Giving Thanks

I thought that I'd share a vague idea of what I am thankful for. I am thankful for the LITTLE THINGS! I started to write a list, then deleted it because it was just too long. haha What can I say? I'm blessed.

Let the holiday season begin!!


Eagle Falls, Washington

This past July my family and I went to Eagle Falls near Duvall, Washington. The place was really beautiful. Cattle and barns for miles and miles. It's a nice change of pace for me, but I am still not used the new style of beauty here. The natural beauty in this state never ceases to amaze me.

Here is a shot I took on the hike back to our car in Eagle Falls, Washington.

For comparison, here is a shot of a night street scene I took in San Pedro, California back in April of 2009. 


Grumpy the War Plane

Happy Thanksgiving wonderful people! There is a lot to be thankful for. I can definitely say that the good Lord has blessed my family abundantly another year in a row. We are grateful for the exciting adventures we have experienced in our new lives here in Washington.

Last summer my family and I visited the Historic Flight Museum in Mukilteo, Washington. We really enjoyed admiring the amazing mechanical masterpieces they had on display. Fortunately for us, no one was there the day we visited so we had no trouble getting up close with the war planes. There were even pilots there taking the planes out to fly.

Here is my shot of the historic war plane, Grumpy.


Snowy Seattle

It has been snowing here in Washington for the past two days. Now, keep in mind that my family and I are Californians. All of these drastic weather conditions still amaze us. As soon I noticed that it was snowing I started running around like a madwoman...or maybe more like a chicken with her head cut off. All I remember was standing up and clapping really loud, yelling to my kids, 
C'mon guys! Get your jackets and shoes on. It's snowing! MOVE IT MOVE IT MOVE IT! 
The rest was a blur. I ran to get my camera and whatever clothes that were in arm's reach to layer onto my body. Here are a few shots of my amazing children discovering the snow.

The long awaited Space Needle trip!

My cousin Judith, and her husband, Alex visited us before their Alaskan Cruise. They only stayed for one day, but we still packed in a lot of stops. We went to Pike Market Place, Mukilteo Beach, and the Pike Place Market. We only rested for an hour and a half to eat. At this point you might be saying to yourself, "Big whoop. Three places in one day." Keep in mind, we're talking about 8 hours, three trips to the airport, one six-year-old, one grumpy, newly potty trained three-year-old that doesn't like to walk a lot, one trip home to eat and rest, one trip back to Seattle to pick up my husband from work, 40 degree weather, and one sweaty mama! 

Here is my shot of the day.

Whew. I think I got sweaty just thinking about that day!