We are home from our trip and the weather turned warm. Elise & Corinna came over with their parents of course. Immediately Elise wanted to play in the sandbox. Grandpa obliged and took the top off of the sandbox, and then he grabbed the camera and took pictures. This was Corinna's first time in the sandbox, and surprisingly she didn't eat it, but was happy to be playing with Elise.
It has been a lont time since Gary was home with his Mom on Mother's Day and God gave us a beautiful weekend. On Saturday we did yard work for Helen, mowing the lawns and general cleaning up. Gary put up the number sign that John had made for the back fence. Then on Sunday after going to church we were able to eat lunch in the back yard. Needles to say, Helen was a very happy Mother that day.
Last weekend we had the most beautiful weather at the beach. We took a day trip to Margaret's beach house, and Cape Disappointment. That is where Lewis & Clark spent the winter after traveling west. There was no wind that day, amazing afternoon at the coast.
Yesterday we went inland to Portland. We visited 4 quilt shops, and I almost got overloaded on quilt shops, but not quite. Then we found Kathy & Dan's home. It is a cute home with lots of character. We went out to dinner. Then we walked around a shopping center, but it was very cold for May, and we didn't stay long. Here is how we kept warm.
We haven't been doing much of anything new and exciting, mostly walking on the beach, so these are the only new photos that I have. The seagull I took from the turnout on the highway, and he just stood there as if I should take the photo. There were a lot of the little sand piper birds on the beach and Gary was trying to see how close he could get, but as he crept closer they kept moving away. they are always alert.
While Margaret was here we went to a little shop in Wheeler. They had a shop hop quilt that we both fell in love with. There is no pattern available so the owner of the shop let us take pictures of the quilt. Our favorite blocks were the crabs and the puffin with shoes on. Now if we can just get it made!
Teach me your way, O LORD and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. I will praise you, O LORD my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever. For great is your love toward me; you have delivered me from the depths of the grave. Psalm 86: 11-13