We started making these smaller soaps for a couple of vacation rentals we’re working with and for wedding favors, and this year I decided to take them to the Downtown Crescent City Farmers and Artisans Market where I hang out on Wednesdays. Continue reading
Some of my summer travels included a trip with my sister to South Carolina to see our brother and sister-in-law and to Florida to attend our niece’s wedding. Great trip all around. Such fun being with my siblings and the wedding was, of course, beautiful! Here is a shot of my handsome brother and my lovely niece, Amie. Continue reading
It occurred to me while looking through previous posts that I have shared a couple of pictures of our little critter without properly introducing her. This is our dog, Lucy. She just had her 11th birthday, but she’s a pretty spry little lady for her advanced years. Continue reading
Last year after watching this Ted Talk, I found an upcoming a Origami exhibit at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. Our son Sam and family live just south of Sacramento and he likes folding paper as much as I do, so I sent him the exhibit info along with a link to the prospectus, and he replied that we had to come down and see it! Continue reading
Rick was privileged to use his senior pass for the first time last week—to enter Yosemite National Park! Our Sacramento kids have fallen in love with Yosemite over the past several years and invited us to enjoy a hiking/camping weekend with them this summer. We have never traveled to Yosemite—well, Rick had been there as a little kid but didn’t really have much memory of it—so we were really excited about seeing this place we had only viewed in photographs.
We recently spent time with family in an area incredibly rich and diverse in natural beauty. One morning we hiked some wooded trails near their home and saw so many wildflowers, most of which I didn’t know the names. Continue reading
On Sunday we honored a very lovely lady—my mother-in-law—on her 94th Birthday. We did it in the way we’ve celebrated so many holidays and special occasions over the years: we gathered as family, shared a meal and easy conversation, hugged each other and told stories, inquired of children and grandchildren who weren’t able to be present, and thoroughly enjoyed the company of those who were. Continue reading