Monday, August 18, 2014

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Photo of the day 2

Photo of the day

Edie and I arrived at Orcas last night and are staying through next week. While here I'll try to post a photo each day. Here is yesterday's:

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Last weekend

We kicked off last weekend with a much anticipated (at least on my part) visit to the Paramount to see Book of Mormon. It was as fun and fabulous as I'd hoped.

The next morning we headed out for a big day trip to Whidbey Island. Thanks to friend and fellow blogger Lindsey who lives there year round, we had a host of suggested destinations and the island didn't disappoint. Although, truth be told, our kid DID kind of disappoint. Boy do I love her, but boy was she the whiniest 4 year old of all time that day. The ferry line started out with these hilarious dogs watching us from the car in front:

Ferry ride (I took care to apply my nude colored lipstick before taking this photo - except wait. That's just the natural color of my lips :(

We stopped at the Bayview Farmers Market and Edie played a little chess (between bouts of whining about it being hot and I think that her legs were tired?):

Fort Casey kites:

Fort Casey beach:

Ice cream in Coupeville where she mostly ate while sitting under the picnic table because "the sun was in her eyes":

We drove north to go home by car and stopped in Deception Pass State Park, which was a really lovely end to a nice (if slightly whine-filled day. Edie bucked up and had a blast climbing rocks and playing on the beach:

Sunday we stayed local, but busy: pancakes by Edie and Jeff, a trip to the gym/kids club, a girls only visit to the Fremont Market with fancy popsicles, the Blue Angels, and a few other things I've already forgotten.

Friday, August 1, 2014


We made the trip to Orcas last weekend for a family bonanza to celebrate Marcia's 70th birthday. There's always something magic about arriving on a clear Friday night when the water is flat calm:

Edie set to beach combing immediately:

The following day, we boarded the big boat and the whaler and headed to Clark Island for a picnic. We found our own little mini-cove and it was hot and windless, so we tucked ourselves into the shade and dipped our feet in the water:

My bear paws:
Edie found a "stage" and put on a show:
Looking back from the water:
Nice Luna and I do a selfie!
Kathleen and Luna

Edie likes to collect "mermaids" - bulb kelp and she will drag these giant heavy kelps up to the cabin from the beach. This time she demanded that I braid the mermaid's hair:
Then Edie took the tea kettle out and watered her hair to keep it fresh:
I made a fancy crab salad appetizer that was supposed to go on sweet potato chips. Except all the chips were curled and broken. So I put some on endive, because - who doesn't have an endive laying around?
Cheese plate! Can you see those crazy grapes I found? They're called witches' fingers!
Keylime birthday pie:
We had a low key Sunday with beach time, badminton, and croquet:

Edie and Javi watching the badminton from the almost finished new building:
And lastly, this shot of Jeff and I on the water, heading back to the cabin after our picnic on Clark Island: