Gatherning the Moments ~ June

Looking back at June and all that took place around this old house and beyond.

I’m joining Cheryl at Thinking About Home for Gathering the Moments.


Trees came down, firewood cut, patio covers went up, peonies bloomed and were enjoyed, hydrangeas just started to color.

2014-06-29 Nate's wedding3Main floor bathroom renovations began with the gutting process, removing everything to the studs and car deck, adding a new window, adding recessed lights and a fan/heater, replacing the ceiling dry wall.

2014-06-25 The Girls1Visitors came from the South and visitors came from the North. Tours commenced. The Market, Kerry Park, the Troll, Ballard Locks, Ste Michelle Winery, Whidbey Island, Queen Mary Tea Room, and University Village just to name a few destinations visited.

2014-06-29 Nate's wedding4Celebrations in June included a retirement, combined Mother’s Day/Father’s Day dinner, and a wedding in the Portland area.

USA WC -winery1World Cup fever began and continues!

10409158_10204426113958769_2066162454929421190_nIt’s been a while since I shared a photo of my dear old Pop on my blog. Most every week my sister Lana and niece Melissa join him for dinner at his apartment. This last week my niece Debbee and sister Kathy joined in the fun, too. They are getting real good at taking these selfies. My pop still has his ups and downs with his loneliness but he can still move around well and gets out to his church services and a Bible Study weekly. I appreciate seeing the weekly photos on Facebook since I live so far away…

I have to say that June just flew by this year. July holds many new adventures for us. We are looking forward to a trip to England to celebrate our 40 years of marriage, and when we get back the Bathroom renovation will be completed. What are you looking forward to in July?

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.

11 thoughts on “Gatherning the Moments ~ June

  1. Your month has been full of delights…and so many of them shared with others. I loved this peek back at all of your wonderful adventures, near and not-as-near.

    What an exciting way to celebrate your 40 years together…can’t wait to see you July moments! 🙂

    Thanks for “gathering” with me again this month!

  2. What a busy month you’ve enjoyed! An exciting 40th celebration to come indeed…can’t wait to hear and see all about it! I am hoping that July will s-l-o-w down just a wee bit and we are planning a little camping excursion with our house on wheels.

  3. It looks like June was a busy month for you, but I’m not sure you and your family ever slow down. Wonderful pictures, and how exciting to have a trip to Eng on your July agenda. laurie

  4. I hope that the blessing of playing tour guide is returned your way many times over, especially when you visit England. Thanks for sharing the photo of your dad. He’s a regular here you know! I see that we are in agreement about the passage of June…whoooshhhh!

  5. Your summer is going along wonderfully, and may July be really, really special! So thrilled for you about your trip across the pond! I know you will come back with wonderful photos and stories and adventures. Blessings to you and your family.

  6. With all that activity in June, there was no time to wonder what to do. I consider that a gift! Thanks for sharing the picture of you Pop – he looks well and very happy with his company.

  7. Such a lovely post Ellen and now I’m all caught up on your June doings! Looks like it was a fabulous month with lots of social time and projects completed. Such fun that the MG could come visit. I hope you have a wonderful 40th anniversary trip. Looking forward to reading all about it. In July I’m looking forward to beach time here on the Island. It’s the best time of the year!!

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