Tuesday, May 29, 2012

End of Megan's High School Career

Megan's high school years are rapidly approaching an end so Deb wanted some pictures to remember her Carnegie Hall trip and her softball season. Time was coming to give the softball uniform back and to leave for New York, so Emmy and I set up the studio in the TV room and did a little magic. I think they turned out pretty good. Maybe I should open a studio!???

Emily Pickett - DRESSMAKER

Emily has been having trouble finding a job this summer to make some money for school. It is a really tough year for the economy and this silly state of Washington has a $10 minimum which doesn't exactly encourage employers giving youngsters jobs who will only work for 3 months. Anyway, just to keep herself busy (I suppose) or maybe to be a great friend, Emmy's been making dresses, prom dresses to be exact, for cousins and friends. Here's an example of what she made for her friend Emily Pope.

Annies BGF's

A couple weeks ago we had the pleasure of hosting Annie and some friends from Spokane. It was fun. Annie needs to know it does NOT count as a Ditto family trip to Seattle!

Memorial Day Weekend in Edmonds

It was a beautiful weekend for a holiday. Lots of work, lots of sun, a wonderful memorial ceremony, friends, flags, remembrances, just all around a good time. Here are some pictures from the weekend.
This (and the next three) is a view from the deck. Beautiful sunsets.

Backyard Gets "Sodded"

Jeanne, Emily and Rodger put sod down in the backyard last week. It was scheduled to be done the week before but it had been dry for 10 days and Rodger wasn't sure it was such a good idea to put sod down on dry ground. Well, it rained before the sod went down which created two interesting conditions. 1. The ground was wet, which is really a good thing since you don't want the sod drying out and shrinking up at the seams and dying after paying all that money for it. 2. The sod was wet, which I suppose was a good thing, again for the continued life of the sod. However, wet sod is PRETTY HEAVY! I think each roll weighed between 40 and 60 pounds and we put down about 200 rolls. Anyway, here are some pictures of the happy "sodders" and a little of the backyard.