Monday, June 17, 2013
I rented a vacation home online. Everything looked great from the description and photos but you just don't know until you arrive. Imagine how thrilled we were when we drove our rental car up a steep hill and found this at the top.
Okay, this is NOT the Bluff House. This is Pete's place. As much as we love the guy, we wouldn't want to stay here. That stool is one of 3 pieces of furniture. The other two are another stool and a mattress on the floor. Our guy Pete is a minimalist.
|There were roses for Bob in the garden!|
|The garden was re-awakening my gardening instincts.|
|Spacious kitchen for cooking and family gatherings.|
|Entryway with purple door. Nice hooks for hanging coats and rain jackets.|
|Bob and Pete relaxing in the living room.|
|Pete's living room|
|Nice little porch on the front of Pete's place.|
|Grisman's dish is the kitchen floor.|
|Dinner at Thai restaurant in Hood River|
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Monday, January 21, 2013
Nils is in Taiwan for a 3 month work field assignment. He works long hours six days a week. On his day off he managed to rent a bicycle for the day ($12) for a ride outside of the city of Taipei. He rode a 5,000 ft elevation and was quite exhausted afterwards. Emily will join him in early February for the second two months.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Saturday, December 15, 2012
We had a small group at Thanksgiving at Mom's. My sister and her husband spent the holiday with their new little grandson (the first!).
Mom always sets a beautiful table.
|Official holiday portrait. Nils, Emily, Mom, Matt, Paula, Bob. Bob is wearing his Fair Isle Vest.|
|Emily gets the green beans on.|
|Everyone modeled some of my knitted shawls. It wasn't my idea but I loved it. Even guys look good in lace.|