Friday, May 30, 2014

Art Show, Date Night

 Our pastor told us about an art show
 in a neighboring town.
I have always been fascinated with tiny
 and miniature objects.
So this caught my eye, so to speak.

The 22nd Annual Miniature Show.

Tom and I drove to Parklane Gallery,
 in downtown Kirkland, for our date night.

This street is filled with "one of a like" shops.
So it was a fun, little walked to the gallery,
stopping to window shop along the way.

But once inside the gallery, I was mesmerized.
There were over 300 paintings.
Each painting couldn't be bigger than 5"x 7", framed!
Many of them were even smaller.
All were up for sale, with a minimum price of $150.00

I had some favorites.

If this wasn't already sold,
 I might of bought it!
It's called Silver and Tulips.

Because the paintings were sooooooooo small,
you could use magnifying glasses
 to look up close, to see the brush strokes.
Each wall had magnifying glasses at the corners.
How cute is that?

There were several walls,
 full of these unique and colorful paintings.

I think you had to be there in person to
really appreciate all the fine details.

We were blessed to be able to talked to one of the artists.
She said that she cuts her brushes down,
 in order to paint all the details.
She has brushes with a single strand of hair!

These were paintings that didn't fit the criteria, 
but were on display, in another area.
They were too BIG.

These are the winners!
Aren't they wonderful?
Oh yea, you can't see them.
Trust me, they are all wonderful.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Ahh.. Summer

You can't go wrong with Sun Tea.
It's easy, fast and good.
You can watch it "grow" right before your eyes.
Perfect for company or just relaxing on the porch by yourself.
Today, I'm having a young mother from church, visit.
This is perfect way to show hospitality.
Along with some blueberry muffins,
 that are still baking in the oven.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014


Not much going on around here lately.
The ivy that I picked is ready to be re-potted.
The roses have their first blossoms.
Both of these roses were from our kids.
Thank you Todd, Steph, Kimmy and Mark for making sure I wouldn't miss my rose garden.

And now a funny moment from Tom,
 taking SELFIE.

"The appeal of selfies comes from how easy they are to create and share, and the control they give self-photographers over how they present themselves. 
Many selfies are intended to present a flattering image of the person, 
especially to friends whom the photographer expects to be supportive."

Tom keeps me laughing!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Praise...God is Good!

Things have calmed down around here since our grandchildren went back home.

I want to share Kimmy's blog.
It's  about Silas' journey.
The short video shows it all!

While Kimmy and Mark were with Silas, Tom and I were with the other three grandchildren.
This is what we did!

But first,
I want to show you Ila May's birthday present.
It's the cape that I made for her.
It was hard to get a clear picture because she was running all over the place .
I think it was a hit!

There were Tea Parties almost everyday!
Tea Parties by herself, with Papa, with Grammie-Goo and with her sister.
Lulu even had a tea party with her brother, Levi.

We also did chores.
Levi was in charge of the vacuuming and
Ila May was my helper with laundry.
Lulu was the all around helper!

But there was plenty of playtime!
Papa was the big play toy, a lot.

Below Papa was decorated with clothes pins. 

   Kimmy, Levi and Lulu had to try.

What a good sport, Tom!

The weather was wonderful.
We ate and played outside most of the time.

Climbing was the newest activity.

Running in the park.

 Levi's helping with lunch, egg salad sandwich is his favorite.

 Craft time
 Ila May combing my hair

Kids playing with our bed, that moves up and down,
both head and feet
We called it, Burrito Time. 

Good-byes are always hard but this was
a good , good-bye.

Our hearts are full and FIXED!

 When we look around, Tom and I find little reminders of
what was...

And Lucy???

Well, she is back to doing what she loves best,
patrolling the back alley for dogs and other friends.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Happy Heart

1. Silas in CICU, after his open heart surgery
2. Day 3 in hospital - happy boy!
3. Heading to his last appointment for the OK, to go home.

Good-bye Papa and Grammie Goo!

Six happy hearts homeward bond.

Two sad hearts left behind.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day!
This is my 32nd Mother's Day.



I was blessed to spend some quantity and quality time
 with each of my grown children.

Update on Silas:
This little guy is doing so well.
He is eating and drinking.
He is so HAPPY!
God is good! 
He has one more check up here in Seattle, on Friday.
Then they head back home. 

I'll be back next week with more about his story in detail.
Again, thank you for all your support and prayers!!!!!!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Thank You ! (Update)

Word can't express my feelings.
Your prayers were felt by all of us.

Silas came through his open heart surgery just fine.
These are pictures take in CICU.
Kimmy is right there, while Mark is taking pictures.

The ventilator was taken off a short time after he was in recovery!
This was huge because they said he'd have it for several hours or even days.

Thank you Debbie, Betsy, Debbie, Kathy, Brenda, Judy, Roxy, 
Laura, Teri, Julia, Kathy, Kimberly, Dayle, Angie, Rebecca, Sue, Mary, Catherine, Bevy 
and so many others who were on their knees! 

God is Good!

Sunday, May 4, 2014



Please pray for this little guy!

Open heart surgery in Tuesday, May 6th, 7:30 AM

Friday, May 2, 2014

Show and Tell

The cleaning is finished!
We are ready for Silas and family.
They arrive tomorrow.

Let me back track a bit for you.
Silas is having open heart surgery on May 6th.
The hospital is over here, in Seattle. 
They live in Idaho.
Tom and I will be taking care of the three older children,
while mom and dad stay with Silas,
Our cottage is very small, 750 sq. ft. 
So we rearranged, added and cleaned.

I thought I'd share our living room and dining room with you.

I probably won't be around much in the next few weeks.
I'm going to be busy, being grandma.
My favorite  thing to be these days.

Silas turned One Year, old today!

 Here he is eating cake for breakfast.

Until later.....

God is Good!

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