Saturday, December 31, 2011

364 - Newberg Hospital Art

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What a beautiful hospital in architecture and art! We went to visit George's Aunt Dot who punctured her lung when she fell over while helping Uncle Earl.

363 - Back to Regular Tea Cups and Pots

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I love all my Christmas cups and my two special (one new) Christmas pots, but it is fun to get back to my grandmother Wardie's special cups!

362 - The Messiah Doesn't Stop at Christmas

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I looked EVERYWHERE for my Messiah song book that I purchased last Christmas but never got around to going through. I wanted to go through it this year as I listened to the audiobook: Handel's Messiah: Comfort for God's People, but I couldn't find it! Wouldn't you know that the day AFTER Christmas, when I was going to get my equipment for working on my photo albums, that I would find it in the closet I checked at least five time while looking for it three weeks before! Well, no matter, I just went through my favorite CD again!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

361 - Las Olas Photo Book

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I spent much of today working on this. It is so much easier to work on it with this new computer. Last year, my computer memory issues made it a very slow task!

360 - Jesse Tree

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My friend asked me "What's a Jesse Tree"? a couple of weeks ago, and I realized I had never taken a picture of the full completed tree. For a full explanation of the Jesse tree. See my Gospel Harmony Book Club explanation here:

By the way, the young girls in yesterday's picture made this tree for us back in 1997!

359 - Lisa, Heba, and Kellie at Christmas

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I could not decide on the best "Picture of the Day" for such a glorious day. It could have been one of our Advent Wreath piercing the darkness of the early Christmas morning or the rainbow that we followed all the way to Newberg. I sent my narrowed down choices to George and had him break the deadlock. This is what he wrote:

"I like the one of Heba and the nieces best because my Dad is in the picture! Plus they all three look so adorable together."

I had to agree. I hadn't even notice the picture of George's dear departed dad.

358 - I Love My Samira

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Samira came again this year for our "Red and Green" Christmas Eve dinner (homemade lasagna and French rolls. I tried the spinach, pomegranate, walnut, blueberry salad from the tea time too).

We talked late into the evening. Such a delight. She is moving to the Bay Area for a few months, and I will miss her SO much!

357 - A Christmas Wedding

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We went to Berina and Joel Tuttle's wedding.

In picture:
Fatimah (left) was a bridesmaid.
Jean (behind me) is a dear friend from college.
Heba (right) is my sweet friend from Jordan.

It was a delightful evening with dinner three hours before the ceremony. There was a LOT of time for talking at this wedding.

356 - Christmas High Tea with Michelle D.

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Last year, I took Michelle to a Christmas tea in Albany. She is moving back to California, and I asked if she would grace me with her presence one last time by joining me in another Christmas tea at Lisa's in Philomath. I had never been to their tea, and I think it is my favorite of the Lebanon, Albany, Philomath, and Portland Christmas teas I have partaken of over the last few years.

Michelle and I talked for three hours! I am really going to miss her!

The tea also included: Peppermint Ice Cream (for a starter), Spinach, pomegranate, walnut, blueberry salad with a raspberry viniagrette dressing, Butternut squash soup, and four different kinds of sweets after the course above! I have pictures of all of that too. :)

355 - Shellac and Won't Go Back

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Julie Bogart told me she won't do any other kind of manicure. I decided to do sparkly Christmas one this year, and I can't believe how wonderful shellac is! You don't have to worry about it getting ruined before you leave the shop, and I am typing this text a week since I took this picture, and there isn't a CHIP! So worth the extra $10!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

354 - Gospel Harmony

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Worked on a new Bible Book Club project today. I went through the two big books in the early 80's. They are a chronological look at the four gospels. I will give people the option of going through each gospel individually or in "harmony" at

353 - Linn Benton Food Share Joy

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It is our fifth or sixth year doing this. :) It was an exceptionally pleasant group this year, but we missed doing it with the Staubers!

352 - Gingerbread Village

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I needed to get a good picture of the final project they complete two days ago before they started eating it. Notice the Segway!

351 - Nutcracker Memory

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George and I went to this 20 years ago when I was pregnant with Michael (and God had told us both that morning in our separate quiet times they he was a boy!). It was so great to get to see it with the kids for the first time.

We also got to see Eugene's "Occupy" Camp on the way there.

350 - Gingerbread Mania!

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I had to take a silly picture of the Gingerbread Village chaos. We tried villages this year instead of a big house. It was fun! I think it is our sixth year doing this with the Kinkades.

349 - Mrs. B with T at Tea

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I took Teala out for an early birthday and took a picture with the lovely owner, Mrs. B (left) and one of her workers.

348 - Retainer Fix

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Michael had two empty spaces in his mouth due to the surgery. So, Dr. Haslam worked during his lunch hour in order to try putting something in the retainer to resemble teeth.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

347 - Sucessful Surgery!

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We have known since Michael was 11 years old that this day would come. He has 12 permanent teeth missing from his mouth, and this is the first of many procedures that he will have over the next three years. We are thinking this will be the only implant though.

He was in surgery 38 minutes, and Dr. Hopkin didn't even need to make an incision, but pulled a tooth and put the implant there. YAY!

346 - Christmas Tea Table

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I love our Elders' wives, and I wanted to bless these women who give so much to our church with a tea where they could just come and relax, visit, and pray. It brings tears to my eyes that they were able to do this. YAY! :)

I had so much fun preparing!

345 - Tiered Tea Treats

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I didn't take a picture yesterday, but this is part of the results of my labors since Saturday! Karen loaned me her wonderful four tiered tea server.

Here is the Menu:


Creamy Christmas Chicken

Christmas Ribbon Tea Sandwiches
Chicken Salad Present Tea Sandwiches
Apricot Spread on Pumpkin Bread (Not here yet because Vickie made it)

Gingerbread with Devonshire Cream and/or Lemon Curd

Mini Cheesecakes with Strawberry Topping (in refrigerator)
White Chocolate Cranberry Macadamia Nut Fudge

Decaf Coffee and a Variety of Teas
 (The tea pot matches a 1930's English tea cup I inherited from my grandmother.
 I found it on eBay!)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

344 - Christmas Tea Cooking

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I'm having an English Christmas Tea. I shopped and made a few things today.

343 - Cookies, Cocoa, and Caroling

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Epic party at the Stauber's

342 - Jesse Tree Reading

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Loved this family evening of dinner to celebrate the end of a great term at LBCC for the kids and gathering around the Advent Wreath and Jesse Tree. We were behind on both. :)

341 - Heba's Dissertation Proposal Presentation

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Ph.D, candidates really pamper their committee members! Heba knocked it out of the ball park on her presentation.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

340 - St. Nicholas Day Tradition

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We have done this with the Iszlers for many years.

339 - Cider, Snacks, and Send Off

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Michelle is going back to California, and we sent her off in prayer.

338 - Cozy Christmas

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Jan made me a tea cozy to thank me for taking pictures of her Etsy products!

337 - Christmas Decor

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My grandmother made the jewelry tree. I put it here, and more people have noticed how beautiful it is. The Creche is the one that George had as a child.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

336 - Good-Bye Fall

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It was such a beautiful one, but now it has turned into leaves on the ground turning brown. Even as it dies out, it is beautiful.

335 - Afternoon Sunshine Walk

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It looks like we have sunshine in the forecast for the next week. What a wonderful way to kick off December. I plan on taking many walks/runs this week!

Friday, December 2, 2011

334 - Celebrating an Engagement

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Micah and Abi got engaged on her birthday (November 28) so they shared the story at our Wednesday night meeting! We all feel SOOOO good about this couple.

333 - Son Light

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Paul wearing dad's bike head lamp. Kinda' creepy!

332 - Southside Youth Dinner

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It was the fifth Tuesday of the month. We cooked over 100 dinners (hamburgers, green beans, apple, brownies, and milk). We love doing this. :)

331 - Tall Trees

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331 - Tall Trees, a photo by carolfoasia on Flickr.

330 - The Tree!

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It took us no time to find the perfect Grand Firm (Our 13th year at Donovan's)

(II have more than one picture today because I forgot to take pictures everyday this week)

329 - It's a Beautiful Day!

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I went for a run after Gentle Yoga today. I ran from campus to the Donovan's Christmas Tree Farm. I figured since I was already there, I called the men to come and get a tree!

328 - Still at the Kids' Table

Michael and Paul with Kellie and Lisa. They have all turned in to such nice people.

327 - Thanksgiving 2011

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327 - Thanksgiving 2011, a photo by carolfoasia on Flickr.

326 - Steelhead Fillet

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This is the fruit of George's Day of fishing. I like the result.

My Facebook post for that day read:

What possesses George Weaver to go fishing all day in the rain?
November 21 at 8:24am near Corvallis

Here were some responses:

Jens Bernhard
that's what men have to do, so far he did attempt to climb 5 of the highest Cascade mountains in one weekend, I guess...
November 21 at 8:28am

David Lilley
Only a man of great and strong character would do this -
Rain is a small adversity compared to the fish! You are blessed to have such a man...
November 21 at 8:31am

Thelma Lyche English
November 21 at 12:06pm

Carol Ann Weaver
Thelma, you are so wise.
November 21 at 12:06pm

Becky Hiller
I have heard the fish bite better in the rain, right?
November 21 at 1:14pm

Carol Ann Weaver

Actually, I think that is true, Becky. Sunny days are not as good? I can't remember. I used to fish more before kids. I could probably go back to it, but inside with a book verses outside in the rain is a no brainer for me. :)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

325 - Barred Owl at Twilight

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I know I already had my pictures for today, but George was so excited to take this picture that I had to add it for today.

324 - Jen Baptizes Yan (Pronounced Yen)

323 - Yan's Story

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323 - Yan's Story, a photo by carolfoasia on Flickr.

322 - Paul's Pals

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We celebrated Paul's 17th birthday with wonderful, polite kids who are becoming great men!

321 - Yellow Rose Tea

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Finally got around to taking Kim out to Mrs. B's in Lebanon for her September birthday. I love the fall theme, and yellow roses are my favorite!

320 - Teala Tea

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320 - Teala Tea, a photo by carolfoasia on Flickr.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

319 - Olan Mills Portrait

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My guest photographer is the cute Japanese man from Olan Mills who took our portrait. We got these in the mail today with a CD that we are free to use! This is great since I took no pictures today.

Monday, November 14, 2011

318 - Jan's Etsy Bike Helmet Covers

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My friend, Jan, is starting a business selling bike helmet covers on Etsy. She asked me to come over and take pictures of her products. So, one is doing double duty as my picture of the day!

317 - The Colors of Home Sweet Home

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The colors of Mexico were spetacular, but I love how the fall colors match the front door of my lovely, warm home!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

316 - Safe with my BFF

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Oh, the comfort --
The inexpressible comfort of feeling
safe with a person,
Having neither to weigh thoughts,
Nor measure words -- but pouring them
All right out -- just as they are --
Chaff and grain together --
Certain that a faithful hand will
Take and sift them --
Keep what is worth keeping --
and with the breath of kindness
Blow the rest away.
~ Dinah Maria (Mulock) Craik (1826-1887)

It had taken me a few days to internally process the week in Sayulita, but we had from 10 am - 5 pm today to do just that.