Used Gods and Goddesses

On a recent trip to India I stumbled upon a graveyard of used gods and goddesses. It was hard to tell them apart.

Elsie gets her picture taken

We couldn’t have asked for a nicer day to have a professional photographer show up at our house to take take pictures of Elsie. Sandy dressed up our little darling up in a vintage Hanna Andersson dress, handed down from cousin Frances. Our unkempt yard was the perfect backdrop. If you’re looking for a photographer, we highly recommend Lisa Loop. Elsie warmed up to her right away, and the pictures turned out beautifully.

Greenwood Elementary Fundraiser at Santoro’s

All are invited to a first-time event, a fundraiser for the Greenwood Elementary library at our local small bookstore, Santoro’s Books!

Carol Santoro, owner, will donate 20 percent of all sales during event hours to our library. Wow! Come browse, shop, pick up books for yourself, your kids’ summer reading, a friend, your mother-in-law …

When: Thursday, May 28
Hours: 6 pm until after closing
Address: 7405 Greenwood Ave. N., (206) 784-2113
Event page on facebook

Ethiopia with Water 1st

I was in Ethiopia in January with Water 1st International, filming and photographing their work implementing clean water projects. Here are a few photos from the adventure:

Pink Bows and Gold Stars on Phinney Ridge

Thanks to our friends at for solving the mystery of the Pink Bows and Gold Stars decorating Palatine Avenue on Phinney Ridge.

“Pink bows and gold stars tied around/hanging from light poles/trees along the streets to the west of the hardware store and Ken’s Market, hung there by Logan and Piper … to mark the route regularly walked by their uncle as he fought to beat the cancer that ultimately claimed his life earlier this week.”

Here are a few photos of their beautiful memorial:

Monkey girl does Halloween

Elsie’s first halloween, in Chicago.