I had a few moments to spare before a meeting and pulled into Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill. Did you know the land was purchased in 1876 and first used as a cemetery!? and then later as this city park! The reservoir was built in 1901. The park was redesigned in1903 y the Olmsted Bros. and the water tower was built in 1907. Pretty cool to see what is have become…and nothing like enjoying what’s in your own backyard!
Took a little drive down thru Astoria, Cathlamet. Actually Mike drove and I shot thru the window! The Astoria Column and it’s sweeping views:
Then zipping’ on down the road to Cathlamet:
Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Have you found something special? How about shopping for unique arts & crafts over at C&P Coffee Company! Join me Saturday, May 13 from 8am-2pm at this charming West Seattle coffee shop. (5612 California Ave SW)
Dictionary art, photos cubes, glitter critters, wine cork ornaments and framed encaustics all make for fun Mother’s Day gifts or something fun just for yourself!
See you on Saturday!
It was the Annual Benefit Luncheon for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Northwest Chapter held at the Hyatt at Olive 8 in Seattle. Master of Ceremonies, Chris Adams led the way with introductions of Jennifer O’Connor, Regional Director for CCF; Dr Tim Zisman, MD, MPH guest speaker; and of course Mike and Ashely McCready who awarded Tiffany Meckle the McCready Family Award for outstanding participation and service in our community. Not to mention the introduction of Rachel Preston, Patient Advocate and Camp Oasis Camper along with her father Cade Preston. (View all the images here)
One never knows when IBD will strike. My sister has battled with Crohn’s disease for some 30 years. Drugs, surgery, emergency surgery, ostomy, ostomy take-down; the saga continues. But living a healthy life is possible with the help and support found at the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation.
Did you know: Over 1.6 million children and adults in the US have IDB for which there is currently no cure.
- One of the fastest growing populations being diagnosed with UC or Crohn’s is children UNDER the age of 18.
- Millions of families know of or have at least one person affected by IBD.
Mayor Ed Murray joined local West Seattle residents at the Fauntleroy Community Association’s annual Fauntleroy Food Fest on Tuesday, March 21 at The Hall at Fauntleroy in the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse.
Returning to his stomping grounds he visited with local vendors and chatted with community members.
The annual event is an opportunity to mingle with neighbors, learn about organizations serving our neighborhood, and sample fine food provided by Fauntleroy-area restaurants and caterers.
The FCA was founded in 1980 and deals with concerns that impact the local community and it’s residents. Over the years they have worked on ferry and traffic issues, public safety, restored local salmon habitat, built parks and playgrounds and connected with the people of the community.
Click here to see all the images.
MOPS Spa Day was held at West Side Presbyterian Church. Moms were ‘spoiled and pampered’ by local vendors offering salon services, massages, skin care, health & fitness, and of course shopping for jewelry and clothing! I was there to capture the moment with a St. Paddy’s Day photo booth….to see all the images click MOPS Spa Day photos.
I spent Wednesday in Olympia with the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation as they met with legislatures throughout the day sharing their stories and issues that are important to families touched by IBD (including my own). Advocating for state-based legislation that ensures treatment decisions are kept between the patient and their medical professional not the insurance companies.
Next year the group hopes to present a bill addressing those concerns. With ACA possibly on it’s way out the state might well end up being the salvation for those suffering from Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis in our state.
It was interesting to note that more than half of the members we visited (or their liaisons) had an indirect connection to someone suffering from the disease.
There is no question that CCFA will be a force in Washington – stay tuned!
Visit the CCFA on our Facebook page. #IBDadvocacyWA!