Saturday, June 10, 2017

Celebrate This Week!

 Join us each weekend for Celebrate This Week with Ruth Ayres.

When we pause to celebrate, we find the joy.
Discover. Play. Build. 

   A week filled with moments to celebrate and remember.

Birthday cookies!
 Birthday peonies!
Museum visit with niece Kara!
(more about this in upcoming Slice of Life)
Peonies at Pike Place Market!
Jack attempts to share his shaky egg
with the boy in the mirror!
Teddy reads Little Cub with Dad
(just arrived in package from Grandpa).
Personal milestone!
I'm a lifetime member of Weight Watchers.  I jokingly say that I was at goal once for about ten minutes.  In January I started having knee problems which seriously curtailed my walking (favorite form of exercise).  So I've been working on losing five pounds for months.  And today (after quite a few indulgences during birthday week), I finally reached that milestone.  I'm not sure how that happened.  Probably the cumulative effects of the previous weeks (months) finally paid off.  And I'm looking forward to continuing the downward trend throughout the summer.  Knees are a bit better, but still waiting for the green light to resume exercise.  


  1. These are beautiful pictures and stories. Congratulations to you on your milestone!

  2. Beautiful pictures as always. Congratulations on that milestone...that kind are never easy to reach. Hope the knees get better.

  3. Lovely celebrations! Wish we could take a walk together in Pike Place market. Hope your weight loss and knees continue to improve.

  4. Love seeing all the pics from your birthday and Jack & the mirror. And big congratulations to you for saying goodbye to those five pounds! That's terrific!

  5. Way to go, Ramona!
    Enjoyed your photos!

  6. Happy birthday! And congrats on making lifetime. I have been doing ww since mid January- down 19, but still about 6 or 8 more before goal! It's hard work!

  7. What beautiful family photos!! Happy Birthday! I, too, am working on walking more this summer. Hoping to do as well as you have! Hope you heal quickly!

  8. Ramona, knees are a troublesome problem. I know because I had left knee replacement in 2013. Good luck on your goal to reduce so that knees feel better. Love those babies of yours-wishing mine would announce her arrival-a week late so far.

  9. Congrats on the milestone! And love all the celebrations here! Happy Birthday!

  10. Congrats on your accomplishments!! So many treasured memories.

  11. Babies and peonies - the best beauty. I hope your knee gets better soon.