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July 20, 2006



Lovely! Please do tell about the last picture- the one with the craftsman lamp and parasols......

Chris Howard

LOL, Hubby and I have been eating sandwiches for dinner lately because we're too lazy to cook in this heat and you guys are having lasagna! Seriously, thanks for sharing the recipe- I hope that you and Andy had a very special night.


Trees are wonderful LIVE things, and we benefit from our time spent among them. They balance us, remind us that we are creatures of nature.

I'm still reeling from Amy's camping photos. Talk about thinking out of the box!

You named your own dish: what a great idea! I'll have to try that. My hubby would love the concept.

You went to a lot of work with the cooking and setting table! Andy must LOVE being married to you!

That last pic of the umbrellas is cool. Great idea!

As always, thanks for sharing :)


Such pretty scenery! All the pics are lovely.

I want to know about that bed in Amy's tent too! I commented to her that I woud consider camping if I could have that setup!

I once visited a trapper's reenactment camp thing (so hard to explain, since I forgot what they're called - rendezvous?). These people "camped" in STYLE. Massive, four-poster feather beds, etc.


Happy Anniversary to you two! I love the way you set the table, everything down the parasols... PARASOLS. Right there, You've won my heart!

& thanks so much for the link to Amy's camping post...she is all kinds of adorable. :)


i think someday i would like to take a vacation in your world. everything is so pretty and yummy. so glad you were able to relax and enjoy the river. thank you so much for the recipe. i am making this the next time we have no children in the house!


The campsite photos were fantastic. We camp in a Eurovan which is like a very simple hotel on wheels (minus the bathroom, smelly sprays and fake flowers). On a recent trip we were cooking breakfast on a propane stove. The lady next to us ask, "why did you bring all that stuff if you aren't really camping?". Dh and I kind of smiled together having slept well on our van matresses, having locked the door from bears, and having slept without any scary bugs crawling on us. It may not be real camping but it sure is comfy. Great idea for the floating parasols.


It appears I won't be camping this summer (sniff), so I'll make do with your lovely river photo...and the link to Amy's (which are hysterical).


this looks like my favorite spot at oxbow park. great way to spend the day. amy's camp site is cracking me up! but seriously, you have got to try a yurt:

i think it would be just your speed.


mmmm sounds yummy. and the paraols are super cute!

laura dodson

lordy, i thought the exact same thing about amy's bed. what the heck? and we CAMP and LIKE it and i've never seen such a thing. the sink is nice too...glad you enjoyed your piney smell. TX has The Piney Woods east of here but we never get to them.

dang, shut up laura.


Beautiful photos! I think you have a pergola - I'm so jealous! I've been trying to convince the husband that he needs to build one of those - maybe if I make him the lasagna???

kim in Camas - ScrapToMyLu

Looks lovely! That river doesn't look like it's been taken over by river rats......Willamette Weekly. That article has me scared to go close to any river around here. So glad to see a beautiful shot like this.
Love the parasol idea.

Veronica TM

Oh! The river!
Lovely table and idea for the parasols. Happy anniversaryto the both of you!


I love those parasols.. but hanging things from the handles could end up damaging them somehow. Maybe if you tied string or fishing wire around the trellis, then through one of the "spokes" of the umbrella? or something like that?

Shelley (Pink House)

So so nice! There were many reminders of my life in your essay - my love of the river and greenery (we just returned from Oregon - miss it already)and living in Montana (I'd forgotten you went to college in Missoula), and...we had a pergola for 14 years over our back deck and I just demanded that we take it down for Mother's Day. It was time to open up the sky in our situation. But your term "pergola thing" made me laugh because for 14 years whenever people came over and commented on our "gazebo" which it was not, I would say "Oh, the pergola?" and they would say "what??". Funny.


YUMMY!! that sounds so tasty!!
Happy (late) anniversary!! sounds like you both ahd a happy, and romantic time together :)


Oh my god! I've been yearning to make this dish since I first saw you post a few weeks ago. And since our heat wave (I don't think it was record-breaking here in Chicago) broke, I decided tonight was the night to celebrate.

I made a few modifications because I didn't have everything on hand, but this is the best lasagna I've ever had. And I make a pretty mean traditional lasagna, too. It was such a nice change of pace from the norm.

Thank you so much for sharing, this is definitely staying at the front of my recipe box (that is if I ever get it started).

If you'd like to see my creation, stop by my blog (I'd love to have ya).


I stumbled across your blog while I was in the process of doing some online research. The lasagna looks and sounds sensational; even those of us who love the traditional red sauce can appreciate having some variety!


I too, am glad that you had a happy and romantic time. I was prepared to give our 26th wedding anniversary a fairly low-key acknowledgement, and didn't really want to do the "Everyone Loves Raymond" episode where they go out to dinner and end up discussing the bread rolls and the kids.Laughingly told my husband this and he said " you WILL go out with me, and you WILL put up with my ugly dial across the table, and you WILL listen when I tell you how much I love you!"Who could resist that! We had a lovely time.Happy anniversary you two!


Discovered your site while Googling. Wonderful content! I plan to return. (I hope this encourages you that your posts are still enjoyed despite the year they were created. :) )

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