Fun with Friends and Family


We have had some fun and fulfilling days this week with family and friends. Yesterday we headed to Dave and Jody’s house in Edmonds overlooking the Sound for swimming and food.


I had a little stroll about Jody’s garden and watched the bees enjoying it.

Finn charmed us with his cuteness. At one point in the evening, when no one was watching, Finnย went into the bathroom and had fun with lots of toilet paper and grandmother’s lipstick!

We met and held sweet little Josee (pronounced JoeZay). She is 2 weeks old.

We also met for the first time, sweet Juliet, who is 4 weeks old and Josee’s cousin.

As if with all this sweetness we needed the desserts I brought (Recipes to follow soon)

Creamy Cheesecake and

Fruit Pizza (thanks Bernideen for the recipe) The recipe will make 2 round medium size pizza’s. I chose to do 1 large rectangular one.

Dave and Jody served Soft Fish Tacos made with barbecued Tilapia (Yummy) and Jan brought fruit. We always eat well when we get together.


The Sun going down beyond the Olympic Mountains on the Olympic Penninsula. Thank you Dave and Jody for another wonderful time in your company!

Besides all this fun the guys have been busy, busy, working on our continuing basement project. I love it when my 3 guys are together working, laughing and just hanging out…

Dear and Dan assembling the new wheelbarrow they needed for mixing cement.


Josh mixing up the cement…

Dear and Dan pouring the cement down into cinder blocks with limited access.

Time flies when you’re having fun.

Photobucket is holding all my photos from 2007-2015 hostage on their site and have replaced my photos with black and grey boxes of ugliness. I’m slowly deleting those boxes from my blog and trying to update so many posts, very frustrating.

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

16 thoughts on “Fun with Friends and Family

  1. I could hardly wait to come see all your pleasures!! It’s the best seeing family playing, working and eating together!
    The babies are beautiful….so sweet and so fresh!! I have enjoyed each picture and life through your eyes!!!!

  2. Ellen—those are INCREDIBLE pictures!!! Especially the babies!!! LOVE them!
    Looks like someone is BUSY too! I love that fruit pizza! I have not made one in years…I bet my husband would love that too!
    I have got a bunch of catching up to do on your blog!

  3. Hi Ellen,

    I enjoy the pictures tremendously! The blessing of friends are family is precious! I love the flower pictures too. And it looks like you “boys” have had a productive summer with the work in your basement! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I can’t wait for you to share the dessert recipes – they look absolutely YUMMY!

  4. It looks like a great time. Your photographs are always so beautiful. I loved seeing the tall hollyhocks on the stalks. I used to grow them and they self seeded too but I haven’t had them the past few years so great seeing yours. The babies and Finn are so precious and the desserts look scrumptious. All great treats for the eyes.

  5. What fun times. Loved the babies and seeing your guys working together.

    You are right on, Ben B and Bill share a birthday.

  6. Oh what precious children! Looks like you all had fun and ate well! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for sharing the verse below! …beautiful picture that accompanied it! ~Rhonda ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. I don’t know where to begin, this post has so many wonderful blessings! Those babies are precious! I make a similar fruit pizza, only mine is on brownies. I may have to try it with cake, too!

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