Saturday, June 6, 2009


Time for our annual springtime clean up trip to Grandma and Grandpa's home in Bellevue. Audrey beefed up our family group by inviting three friends -- Shaun, Tom, and Jake. They were happy to work for FOOD!
Randy did indoor fix-up while the remainder of us trimmed and washed outdoors. It had rained and rained and the ground was just too soggy to plant flowers. Sorry, Grandma.
After Grandma's delicious lunch, Tom issued the challenge: Try to break an egg by squeezing it in the palm of one hand. Randy tried with all his might... No success. I tried -- same result. We went around the table a ways. It was Jake's turn. I took it in his hand, and gave it a powerful squeeze... That egg SHOT out of it's shell, grazed Shaun's cheek, flew past the table and landed SPLAT! right on Grandma's white curtains. I shrieked! We all sat stunned. Gratefully Grandma, herself started the laughter. Jake was more than just mortified! We cleaned up the best we could and Grandma's curtains got a good cleaning that day. YES, an egg CAN be broken by squeezing in the palm of one hand. Jake proved it!

Il Divo

Performed with Il Divo at the Energy Solutions Arena. The audience (made up mostly of middle-aged women) went absolutely nuts! Il Divo sings loads of what I call "Popera" - pops with a classical flare. Want to hear some? Click HERE.  I do love these opportunities!

Monday, June 1, 2009

The New Couch

We purchased a new couch for the living room. Please keep your feet off the couch.... for at least a week!

It has become "the favorite place."

They're Going to Miss This Place

Just a short trek from Mark and Jenni's old apartment is Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, fifty-five acres of land and water at the southeast corner of Lake Washington. It must be one of the most gorgeous spots in the state of Washington.

Boys Will Be Boys!

We captured our family portrait at Gene Coulon Park nearly two years ago.

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely, or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature, and God.
Because only then does on feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.