Friday, June 29, 2012

2nd Quarter 2012 News

              This quarter's news is filled with academic achievements, sex (gender) and honey.

      As Sara said - "In 2002, Andrew started working on his graduate degree. Now, after 6 years of course work, 1 wedding, 4 moves, 5 jobs, 1 Master's degree, 4 kids, 1 oral exam (and 2 written), and a 300 page dissertation, he is finished with his PhD in History "

                                   Jennifer received her law degree from Seattle U in May.

Sammy graduated from ASU with her Masters in psychology.
She and Jon will be having a baby GIRL! in October.

                                        Tim Graduated from WSU and landed a job in his
         field of marketing, in Phoenix, which plants him near my brother & family.      

                                   Gina and Kirby will be having another BOY! That makes 3.

And to finish off the pregnancy trifecta,
Evan and Elisa will be adding a GIRL! to their family.
Boy, girl, boy, girl.

 In other news:
                   Lily turned 14!                 

            I'm going resist the temptation to say the obvious, like, "Where has the time gone?" or "They grow up so fast." 
           So I'll quote the beautiful Patti Griffin song and say - "Time keeps moving from a crawl to a run."

                                                    You should listen to it for yourself.
  While we're on the topic of life zipping by -
 Safety Man and I were married 23 years on May 13th.
I picked a good one.

That's enough milestones. Now onto the real  big news.
            SM started a sweet, new hobby this spring. It's all the buzzzzz.

You can read more about them here.

They are fascinating creatures.
And that's all the news that's fit to print.
      Spoiler alert: Next quarter's news will have wedding pictures.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

California dreamin' and a little reminescin'.

 Westcliff view from our room. Santa Cruz.

 "Cloud " Floor - Dream Inn. (Carol & Lily)

                                                                          The Boardwalk!

Joe, me, Frances, Mary, Lily & Dierdre

Mary, Frances, Lily & Joe - 2007

Mary Rose & Joe - Maine 1997 

Lily & Mary Rose

Frances, Mary, Joe & Lily

Carol with kids -Monterey Bay Aquarium - 2006
Scroll down a post or two and you'll see Carol
in our HS graduation picture. (Far right)
Dierdre, Carol & I have been friends since 1972.
I love them.

 Joe & the Pacific Ocean.

  Carol & the kids.

Happy teenagers - Lunch in Berkeley

                                                                    Happy mom.


                                  The Santa Cruz Wharf & Boardwalk from our balcony.

Phoebe & Lily - Friends since the beginning.
Lily, Phoebe, Paul (Old days)

                                                                        Joe & Paul

Joe & Paul

Joe & me in Granite Bay.

  Joe took this picture of Mt. Ranier from
 our plane on our way home.
  It made the landing a little easier. 

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

My Mom and Dad's Anniversary

This is my mom on their honeymoon.
Today would have been my parents 60th wedding anniversay.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Graduation. 1978.

                                  With all the graduating going on, I thought I'd share this:

                                              And we're still friends. Can you believe it?!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Not your average dog.

                                                              Kicks loves his ball
                                                                               a lot.
                                                              He doesn't play fetch.
                                                 He plays - This is my ball. Stay away.
                                                               Especially YOU , cat.
                                                But when Lily 1 & Lily 2 sleep in the tent....
                                      ...he puts away childish things and becomes a protector,
                                                         guarding his post all night,           
                                         until they are safely in the house and he can relax.

                                                            He is such a good dog.