Saturday, September 29, 2018

Celebrate Two Months!

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.

It's been eight weeks since I wrote a Celebrate post. I've missed this weekly gathering of friends. So I'm back this week with a commitment to share a Celebrate post at least once a month.

August and September have brought more tomatoes, lovely sunshine, gorgeous flowers, exuberant fall color, and delightful family time in Oklahoma. I can't resist sharing a few pics of our celebrations in August and September. Who am I kidding? It's more than a few! Actually, since I've never been a scrapbooker, I've come to rely on my celebrate posts as my online digital scrapbook.

Pics from my son's family in Virginia
Teddy ready for church in front of his new house
 Checking out the puffins on his shirt
 Stefi and Blake at Hamilton in DC
 Teddy's mom does instagram movies,
and sometimes I just have to grab a screenshot!
 Teddy at the museum
 Teddy goes with Dad for a haircut
Teddy with Aunt Amy at a Nats game
to celebrate her birthday!

Lance w/ siblings in KS 
A celebration of cousin John's birthday 

 A few pics of Mr. Jack
Hanging out with his stuffed animals 
Kid's Quest Museum
Train table play at B&N when
it was too smoky to play outside
He looks so grown up in this pic!

Gathering at Safeco Field
We joined 49,089 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
at a devotional to hear talks from Pres. Henry B. Eyring, Sister Wendy Nelson, 
and life lessons from our prophet, Pres. Russell M. Nelson.

 Pics from our trip to Oklahoma
(We missed having Blake's family at our gathering
due to the death of Stefi's grandmother.
We were blessed to know her and see the 
influence she had on the the lives of so many.)

Kara with her favorite niece at Roseanna's
We were relieved when Allison's family survived the 
torrential rains and arrived on Friday evening.
Allison, a favorite babysitter and adopted big sis, 
lived across the street from us in Houston.
Cousins take a movie break so Sara can bring everyone
slices of a favorite family pastry - chocolate roll!
Jack and Sara read books from 
the bin provided by Aunt Kathy.
Rylee and Ruthie entertain Mr. Jack.
Jack may always remember
Aunt Kathy as the bubble lady!
... but the grownups among us 
love her homemade cookies
(and sausage gravy)!
Happy the rain stopped long enough 
for us to stroll through the cemetery 
before church Sunday morning
A pic with daughter Sara and best friend Jan.
James' family with Grandma Kathy and Aunt Kara
Love this pic Kara took of
me and my brother, Karl.
The back of our VRBO with a view of Lake Eufaula
The VRBO as we loaded the car
for an early morning departure.

 Fall color
(back home in the Northwest)!


  1. It is like a scrapbook, Ramona. I love seeing every picture, especially of those dear boys. Happy October, almost!

  2. I enjoyed looking at your photos, from Teddy with a bow tie to the trees of the fall, showing the colors of your life.

  3. How fun to see all the photos... so many beautiful family times!