Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010

At the Terraces at Skyline

...because not everyone is sure about these things.

Sunday, August 29, 2010


It was delicious! We had honey mustard salmon and parmesan asparagus. As they say in the movie, "anyone can cook."

Cooking up a storm

Tapas on First Hill

We had a lovely evening at a tapas place on Minor Ave. It's a really fun place where the chef joins you for dinner.

The font

The water flows over the edge of the font and on to the floor. The font is coffin-shaped to suggest the dying and rising that is baptism. Designed by Steve Lee. He is a very cool guy. (As you can see.)

After Mass

Here's a view of the sanctuary. The altar and ambo are new, and echo the decorative work on the ceiling.

More from the dedication

Here's the interior of Christ our Hope. This room started out as the dining room of a posh hotel. According to Archbishop Brunett's homily, the father of Fr Joe and Msgr John Doogan was the wine steward there.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

At the Dedication of Christ our Hope

The ribbon will be cut in T minus 30 minutes.

Friday, August 27, 2010

On Mt. Carmel

We spent the evening with the Carmelites in Shoreline, helping them assemble packets for a conference in Sierra Madre, CA. Sr. Sean and Sr. Maria fixed us dinner, too. We think Sr. Maria is the spitting image of St. Teresa.

The wedding planners

Can you believe it? Gerald came in this afternoon with Heidi to talk to Linda about their wedding.

Dessert on First Hill

Jim took us to lunch at Jimmy John's and then dessert at Arosa Cafe on Madison where they serve authentic Swiss waffles. I know, I know, amazing, huh?

Thursday, August 26, 2010


We saw an ugly little frog on our way out.

In Discovery Lodge

The people who went out to walk around the lake came back drenched. Here they are drying themselves at the fire.

St Therese Chapel

They have a "new" chapel at camp. It's in the gothic-northwest-rustic style of architecture.

Rain over Camp Hamilton

There was no cell phone service at camp so I have to send the pictures all at once. Here's the view that met us on the shores of the Lake Hannan.

Indoor games

Apples to Apples can be serious business, depending how competitive you are.

What a day for a picnic

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Dinner at mom's

Mom made us a lovely all-American dinner with ribs, potato salad, baked beans, and watermelon. Then she showed us her magnificent trumpet vine.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Dinner at home

Peggy and John came over. They just got back from Ashland so we got to hear about all the plays. After dinner we built a 35-story Jenga centerpiece on the dining room table.

Sunday, August 22, 2010


Homemade, with a touch of coconut. (!!!)

Good neighbors

Wendell is giving us a tour of his gorgeous Columbia City gardens.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A lovely evening

The sun is setting out here in the wilds of Beacon Hill. I found out that the power lines were installed through this area in 1930.

Monday, August 16, 2010

A little breeze

The downstairs stays nice and cool. But my room is upstairs.

Friday, August 13, 2010


Bryan showed us a whole series of photos of Bryan-on-a-stick. It's a long story, and could only happen at the Saturday 5:30pm Mass.

A magnificent evening

Bryan and Maggie the Magnificent came over for dinner tonight. We ended up taking the hamburgers inside to cook them on the stove. Harrumph.

Another view from my office

They don't look nearly as noisy as they sound.

At the Choir Camp concert

They sound good!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

At M Street

This is a realistic/romantic approach to the top of the wedding cake.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Choir Camp

Here's the finished product with the wings the kids colored in. Today I gave them a tour of all the angels in the Cathedral. They did not act like angels on the tour.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Ahoy there, matey

Here is Corinna pretending she knows her port from her starboard. We are visiting Stephen's boat, yclept Pavane.

You know it's Choir Camp week when....

...your desk is covered in angels' heads. We are doing a craft project with the kids this afternoon. It involves lots of crayons, markers, and glue. Stay tuned...

Monday, August 9, 2010

...and after

A game of Jenga


A vegetarian feast

We are at Joanna's for dinner and games. She is providing the high-end games (skat) and we are providing the low-end games (Connect 4).

Saturday, August 7, 2010

A rainy day

There is not much to do this afternoon but look out the window and blog. We found out that they are extending the Chief Sealth Trail through the meadow behind our house. We don't know if we like the idea or not. But, mustn't be selfish. It's so lovely out there that more people really should be able to enjoy it.

At the zoo

We stopped at the Mt St Vincent petting zoo on the way out. The animals were quite tame.

A day with the Sisters of Providence

In the morning we had the Jubilee celebration for 9 Sisters of Providence who are celebrating 25 or 50 years of profession. In the afternoon, we went out to Providence Mt St Vincent to visit a friend. All in all, a providential day.

Friday, August 6, 2010

A lovely evening

We had a delightful evening with Jim. We got to see his renovated place and his newly-designed garden, which is as beautiful as ever.

Getting ready for Choir Camp

M is getting the website ready. This year's theme is angels - courtesy of Giotto.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

An old friend and a new convertible

Our old friend Michael came to visit in his new convertible. We had a nice lunch at our new house (which he liked!).

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

View from my office

I'm not sure what he is working on, but I'm impressed that he's using three ladders at once.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

At a fancy dinner

I'm looking forward to the ruby trout with lemon butter sauce.

Another view

The same sunset - different corner of the park.

Sunset at the OSP

The weird haze in the atmosphere all day made for a lovely sunset.