Monday, June 29, 2009

Preparing for the Parade

We are a volunteer department. Once a year, our rigs get washed. So, the rigs will be clean for the 4th of July parade.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Prize # 5, Post 301

Lucy Neatby A knitter's companion, DVD Sock Techniques 2
cuff, toe and heel techniques
more info on Lucy's web sight

Prize # 4, Post # 300

Opal sock yarn, Hundertwassers color, 100 grams,
425 meters,
75% superwash wool 25% nylon

Prize # 3

Another Gift Card for Barnes and Noble, any age may entry.

Prize # 2

Sock yarn Ty-Dy Socks, 100 grams, 400 meters,
80 % superwash wool, 20% nylon.

Prize # 1

This is the prize for kids ages 4 years to 12 years old.

How to Enter

It is a random draw contest with a few prizes for 300 blog posts. Ground rules, here.
One prize in each of the following posts.

Choose the prize you would like to win and make a comment on that prize post.
You may entry only once for each prize.
You may entry for more than one prize, making a comment for each item.
If you link this to your blog, you will get an additional chance on one prize of your choose.

One of the prizes is for kids only from ages 4 to 12 years old. Parents can help. Kids can type their name and age in their entry. For example "Susie Q. 8 years old"

Final time of entry is July 4, 2009 at midnight west coast time.

A random draw will be held on July 5, 2009, then email contact and prizes will be snail mailed to the winners. Everyone is welcomed to entry, except my husband.

Any questions, make a comment on this post.

Monday, June 22, 2009


Nicole with a stack of books.

Anytime is good for reading

Nicole reading the Lion King.

Summer Reading

Nicole, always loved her books.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Summer Fishing

Nicole's first fish
This is post # 292.
Look for contest details on Tuesday evening, 6/23

Nicole in a tree


Saturday, June 20, 2009

For Jeff

For Jeff with lots of love

Summer Baseball

Went to see the Seattle Mariners, last night.
A bobblehead giveaway
Mariner Wives were having a fund raising event.
Buy a sealed bag with an autographed baseball.
My baseball is signed by Endy Chavez.
Endy was hurt in last night's game.
Endy's knee cartilage is badly torn.

Roof was closed before the game started, because of rain.

Way before game time with the roof open.
The Mariners won over the Arizona Diamondbacks in an exciting 8th inning.
final score 4 to 3, yah M's

Friday, June 19, 2009

Summer Fun

Nicole and Jeff having fun in eastern Oregon.

More Summer Photos

Nicole and Jeff at the beach on Samish Island.
Nicole found lots of treasures on the beach.

# 286

Remainder, blog prizes at post # 300. Currently at 286 total, 202 for this year.
Prizes and details will be posted, next week, about the middle of the week.

A very special post for Jeff, tomorrow afternoon. Sending Jeff some love and heart healing, tomorrow and especially Sunday.

Nicole at drag races

Dad, Jeff and Nicole at the drag races, summer 1998
Nicole very stylish in her sunglasses and ear protection.

Mom, Sharon and Nicole.
Nicole stylish in hat and sunglasses
Part of Jeff's race car, too.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Summer time baseball

Nicole and Grandpa (Bob) at the Tri-City Dust Devil game, 2006.

Pool time

2006, Nicole and Morgan enjoying an afternoon of swimming.

Summer chores

Monday afternoon, JoLynn mowing the lawn.

Lovely blue sky

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Nicole in her backyard pool
The first day of summer is June 21, the longest daylight day of the year in the northern hemisphere. Summer Solstice
I will be featuring a few summer pictures.
We had a light sprinkle of rain overnight.
It has been dry in western Washington for 4 weeks.
Unusual for our climate.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Two years old

Mom, Sharon, Nicole, Aunt JoLynn
Nicole is 2 years old

Nicole in pink

Nicole peeking out of a pink blanket
Inside the RV at the race track, Nicole walking around with her ear protection.

Nicole driving the RV, age 18 mos

Monday, June 15, 2009


Nicole, 6 months old.

Stylish Socks

Nicole at 3 mos old with stylish socks.

a cute bunny

Nicole's first Halloween costume.
Such a cute bunny.

# 275

Post # 275. Only 25 to go until the big 300 post contest with prizes. I have 2 picked, already, could it be yarn? Think I will buzz through 25 posts, fairly quickly. stay tuned in.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

mountain laurel

garden laurel
Originally uploaded by jlwboo
The mountain laurel is blooming.


garden rose
Originally uploaded by jlwboo
The rose is showing nice color and blossoms.


yarn 006
Originally uploaded by jlwboo
lots of color on the fuchsia