Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Five Generations

 I am a fifth-generation Oregonian on my mother's side.  Say that fives times fast!  

My Great-great grandfather, Morgan, traveled west to Oregon- following his Uncle William, who was an indian agent. 
We have deep Oregon roots.

So when I gathered my girls and my niece for a spontaneous trip to visit our loved ones there, I was happily surpised to have everything fall into place.  Like we were meant to go.  

Seven women, ages 67 down to 4, traveling together.  Singing together.  Grumbling here and there but always enjoying eachother's company.  It was grand!

I crossed something major off my 'bucket list.'  A five-generation  photo with my grandmother, mother, oldest daughter and granddaughter.   (And me, of course)  

Not a perfect, studio portrait.  None of us as thin or fit or young as we'd like to be.  (With the exception of the 4-year old.)  All of us slightly hot and sweaty on an August day.  

It was wonderful.  So we took a few more.

And one of the granddaughters with their great-grandparents:

It was a memorable trip and one that I will cherish forever.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Just a Reminder

As the days grow short and cold and winter is on the way;  a few captured moments from summer and fall to get me through....


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Snow Day!

First snow of the season, and at just the right time to get me in the spirit of Christmas.

We played in the snow, made drop doughnuts like my mom used to make from her grandmother's recipe, and just cozied up. 
Christmas music playing, snowflakes falling, wet snow clothes everywhere....a good day.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Wedding Kind of Day

My sweet son is married!    

This little boy, whose cheeks I've kissed a million times, who has brought me immeasurable joy as a mother; 

Grew up, and got married.

 It's still sinking in- and I don't know that I'll ever get used to my babies growing up, but it's so wonderful to see your children so blissfully happy!

  This has been an eventful October and the absolute highlight was the beautiful wedding of my son and his lovely wife.  

Amazing day, gorgeous weather and family and friends to enjoy.  Perfect. 

Here are photos from this special day.

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Monday, October 27, 2014


My sweet granddaughter tells me all the time, "You my Grandmamie!"  
"Yes, I am," I proudly respond.
She then reminds her Grandpa that he's hers as well. 
  We grin at eachother and eat. it. up.

There's nothing like being claimed by a cute kid that you're theirs. 

Same cutie this morning asked if she could draw.  She's fascinated by my colorful post-its.  
I gave her one and a pen.  She then asked, "Um, Mamie, what should I draw?"
I replied, "I don't know, how about a pretty girl?"
"Noooo," she says...."I'm gonna draw you."
She then proceeded to draw me.   Swallowing my pride, I thanked her profusely and now have my 'portrait' hanging from my monitor to admire.  :)


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