Wednesday, August 20, 2014

SHE WAS GOING TO BE A NUN AND HE WAS AN LDS NAVY MAN

They met one weekend in California and the rest is history. 
These lovebirds are celebrating 48 happy years!

Monday, August 4, 2014

WE WENT BACK TO THE RIVER

to float - this time we remembered to put on our sunscreen!  My sister, Stephanie, and my brother, Ivon, came with us.
Ivon brought his Oru Kayak for it's maiden voyage.
We found loads of agates and had a wonderful afternoon appreciating nature with our family.
We took a different route and had a few adventures.  Nothing like adventures to keep you on your toes!
It was SO much fun!

Monday, July 28, 2014

THIS AFTERNOON WE WENT FLOATING

down the Santiam River for a few hours.  We had SUCH a great time!
In all the time we've lived here, this was a first for us.  We kept looking at each other, saying "Why have we never done this?!"  Boy have we been missing out!
We have huge smiles on our sunburned faces.  We had a BLAST!

Monday, July 14, 2014

THERE IS ANOTHER SHORT FILM IN THE WORKS

My super talented friend, Chris Adler, is working on dramatic short called Ono.

"We all have demons we fight to keep hidden away from view. Sam, a smart twenty-something is no different. As she sits alone in a coffee shop lost in a great book, a mysterious girl named Ono enters Sam's world and begins to tear her world apart."
This film "explores the fragility of our existence, exposes the complexity of our relationships, and celebrates the resilience of the human spirit."

Please click here to support the project and help spread the word.  You can also follow this film on Facebook and Twitter.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

ALTHOUGH IT IS SAD, I'M REALLY PROUD

of my connection to this part of complex history - the Salem Witch Trials.
You know me well if you know I don't have only one, but that I have three direct ancestors who were hanged during the hysteria in Massachusetts.  Two 9th great-grandmothers and one 9th great-grandfather.
This Saturday is the anniversary of the death of my 9th great-grandmother, Rebecca Towne Nurse.
This Saturday there is also a family reunion in Vancouver, WA where I am going to be able to meet some "witch" cousins.  I'm really excited!  I'm looking forward to learning more about this time in history, all the while spending quality time with my parents and sister.  It's going to be so fun!  I'm counting down...

Monday, June 23, 2014

WE SPENT THIS WEEKEND AT THE COAST

We strolled, ate, played, kept traditions (Candyland), had a bonfire and got sun-kissed.  It was wonderful.
It was nice to unwind, relax and have some family fun.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

IT'S A GREAT DAY TO CELEBRATE

my dad's birthday!
My father is generous
loving
funny
smart
thoughtful
interesting
an amazing grandfather who is adored by my man clan
and the best 'girlfriend' I could ask for.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY OPA!
WE LOVE YOU!!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

OUR FIRST SOUL SISTER'S WEDDING

Last night we had an incredibly beautiful, romantic and fun wedding reception for a beautiful bride, Ashley.
I made the wedding cake - vanilla with raspberry filling, white polka dots, gold chevron and fresh flowers.
Larry came to my rescue with cutting the chevron out - luckily he has a math brain and figured out the dimensions we needed.  He also drove me and the cake for delivery - I think I held my breath the entire time.
Here is the cake set up with all the flowers applied and the cutest 'love is sweet' sign.  The details of this reception were amazing. It was seriously breathtaking.
The dance floor provided lots of boogie-woogie fun and the sweeping white fabric and lights were magical.
There was a lemonade stand with the cutest mason jars, cutout lids and paper straws.  The lemonade stand served strawberry, watermelon and blueberry lemonade.
The Sweet Shoppe had sweet treats galore.  It was any sugaraholic's sweet dream.
The gorgeous couple greeted a gazillion guests, got lots of hugs and well wishes.
The cute little lad on the bench is Landon - bored out of his gourd.   Romance, shmromance.
We watched the couple's first dance.  My favorite part was watching my beautiful friend, beaming with pride, watch her daughter dance with her groom.  I have to admit, I watched with tears streaming down my face.
And then the daddy-daughter dance.  I'm so happy for this amazing family.
It was the happiest night.
bottom photo credit: heather hemmert
Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Hegerman!
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