Monday, June 30, 2008

Is Nana still dead Coco

Is Nana still dead Coco just asked. We miss dear Nana

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Look what Eowyn caught!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Nana died tonight. I am sad and can't sleep, so i lit this fire and am snuggled by it, beneath starlight and moonlight.

'smores galore!

'smores galore!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Dinner, grilled in butter and dill!

Proud of fisherman DADDY!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Coco the view from mt constitution!


The San Juans and 2 angels we found there!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Doe Bay is SO refreshing! A big thanks to Katie for sending us here, to breathe such broad horizons!

I'm the Queen of the Rocks!


Eowyn and Coco of Doe Bay!

Let's discover...

Doe Bay!

Off to Orcas Island! Thanks to Katie!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Fishing with Dad - as Grandma did with her Dad!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Rowing lesson!


Camano Island!

queens of the one match fire!

Eowyn and Coco of Peaceful Ponds!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Graduand, about to graduate! Woo hoo! quincy jones spoke very well, and up Bens goes! Hooray for Bens, magna cum laude!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Nana still loves chocolate! I

Nana still loves chocolate! I gave her a taste of Bens' grad cake, and her eyes lit up!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Dear Nana is very close to the end of her life. She has said so many beautiful and comforting things recently - she's invited Eowyn, Coco, Kat and me to an 'Ady Ladies' Tea Party' in heaven. She told me I was love personified these last months. And she's been amazingly kind and understanding about how hard it was for me to adapt to life in the USA initially. She said "You must have not wanted to hear another thing about America!" It's been a real time of reconciliation and love between us.

Bens is on his way out now - he wanted to go alone, and be with his family. He has taken his academic garb to don for her, as it seems she won't be able to be at his graduation ceremony on Saturday. Dear Bens. His last exam was today, so he's a graduand.

Thank you all for your love and prayers and kindness to us,

Love Megs

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The claypools on the Skykomish River are a favourite haunt of mine. I love the wild, clean mountain air, the distant snowy peaks and the texture of clay on skin. And plunging into the icy cold water is so very refreshing. Bens and I, some summers, have ridden on tyre tubes from the claypools downriver to Ady Acres, Bens' parents home, which is one road mile and about three winding river miles away.

Our lives are at a point of transition now. Bens graduates (magna cum laude, as did his wife!) on Saturday, and has a myriad professional possibilities ahead of him. His dear Mom, Sue, despite ailing health is hoping to attend the ceremony. Eowyn graduates from Kindergarten on Tuesday, leaving the EEU, a school which has been a place of security, challenge, excitement and constancy for her preschool and Kindergarten years. Tomorrow I'm joining Coco's class on a field trip to a playground. She's enrolled in Pre-K at the EEU for September, and Eowyn in first grade at Wedgwood, one of the best elementary schools in the state.

PEPS has given me more work - now I'll be facilitating groups for parents who have two (or more) small children at Wallingford and Bitterlake, two days a week. I really enjoy this, especially once trust builds in the group. My Dad is a Social Psychologist, and I think has given me a fascination with group dynamics and therapeutic potential. And now my husband has a degree in Psychology - I'm very proud of him!!! He wants at some point to go to Law School.

It makes me nervous not knowing whether we'll be staying here for the long term, or moving elsewhere - and yet this is potential charged with wonder as well as worry. Ambiguity is something I'm not good at. And meteorologists are predicting a cold, rainy June and July, when I'd been hanging out for my dear old friend the sun. I rode to work in the rain this morning, which was refreshing, green, vivid, enlivening. But I DO love to soak in the sun, and to be brown as a berry, as Enid Blyton would say.

Love to you who read my blog, my family and close friends! Thank you for being in this sacred space with me.

Love Megs

Monday, June 09, 2008

Anna's Princess Party! What fun!

Friday, June 06, 2008