moon in the late afternoon


I was going through old images… This one caught my eye. it is bright, beautiful, and reminds me of happy memories. I love living in the northwest.


This wonderful weather

Pretty sure I was made to live in this area of the world. Me and this weather are tight, I’m talking like this (please picture fingers overlapped). When people complain about too little sun, no high temps, the rain, cold, clouds, or grey skies I get bothered. I love the wetness, and the grey. It provides me with options of either snuggling with a cup of something warm and a good book, or the chance to give my boots a workout. And whether it is cold or warm – a clear day in the Seattle area is by far one of the most beautiful places to be in the world. Now, while I say this I also think that sometimes a change in scenery is grand. So with the weather being so cold right now I thought it would be a great time to post pictures of my family vacation to Maui this summer. The warm ocean air, splashing in the water with my kids, drinks with umbrellas and snorkeling with my husband. On these cold days, just glancing at these pictures make me feel a little warmer. I hope you enjoy both the pictures and this wonderful winter chill!

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Simple Beauty

So, I am a fan of sports. I enjoy playing sports and watching sports. I am convinced that I had so much energy as a child that my mom put me in sports as a way to tire me out. As a result Soccer became a part of my identity and to this day I still love it. As I have gotten older and been injured I can’t play soccer as much as I would like. As I can’t play as much as I used to I have tried other sports one being golf. My husband and I tend to consider ourselves fairly athletic people but golf puts us to shame. I don’t know what it is but swinging a club at a white ball is way more difficult than it looks. I want to be able to play the game especially as my children grow. I think it would be a fun activity to do as a family. But if my son at the age of 5 can outshoot me then I will be mortified. So in an effort to avoid the embarrassment I continue to try and play the game. One of the great aspects of the game is the simple, quiet beauty of a course. The contrast of the grass against the sky broken up by trees makes me happy.

A few weeks ago while working on a project I had the opportunity to walk around a course and take pictures. The course was quiet, it was cold but beautiful. Even though I couldn’t feel my fingers I had a great time snapping pictures. Maybe someday I’ll be able to hold my own on the course. Until then, I’ll stick with enjoying the beauty.

Multnomah Falls//Oregon

Alki Lighthouse

Living in the Seattle area provides for days filled with wonderful crisp, cool, sunshine. These days are some of my favorites. Last week I took a walk down on the beach to explore an area I have never been to – the Alki Lighthouse. I couldn’t get within the fenced area because I was not there during tour hours. So for those of you wanting to check it out don’t forget to look up the tour times. I will definitely have to take a tour to get a closer look. Hope the pictures encourage you to check it out for yourself. 

Seattle beaches provide a little more character then the white sand which can be found at your tropical destinations…