Friday, August 31, 2007

August Retrospective

August Retrospective, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

243 - Into the Blue

IMG_0181, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

I loved the sky today!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

242 - Black Out

242 - Black Out, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

It was all a blur. One minute I was coming up from bending over during my 10:30 a.m. Pilates class, and the next minute there was a big thud on the floor, and that thud was ME!

How embarassing! I had forgotten to eat breakfast before. :(

(Obvious, this picture is an abstraction of what happened, but I remember seeing my pink shirt and blue shorts, and that is what is reflected in this picture. Trying to be artsy. :))

241 - Green and Visions of Apple Pie Dance in My Head

241 - Apples!, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

We came back from vacation to a tree loaded with apples! We will soon be making apple butter, applesauce, and apple pies!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

240 - Evening Glow of Hearth and Home

Evening Glow, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

I went to turn off the lights for the night, and I loved the warm glow of my living room. I sat on the couch on the left much of the day and "reentered" my peaceful home world after a whirlwind of a vacation in fast-paced Southern California.

It is good to be home.

Monday, August 27, 2007

239 - Railroad Park Caboose Motel

Railroad Park Caboose Motel, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

We love the view of the Castle Crags from our motel caboose!

238 - Our Caboose Room

DSC_0047, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

We have a tradition of stopping at the Railroad Park Resort Caboose Motel in Dunsmuir, CA every time we return from our time in Southern California. It is a time for us to decompress and process our time. This is the inside of a real train caboose! See our CA set on flickr for all the pictures of the surrounding area. It is so beautiful!

237 - 30 Year Reunion

ESHS 30 Year Reunion, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

I was apprehensive about going, but I am so glad that I did. I realized that I grew up with some really wonderful people. Some of them I have known since I was a preschooler! We had so many funny stories. Did I really lock Heather in with our chicken, Pepper? (To where she has been afraid of chickens every since.) Did I really spill raspberry syrup on the back of Bob's tuxedo at the prom!? We laughed a TON and had fun! My only regret was that 5 hours was not long enough to talk to everyone! I wished I could have gone to the picnic the next day, but we had to make it back to Oregon by Tuesday morning.

Also, I got to see Nikki on the way up to my reunion!

Friday, August 24, 2007

236 - Before Boogie Boarding

My family, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

We met at my sister-in-law's house in La Jolla for a barbeque before hitting the beach to boogie board and lounge on the beach. From left to right: my niece Jenna, sister-in-law Debbie, sister-in-law Holly, my brother Chris, my nephew Mitchell, Me, Michael, Paul, and George.

It was another great day in Southern California!

Boogie Boys

DSC_0097, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

We went to a beach in La Jolla with my family today. My kids boogie boarded for the first time and had a blast!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

235 - Becoming Jane

IMG_0144, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

I met Terri at my mom's church about ten years ago, and she is a SOUL MATE. She loves Colin Firth and Jane Austen and Jesus (not necessarily in that order). The last few visits down to California, I haven't been able to get together with her, but I saw her at church on Sunday, had lunch with her and her husband yesterday, and got to see Becoming Jane with her tonight with her daughter who is an English major at Westmont College. We all loved the movie and time together.

234 - Brother Bill

DSC_0001a, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007

This is my oldest brother (fourteen years my senior). We have not been able to connect when I have traveled to San Diego the last few times, but this time we did! He lives only six blocks away from Balboa Park! While my kids and George went to the Science Center, I walked to the other side of Balboa and had a good chat with him under the San Diego sun.

Bill played for the US National Volleyball team and for the pro teams in Arizona and San Diego. He even played with Tom Selleck!! He started out playing beach volleyball back in the 60's and many of those friends went on to play on the National Team.

More recently, he was hit by a bus, and he cannot walk without crutches. It has been a hard couple of years for Bill, but he is moving forward.

Believe it or not, he pulled out HIS camera to take a picture of me before I did!!!!!! He told me that he likes to take pictures regularly because they tell a story. I enthusiastically told him about telling the story of my year with Project365! So fun to have that connection.

A lovely time sitting on the grass with my brother. After this, I went to the zoo with Susanne and her four lovely children (see below).

Another great day!

At the Zoo with Susanne's Crew!

DSC_0062, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

What a great group of kids!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

233 - A Magical Evening at Balboa Park

DSC_0036, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Susanne invited us to come to her literary group's "field trip" to Balboa Park's Old Globe Theatre for a viewing of Shakespeare's amazing "problem play," Measure for Measure.
George and I went early and toured the San Diego Museum of Art (for free!) and their Giverny Impressionists Exhibit (heavenly), ate a picnic dinner while listening to Barber Shop, and walked the park admiring the buildings that SUSANNE's great grandfather designed (Was it great grand Susanne?). After this, we met up with Susanne's crew to see the FABULOUS production! George and I even stayed afterward to hear the actors talk about the play. It was simply AMAZING.
What an evening to remember!

Meeting Susanne to see Shakespeare!

The Old Globe at Balboa Park

DSC_0008, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.


Matisse!, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

San Diego Museum of Art

DSC_0015, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

We just happened to hit Balboa Park on the SDMA FREE day and the this was the special exhibit! Talk about being in HEAVEN!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

232 - Talking with Mom

Talking with Mom, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

Monday, August 20, 2007

I spent most of the day with mom at her assisted-living place. I invited one of her long-time friends over but forgot to take a picture! So, this will have to do. It says so much about how my mom spends her days now only there isn't usually someone talking to her.

Monday, August 20, 2007

231 - Fallbrook Presbyterian

231 - Fallbrook Presbyterian, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.
Sunday, August 19, 2007

This was my parents' church starting in 1977 when they moved to Fallbrook, CA until my mom moved to a new home and started attending a church in her new city in 2001. They walked with us through my dad's cancer, conducted his memorial service in 1985, picked my mom up in her depression following my dad, grandfather, and grandmother's deaths (all of which she was caregiver), and sent us out to Southeast Asia in 1997.

It is a vibrant and wonderful church. The pastor encouraged us all to go see Shakepeare's Hamlet in the midst of his sermon. I LOVE this pastor's love for beauty (had a slide show to music with photographs of sea creatures from the book "The Deep") and literature and how he glorifies God in the midst of it! Awesome day of worship with this home away from home!

In addition, I got to see the widow of my dad's best friend. She is still leading Bible studies and feeding the homeless at 85! She is one of the FEW of my parents' friends who is still alive, and I invited her to come and lunch with my mom at assisted-living on Monday.

Having a wonderful time wish you were here!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

230 - Airborne Brother Chris

DSC_0136, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

This is my brother taking flight on a wake board. What fun.

Here is my pic skiing!

See our California Adventure


229 - A Boy and His Dog

229 - A Boy and His Dog, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

Friday, August 17, 2007

We arrived in Temecula at about 12:30. Here is my nephew with his lab.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

228 - California Here We Come

228 - California Here We Come, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

We left at 5:20 this morning and made it to our hotel in Santa Nella by 4:10. We are now going to go eat at Pea Soup Andersen's!

227 - How Sweet It Is

How Sweet It Is, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Tonight was Bruce's 50th birthday and over a hundred people came to celebrate. He reminded us all that life is sweet and precious and that we need to love people everyday. We don't know if Bruce will make it to his 51st, but today was so very sweet in everyway.


(His admiring women are his daugter, a friend, and his sister)

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

226 - The Dangerous Book for Boys

Monday, August 13, 2007

225 - On Top of the World

225 - On Top of the World, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

This is a sculpture my oldest son made from modeling clay today. I thought it was cute.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

224 - Around Again

224 - Around Again, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

Yes, a picture from our fun afternoon/early evening yesterday. I was feeling poorly all day. While the kids went and played on a farm (and forgot the camera!), I rested on the couch.

Since I liked this picture from yesterday, I am just posting it today!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

223 - Picking Date

223 - Picking Date, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

We found ourselves free of children for the whole afternoon. We have been meaning to pick for weeks! So, we picked 7 1/2 pounds in 45 minutes and rewarded ourselves with Jamocha Jo's and Japanese food afterward. A great afternoon!


Blueberries!, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

Friday, August 10, 2007

222 - Red Banded Leaf Hopper and Green Stinkbug

Thursday, August 9, 2007

221 - Individuals Can Make History

I read page 151 through tears this afternoon. Praise God for people like William Wilberforce.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

220 - Library Spoils

220 - Library Spoils, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

"You go into the restaurants of a town and you see people with hungry stomachs, but you go into the library of the same town and you will see hungry brains feasting upon their favorites. There are all too few libraries, and far too many restaurants. People should eat less and think more." - Matthew Adams

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

219 - Satisfaction

219 - Satisfaction, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

Chai tea and a good book. Ahhhhh. . .satisfaction! I saw these two items on my coffee table today and thought they matched so well in color too. :)

Monday, August 6, 2007

218 - Sappy

218 - Sappy, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

My father-in-law cut down this tree that was planted the year my dh and I started dating 18 years ago. They spent much of today chopping up the wood.

217 - All Cooped Up

217 - All Cooped Up, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

This chicken coop has been in use for the better part of my husband's 45 years, and he doesn't think it has ever been cleaned. Needless to say . . .

There is a lot of Poop in that Coop!


(P.S. What do you think they are saying to one another?)

Chicken Coop on the Farm

Chicken Coop on the Farm, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

216 - Carol's Clothesline of Art

My husband helped Carol hang her art up at the Corvallis Art Guild "Clothesline Sale of Art" on the courthouse lawn. Carol was in my James Precept study in 2004-05. She has lived a hard life! She is a lovely, talented, godly lady and I just love how her dress matches the colors in her art. :)

Friday, August 3, 2007

215 - Do You Get It?

DSC_0002, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

This was George's idea, but my friend's beer at a salmon barbeque. Do you get it?

Thursday, August 2, 2007

214 - Morning Rainbow

214 - Morning Rainbow, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

A surprise with my morning chai tea. I thought it was beautiful.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

213 - Spider Solitaire Reflections

Spider Solitaire Reflections, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

I mellow out this way. Sometimes, I play this game and listen to iTunes or a book on tape and evaluate the day and pray.