I have about twenty different blog entries in my head and very little time to actually get them down, but I wanted to post these pictures for what I’m dubbing Mountain View Monday. I bought my first DSLR camera – a Canon EOS Rebel T5. It came with two telephoto lenses, and I’m finally getting to take pictures that capture the beauty of this region. Still trying to figure all the settings out, but check out these views! (For reference, these mountains are about 15- 20 miles away from where the pictures were shot.) More to come!
Back from my hiatus – and as a homeowner!
We are officially homeowners for the first time in our lives, and after almost ten years of marriage! We closed on our lovely little house in Port Orchard, Washington on 10/27, took possession the next day, and moved in Thursday.
The love affair continues
Twenty seven years ago, I fell in love. It was hard. It was swift. It was… polyamorous. Continue reading
Washington sights – Gold Creek Pond
Welcome to one of my new favorite places, Gold Creek Pond. Elevation 3000 feet and nearby to Snoqualmie Pass, which is one of the few ways to get to and from Seattle over the Cascade range. One of the most beautiful places I’ve seen since we moved to Washington! (more pictures under the cut)
Well crud… I think my camera is now obsolete
We took a rambling trip today to explore the new region we’ve been calling home these past 7 months. We meandered down to Tacoma and then over to Olympia, where we stopped for lunch. Continue reading
Christmas trees, musicals, and making a community
I’m taking a break from dinner preparations to get this post up. I’m having a “Transplant to Seattle” Thanksgiving dinner today at my house, and I’m hosting a few of my co-workers and their spouses who also uprooted their lives this year and moved out here to join our team. Being two thousand miles from home means that, if we let ourselves, we can become very insulated out here. With no family and no “community” to speak of, it would be very easy to say that we live here, but do we live here? Continue reading
I love Washington! Yay! New car! Yay! General Conference weekend! Yay! (Major update)
I really am going to get better at updating this blog. I’ve been neglecting it for months and I always have the best of intentions of updating it, but at the end of a long workday, I can barely keep my eyes open long enough to put on my pajamas, let alone string together words. We’re getting situated and settled in here and I’m so in love with Washington state that it’s ridiculous. Continue reading
Four years – a family
I meant to post this on January 23rd, but I failed to do so. That was the four year anniversary of the day we brought home the wiggly, gassy ball of adorable four-month-old fur that we named Roxie. Continue reading