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
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….
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
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….
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…..
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
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