Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

The Beach

I have lived in several states in my lifetime (most before the age of 10) and visited many more. In all the places I've lived I have never seen a state with all types of terrain the way Washington does. There is desert and heat on the Eastern half of the state. There are TWO mountain ranges, rain forest and then there is water everywhere!
Fog on the water at Old Man Beach in Suquamish

I didn't realize how much I love the beach and crave the tranquility that encompasses my being when I am there. Even with the kids I feel at peace when I am on the beach. I enjoy sinking into the sand and watching my children entertain themselves for hours with nothing but sand, water, shovels and some buckets.
I enjoy the ever present breeze that is at the beaches in Washington making it never too hot. Enjoying the beach with friends makes it even better. The kids have company and so do I. Although our summer has been less than spectacular weather-wise we have had days where we drop everything and run to the beach to enjoy the sun that we are getting.
While I don't think I will ever leave the beautiful state that I live in, if I do it MUST have water and beaches :)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Strawberry picking...

A day at the patch in pictures.....

Thursday, July 14, 2011

So I failed...

I started June with the goal to blog at least 15 times for the month... *hangs head in shame*... I only made it nine times. I CANNOT believe how crazy June was and July is becoming. Tomorrow will be the middle of the month already and I have only done one post... *sigh*. I don't know how to keep up.

Fourth of July:
We had a splendid fourth of July weekend...

We spent a day at the beach with the Schneiders and Snedkers.

We spent the rest of the weekend at various bar-b-ques and get-togethers with friends. It was a great time. Capped off with me and my big girls heading to Kingston to watch the fireworks. It was nice and peaceful, just the three of us :)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

I love Washington! (I know it's supposed to be wordless but I couldn't help myself :)).