29 August 2010

Ty's Back-To-School Photo(s)

Ty 'heading' the ball
(click to enlarge)

In the last two weeks, several of my friends and family
posted back-to-school-photos of their children. It made
me realize that this year it didn't even occur to me to take
the traditional "backpack and lunch in hand" photo.
(For which I'm sure Ty is grateful.)
The one standing in the same place on the same rock
where the children have posed for the last twenty years.

Stop the wind. Stop time for a minute.

From A Lantern in Her Hand, by
Bess Streeter Aldrich

Soccer games played this weekend: Four
Goals made by Ty (including this one): Seven
Years left before we are "empty nesters": Three
So weird.

18 August 2010


There are years that ask the questions...
...and years that answer.

10 August 2010

Food Glorious Food!

This was supposed to be the continuation of the
"From the mountains, To the Prairies,
To the oceans, white with foam" idea.
But, it's really more about eating!
From home, to the coast, to the Utah mountains...
Father's Day
Kris grilling his own dinner.

A good father is too occupied being a
father to worry about being a father figure.

Eden is that old-fashioned house we dwell in every day
without suspecting our abode until we drive away.
~Emily Dickinson~

Ty is taking bagpipe lessons. He is practicing here
on his portable electronic instrument...Anne Marie
is listening with the headphones. It sounds very
authentic, unlike his practice chanter.

Not all worries end up as water under
the bridge or over the dam.
Some evaporate.

Pelicans dive bombing in Cayucos.

So fun. Ty added to his collection of T-shirts by
purchasing the one from this Chowder House.

It's surprising how much memory is built around
things unnoticed at the time.
~Barbara Kingsolver~

Amazing Grace with his portable pipes again.
We can't wait until we're ready for
the big show!
(Genuine Pipes!)

Cambria's Main Street Grill.
Simply, the best.
(And, there's that new shirt.)

Our favorite breakfast place in Cambria.
One must eat!!

One of the nicest things about life is the way we must
regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and
devote our attention to eating.
Luciano Pavarotti

At the Sea Chest with mom and dad. My B-day gift to
my dad this year was a gift certificate to this restaurant.
So, when we were there together...he took me to dinner.
"On him." Classic.

While Kris was in Havasupai with the boys, I spent
a few days in Cambria with my parents.
Being a daughter is good.

A favorite haunt.

Even the floor is fun.

Anne Marie and I had a day to ourselves.

Visiting my children in Utah.
Well. We had to eat dinner!

He thought he was funny.

So did we.
To enlarge...double click.

Call and Whitney
The two college graduates...
Anne Marie and Chase.

That's what I'm talkin' about.

I had a reunion with my freshman college
roommate, Michelle Broadbent Miner.

~Trying to remember when it stopped being theory
and turned into real life, because theory was a
whole lot easier~