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Animals!

There are animals at the zoo!  Ok well human animals that is!  We went to the Pt. Defiance Zoo today, on our last day of break (Mid-Winter that is) as a last hurrah!  Today I had my nephews and we met a cousin and her kiddos there for a day filled with fun!
However, when we planned this day little did we know what the weather was going to be like...wow!  We picked like the worst day of the week to go...rainy, windy (gusts to like 50mph, power outage's in a few places)...typical Washington weather!  Oh! On top of that there was now in the forecast in our area...things could have gotten dicey! We both decided however that we would go anyway, and I am so glad we did! I think we all had so much fun. We spent a lot of time in the aquarium, in the enclosure that the tiger cubs are in (they are not little anymore...about as big as Dru is...wow!), and really enjoyed having the place pretty much to ourselves. It really wasn't all that bad weather wise until the last half hour or so we…

A Moment In Time

Let's take a moments of silence....


A few years ago a Black Hawk chopper crashed on the side of Mt. Peak a few years ago.  I don't remember it but Frank says he does. I guess we were out Christmas shopping and when we came back into town is when we heard about the incident.  He says they were doing an exercise and it all went bad...obviously.  As you hike up Mt. Peak on the back side of the mountain, you will see this memorial to the men and/or women that died. I'm not sure if you can hike to the actual site.  I wonder too if anyone comes to visit other than hikers. 

This is beautiful and sad at the same time...

Red

I just wanted to share my view of Valentine's Day through pictures Enjoy




Treasures

I think I mentioned somewhere that on my hikes last week I kept finding odd things in the woods...like a tree ornament hanging on a tree.  Just totally random things out there. I was talking to a girlfriend of mine and she was asking if I had found the Smurf out in the woods...I had to say no she hasn't seen the 2 things we'd found.  So who knows what's going on out there!  It's the Wood Fairies!! Here is the figurine the kids found while hiking...I never would have found this because it wasn't at my eye level.  It was totally at eye level of kids. It didn't have anything written on it...just was there.  Weird right?  Here is how it looks as you are coming up on it.  How the kids saw it I don't know but like I said, I think it was right at there level.  I almost wondered at some point if it was a letterbox...only cause one of my kids was wondering where the stamp was. Or if it was geocaching...but we didn't get coordinates to find it...we stumbled on i…

One GINORMOUS Rant

OK...so I started this post last night and only got so far as the title.  I was tired and beat...yesterday was a day like I hadn't had in a long while! 

There was a wonderful silver lining in the whole day and that was when I was able to see my Uncle who lives in Holland and my Mommom (grandma). My Uncle normally isn't able to come a lot so he comes about every 2 years and that's just him, the rest of his family rarely comes because it is just too darn expensive to come, and I can't blame him. I've priced it and just the flight alone is eye opening! Doesn't even begin to cover hotel, car, food, entertainment...so on and so forth! We met at Red Robin and then after the kids and I ate, we drove to our house! Very exciting as it's been since Ian was little that they had come to my house, they came and visited for awhile and I'm glad we were able to do that!

Sigh...so that was the good part of my day yesterday...the highly irritating part of my day...well …

Random Things In The Woods

While on our hike up Mt. Peak today we came across some random and perhaps silly things.  We had such a good walk today Eli and I!  He is such a trooper and several people stopped and asked how old he was and they were just so amazed that he was trooping as far as he had.  Yet again we didn't make it to the top but it is never with out a lack of trying!  We are going again tomorrow with all the boys (wish me luck!) and I am hoping to make it to the top THIS time!  Eli does really well once we get to the woods part of it, but when we are on the gravel road hiking up he just has a hard time...are we there yet?...can we go yet?...where is our car? Can we have a snack yet? Then it's like a totally different kid when we get to the woods...complete transformation!  Weird.  Anyway, on our hike these are some really random things we came across...we only participated in 1 picture...you'll know when you see it. We just thought this had the potential to look like so many things!  S…

I Wonder...

Does anyone think these fish will ever NOT be known as Nemo since the movie came out? They will forever be Nemo at house and that it's a misconception that they are funny ;)

Tickled

So when I got this computer one of the things I desperately wanted was a photo shop program...the one that comes with the computer is fine, don't get me wrong.  However, I wanted to have something to play around with my photos in...see what all the hype is about.  Let me tell you! So far I'm pretty tickled with it...I touched this photo up and I'm pleased...I might get this printed and hung up somewhere around the house.  I am having so much fun with this and that's what I want...and so we are clear I could kill more time doing this than I have available. Before After I'm pretty happy with my amateur results.

Have a good weekend everyone!