My blog friend Gracie had a new granddaughter arrive on the scene over 3 weeks ago and I got to go visit them yesterday. Awwww... I even got to hold the precious little beauty and we got along fine. It wasn't long before she was sleeping on my chest. :-D Gracie, her daughter and I had a nice chat and I just loved petting the pretty hair on Rosie.
Here is Gracie in her cozy "nest" in her home. I enjoy hanging out with her here.
Gracie's daughter, Rosie's Mom, chats with us and lets me hold her precious baby.
We tried on the booties I made and they fit.. and even have growing room. I hope she wears them a lot. They are made of cotton and linen in a pale flamingo pink.
Cute shoes for a pretty princess. :-) I was heading off to the pool at LA Fitness after my visit, so I asked Gracie if she wanted to go too, and she decided she'd like to! We had a nice swim for a whole hour and afterwards she joined the gym, so I will see her there often! How cool is that?
I thought I'd show you the interior of the lodge at Multnomah Falls, I just snapped a few photos on my iPhone, it's hard to be the photographer while you're presiding over the meeting. About 50 people attended. It was one of the best annual meetings of the Friends of Multnomah Falls. I love the rock walls in the lodge and there are many large art pieces of nearby natural attractions.
There is a big fireplace at this end, and usually there is a roaring and crackling fire there, but it had burned down a bit, but you can see a few embers.
This is the other end of the great hall, you can see the gallery upstairs. There is another meeting room up there and the offices of MF Lodge Co.
I snapped this of Caleb and Buddy. Sitting by the fire being sweet. Nice and quiet. Like he always is. NOT! :-) He's our busy body, in constant motion. Seeing him relaxed is a rare treat. Hmmm.. grandpa needs to tidy up his wood box where he puts everything. :-)
The plant below, a Peace Lily, or Spathiphyllum, is a treasure to me. My aunt and uncle sent this to my dad's funeral and I brought it home to live with me. It had outgrown it's pot and so we re-potted it a few months ago and it was NOT happy which surprised me as most plants just love a new bigger pot. We'd used Miracle Grow soil - I went to Home Depot to see about getting a different soil as my plant had drooped and was dying. The guy there said that Miracle Grow puts CAFFEINE in it's soil to promote growth, but that some plants did not thrive in it and even died. So, we got some nice organic soil and re-potted it AGAIN, and look how happy it is and it even has given me a flower. I think it's my Dad saying hello to me. :-) The picture on the wall is from our remarriage - it's got the photo from that event, along with the photo from our marriage in 1970 and our 3 kid's graduation photos. My daughter Amy got the frame for us so people at our wedding could sign it. Isn't that neat? I love to read the heartfelt good wishes. We got remarried on the Portland Spirit cruise ship and treated everyone to a lovely dinner while cruising along the twinkling lights of the city. It was a wonderful evening.
A close up of the flower on the Peace Lily - if you want a trouble free and gorgeous plant, try one of these. You can see up our stairs, we have my collection of limited edition prints that are embossed of important places and events in Oregon. My first was Timberline Lodge and the 2nd was Multnomah Falls. I also have a lighthouse and a covered wagon one.
They are very understated actually, but I like them.
These were commissioned by Richard Kohnstamm who was the president of Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood. I remember once being so cheeky as asking to talk to him in his office. I introduced myself as the Executive Director of the Friends of Vista House and tried to convince him to do one of these for Vista House. :-) It didn't happen, but it was a memorable visit for me. He was infamous!
We have a gorgeous sunny day here, but it's chilly at 41 degrees. Dayle and I are off to the orthopedic surgeon for his first visit. He is ready to pursue a knee replacement. Wish him luck. Enjoy your day and I hope you have fun plans for the weekend!!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)