Tuesday, November 30, 2010

With Family in Spokane

We are just back from a week in Washington with the Duffy clan.
We had a great visit and it was very nice to be all together for Thanksgiving.

Lots of love to go around!

Snow in Spokane...Lots!

Sledding down the road in front of the Duffy's house

Catching snowflakes in her mouth

My running buddy, Lucky

Pop-pop in the bobcat

Fort Maren

Thanksgiving Turkeys Set the Table

Grandma let Maren select place setting for each guest, set the table and make place cards.
She created a lovely table!
Sadie added her own personal touch by placing a marshmallow at each place. Very classy.

In lieu of a kids' table, we had a "stuffie" table this year for the inanimate objects.
The turkeys who set the table.

Pop-Pop's Turkey Farm

Pop-Pop Duffy has his own turkey colony in the front yard. I think it has something to do with the corn he feeds them. Maren took over the daily feeding job and spent much of the trip trying to "tame" the turkeys. many a time she'd coming running in having spied a tom with a beard. By the end of the visit she was a regular " turkey whisperer."

This was the view right out the dining room window on Thanksgiving Day.
If they only knew what was going on inside!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sled Dog

Mush, mush!
Ya, ya!

Meet Ivy

Maren made Ivy this weekend.
She used one of David's old socks and stuffed her with toilet paper.

She sewed on her hair for a dread-like look.

The girl can sew!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Goodnight Sadie!

Nighty-night Maren!

Sweet dreams Sam & Charlie!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Now That's A Lovely Line-Up!

Hike to the Swing

We hiked up to the creek this AM where someone hung a rope swing.
We all took a turn.

And Charlie found super stick.

Custom Goggle Bag

My first functional piece a la sewing machine.

The Big 4-0

I think he had a great day.
Gear for a snowy winter ahead, hiking with the family and a celebration with friends.
Happy Birthday Duffy.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Fun with the Schwartz Family!

Thank you Amy, Marty Edie & Miles for such a super fun visit!
Lots of cozy couch time with the pups and the kids.
Serious dance moves.

The hosts

Iron Sushi Chef Mar-tay.
Check him out at sushijamz.com

Fresh yellowtail and tuna!

Ooooh, sushi handroll-yum.

Amy made a fabulous soup. Everyone loved it. We couldn't get enough.
Loved my girl time with the Edie mama!
Love you people!