Saturday, August 11, 2012


Some great friends invited me to stay with them for a few days in a beautiful home on Whidbey Island.

Hot dogs and smores over a fire pit, great coffee and the sunrise every morning, sailing, cuddling, reading out loud (the girls and I read all of Ella Enchanted to each other!), beach adventures (I found so crazy-many sand dollars), good talks, lots of laughter.
So wonderful.

These guys are maybe a little bit cute. Just a little.

"Ladybug", going into high school. My buddy.

They have 11 children and still invite more friends to come with.

Thank you so much for having me, Qualls family!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My parents used to live here! Hoping one day I'll get to come visit.... xx


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