Sunday, May 31, 2009


Sally (above) and myself (below) with the Hog Dog mobile.

On the way home from dinner on Mother's Day we spotted the Weiner-Mobile in our local shopping area. We urged my husband to pull in and humor us for a photo op.

Sally treated us to several commercial jingles about the name brand as we continued homeward. What a hot dog! Just think how big the ketchup bottle would be! FUN!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

New baby... awww!!

Our friends recently had a new baby and his birth inspired me to create a scrap page for him.

Scrap Girl products were used... mostly ASO Sea Glass and 2 ribbons from Brandy Murray's Ribbons to Go collection. Such a sweet little guy!

Peonies, PLEASE!

Every year I watch and wait for my TREE PEONY to bloom its plate sized blooms. Most years it will have one or two blooms for a few days or a week. This year it gave me THREE plate sized blooms. Having more direct sun must have been the trick (I had hubby remove an encroaching bush before it bloomed).
Ahhh, Peonies please me well! (now for the bushes to bloom, too!)

Friday, May 15, 2009


We were planning to go to California on Wednesday morning for a graduation service for Sarah Sager, a friend who we met when she was 14 years old. In spite of difficult circumstances and hardships, Sarah managed to be the first and only person in her family to graduate college. We were so proud of her, and we had planned for several years to go for the event, which we thought was Wednesday NIGHT.

Pearl at the track meet

We decided to attend our granddaughter Pearl's track meet at the South Kitsap High School on Tuesday afternoon before packing our bags. The meet started at 3 PM. We were able to see one of her events when the phone rang. Sarah, the graduate, wanted to know if we were already in town, and where could we meet her. We assured her we would arrive the next day by 11 am and she informed us that we would MISS the graduation, since it was at NINE AM! OH NO!

We gave our apologies to Pearl's family and headed home to rearrange our travel tickets. YIKES! We were able to find seats available on a 9 PM flight, but needed to fly into a different airport, find a rental car company that would allow us to drop the car at a different airport than we picked it up, AND find lodging for one partial night, etc. It took two hours to make the changes [at great expense] and get to the airport by 7 PM. We barely packed anything, but grabbed some stuff, changed clothes and headed for SEATAC! We arrived in L.A. by 11:30, checked into our room by 12:30 AM and hit the sack. Before 7 AM we were heading out the door for Lancaster CA and arrived by 8 AM to see Sarah before she had to report to the "holding area" for the ceremony.

The commencement was a tremendous blessing for us... to share this wonderful VICTORY in Sarah's life was a treat! Her family was unable to attend, so we were doubly glad to be "there" for her! Please pray for Sarah as she prepares to serve God wherever He desires. She is currently considering if Estonia (former USSR) might be where He is leading.

Preacher with Sarah and her hard earned diploma!

Preacher with his college students.

Lindsey McKee (1st year student); Sarah Sager,
Preacher and myself celebrating at Chili's afterwards.

We also met Caleb Duffield, Lindsey's new beau (from Michigan, like us!)

Thursday we drove back to L.A. and departed from the Burbank airport; arriving home by 7 PM.

What an exciting 48 hours!