Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Weekly Photo

I'm in a play! I am really excited about this one. The past few plays I have been in with my mom (Black Swan Youth Theatre) have been small parts and most of the cast has been high school or younger. However, for this play, since it is the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare, she opened up auditions to anyone she has previously worked with. Most of the cast members are out of high school and several of them are from my group of actors growing up. It is so great to act with them again and it has been so fun!

If you are in Portland and would like to see the show, buy tickets here:
You really should come, it is in a park, the play is "As You Like It" (so funny and pretty much everything you could want in a play), and I and some truly great people and actors are in it!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The San Juan Islands and Cedric

I do not feel like I have posted much about little trips or things we have been doing lately, so let's delve into this San Juans trip!

I love the San Juan Islands and had been itching to go for awhile, so my sister and I decided to go there and make a trip of it for Cedric's birthday. It was fun to camp with all of our family (minus our brothers)!

We took a late ferry over to Orcas Island (9pm), but it was the most beautiful ferry ride I have ever been on, so it was worth it. It was sunset and the sky was all mauve and pink. There were also some double rainbows. It was one of those moments where one feels like all is right in the world because it was so incredibly beautiful. These pictures do not do it justice at all, and I forgot my camera, so these are just from my phone.

We spent time on Orcas Island hiking, early morning swimming, roasting marshmallows and playing on the beach. It was pretty lovely! I don't have many pictures as my phone died and we did not have cell service anyways.

 Elanor loves her Aunt Jessie.

There was this great tower at the top of Mount Constitution and Elanor had a Rapunzel moment.

Babies on the ferry ride back to the mainland.

With Nan.

We had Cedric's party at Jess and Ricky's house in Bellingham. Jess made this lovely Hummingbird cake by Jamie Oliver.

 Ced loved his cake!

I was so excited about this present! Cedric has these pajamas that have timelord type pocket watches on them and I call him a baby timelord every time he wears them. Ced often repeats words, though they are not in his everyday vocabulary. So, one of those times he repeated timelord and it was the cutest thing. So when I was trying to think of a gift for him, I had pinned a doll on my pinterest a year or more ago and went to the etsy shop where the doll was from. The doll maker will do custom dolls and they are not too expensive either, especially compared to other doll makers on etsy. So, she made this 11th Doctor doll and he turned out so adorable. I went with the 11th Doctor as his clothes would be the cutest on a doll. He also has red suspenders under his jacket. The doll shop is called Roving Ovine, if you're curious and I will probably buy from her again as these dolls are so cute and so well made!

It was a fun little trip and I am so glad we were able to go and celebrate Cedric (and Ricky, as he had a birthday too!).

Monday, July 11, 2016

Weekly Photos

Oh, you know, late again. I am having the hardest time staying on top of this blog with trips, holidays, family, play practice (that is right, I'm in a play!), and more horrible national news. Whew. But, people keep telling me they love reading this little blog, so I will try and keep at it. 

Here are some Weekly Photos:

Should have been posted June 20th:
Happy Birthday and Happy Father's Day to my favorite Tyler!

Should have been posted June 27th:

 We went up to the San Juan Islands and Bellingham to celebrate little Cedric's (my nephew) 1st birthday!

Should have been posted July 4th:

 We had a quick visit with my grandpa, aunt, cousin and her kids. These kids are 3rd cousins or maybe 4th. Their mom is my mom's 1st cousin. The point is that they are cousins.

And for today!:

4th of July fun!

We spent the day swimming in Mema and Papa's pool,  the early evening at a good friend's party, and s'mores and sparklers with my parents to finish off a fun day.

And hopefully you will hear from me soon!