update: Body of girl washed out to sea found during beach cleanup this morning.

Very sad day for locals who were cleaning up the beach debris the morning after the fireworks.  The body of 11 yr old Lindsay Mustread was found about a mile south of where she disappeared on Thursday while playing in the surf.

The story is here.  A candlelight vigil has been set for tonight at her school in Chimacum, Washington. Please parents - do NOT let your children play in our surf.  The riptides are very dangerous!  Even as rescue efforts were underway - parents were allowing their children to frolic in the surf.  So dangerous!

Friends, then sisters.

Let them eat cake!

Cottage Bakery of Long Beach, WA delivered the perfect cake - and I put the topper and florals on. Love having the Mayor of Long Beach deliver the cake and he made sure we tied up the dog while at the church!! 

Inside the Chapel at Middle Village - Station Camp

Even the photos inside the chapel are scrumptious!

Midsummer Wedding

Our youngest daughter was married here in Seaview last weekend. We hosted the festivities at our home - including a Gatsby themed 'Seaview Speakeasy' welcome party/rehearsal dinner and cocktails/dinner reception after the ceremony at St. Mary's McGowan Church. The Bride & Groom (both medical residents in Cleveland, Ohio), along with his family and friends, traveled out from Ohio to join longtime friends and family at our home at the SW Washington beach.

Sweetlife Photography was here all weekend to capture the events.  Family, friends and neighbors spent weeks working on all aspects of the wedding - from cleaning and painting the house - to making boutonnieres and spreading gravel on the driveway. We did all the florals, the bride made all the signs, our other daughter made the bouquets and we consumed bushels of fresh oysters, salmon, cake, lots of yummy food, local beer, wine, and local spirits!

Jake and Anna Tenney of Sweetlife Photography are fantastic people. It was a pleasure to have them here with us. Below is a quick sneak peek of all the photos yet to come. You can click on the photo links to view on their Facebook page. Stay tuned and enjoy!