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Guess Who Came to Dinner


…and is staying for awhile. It is my handsome son, Mark. He arrived yesterday afternoon to help Mr C install some new steps down to the garden from the front yard.


Here is a closeup!!


Tonight, we had a big family dinner. I made the roasted veggies up there and some other good stuff. Stephanie is flying to San Francisco in the morning to do a photo shoot for her friend Lorena’s catalog of things she sells. So M & M are here over night and tomorrow. They haven’t stayed overnight in a while so I am very happy to have them here.


Today was the last day of school and Mia is showing Grandpa her third grade yearbook.


Miles was recently diagnosed with high functioning autism. I love it when I can catch him in a happy, animated way.




Oops, he caught me.Wow, is he ever growing, right in front of my eyes.

I also had a lovely lunch with Terry, June and a couple of SAQA members who were visiting the area – Sheila and Joanelle.

Here are Terry and Sheila, who is from Sand Point, ID. I love this photo of Terry.


And this is June and Joanelle. I was sitting next to Joanelle, who is from Huntington Beach, CA, so I only have a profile.


They all went on to the Portland Art Museum to see the Escher exhibit and I came home to go to the Farmer’s Market and prepare dinner for tonight. I am going to take Mia next week.

Here are my couch potatoes taken while Mr C was walking Scooter, who had an exhausting day helping in the yard and playing with kids. They are watching Mythbusters, one of their favorite shows.


In case you are interested, here is a before picture of the area where new steps are going in. The new steps will be on the right and the old steps will be removed.


4 Responses to “Guess Who Came to Dinner”

  1. PaMdora says:

    Holy cow Gerrie, I didn’t know you had a son because I’ve only read about your talented daughters. What a beautiful family you have!

    There was a great photo of your piece in the SDA show on Judy’s blog. I didn’t remember seeing that one, but it’s really a great piece.

  2. terry grant says:

    OMG, Mark looks just like you! And he is handsome. The pics of Miles just melted my heart–so good to see him happy. That little guy is a favorite of mine, you know.

  3. Kristin L says:

    What’s better than a house full of happy friends and family? Have a great weekend!!

  4. dee says:

    What a good looking crew you have there. Nice to have a gardener in the family. Especially one who can do the heavy lifting.