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Location: Lacey, WA, United States

I have a Certified Artist/Teacher degree with the National Society of Decorative Painters. Taught decorative painting, color theory, calligraphy and other art related classes for 12 years. I enjoy using my artistic talents, especially to update furniture and repurpose found items. I am married to the world's most wonderful husband. We celebrated our 48th anniversary this year (2016). We have raised six children, three boys, three girls. Have 10 grandchildren. Through the NSDP I have paintings in the White House, Blaire House and Smithsonian Institute. I was given the honor of being the Chair of the Pacific NW, "Breeze and Brush" Decorative Painting Convention. What fun we had! I like keeping healthy and enjoy life. I love humor and people. God has been good to me!

Monday, July 09, 2012

The family, June 2012

Our nephew Damon, wife Amanda and six of their seven children were vacationing in Seattle from Phoenix.

We scheduled a day to get together with them and have a fun and relaxing time, eating, visiting and enjoying their company.

Before they came we were able to get a picture of our family (well, at least half of it!) before Damon and Amanda came.  Something that isn't easy to do when your children grow up and have families of their own.

I love pictures, especially ones of family and good times together.  I think it's so important to me because my parents didn't take pictures and I have very few of myself growing up.

Back row: L to R, Don, my husband, our grandson Nate, our son Von, his wife Becky, their daughter (our granddaughter) Savannah and our son-in-love Doyle.

Front row: L to R, Our granddaughter Alyssa (Von and Becky's daughter), our granddaughter Emma (Amy and Doyle's daughter), our daughter Monica (Nate's mother), Aidan ( Amy and Doyle's son), our daughter Amy and myself.  Oh yes, and our granddog Rigby, he's a Chihuahua/Pug mix, one year old and belongs to Amy, Doyle, Emma and Aidan.