Friday, August 26, 2016

Last Day of School

After a short three weeks, it was already time to say goodbye to preschool and Coop! Kylie has had her eye on the grocery store cakes for our entire time here, so we let her pick one out for a little going away party. She chose the design and the message:

 Adiós Kylie
with love from Elsa of course!

Adiós "sisters" Tiane and Tiara!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Summer Baking

This summer was filled with many delicious baking and cooking projects!

M&M's Cake!

 Seattle roll

Strawberry Gardens cake

 Roast pork dinner party

 Homemade brown pressed tofu...yum!

 The finished product was similar to shitake mushrooms!

 Blackberry cheesecake as the move approaches...

 Gyoza dumplings for our going away party

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
*Mover's coming in a few days...apparently, I'm a stress-baker!*

 Movers arrive tomorrow!
Time to bake!


Taste the rainbow

 See you in DC!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Summer Crafts & Parties

Kylie and I kept busy this summer with arts & crafts, tea parties, and kids birthday parties!

Scones & Hello Carrots!

 Care Bear cousin coloring time

 "These are my eyes now!"

 Snake Pit!

Ready, set, throw!

Happy Birthday Nathaniel!

 Sketch for quilting design


Back side with quilting detail

Healthy foods "tea" party

Happy Birthday Ryan!

 Gone Fishin' Game!
Kylie helped stuff the fish in our "fish factory"

 Yikes! There's sharks in that water!

Scuba themed party fun

Time to cool off!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Kylie's First Day of School

Kylie had her first day back at preschool after summer vacation this week, and she was very excited to see all her old friends from last year!

 Back to school!

 Stinker face!

 Big girl LONG pony tail!

 Ready for a rainy day...

Make that a VERY rainy day!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Summer Daze

Summer vacation was pretty relaxed for us, just the usual sunsets, canoes, and a super un-birthday present from Aunt Jacquelyn!

 Outrigger passing by the house

 Subtle reflections
I want to paint this when I get back to DC

 A very merry un-birthday to you!
Thanks Auntie J!

 Stunning pinks and purples

Canoe on the horizon

Monday, July 4, 2016

Independence Day

As a temporary employee this week, I was drafted to help out with the 4th of July party on the decoration committee, with my deputy Kylie, of course.

 Bunting galore!

My assistant designer

Monday, June 20, 2016

WAM Canoe Ride

Today, we headed out for a ride in a traditional Marshallese outrigger canoe with Carri and Jason. It was so peaceful and fun! The biggest surprise for me was that when it was time to tack, they literally picked up the mast and moved it to the other end of the canoe!

 Kylie wasn't old enough for the outrigger, so she got a mini-boat ride in the rubber raft!

 Rowing like a pro

 Ready to set sail

 Pile o' canoes

 Raising the sails

 Anchors aweigh


 Mackerel skies

 The moveable mast

 Our whole crew

 The S.S. Tobolar back from it's recent trip to collect copra from the outer islands

 Now that's a purse seiner!

 Sailing selfie

 This is the life!

 Up close and personal with the Jang Bo Go

 Back to shore

 Sailing buddies

Thanks WAM!