We’ve been doing a lot of springtime things.
Skiing at Mt. Bachelor in 60 degree weather, Me, Ethan, Jen, Madalyn, Eric.
Annual Easter egg dying & decorating, Dylan, Hannah and Madalyn.
BEWARE of the rare Portland wind storm, it might blow over one of your trees and put your neighbors house in eminent danger. $$$$ Nuf said.
Flowers are in full bloom around the house!
This Tuesday we invited our friend Stacy to join us at Tigard 11 to watch Pitch Perfect for $6. Seriously funny due in large part to Rebel WIlson and surprisingly awesome vocal by all. If you like a cappella and like to LOL, which I do, this movie is for you!
We talked about making every Tuesday movie night. For $6 why not?
She was pretty cute, a bumble bee. Last year we only had one trick-or-treater as well—Ethan kept asking where he was last night. I pretty much love my pumpkins (thanks mom!) and am keeping them out of the rain so they last well into November. I got the votives at Kristen’s witches party a few years ago (Kristen, please move back soon—you throw the most fun of parties), and I whipped up the tablecloth the other night. The back is a shimmery orange to keep the porch decorated though Autumn and the OSU football season. We borrowed a projector from Ethan’s mom and I cannot stop using it. I hope the neighborhood at least enjoyed our spider friend.
Halloween was always super fun growing up in Halfway. A small town pretty much means you can knock on any door and we knew which houses our parents should drive us to. I have a picture in my head of a group of us roaming downtown all dressed up, blood check, witch check, candy check! A few years we were luckily enough to have it start snowing on us. I say lucky because it was the magical kind of snow, soft and quite and full of wonder.
Once back home Joby, Sarah and I would sort our candy, trade for favorites and all the Snickers went to dad.
Abigael’s got it about right, poor kid. At four we’re taught to be nice to everyone and people are not being nice out there. However, I must say not watching TV makes it easier to get through the election season.
I voted last night, thanks to Oregon’s vote by mail process. It feels good to support the process and candidates I believe will leave us healthier, safer and more prepared for the future.
Don’t fall victim to FOX News or MSNBC to formulate your opinions. Do your due diligence.
The Electoral College
About four years ago Amber and I and our moms took a quilting class in Salem. We all took a different spin on the “circle dance” quilt pattern, and they all turned out great… well those of us who finished ours. Here is Julie’s, Amber’s mom. My mom’s is varying shades of green and I love it (mom if you send me a photo of it I’ll add it to this post). This is mine:
I was going for bright and random. It is one of my all time favorite quilts I’ve made.