Entries from June 23rd, 2008

our bags are packed

June 23, 2008

and we’re ready to leave town!  We will be spending the next week on the beach in Mexico.

swimsuits packed…check


digital camera…check

video camera…check

holga camera…check

underwater camera…check (yes, we are our own paparazzi)

and one little boy with the stomach flu…check (we’re all about timing in this family)


see ya!

strawberry fields forever

June 21, 2008

Yesterday we spent the day picking strawberries.  The pickings were good and we came home with a whole flat.  It was so beautiful and while we only go up to an island 15 minutes away it feels like another world. 



slipping into summer

June 19, 2008

Usually by this time I’m starting to feel the crunch.  Finding ways to keep everyone happy and occupied while still getting a respectable amount of work done.  But this year it seems so much easier.  The kiddos have found little projects on their own and widdled away for hours, and by afternoon we all find ourselves out in the back yard enjoying the sun.


pretty in pink

June 18, 2008

My favorite flowers are in full bloom in our yard!  Now if I can just get myself out there to do some weeding, sigh.


it’s that time of year again

June 17, 2008

We are back from our little weekend vacation.  It was a great way to kick off the summer, as is a lemonade stand.  I’ve already spied a couple this summer, and it is only a matter of time before the kiddos want to set up shop.  I saw these tips this morning and laughed.   Our customers are usually our neighbors and my parents, but the kids think it’s all very exciting.




June 12, 2008

My parents are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary tomorrow, so we will be celebrating with them on a weekend trip.  I made this for them from one of their wedding photos.


I hope they like it!

 Happy weekend!

schools out…

June 12, 2008

So to celebrate our first official day of summer vacation we headed out for our favorite neighborhood gelato…



loving this

June 11, 2008

I saw this over at minor details, it’s fun, easy and free!  Turn your modern pics vintage…


(via minor detais via the apartment)

and more planning…

June 10, 2008

See!  I told you I enjoy the planning for trips almost as much as taking them. 

 Underwater camera, check.


(hoping for some cool underwater pics of the kids like this one via Canadian House and Home)

more ideas to try

June 5, 2008

I’m totally trying this easy little idea from the latest issue of Cookie on our trip in a few weeks.  String cereal onto dental floss and voila!, you have a craft and inflight snack all in one!


future roller derby girl

June 4, 2008

This is my daughter’s favorite sweatshirt.  How cool is it that she can say her aunt is a roller derby girl?  We took the kids to see her compete a while back, they’ve been asking to go again ever since.  The next bout is June 21st, go see it if you’re here in Portland!


so close,

June 3, 2008

yet so far…Summer is so close I can almost taste it!  These white peaches are soooo good, too bad we are having a very Oregon ‘almost summer’ rain.  Kids are out of school next week, cannot believe that.  Catches me by surprise every year…


lamp love

June 2, 2008

This is my favorite image from the June issue of Living etc.  I love the black bunny lamp.  I wonder how hard this would be to recreate oneself….