Monday, August 24, 2015

Tomato Time

August has just flown by.  I was out of commission for a while because I came down with a bronchial pneumonia thing right at the beginning of the month. (It was the day after our annual neighborhood potluck.  Note to self:  Do not attempt to make four dozen pretzels when not feeling well.)  I spent a lot of time in bed.  During this time the tomatoes started ripening in full force, but nothing was tasting good.  It was so sad to watch those beauties pile up and have no desire to eat them. 

So now I'm up and about, functioning more or less normally, and enjoying those lovely home-grown tomatoes.  The pile is a bit larger than we can tackle on our own.  We've eaten a lot, given a lot away, and I've starting cutting some up and freezing them.  We'll use them for cooking.  (Looking at this picture is making me hungry.  I shall have to run out and grab a couple of those Chadwick Cherries.)

Doug had two classes for summer quarter (which doesn't usually happen, so we're glad to have the extra money).  The quarter is over, but now he has jury duty.  We were hoping to maybe go out to the coast before the kids go back to school, but this may or may not happen.   (We also have an anniversary coming up... I suppose we'll manage to do something!)

Friday, August 21, 2015

Josh and Heather

I got to take pictures for Ross and Cathryn's older son's wedding reception. Josh and Heather were recently married in Utah.  (They met at BYU, and I understand a mutual fondness for Batman may have been involved.) 

We got some pictures at the house before heading over to the reception. Here's Josh surrounded by a bevy of beauties.

The reception was at this gorgeous house on the water, looking across to Raft Island. The sun was going down and the lighting was excitingly dramatic.

Oldest sister Brittany's kids.

The kids kept wanting to help carry the train. So cute!

The family! Dad Ross had to be away for work, and younger son Seth is serving a mission in Florida.  (It's rather shocking to see everyone so grown up--I remember them like this.)

Cathryn with the newest grandbaby (Brittany's fourth), Ellie Jane. Awww!

Gorgeous sunset!

Newlyweds on the dock.

I ran up onto the lanai for a bird's-eye perspective while they went all the way out to the end. (Heather was so cute, holding her dress up and skipping down the dock.)

It was a really lovely evening.  I got only slightly lost finding my way back through Gig Harbor (in the dark!)  Congratulations to the happy couple!