Saturday, October 31, 2009

Pumpkin Carving


Megan's, Melanie's, Eric's, Maddie's/Andee's

Halloween Party

Pumpkin Patch

Friday, May 1, 2009

Pictures of my Grandpa

Grandpa and me in 1976.
Me, Mom and Grandpa in 1976.

Me and Grandpa in Hawaii in 1977, the only time you will ever see me in a string bikini. My grandparent's lived in Hawaii for a few years.

Me and Gramps in December of 2008

My wedding in1998, I wore my Nana's dress. That's my grandpa's wife Shirley on my left (not my Nana).

Family photo. My Grandpa and Nana with my Mom, Uncle Dave and Uncle Mike (Stuart).

Me and my Grandpa dancing at my wedding.

My Nana's parents are on the left and my Grandpa's parents are on the right.

My Grandpa and his wife Shirley, this was taken about two years ago.

My Grandpa's Obituary

Dave Lilly, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away on April 8, 2009 after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his second wife, Shirley Scott Lilly, his children Kathleen Williams (Ed), David (Laurie) and Stuart (Janet) Lilly; his stepchildren Lauren and Joe Scott; his grandchildren Melanie (Eric) Johnson, David Lilly, Jenna and Beth Lilly; his great-granddaughter, Megan Johnson, and his sister Luella J. Lilly. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 38 years, Kathleen Ann Lilly, who died in 1990 and his eldest sister Darlene Lilly Eve.

Dave was born in Portland, Oregon on May 31, 1931 to David H. Lilly and Edith C. Coleman. He grew up in Newberg, Oregon where he graduated from Newberg Union High School. He joined the United States Navy and served our country for 28 years in a variety of assignments in the U.S. and overseas. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington, followed by his Master’s degree in Acoustical Engineering at The Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, Ca. In 1973, Dave had the honor of swearing his son David into the U.S. Navy. Dave obtained the rank of Lieutenant Commander and was placed on the Commander’s list (a rare accomplishment for an enlisted man) before retiring from the Navy. He then worked for King County Metro as a Vehicle Maintenance Manager for 19 years for the Eastside fleet of buses. Dave then enjoyed his third career as a Real Estate Agent with John L. Scott Realty until his illness forced him to retire.

Throughout his life, Dave enjoyed a passion for music. He was proud to sing in the Bass Section of the Seattle Choral Company for 15 years with his wife Shirley singing in the Alto Section. He proudly served as a member of the Choral Company Board for six years. Previously he was a director/conductor from 1983-86 for the Seattle Scottish Singers, from 1974-76 a member of a barbershop quartet in Guam and a member of various church choirs.

He loved the sea and shared his passion for sailing with his son Stuart.

His family and friends will deeply miss his joyful and generous spirit.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Peacock on my deck......

We have wild peacocks that live up the street from us. We've never seen one before, we just always heard them. Last week we had one come fora was pretty cool.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Christmas Eve

Me and Megan looking at photo album the Florida Lillys made for Grandpa and Shirley.

This picture was actually taken Christmas morning...Megan gave Stuart one present to open on Christmas Eve, in front of the whole family. When he opened it everybody busted up laughing...he was so embarrassed (why, it's just poop) he decided it would be good to wrap it up and leave to to re-open on Christmas morning.

The opening of "What's your poo telling you"!!!

Florida Lillys: Stuart (my mom's brother) Janet, Beth and Jenna.

The ladies in red are Shirley's (my grandpa's wife) moms....mother (Betty) and step mother (Janette). Sitting next to them is my Grandpa and Shirley. A funny thing about Janette and Betty is that all the years that Cliff (Shirley's dad) and Janette were married, Betty and Janette were never in the same room but after Cliff passed away they have no problem hanging out with each other. They really acted like old friends.

Left to Right (around the table): Janet, Megan, Mom, Doug & Gary (Ed's brothers), Stuart, Grandpa, Shirley, Betty, Janette, Harry (Ed's brother) Ed or Papa, Beth, Jenna and Eric.....where's Melanie?

Picture of our Christmas tree but look snowed all day and all night. My mom's car was stuck in the snow in our driveway and Eric had to tow them out.

Circus Clown Jake

Megan was playing dress up with Jake. I think this picture is so funny...doesn't his tongue make it look like he has a clown nose?


This year we had Thanksgiving and Christmas at our house. We had a good time visiting with the family. It's so nice that Eric's family and my family get along. And that even though my mom and dad are divorced and my mom is re-married they all get along fine. We even include Ed's (mom's husband) brothers...which makes for big get togethers.
The food was good...the turkey was mostly cooked.

Monday, February 9, 2009


Megan and Ginger, the moment they first met. Ginger is just 7 weeks old in this picture. It was snowing the evening we picked her up.
Where's Ginger? She's the same size as Megan's Webkinz....too cute!

Ginger and Pete, they have a love hate relationship....they constantly fight over this bed. The finally shared. I have a video from the night before of them fighting, I just need to learn how to post it.

Bobbie and Ginger, we didn't set Ginger on Bobbie...Ginger climbs all over Bobbie and she lets her. She loves her, Bobbie is such a sweet girl. Notice there aren't any pictures of Jake with Ginger....Jake barely tolerates Ginger.
Ginger's cute, but she can be a hand full.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Greger's Chinese New Year Party

Amy and Casey

Wiktor and ?...she was really nice, can't remember her name. However, I do remember her and her husband love Dexter and California cation.

Dueling Bloggers! Do you see Eric holding up the wall. After this picture the Tequila came out!

We had a great time! The food was awesome and the blueberry martinis were excellent (the pomegranate martinis were good, too). It was a great place to spend our 11 year Anniversary!
We don't have a picture of it but one of my favorite moments of the night is when Moosey smacked Megan on the butt twice and then with a smile, told her "I'm not afraid of you!". It was funny, Moosey is 5 years old and about a foot shorter than Megan.

Me and Amy
There are more pictures but they are banned from the Internet!
Thank You, Amy and Wiktor for throwing such a great party!