Friday, May 16, 2014

This Week

Orange frosted cake with matching orange pop soaked tablecloth!
I finally sat down to get some of these pictures together, saw the date I last posted and was thinking, "Good grief, how fast a week goes!", when I saw my sister had posted. Talk about time flying - it has been a year since my niece had her bone marrow transplant!! I can hardly believe it!! She is doing so well, and of course I have no pictures of her to share. Good grief. Anyway, I never posted Owen's cake, and really took no pictures of his birthday ( I never posted Emma's either, I may still do that eventually. Probably her next birthday, when I say, I can't believe it's been a year and I never posted her last birthday, right?)  For three years running, Owen has wanted a version of this cake - very specifically, orange frosting, plastic dinosaurs, candles (not so specific), and I'll add my own something - this year the candy letters, last year a bit of a mini bunting, I think the year before that was just some crazy candles. So funny, but really, such a nice break!

Monday, which was supposed to be our family work day (big projects/outdoor projects, extra big cleaning), but it was my mother in law's birthday (Mother's Day was the day before, and I don't even have any pictures of my presents yet, guess that will be later). I made lemon bars for her (her favorite, though she is diabetic, so I sent only a few - I told her I do love her and do not want to send her into a diabetic coma! Although meaning it tongue in cheek, I did lose a  friend last year to that very same, icky thing.) David packed the kids up and took them for a visit, while I stayed home to get a bit of my own work done. I tried taking a break on the porch, but the man who built this house way back in 1915, built the front facing west - nice in for watching the sunset, but it's usually just too bright midday! Still, I came out, found myself in the company of Emma's dolls and drank a cold coffee. Most of the kitties came up for a bit of company, too. I had to laugh at Luna, what is it about cardboard on the floor or ground that compels them to lay on it? The kids had a lovely time at their Nana's house - especially when remembering that she still had their Christmas presents! Yep, Christmas, hahaha. We had all gotten so sick in December, then continued getting sick for so many months, then Nana had gotten sicker than we realized. She was house-ridden for two months before we found out. She and we all are bad about getting together very regularly, and we need to do better!

Tuesday was Family Day again, and we started with getting lunch at Fred Meyer. David called in an ordered a big sub sandwich. When we got there, not only was there no sandwich, there was no bread baked! The first picture in the van is of the kids getting popsicles and our poor dog getting some water - it was such a nice, hot day, but not for sitting in the van!!  We ending up getting the sandwich for free after waiting for bread to bake, then we went to Ft Stevens ( though I would have preferred paying and getting it on time!). Ft Stevens was a military installation which protected the mouth of the Columbia from the Civil War through World War II and now is a 4200 acre park - the beach we went to earlier is actually a part of the fort. The walk through here is beautiful, there are lovely shady spots to stop and rest - we keep meaning to bring a lunch and eat it further in, but just keep forgetting! The third picture down, first row, shows the Columbia River and Washington on the other side, where Ft Columbia is. There will be many pictures of this place on here, as we go there pretty often.


The moon this week was just beautiful, too, though I have not figured out how to take a good picture of it on my camera. Also the poor thing's  memory is full, and I must locate my thumb drive so I can empty it! We're supposed to be having some rain this weekend and are looking forward to a crafty couple days. Alan is also sick, so I'm guessing we may miss church this week, too. I do hope it leaves everyone else untouched! I'm also still working on kitchen projects, so will hopefully have some fun things to share next week!

4 comments:

  1. I like how you've turned all the photos into a collage (or is it called a mosaic?). I've enjoyed looking at them. What really caught my eye was the one with Emma's dolls. How sweet! It's lovely to have your own time by yourself at home--I always love the peace and quiet. Our house faces west too. Great for drying clothes but not for sitting outside at midday... Hope your mother-in-law is feeling better. My own mother and father-in-law have diabetes too. Thankfully they both have them under control so fingers crossed..Glad to hear about your family day out. It wasn't nice though to get poor service from a food place especially when you have plans for the day and the weather's too hot. Hope you're having a great weekend. Belated happy birthday to Owen. x

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    1. Thanks! I call it collage, as does PicMonkey. I had so many pictures that I couldn't see putting them all on here one at a time for a single post, lol! Emma really loves her dolls, we even splurged this past Christmas on an actual American Girl doll - expensive, but nice to get one good present we knew she'd play with for a long time! I'm glad your mother and father-in-law have their diabetes under control! I had gestational diabetes with my last baby, and really need to lose weight to do my part in preventing ever getting type 2! It was really miserable, but at the same time felt really good to eat properly, which I was not raised to do, and struggle with, being married to a guy who likes comfort food! Fortunately, he's ready for us to focus on our health, so we'll see what happens. The sandwich thing was just plain weird! I can't imagine taking an order, then not filling it, but we can laugh about it, and hey - we ended up getting it free. Popsicles definitely helped the poor kids. How's this for the longest reply ever, heeheehee?

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  2. Great dinosaur cake! And I love your mosaic of all your photos, they look great arranged like that. x

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    1. You're too sweet! Your dinosaur cake looks more fun to make, but Owen's is pretty quick to put together, heehee! It was rather fun to put the pictures together, especially for such a lot of them!

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