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A Girly Weekend of Joy!   7 comments

Oh what a weekend!  My nieces, Michelle and Melissa and I flew in from California to Washington on Thursday evening and from then on the fun never ended!  My niece Michelle celebrated her 30th birthday and her gift master minded by her sister Melissa was to have an “Anne of Green Gables Girly Weekend” up in my neck of the woods!

When we arrived in Washingotn we decided that Laura and Katie, my nieces that live up here in Washington were going to spend the weekend at my house so that they could spend as much time as possible with Michelle and Melissa visting from California – slumber party!! 

Here’s the weekend in a nutty shell:

Thursday evening – arrived from California, dinner and watched Miss Potter.

Friday – Girls slept in and enjoyed the morning reading and relaxing. Laura came by after working a half day and we then went to the Bellevue Botanical Gardens and Whole Foods to shop for our weekend!  Met up with Katie, had some snacks and started our Anne of Green Gables Marathon. We watched the first DVD – about three hours – So much fun – My sweet nieces sleeping under my roof – PURE JOY!

Saturday – Ebelskivers for breakfast – DELICIOUS!  My nephew Josh and my husband Steve joined us for breakfast and a walk and then the boys were sent away for the day so the girls could prepare for Afternoon Tea and the last four hours of the Anee of Green Gables DVD!  We made chicken sandwiches, cucumber sandwiches, scones, cookies and had a delightful tea party! Katie was in charge of decorating the table.  Each spot at the table was individually decorated – Katie you are awesome!  Then came the Anne of Green Gables movie – OH SO WONDERFUL!

Sunday – we enjoyed breakfast with Josh, Dan and Steve joining the girls and then we went to the Japanese Garden in Seattle. We returned and had lunch together and enjoyed food, fun and fellowship. Our weekend was such a success, we decided it must become an annual event!

Open invitation to all my nieces – you are welcome any time! Come on up! May God richly bless each and everyone of you as I am blessed by each one of you! My heart is full of joy and love for each of you! 

Fave Five   7 comments

It’s Friday and that means it’s time for Friday’s Fave Five!

 

1.  Discovering the Back Porch shop in Seal Beach

2.  Having tea by myself at a tea shop.

3.  Taking a walk on the beach

4.  Going to Zov’s Bistro with hubby and my Brother-in-law and sister.

5.  Going to Roy’s for Michelle, my niece’s birthday.

Head on over to Living to Tell the Story for more Friday’s Fave Five!

Posted September 19, 2008 by Lana G! in Celebration, Eating, Entertainment, Fave Five Friday, Food, Fun, Photo, Photography

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Golden Berry & Zov’s   3 comments

Hubby flew down to California and we spent the weekend relaxing and running some California errands. Last night we went to dinner with my brother-in-law and sister who graciously let me stay with them while I am in California. Nick and Vera have hearts bigger than big and we love and appreciate them very much.

We went to Zov’s Bistro.  Wonderful food and great conversation.  Gary, one of the owners, introduced us to golden berries.   This is the only thing I took a picture of at dinner!  Go figure!

A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition | Date: 2005

Cape gooseberry Fruit of the herbaceous perennial Chinese lantern Physalis peruviana, P. pubescens, or P. edulis, resembling small cherry, surrounded by dry, bladder‐like calyx. Also known as golden berry, Peruvian cherry, and ground tomato. Dwarf Cape gooseberry (strawberry tomato or ground cherry) is P. pruinosa. A 100‐g portion is a rich source of vitamin C and a source of vitamin A (as carotene);

Fave Five Friday   5 comments

It’s Friday and that means it’s time to share my Fave Five for the week with you.  Here we go!

1  Making moose meat shepherd’s pie – delicious!  Hubby was in Alaska and was given moose hamburger and sausage.  Not bad at all.

2.  Discovering Bellevue Downtown Park

3.  Finding THIS Quote from this book:

4.  Finding a new flower to add to my favorites!

5. This lotion!  Love the scent!!

 For more Fave Five on Friday visit Susanne at Living to Tell the Story.

Posted September 12, 2008 by Lana G! in Blog, Fave Five Friday, Food, Life, Neighborhood, Photo, Photography

Fave Five Friday   7 comments

It’s Friday and time for this week’s Fave Five!  Here they are:

 

1.  Picking the blackberries that were hanging over my backyard fence!

2.  Using the blackberries and other yummy fruit in my cereal! 

 

 3.  Changing my table to a fall setting.

4.  Sarah Palin’s Speech on Wednesday Night!!

5.  The sunset on my flight home last night!

 For more Fave Five on Friday visit Susanne at Living to Tell the Story.

Posted September 5, 2008 by Lana G! in Fave Five Friday, Food, Fun, Photo, Photography, Sunset, Table Decorating, Travel

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Chicago by Air, Land & Water   4 comments

So, we had every good intention of getting more sight seeing in on Thursday afternoon but we and the rest of the tourists were a little distracted by the Blue Angels!!!! They are in town this weekend and they had their practice run today – OH YEAH!!! Most of these pictures are from our room!  We are so excited that we are going to get to see them by kicking back and opening the curtain of the hotel room!  Oh My!

We did get to see some more architecture though…

A wonderful lunch at Rosebud on Rush Street…

And a visit to Navy Pier..

Posted August 16, 2008 by Lana G! in Food, Photo, Photography, Travel

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Birthday Tea with Ellen B!   6 comments

My sister Ellen took me to Madam Fifi’s Tea Room for a belated birthday lunch!  Oh my was it a treat!  Madam Fifi is just a delight!  If you find yourself in Bothell, you MUST enjoy a cup of tea at Madam Fifi’s!

We had the Grand Tea for Two and it was grand indeed!  YUMMY!

Madam Fifi also has a bakery with wonderful cookies, scones, brownies and other mouth watering treats!

Of course there is a gift shop at Madam Fifi’s as well!  I bought some teas to take home and enjoy!

Thank you Ellen for introducing me to this wonderful place for tea and thank you Madam Fifi for a delightful birthday lunch!

Madame Fifi’s Tea Room in Bothell