Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Moving Along

 It's time for us to move away. Now that we've decided to serve missions for the next season of our life, it's time to change blogs, too. I've moved to Where are the Willards? In the rear view mirror, I leave 20 years of memories. It was the perfect house to raise our children. And I'm confident I'm leaving it better than I found it.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Cover Quilting Again

 Dodi contacted me about another magazine quilt and I was happy to do it. Unfortunately, all of my time has been spent getting the house ready to sell. Setting tile, painting walls and ceilings, and rebarking the landscape. So it was a nice break to do a little swirling.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Mary Wore a Red Dress

 When Papa became a grandfather, he read this book to his grandchildren. I can only imagine it came from one of his schools. Listening to Papa read was a riot. We all fall short when we try to copy him. Mary wore a red dress, red dress, red dress. Mary wore a red dress all day long.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Birthday Thai

 To celebrate Jim's birthday, we all went to Monroe to Benjarong Thai. The food was so delicious that we had dessert, too. Monroe is such a strange place to me. I visit every 5 years and it changes so much in between visits. The first time I saw it was 1993 when we moved to the cabin. It's strange to have spent so much time in Washington, even more than in California.

Thursday, September 19, 2019


 Last year for Mother's Day, Danika picked me up a chrysanthemum at her workplace. I planted it after the holiday and forgot all about it. But look here, it grows happily in the front yard, blooming like it has always been there.

When we were driving up the driveway yesterday, Paul caught sight of a startled large bird. After parking, we walked out to try to find it. It took us a good 5 minutes of staring into the trees to catch sight of this barred owl.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

My First Log Cabin

 My mom made me my first log cabin when I was young. She worked hard to place the lights on one side and the darks on the other, but straight set it by accident. She was always disappointed that she didn't create that streak-of-lightning layout she had intended. But I loved it. 

I loved it so much, I wore it out. And it's time to take a picture and throw it away. Thank you for everything. 1977-2019

Monday, September 2, 2019

Naomi Can Dance

 After receiving a few rugs, I stretched them out to let the relax. The kids thought that was an opportunity to dance. Oh, joy!