Monday, March 2, 2015

More family...

Enjoyed a tasty dinner of ribs and potato casserole, corn, salad, fruit salad and watermelon together on Sunday. All of my grandkids were there but Hakan who lives in faraway Santa Fe, NM. Nathan isn't shown in these photos but we had fun playing games together and he taught me how to lose at chess. 

James get a kick out of playing with his younger cousin Edmund
Eddie has fun Dr. Spock eyebrows from Star Trek. 
Family gathers to prepare food: (l-r) Rachel, Heather, Emilee and Tina 
Uncle Dan supervises kids playing on the trampoline and outside.
Lorien loves computers as do all the grandkids.
Lorien plays with legos in the kids playroom upstairs
Eddie is fascinated by trains of any kind!
She's a live wire and has a mind of her own at age 4...
Playing games on iphones is fun for even 2 year old Eddie!
Daddy Jeff tries to get a coat on Lorien as it's time to head home.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Visiting grandkids and family

Hanging out with Dan, Tina and family. Helping Dan edit his thesis. Tomorrow we'll see Jeff, Rachel and their family. It's snowing outside right now...

Dinner with family, daddy Daniel and son James snuggled together
Nathan is camera shy even when everyone piles in on him...
Grandma Lin and Heather waiting for our food at Applebees
Mom Tina and daughter Emilee smile for the camera
Nathan is caught unaware by the camera by his dad...
Heather and Emilee working on a quilt for poor families in Mexico

Heather is almost done with her service project-looking good!
James is very skilled with his ball game!
Emilee the cook makes grilled cheese sandwiches and soup for lunch.
Heather is ready for lunch with grandma and the cook Emilee.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Parade of Homes (cont.)

 More decor and details from Parade of Homes model in Sunriver...

I love the decorating touch, but it's not my style.
Classic and colorful
Mirror collage and not the fireplace flame design 
3D sculpture is a nice touch in gold colors
Beautiful but where is the toothpaste and brush?
Guest bedroom with 3D metal stars above the bed
Guest bathroom
Master bedroom, quite elegant
Master bathroom with huge shower and a view...walk in closet 
Master bathroom with double sinks
Empty desk and no clutter!
Office details...

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Local Parade of Homes

Sunriver where I live had its own Parade of Homes entry high on the hillside
Great views of the snow covered mountains nearby until your neighbor's home
is built and blocks your view. This is a fun private patio enclosed on all sides
Classy patio area with furniture I would want inside only...
View from the living room of the Sunriver development below.
Back patio for outdoor living-bbq and tables and a great view.
View from the front door is impressive any time of year.
Welcome to the great room with living, dining and kitchen areas all tg. 
Spacious kitchen is convenient to dining and entertainment areas.

Even the laundry room is classy, located next to kitchen and garage.
Living room gas fireplace is very attractive
Pantry has microwave and lots of storage area next to the kitchen
Art is everywhere and no clutter-yet!
Dining table looks inviting, love the color scheme in the house.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Surprise our rainstorm turned to snow overnight, this is our back patio.
Here's hoping we don't loose our green palm fronds again
At least I'm not in a covered wagon, but inside my heated house looking out.
It will soon melt and we desperately need the moisture!