Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Rhodies Washington States flower

I can never spell
so I call them
They are the
~Washington State Flower~
voted by 15,000 women in

Aren't they gorgeous

I didn't realize how much I missed them
until we moved to Montana for a few years
no rhodies there
I grew up here in Washington and took them for granted
they are everywhere
 growing wild
some are huge

and some are small
*this one is mine*

I have
white, pink, dark pink

I get to look at the neighbors beautiful

They have reds, whites, and peach colored

I love them all and they all say
~home to me~

can you grow rhodys
at your home?

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Monday, May 30, 2011

A special announcement

Grandchildren are such a blessing

DC cupcakes
I'm jealous

I am really missing these two
so far away

I'm sure he is talking to me on the phone here
because he is smiling

Here they are surely dreaming of

I got to have Matthew the other day
and we went to the shore and he met a

Then a trip to
the kids shoe department

My son says they have a better
than the zoo does
full of Nemo characters
whom Matthew

Dorey was his favorite..
He didn't want to leave 
 Oma hated to be the one to make him, so...
I  made Aaron meet me in there
 he got to do the evil parent thing of
making a 2 year old do something he doesn't want to

My Son texted me a quote yesterday..

"Children are often spoiled cause no one will spank Grandma"


Well our fantastic news is that Matthew is going to have a
they are due
December 28th
Oma & Opa can't wait
Merry Christmas
for sure

Thank you
Aaron & Melanie
for making me an
one more time
She's doing fine
a bit tired but fine
You can follow her blog
if you want to keep up with all the news

Saturday, May 28, 2011

We made Coastal Living Magazine!!

We have our flag proudly waving
this weekend

Well it proudly waves all the time
unless there is no wind

But today there is wind
 Downtown Gig Harbor
there is just about always
~a little wind~
Can you see Mt Rainier through the clouds?

 My neighbor Mary and I had lunch at the
~Green Turtle~
where this picture was taken,
famous little place...
right at the mouth of the harbor

right next to the
much more famous
~Tides Tavern~

Have you heard of the
well if you read
~Coastal Living Magazine~
you would have seen 
that the *Tides* made one of...

~American's Best Seafood Dives~

1st in Washington State!!!
This is in the current issue...

Last month...
the May issue
~Gig Harbor~
had a 4 page spread in
Coastal living Magazine
Folks we are on the

This is exciting stuff!!!!!

Around here everyone knows about the
people come from all over with their boats
for an evening of world famous
~I can say that now~
fish & chips

In the summer my Dad comes with his boat
and a group of friends from Tacoma
usually once a week
and we drive downtown to meet him..

This is the  first place sister Becky wants to go
when she comes in town
seriously right after unpacking
we headed to town
for fish & chips
her favorite place

and their
aren't bad either

~especially the 2nd one~

See their dock that is usually full of
but not on this cloudy day

They sell

If you take your picture with their T-shirt on
in front of a famous destination
they will put your picture on their wall
they have hundreds of pictures of people
all over the world

I need to get this copied
the Hubs would surely get on their
I love our little
~Gig Harbor~
Do you know what
A small little gig would go into harbors back in the old days
to see if the harbor was deep enough for the big ships to get in
that's what I was told anyway..
~sounds good to me~

We are a tourist town with bed & breakfasts
lots of cute shops and a new museum..
just a short drive off the Bremerton ferry from Seattle
come see us...
we'll meet you at the Tides!

Have ya'll been having problems with blogger?
I can't leave comments or even post
most of the time...
What's up with that???

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Look what almost went to the dump!

The house behind us was
~ for sale~
I could not believe
the mess that place was in...
The new owners are cleaning it up
I asked what they were going to do with the
~old couch~
She said it's going to the dump
~take what you want~
I jumped in the car
their clean-up crew even packed it for me

Three of these little chairs

 this settee....

I think this is going to be so

Now comes the hard part....
so many choices

chenille possibly...

tufted velvet perhaps

or maybe linen with a ruffle
I am in LOVE with this..

 or something a bit more formal
Restoration Hardware's version of linen

Look at Ballard Design's settee
I just saw this today on Miss Mustard Seeds Blog

or something with a pattern

should I go white...

I wish I was able to get this larger and not so blurry

I found this one on ebay
for $1950

Oh boy I need
anybody got any good ideas
they could share...

What would you do
with this diamond in the ruff?
I am tickled

well maybe not this pink!

Partying with
so much going on over there!