It rained and it rained.....but what do you expect in Seattle :) I do love the rain, spooky storms, wind howling, trees swaying. We stayed at Dan's folks home. (Dan's house growing up). Isn't it a beauty? I love the cottage feel, love the colors, the windows and the layout of the house is incredible. My father in law built many additions since they purchased their home in the 1960's. Dan is not sure the year it was originally built.
My favorite things......the built in book shelves that have secret compartments, the staircase, potting shed/green house, sun room and porch.
Nerd Alert! I'm taking a picture of us through a glass window.......We don't get out much :)
If you know me well, you know that I adore Pearl Jam. Their music is my heart. You know when you can really "feel" a song....well that is what happens when I listen to them. I had to take a few pictures of these artful posters at the "Experience Music Project" museum. They had a cool retro room that I had to grab a quick photo ----I'll dedicate this picture to my friend Barbara.....over in Gold Beach Oregon. Love you Bung! "Excuse me, while I kiss the sky". She's a "real true to life hippiegirl". I love the era....but she is the real deal. Such a good friend too :)
A little wooden kitchen witch we picked up at Pike Place Market. She is hand made by the shop owners father at the Polish Pottery Place. I love whimsical, folk art treasures with history and traditions. She's been very nice so far and is said to be of good luck. Although, I bumped into a lady while I was purchasing her and she said. Oh! A kitchen witch, last time I bought a kitchen witch I burnt dinner that night! I told her that wasn't really a problem for me, since I seldom cook. lol
Is it just me? Or do these two look alike? Bahhaaaa!
Thanks for taking us in Grandma and Grandpa!
I do dream of living in Seattle someday but it is always good to be home. My husband always tells me, home is wherever YOU are. I sure do love him :) Hope you enjoyed the pictures.
Have I told you how proud I am of you? Thank you for allowing me to be your mommy and for all of my rules, worrying and lectures.
Have a beautiful summer and the time of your life. Congratulations on your new job and your scholarships. Follow your heart and your dreams.
Thank you Family and Friends for all of your kind words and encouragement given to Aaron.
We never really know where we are headed or what we want to be when we grow up. That's the fun part!
Something to remember.......something I can't seem to forget. I ran into an older fellow a few months ago. He waved to Jake and said, "You know, if I knew at your age what I know now.....I'd be a millionaire". What an amazing thing to say. Think ahead a bit and trust the older generation, for they have a wealth of knowledge. They have been there done that and have so many tools that you will need to find your way. Be yourself, don't change for anyone, stay kind, save the earth and know how much you are loved.