Friday, June 26, 2009

Friday Night Pizza

the chef at work on his masterpiece....




Grandma goes to Lopez

It's been a long time since I took the ferry to Lopez...



the old cabin is gone....


the re-build site....



boats on the beach...



coffee with Sara...


lunch at the marina in Anacortes....













picked up some goodies on the way home....





























Saturday, June 20, 2009

Dinner at Cafe Pannini in Enumclaw

Chicken Parmesan...a delicious serving size, too !!!













Thursday, June 18, 2009

Grandma goes shopping

Hanna Anderson is having a sale...60% savings on all cute little pink oufits....
GARDEN PARTY

WALK THE DOG


DAY AT THE BEACH


FLOWER POWER









Monday, June 15, 2009

Weekend at the Beach House

Enjoyed rigging sails, biking, swimming, kayaking, golfing, cooking, eating, clam digging...



























































































Saturday, June 13, 2009

Grandma and Girls

Grandma Lucille
9/23/1923 - 6/13/2009






Lucille Rose Fallen
Born in Enumclaw, WA on Sep. 23, 1923Died on Jun. 13, 2009 and resided in Enumclaw, WA.

Longtime Enumclaw resident Lucille Fallen, age 85, passed away Saturday June 13, 2009 in her home on the family farm where she was raised. Lucille was born to Joseph and Anna (Laush) Sturm September 23, 1923 in Enumclaw. She married her high school sweetheart Grant Fallen on October 23, 1943. They were married for 48 years. She was a Registered Nurse and graduated from Virginia Mason School of Nursing in 1945. She then graduated from Northwestern Reserve University in Ohio as a Nurse Anesthetist. She worked as a RN for many years in several different hospitals, including Enumclaw. She retired from Skagit Valley Hospital in 1972. Lucille was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church. She helped with the youth group dinners at church on Wednesday nights. She was a longtime member of the VFW auxiliary. Some of her hobbies included needlework, reading, and cooking. She especially loved spending time with her entire family. She enjoyed spending time at Hood Canal. She had traveled to Europe several times as well as throughout the U.S. and through the Panama Canal.Lucille is survived by her daughters Pam (Jerry) Boldrin of Renton; and Judi (Howard) Sonneson of Buckley; daughter-in-law Kathy Fallen of Enumclaw; sister Dorothy Van Hoof of Enumclaw; grandchildren Shayne Passino; Jason (Tracy) Passino; Derek (Lee) Fallen; Shannon (Jim) Gruber; and Brooke (Daryn) Nakhuda; great-grandchildren Rachel Passino; Sara Pasino; David Fallen; Gavin Fallen; Maryn Passino; and Ruby Nakhuda.She was preceded in death by her husband, Grant Fallen; son, Dave Fallen; and brother, Joe Sturm. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations may be made to:
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, FHCRC Contributions, J5-200, PO Box 19024, Seattle, WA 98109
Plateau Outreach Ministries 1362 Cole Street, Enumclaw, WA 98022
or a local charity of the donor's choice.

Memories from a Daughter In law


I have been blessed with two mothers...
I grew up under my own mother's care and guidance...and I grew into a woman following the example of my mother-in-law...
Lucille was mostly my best friend...
I could spill out my worries and complaints and she would listen...
Whenever my cup was half empty, she would fill it half full...
I could confide in her knowing my secrets were safe...
She was always there...
If I needed a buddy to go to the movies or out to dinner, she was available...
She would answer the need for help with the kids without hesitation... and was a lifesaver when it came to school programs, swim meets, recitals, carpooling, homework projects...a never ending list....
Lucille did not boast about her faith...she was an illustration of her faith...she was unselfish and always put others first...
Her three children inherited a treasure of attributes from their mother...I'm such a slow learner...but I strive daily to be just like her...
I have been so blessed to have her in my life...her love will be dearly missed, but remembered always...

Friday, June 5, 2009