Wednesday, July 20, 2011


I first fell in love with moth photos when I saw one hanging on the wall in Interior Design magazine. I emailed the gallery in New York, Ruby Beets and I too could have one for only $1,200.00! And the boss said NO! clearly. So I was thrilled the other day when for the first time in Bellingham, I spotted this beauty on my deck! I'm going to collect my own pics and then blow them up... gigantic. Side note: If you live around here and see one, call me! I'll grab my camera and come over. This one stayed for over a day in the same exact spot.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Fourteen Wonderful Years!

Isabelle wants to celebrate her birthday year round so when it finally arrives on the calender we go for it! First she got to have a "girls day out" with Tam, complete with clothes shopping, lunch and a manicure. She was sooo happy! Thanks Tam for the wonderful day for Isabelle.
Next grandpa and grandma got to come. We enjoyed a beautiful night with the Gish family with a BBQ and fire-pit.
We are so happy to have grandma here to help us celebrate!
New Jammies from Uncle Mike and Auntie. And big 14 year old girl lotion!

I can't take credit for this feast, my dad thought of the food and Joe put everything on the sticks. Yum.

Next we got to celebrate with our wonderful small group. I am sad however because once the guests arrived the camera went away. :( Thank you everyone for coming over and making Isabelle feel so special!

These are from party Number Two, such a lucky girl!

Isabelle with Auntie
Fun skit, singing, and joke time around the fire... Thanks to Emily and Jack for getting us rolling!

Thank you Jesus for giving us such a beautiful, sweet daughter. I thank you for her every day. Please protect her health in the coming year!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

4th of July

4th of July was a beauty this year! Perfect weather... We enjoyed the day with my mom and dad all over Whatcom and Skagit counties.
Jack got to be in the Parade for Joe's work, they both had fun!

Picnic at Riverside Park

I remember thinking in February... "I'll be huge this summer" and yep, I was right!
Jack, enjoying some "Ethan-Free" time while he was away at camp.

We started out at the Bellwether but the Nebraskan got too cold... So we tucked her in safely at home and headed to the SV Marina.
Bellie at the Sudden Valley marina firework show. What a fun night!

Good-bye 4th, you came and went too fast!

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Mom and Dad & the San Juan Islands

It was seriously the most beautiful day of the summer so far last week when we took the San Juan Island Ferry with my mom and dad, Absolutely stunning! I'm trying this backwards now... Link to more pics Here on facebook?! Even if your not a facebooker, ie, Joe Mason!

Mt. Baker

Best of Buddies
My mom and dad... We LOVE having them here with us!
Joe enlightened me: "California Poppies", I had no idea, I have loved these for years!
Love Friday Harbor!

Grandpa Time!