Fourth of July with fabulous friends

Our boys loved celebrating the Fourth of July the year before at home. Low key, our own fireworks and watching all the others go off from across the water. They had requested we do the same. Bren wanted to invite his best friend Zach. We decided to invite his family as they are great friends…

Life is full of goodness…

My two sons played on our friends fast pitch team; “The Dodgers” What a great season! We are truly thankful they had the opportunity to learn & grow from coach Eric. He did not only teach skills of the game, but also the importance of being a team. We had an early game one Saturday-It…

Fabulous Fathers Day

It was such a beautiful Northwest day. For Fathers Day we kept it low-key. My husband is just recovering from bronchitis and did not want to plan a gathering. Just see what the day brings… His only request was a grass-fed steak from our butcher for for dinner. He has really learned to appreciate the…

Our Family Garden= LOVE

It has been such joy creating a produce garden with my parents. Over the last month it has been blossoming in abundance. I’m thankful I have been capturing it behind my lens. It is truly captivating. The feeling when you can walk out and grab your meals straight from your garden. Knowing where your food…

Family produce garden: progress in the works

We decided to make a bed along the fence for berries, corn, more beans & tomatoes. We still need to add a trellis. My husband Rob ended up fixing part of the old fence. My mom and I were too excited as he made a little gate for us. On back of our house we…

Celebrating Our Daughter: College Graduation and Birthday

We had the honor of celebrating my daughter Macey a few weekends ago. It was her birthday and directly following the next morning her commencement at Washington State University. As we headed over in the morning. We decided to stop in Ellensburg. My mom researched and just knew this place for lunch would be right…

Spring break-begins with Legoland

Before even reaching our destination the boys were on cloud nine. They were invited up to meet the pilots. They were ecstatic! Alaska Airlines always goes above & beyond with customer service. They had remembered back when we went to Hawaii and they had been invited up then as well. It is truly a highlight…

Many moments of joy

My son Jaden has a true passion for drawing. His grandma Susan, my mom is an extraordinary artist and hoping he follows in her footsteps. We picked up this sketch journal for our upcoming family vacation. He wants to draw our daily events. I was thrilled when he asked for this. I love journaling, especially…

Easter brunch with my loves…

Absolutely one of my favorites trees in my yard-wonderous white, you are so bright, blooming ever so… Homemade Cinnamon Rolls were perfect pairing for our sweet treat at brunch. Yes, I had to make homemade english muffins. Homemade English Muffins Eggs Benedict with farm fresh eggs & homemade Hollandaise Sauce You can see my excitement…

A stormy evening calls for comfort culinary eats

As looking out at the stormy weather & water so ever choppy. My son Bren says “can we have some warm tortillas with chicken and cheese for dinner?” It was not the plan for dinner, however it was a easy switch. As the tortilla dough is resting I prepared the barbecue chicken, Beechers handmade cheese,…