Thursday, June 30, 2011


1.  an inspiring or animating action or influence: I cannot write poetry without inspiration.

2.  something inspired, as an idea.

3.  a result of inspired activity.

Below are random images that inspire me.  May they inspire you as well...

Every girl's dream...

I didn't know fireworks could look so good!

industrial cart     
plate crazy           
for your summer travels
summer camping, perfect
~ enjoy the day...

Friday, June 17, 2011

Congratulations Blake!

Our beautiful boy Blake has just graduated from High School.  It seems like he was just starting kindergarten. 

Close your eyes.

Now open them.

That's how fast this time has gone!

Our two beautiful kids~Blake and Chelsea  

Blake and happy proud parents

Blake plans to attend Western Oregon University this fall and major in Criminal Justice.  Those of you who know him well will see the irony and the beauty in this!!!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Our Own Private Rodeo

Last weekend was jam packed from start to finish!
It all started with a little cattle branding on Suavie Island.

 It was an exciting and amazing process.
After the crew was assembled and instructions given it was time to get to work...

The girls were all decked out in their cowgirl gear ready to help...

Meet Chance, one of the best cowboys out there!

This is George, a fine young cowboy.

 George trying his hand at branding...

favorite pics of the day...
helping hands

The crew...

A new batch of calves have been successfully vaccinated and are sporting sexy new brands.

What a great day!
This post is dedicated in loving memory to Johna Rachael Marandas
June 17, 1975 ~ June 4, 2010