Saturday, February 25, 2012

What the Wishbone

didn't say
when it splintered
was that:

some come-true wishes
don't happen
in a SNAP.

-Cynthia Pederson

(Poem found in an old Cricket Magazine from 1997)

Friday, February 24, 2012

Take a Peek Around

This fall and winter we've been sticking around working on making our house a home. Take a tour, see what we've been up to!

Here's our front "formal" living room. When you first walk in the front door this is off to your right.

Here's the same room viewed from the dining room.

Here's what you'd see if you were in that room sitting on the couch.
Next to the front living room is our formal dining room.

This leads into our kitchen.


Hey Tia!


The kitchen connects to our family room, where we have the t.v., my husband's MAN chair, and a cozy sectional to flop on.


We're still working on the living room. We want to add a rug, some kind of ottoman, and a really cool cabinet.

Our guest room is downstairs too, next to the family room.

Heading upstairs we've finally hung a ton of family pics.....

We have a great big bookshelf at the top of the stairs holding all our adult books.

Here's a shot in our bedroom....

Just a peek of our playroom....(really of the corner I've claimed for creative purposes)

Julia's room..

And Avery's room....

Ready to come visit? Come on! Come visit us!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Damage With a Capital D

We spent some time at the cabin over President's Weekend. You can see that we were met with stormy weather, but not as stormy as it had been about a month earlier when Mother Nature brought her tree loppers and changed the whole forest.
We took a hike to survey the damage on the trail around the lake. It was crazy how many trees had just been completely topped. There were several Yews down....
I was especially sad for the madronas that lay broken, their beautiful branches asking, "Now what?" Seems they should have a nobler fate than lying submerged in water.





There has been a lot of clean up, and more remains. Madrone, anyone?