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Thursday, August 14, 2008

sweet day

Today Elias, Glory, Marilee, Silas and I embarked on our first attempt to do a beach day with three babes, two hot moms, some weight-watcher approved goodies, & plenty of diapers. Silas was sweet - AS ALWAYS. Elias was into just about everything there was, but it was so cute to watch him marvel at the great big "baaaaaah" (bath). I know some East Coasters are confused about the term beach, but seriously - there are TONS of beaches out here. They're little - they don't span for miles like ours but there are a bunch on Lake Washington, and ones all over the sound. Anyhow - the best part of the day was seeing Glor & Si continue in their little love adventure. I swear - it's not just our hopeful wishing, the following pictures are NOT staged.

As if that wasn't enough of a day to tucker us out - we came home and had a little barbeque with Debi & Miles, the directors of our ministry - who conveniently live next door. (Also - it is silly to say 'came home' as if it was an easy ordeal. Traffic was UNBEARABLE and it took Elias, Glory, and I and hour and a half and a whole lot of patience to get home).

Some word pictures for you from our ride:
- Once I turned around to catch Elias looking intently at me with passy ("sass") in his mouth. Totally normal - except he had my ear piece for my cell phone stuck perfectly in his ear as if he was on an important call.
- When traffic was especially bad during one stand still, John Mayer's version of Tom Petty's "free-falling" came on the van radio and Elias and I danced with our hands in the air, both singing terribly off key.
- As we approached our street and that big ole mountain came into view, I began to shake my fists in victory and I caught Elias doing the same thing! I'm sure sis was too, but I could only see those petite little legs shaking midair.

After dinner, the sky actually looked on fire so I went and took some amazing pics of our backyard/front of the house. I did some work on the exposures but most of the color is UNEDITED so this is truly what a beautiful night we saw. I hate living in the country but I don't hate the view on nights like tonight.

More pics on Picasa, enjoy your Friday! I'm getting morning off to go to spin class and then sit & write with some coffee at Starbucks. Thank you Jesus & my husband!

1 comment:

Amanda said...

my favorite parts of this blog: the cute pics of the babes, the beautiful Seattle dusk, I love it, and the part where you said and as the big mtn appeared shaking your fist in victory. Whatever the victory was, getting finally out of traffic or something bigger, it gave me this powerful mental imagine that we can do that no matter what and a huge mtn like mt ranier is a gigantic reminder of that. If God can make THAT mtn, he can do anything big or small. :)