Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Camino walk #3

Tonight we had a lovely walk around Beacon Hill, from the Chief Sealth Trail...

To a P-Patch...

...to the Food Forest at Jefferson Park. It was a nice night for a walk.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Camino walk #2

Camino Seattle started yesterday. So far, the walks have been pretty short. Tonight we walked along the waterfront in Everett. We did not realize that Captain Vancouver landed here.

It's a pretty nice spot to land:

Turns out Henry "Scoop" Jackson was an Everett native and lived in this house throughout his long Senate career.


Saturday, June 27, 2015

At a Quinceañera

Today was Noelle's Quinceañera celebration. Not pictured: the other 29 kids in her court, the boys doing their best to look cool in ties and suspenders, the girls just trying not to fall down in their  heels.

I am always happy to make other people look tall in photos.

Noelle and her tiny double. Part of the Quinceañera tradition is the "last doll."

Happy birthday, Noelle!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Zizi Movie

It is time for a new Zizi movie! Zizi does talk so well.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

In Yorkshire

It was Redmond, actually, but it felt like Yorkshire with a very proper cuppa and rare treats direct from Betty's in York.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Blessing the garden

This morning we had a special blessing for the Cathedral Kitchen Garden. I learned afterwards that K and D were there but I didn't see them, alas!

Friday, June 19, 2015

At the Frye

The water in the Frye reflecting pool is presently a hideous brown color. It was dyed as part of an art installation. The water is supposed to be black but apparently keeps fading to brown in the sunshine.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

At the Ministries Dinner

It was great fun this year.

Here's a picture that probably won't make it into the official album:

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

At the Archives

As readers of this blog know, visiting archives is one of my favorite pastimes and/or work-related activities. Where else would you find a fancy prie-dieu with cigar burns?

Or the snuffbox of Father Fierens...

...still full of snuff?

Doodles in Bishop Blanchet's pontifical:

This is the very quintessence of church archives:

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

At Jurassic World

In this installment they have a dinosaur so terrifying that by the end of the movie you are rooting for the tyrannosaurus and the raptors.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Sunday, June 14, 2015

The newlyweds!

How fun to see the famous Caitlin and Greg, married on Friday, at 5:30 Mass!

Checking out some photos taken by their presider/wedding photographer:

Saturday, June 13, 2015

The last Baccalaureate

Today we had the last of our four Baccalaureate Masses, this one for Seattle University.

The volunteer ushers were excellent. Note the halo.

Closeup of Father Ohno's button:

The procession begins with the mace, one of those dusty relics discovered in an old trunk at the top of the ivory tower.

These days, Baccalaureates are part Baccalaureate, part hat show. 

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Niece and nephew

It has been a great week for aunties! On Tuesday Zizi visited. Here she is opening a unicorn covered in Play Doh. (Long story.)

And here she is avoiding the sprinkler in the backyard.

On Wednesday night we visited little Cash. He loves stories, especially "Dear Zoo."

Family portrait time. Hopefully M's pics came out better.

Until next time, Cash!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Day off

What are days off for if not to work really, really hard? M painted the basement stairs while I painted the dormer window.

Results: excellent.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Corpus Christi

Happy Corpus Christi!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Dinner with Lambiegroup

We had a lovely dinner with M and K! We got to see photos of Spain and Portugal. However, I was most taken with the photo of young Max. 

Fado music is all the rage with M and K these days.

Kathy cutting into one of her amazing concoctions. 

Thank you, dear Lambiegroup!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Day off

Hairy and I are reading "Doctor Thorne." Hairy loves Trollope.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Birthday 2 of 2

Johnny's birthday is the day after mom's birthday.

He was really a cute little boy. The camera must have been at a very high shutter speed to make it look like he was standing still in this picture.

Here are the same two people today. We all decided we grew up to be somewhat cooler than we had anticipated in our awkward youths.

Though the big celebrations were this weekend, no birthday would be complete without cake. D made an amazing cake with T-Rex.