June 19, 2015



Just a quick note to let you all know that I am still among the living and that I am NOT "MIA"(missing in action). Summer has set in, with all the muggy humidity weather to go along with it, but we are loving it. Since the kids are now out of school, I've rarely had a moment to sit--much less think to write a note, so.....I took a little break.

Now, I'm back and I tweaked the old blog again. Those who follow me for awhile know that this is no surprise. I'm always tweaking!!

Did I mention I am loving our summer so far? Let me tell you......
 Late morning sleep in's are the best- they are just so stinking wonderful!!! . I love waking up before everyone else to enjoy all the quietness. I even catch myself tip-toeing around so I will miss all those steps that make the floor squeak in certain areas, opening up the kitchen cabinet ever so slowly just to get a cup out for my morning orange juice , and another glass for my water. (Water is the only thing I drink throughout the day for about  9months now but I will save that for another day) Trying to flip through the paper without making a crinkle sound is hardly impossible, but possible! or even turning on the television then trying to turn down the volume button before it makes a sound......all just to have all that peace and quiet before the kids wake up for another day of summer fun.

Trips to the beach have been mandatory by my little guy up there but he will have to settle for his pool for now. We took a trip down to our local marina and feel in love with all the water and boats that he said he never wanted to leave.

Soon, baby, soon. We will take a trip to the beach!!!


  1. sigh.....pure heaven! I see you love summer too! You've captured some wonderful moments with your camara

    keep well

    Amanda x

  2. Awe it's sounds so perfect, enjoy!
    Your images are beautiful, especially the first one, I want to move into it and stay there forever.... :)
    V x

  3. Hi Shari! Somehow I have missed your posts on my blogroll since the end of March, but I had fun visiting you just now and catching up on some of your news. As always I admire your views of the world around you...beautiful~~~ Your new kitten is precious. I'm glad you are enjoying your summer days with your family and the peaceful moments at the beginning of the day [so well described :) ] I have been traveling to the OR beach, northern CA, and camping on the east side of Mt. Hood with my adult children and have done a bit of knitting and crocheting and posting. Although I set up an Instagram account I have not figured out how to use and enjoy it yet. I think I posted my first photo the other day though :) The blanket and angel you sent me are lovely reminders of you and yours that I see every day when I am home, and they have been admired and asked about by my visitors as well. Now I am going to click on your Instagram link and see if I can figure out how to follow you there, too. I so admire your artistry, Shari. You are gifted in so many creative pursuits! Blessings to you always xx

  4. Aww Gracie. ...you just made my day!. Thank you for all your thoughtful words. It's so nice hearing from you!!. Hope u are well and enjoying all your travels. I'll try to keep on touch more often.
    Hugs to you, Shari

  5. Hi- I came across your page and wondered if you might consider making some squares or a blanket for www.breelynsblanketbrigade.com. I lost my infant daughter in June 2016 while she was at daycare. When we were able to see her at the hospital, she'd been covered in a handmade blanket. The gesture really mattered to us. So I learned to crochet and have been making/collecting squares Ana blankets to donate to hospitals who provide them for children that die in the emergency room. I'll be at this forever so if you don't have time/interest now- maybe you'll be able to help later. Thanks.