Saturday, December 31, 2005

Christmas with Grandma Candy

We celebrated Christmas with mom (Grandma Candy) on the 27th and took her out to the Red Robin, which she greatly enjoyed!!

More of Lou's decorating

Again these are dark but I think you get the idea of all of Lou's hard work!!!

Lou's Christmas Decorations

These are kind of dark, but I think you can see them ok.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Grandma Candy's Holloween Helpers

A couple days ago, I went to see mom & we made 40 trick or treat bags for her to pass out. Yesterday, Holloween, tiger & little pea in a pod helped her pass them out to all of her friends & helpers. Oh how so cute!

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Lou's Fish Ponds & Tank

Lou has worked really hard these past 7 years to create beautiful ponds which gives us very relaxing water fall sounds along with the pleasure of watching our fish grow, have babies & give us satisfaction. In fact, Our coi are outgrowing the pond! Anyone have a pond stretcher! LOL

Looking Forward to Christmas 2oo5

This was Christmas 2004

last years Christmas pics

Brian looks a little short, don't you think?

Brad & Lav at Crystal Lake . Beautiful is'nt it & arn't they?

Friday, October 28, 2005

Like Father Like Son

About a year ago, Derrick Detrix, Blake & Brian came to my Prairie Ridge 4-H Drop In to Speak to the kids and play with them. Derrick did his tear a telephone book in half speil and my grandkids tried it also.

Lou's Holloween Decorations

A friendly spooky Holloween to all of you!!!

John at the Children's Museum

This is John in the grocery store at the children's museum. This one is of John driving the pretend bus. It is almost impossible to get a face on view picture of him, because he is such a busy busy busy boy!

Josie at the Children's Museum

This is Josephine last Sat. at the Children's Museum is Seattle. Oh what fun!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

John & Grandpa Lou's Holloween Decorations

John visiting with the friendly ghostly trio
John checking out Shrek. He was hard to get back into the car without Shrek!

2 of the 6 2005 Safe Streets Super stars

Lou and I were recognized at a Fund Raising luncheon & introduced by Shawn Bunney Oct. 19th 2005. We both were really liasons for the community residents that did the work, for we, ourselves did not accomplish all that they said we did! Yeah for all of the Prairie Ridge residents that have worked so hard for the last 7 years without any recognition!

The Great Commission

Derrick, My son, being commissioned along with 5 others; Sun. Oct. 16th for the ministery through Real Life Church. He is already recognized since May as a National Certified Chaplain for the King County Fire & Police in Maple Valley

Monday, October 03, 2005

Glacier Bay

The Pequin pic. is from the ship by the pool.
Then there is a pic of Juneu with the falls behind it.
The other pics is from Glay Bay.

Alaska Cruise

We left at Pier 30 on the Holland ship Oosterdam. Big, HUH!
It was an outside passage to Alaska & Hubbard Glacier
This pic is of the ship while we were docked in Juneu. The first day of the crusie was stormy with waves up to 30ft high. Half of the ship got sick & the crew. Iwas fine by just eating light. Lou ate his dinner & mine! He was once in the Coast Guard, so no big deal to him. We were lucky to be on the ship wer were, for our Captain made the decision to go inside passage the rest of the trip & go to Glacier Bay instead. The Veedam was not so lucky. The captain stayed on the outside passage & they had up to 37ft waves to contend with along with a longer time within the storm. Thank God for our wise captain! All of the ports were sunny and nice. I won an all day Spa day! Really cool.

Friday, September 16, 2005


This is our dog. She is a big baby, just want to have lots of attention & not give any back! lol

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

AmeriCorps Graduation last year

I came across the pic. of last years graduating AmeriCorps cake that I decorated & thought I would share it. What a laugh!

Mt. Rainier

We just love the view God had given us from our front porch! What majesty, power and serinity! We don't always get this view on cloudy days such as today, so it is wonderful to have a picture to remind us.


I injoy painting with water colors at times for relaxation. This one is of a spiderweb in a make believe flower setting and will hang in Derrick & Emily's new home when it gets done. I am a beginner, but it is loads of fun.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

As you can see, I finally figured how to put on pics! This one is a cake that my son, Derrick, decorated for me last year when i broke my arm. Nov. 27, 2004

Me when I was in AmeriCorps. My AmeriCorps time ended Aug. 12th 2005


Hi all, I am trying to figure out how to put some pics on, but can't find the image icon to click on to do so, so please be patient with me, I am self teaching!!!

Sunday, August 21, 2005

What's after AmeriCorps

I am in the last stages of finishing up with AmeriCorps; I just have paper work of month end & year end reports to do.
I just came back from a week as a cabin leader for 7 high school girls. We camped at Cresent Lake off of 101 for 3 days & then went back to the church campus for the remainder of the days. God moved mightily within their lives and we had a fantabulous time. I ended up being the mud wrestling champ over all of the girls & leaders (even my daughter and the one that got me two summers ago)!
Lou has been keeping his fish ponds cleaned out and working properly, helping wth the TOPS yard sale and doing the yard.
I will try & get some pics posted, until then,