Saturday, July 30, 2011

Maureen's Birthday Party on the Houseboat

Maureen is the ultimate hostess... parties on her house are so much fun.  John usually is in charge of BBQ'ing. Everyone brings potluck.  Sometimes people come by boat.  It was so much fun!  This was a day to celebrate Maureen!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Evening Cruise with Real Estate Exec Crew

I was the prize!  The Realty Executives office had a sales contest and I was asked if a cruise on my boat could be what the winners earned!  Summer didn't arrive in Seattle til this week... so after a couple times postponing the cruise, we ended up with a perfect afternoon cruise.

Natalie and Julie

Ben, Julie Crystal, Cassie

Ben, Paula, Ken, CK

Cassie... we worked together over 20 years ago at REMAX

Crystal, Ben, Paula, ken

Tom ... who was my first mate
I had such a blast.  I knew most everyone on the cruise and really enjoy them so much! 

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Riley is the Center of Attention

Little Riley is the center of attention.  What a joy to be Grammy to this happy little girl.  Colin and Terrah are such loving parents.  They are so caring and also just love to play with their little baby.  She likes to babble and laugh.  The family came over for a BBQ.  We had fun going through photo albums with Colin as a kid.
I remember being a mom with small babies.  Oh, it was quite a job and I was tired so often, but there is no greater joy than to be blessed as a parent!  As Grammy, I get just a little taste and reminder.  I can't wait to see them again!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Sarah Jean is adding to her Family

Sarah Jean just carries that new baby around so beautifully!  Her baby shower for little Hope was a a friends beautiful home in Kirkland.  I met so many of her friends and family.  I gave Mikaelyn a cute gift so that she would also have presents to open.  I'm so proud of Sarah Jean ... she is such a loving Mom and really takes control of her life!  She is the most awesome assistant and makes my business run so smoothly!  I am blessed!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Listen to the Music... Feel the Love

 Julie Hutton has quite a spirit about her.  We have known each other for maybe 25 years but this past year have become great friends! She is planning a kind of benefit concert/event in the future and invited me to come hear this group.  The concert "Narayan and Janet" held at Unity Church in Bellevue was filled with all ages.  Joined by the music directors of a couple other churches, the place just echoed with their music full of love and peace.  I bought three of their CD's! 
At the concert I sat near Marilyn Clise who I have known as a real estate agent since I was a rookie.  I also ran into Joyce Wampler who I have also known for over 20 years.

Marilyn Clise with Janet and Narayan

Natalie and Julie

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wine in Woodinville with Wonderful Women

I just so appreciate my friends and I love when they plan something fun and sometimes spontaneously I can join them!  My plans changed today, and I got over to Woodinville to Italianissimo in time for the music!  What a fabulous evening!
Catherine, Sandie, Chris, Carol, Carols cousin, Mona, ME

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Spectacular Days at the Cottage

I just don't get down to Long Beach as often as I used to go.  Gull Cottage has been my little family retreat for the past 15 years.  There is always some work that has to be done to keep it up.  This week I got out the mower and weed eater.

I have two favorite restaurants on the peninsula.  Dinner at the Depot by myself was a nice break after a day of working on the house and yard.  I had the best scallops!

At 42nd St Cafe I had dinner with Cheri and Charlie Diehl. They are great friends, but also they are running a great real estate company, Discovery Coast Real Estate!  Blaine, owner, served us like Royalty and it was great chatting with Leslie Brophy from Pacific RE.

It was fun to drive around for a little while taking photos of the town of Long Beach, the beach and the Port of Ilwaco.  I hope to get down there soon!  Maybe you will come join me!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Sounders Win...

Jane and Karen with season tickets are avid Seattle Sounders game fans...  I was fortunate to go with them to this exciting game with some fantastic scoring.

We ate Lunch prior to the game at Fado, an Irish restaurant/pub on First Ave and then walked over to the game.  On the way by Occidental park we got a view of the wrapped trees.  The knitted scarfs wrap the tree trunks and light poles with color! 

Karen Jane

Occidental Park

Jane and Karen