Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Good Morning: Part One will have to wait for tomorrow. Here is "Good Morning: Part Two" at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Boise, Idaho.
Friday, March 26, 2010
My mom likes to cut fabric up into really small pieces and sew it back together. Some people call this quilting. This is a quilt my mom made and is one of my favorites. I love the colors, the detail, the precision, and the way each block kind of looks like a vortex, but then when sewn together with all the other blocks, creates a different pattern altogether.
And this is my mom, holding up her quilt so I can take a picture. (That's her finger in the upper right hand corner.)
Amazing, isn't it?
Just in case you are wondering what my mom does with these quilts, I will tell you. They get folded up and put in a big stack. Like this:
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
While Robert was sitting in this little cave rest area, Ethan and Jonah climbed up to the summit of the rock formation, about 100 feet above, and Jonah could not get down. Robert had to climb up and help him down.
We spotted a coyote down on this plain below Isaac's perch and enjoyed watching him for a few moments. Later, when we got home, Poppy asked Isaac how big the coyote was. "Oh, about this big," he said, holding his thumb and forefinger up with about a quarter inch of daylight between them.
I'm nervous around heights and while I never felt paralyzed with fear for myself, the boys easy traversing of the cliffs and slopes gave my heart a big work out. "You're freaking me out," was mostly what I said until we all reached the base of the rock in safety.
The boys were pretty negative when I told them we'd be going on a hike this morning. In fact all three of them declared they would not go. It's been pretty exciting for them to re-discover all the TV shows they used to watch when we had Dish and Grammy and Poppy have a TV in every room. Except the kitchen and bathrooms. I'm not kidding.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
So, while Robert was getting directions, I jumped out to get a picture of the kids. It was a lot harder than I thought it would be. (How hard is it to hold still and smile??)
We don't get to see clear, blue skies like this very often in Portland. More than that, however, we Portlanders don't often get to see pink flowering trees and blue sky at the same time.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Finally, here are the replacements for my pock-marked plastic-ware. Like I said, right now my main concern is heating food in plastic so these glass storage bowls are mainly for left overs or things that will need reheating.
Friday, March 12, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Luckily, the number on the bathroom scale is not as important to me as how I actually feel.