nature · Photography · Writing

Rejuvenation

"There is magic in the presence of trees," I mused, inhaling the damp freshness surrounding us. Walking in our rain boots through the lush forest, my daughter happily chatting to her art teacher, I took as many mental images as my senses could hold. I left my phone back in the car when we pulled… Continue reading Rejuvenation

Faith and Personal Growth · Family · nature · Photography · Writing

Day Fiftyteenth: I don’t even know anymore, and does it really matter?

I have basically been at home (with about 3-4 outings for essentials) for 39 days. (The minions were ill 2 weeks before the stay at home orders in our state were put into effect). In these 39 days, I've learned a couple of things about myself. I consider myself an introvert, with a few extrovert tendencies.… Continue reading Day Fiftyteenth: I don’t even know anymore, and does it really matter?

Dogs · Writing

Those Moments

I have loved the ocean as long as I can remember. It's unknown depths, countless lives beneath the surface, and breathtaking beauty are simply mesmerizing. I always come away from the beach stunned and in awe of this extraordinary planet. We've had the distinct privilege of living near many oceanside locations: Beach on NAS Whidbey… Continue reading Those Moments

Family · Health and Fitness

The Things I Do….

It has been said that "If you are interested, you'll do what's convenient. If you're committed, you'll do whatever it takes." That pretty much sums it up for me lately, today in particular. I do what it takes to get a run in whenever I can. I started the day with a massage this morning… Continue reading The Things I Do….

Family · Health and Fitness · Photography

The Walk

About a week ago (I think?!  Two weeks? The days are starting to blend together a bit for me lately 🙂 we went on a walk on the trails near our house. We went with Grandma and Grampa and had a GREAT time! It was, however, a groundhog-day sort of walk. The kind of walk… Continue reading The Walk

Faith and Personal Growth · Family

A Little Fall…A Little Gratitude….

After a couple of days of grey, wet, and typical Pacific Northwest weather, I am trying to not be such a Wendy Whiner and instead embrace the things I am grateful for. Not having had actual seasons for a few years, it's actually kind of fun to teach my kids and have them notice all… Continue reading A Little Fall…A Little Gratitude….

Family · Photography

A Little of This, A Little of That…..

I'm just loving having a garden this year. While we didn't plant that much, it's amazing to me just how much we've been able to harvest! We've been eating snap peas like crazy people! And look what was hiding... A few cukes!! The pumpkins are growing OUT of the garden!!   The kids wanted to… Continue reading A Little of This, A Little of That…..

Family · Health and Fitness

Wild Hairs and Crazy Ideas

Waking up this morning at o'dark thirty to a screaming, fit throwing, apparently possessed Hannah, I got the wild hair to get the workout done today before anything else. As I contemplated a run, (location, should I bring Jacob's bike, just the stroller, decisions, decisions....) I got the genius idea to go for a bike… Continue reading Wild Hairs and Crazy Ideas

Family · Health and Fitness

Preparation

Today was the last race before Eric's departure. Kind of bittersweet, but I really didn't have time to dwell too much on it because I was SO completely unprepared for today in every way that I just had to muddle through. Flying by the seat of my pants, I snoozed longer than I should have… Continue reading Preparation

Health and Fitness · Photography

Whidbey Island Half Marathon

Just had to share the pictures from last weekend! This one was about mile 4-5 🙂 Feeling great and loving the sunshine that morning despite the cold temp!   The rest of the pics are from the finish line.....     It seems like I do this at the end of every run. I don't… Continue reading Whidbey Island Half Marathon