Sunday, March 11, 2018

Gorgeous Spring Weekend

This weekend has been absolutely gorgeous.  I went to the fort to see if I could get any good photo ops.  I was pleased to see a plum tree in full bloom.  Crocuses and daffodils had already arrived but the plum blossoms always means spring has arrived for me.  I love the blue birds that I see down there.  I think they are called scrub jays if my internet search of photos were of any help.   

I did these two layouts for the color challenge and the blending challenge at Designer Digitals this weekend.  Now off to take another walk and see if I see anything else wonderful to shoot.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Hope for Spring

I actually took this photo last weekend.  I have been wanting to use this gorgeous template for a year now but never had the right photos to use with those beautiful flowers.  It was hard to believe that it had snowed almost every day the week before I took this photo and there was still snow under the bush.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Photo Op

Tom posted this cool photo the other day.  Normally his crew delivers fuel to planes that need it but this day was a training mission and they received fuel from a KC-135 and a KC-10.  Busy day.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Old Man Winter Showed Up

We have had such a mild winter up until the last week and a half.  It has felt more like spring than winter.  We woke up to a fair amount of snow Valentine's morning but it melted fairly quickly.  This past week, we had snow every day.  I went out early Wednesday morning and took some photos before I had to start working.  Here are the scrapbooking layouts I did to capture this week's snow.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Time to Cook

Both my sons like to cook-Chris probably more than Tom.  Since the divorce, Tom has been TDY or deployed much of the time so he hasn't felt like buying food and cooking for himself.  He also hasn't had much to cook with so has been needing to figure out what he really needs.  I have been bugging him for a while that he should start doing at least some cooking at home and not go out all the time.  Last week, he texted me a photo of his grocery cart with the message-"Finally went grocery shopping."  Made me so happy.  He called me the next night while he was cooking fajitas for dinner and pulled pork in the crock pot for his lunch the next day.  He was putting a lot more effort into dinner than I was.  It was Valentine's Day so Bill and I splurged calories on a Papa Murphy pizza and wine.  Good to hear his voice and happy that he was cooking.

Chris is my adventurous cook.  He loves to experiment with lots of different kinds of recipes.  He isn't vegan but he loves to try vegan recipes.  He has been posting a lot of food pictures recently on Facebook so I thought I would put them together in a layout to record his efforts.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Misha Collins Goes to Bellingham

About a week before this, Chris was announcing on Facebook that Misha Collins was coming to build an awning at the mission that he works at in Bellingham.  Chris had cut his hand on the awning so he was fussing about that.  I had no idea who Misha was but with Chris and his friends all agog over it, I had to look him up.  Turns out he is an actor on the TV show "Supernatural" which I had never seen or heard of but he has been a guest star on some shows that I do watch so I at least recognized him from his photo.  In addition to building the outdoor covered area next to Lighthouse Mission Ministry's Drop-In Center, Misha put a call out to the community to clean up an empty lot next to the mission.  The turnout was pretty amazing.  The Mission was excited to have the covered space for guests to hang out with their indoor space being so limited and grateful to the community for helping to cleanup their neighbor.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Every Morning is a Chance at a New Day

The weather predictions were for sunshine today so I got up early and went to the river.  I got there just in time to see the beautiful colors of morning just be fore the sunrise.

Seeing Mt. Hood at sunrise is so beautiful.