; 
when adversity takes the place of prosperity; 
when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; 
when trouble thickens around us, 
still will she cling to us, 
and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, 
and cause peace to return to our hearts.  
~Washington Irving~

You will live in our hearts forever.
Thank you for the gifts  you have given us.
Strength, beauty, love, and most of all

We love you Nana.
We will miss you.

Friday, June 8, 2012


Climb up on some hill at sunrise.  
Everybody needs perspective once in a while, 
and you'll find it there.  
~Robb Sagendorph~

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Rainbow Trail

Sometimes the Universe 
throws you just what you need.
This Morning it was 
a rainbow at
five in the morning.
Thank You Universe.

Walk on a rainbow trail;
 walk on a trail of song, 
and all about you will be beauty. 
 There is a way out of every dark mist,
 over a rainbow trail.
~Navajo Song~  

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A Friend

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, 
we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, 
have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.  
The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, 
who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, 
who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing 
and face with us the reality of our powerlessness,
 that is a friend who cares.  
~Henri Nouwen~

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Not Enough

Just living is not enough... 
one must have 
and a 
little flower. 
 ~Hans Christian Andersen~

Monday, June 4, 2012

Wild Roses

Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, 
but willing to draw blood in its defense.  
~Mark Overby~

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Love and Patience

With love and patience, 
nothing is impossible.
~Daisaku Ideda~

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Something More

A flame ignited, the day delighted with heat and light, 
we start the fight for something more than before.  
~Jeb Dickerson~

Friday, June 1, 2012

Troubles with Me

I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind.
Some come from ahead and some come from behind.
But I've bought a big bat. 
 I'm all ready you see.
Now my troubles are going to 
have troubles with me!
~Dr. Seuss~