Thursday, January 31, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Saturday, January 26, 2008
I went on an adventure yesterday and it was absolutely fantastic. Yesterday was a sunny day and I could not stay home. I had to go. I decided to go to the Cedar Creek Grist Mill which is located north of Vancouver near Amboy. It is also near Mount St.
Helen which is slowly becoming my favorite mountain(or volcano).
The Grist Mill is only open on Saturday and Sunday so it wasn't open which is probably good because I would not have been able to get close to take pictures. This way I had the place all to myself.
From there, I decided to go south to the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge. This is a wetland refuge and is located off the beaten path but it is a very nice place. My only complaint is they don't want you to get out of your car!!!!!!!!! I can't take pictures if I don't get out of my car.......at least not the pictures I want. However, I did get the bottom one. Ain't he something?????????
It was a good day and I had fun.
Today, it is raining but Elinor is coming home so I don't care.
I like awesome days!!!!!!
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
What a sight!!!!! It was sooooo clear. This is taken at my church. I thought it was Mt Hood. Imagine my surprise when a lady told me it was Mt St. Helen. I didn't think I was this close to it. I was soo excited that I went home after Bible Study and got my camera and drove back to capture this shot. I am glad I did.
It was a lovely day today.....cold but no rain. I don't really mind the rain but I have to admit that I cherish the days when it isn't dripping. Today was a feast. To quote my dear Uncle Shield...."Hotcha ma charlie"
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
She is totally amazing. When we got there, there was a mountain of laundry yet she was cool and calm. Her home is lovely. Not fancy but warm and loving and comfortable.
She is a Navy wife, mother of three active and gorgeous young ladies, she sings, is deeply involved in her church and is a fantastic cook. I look at my niece, Evie, with total awe. She has accomplished so much in her young life and she is hungry for more. She is thinking about going back and getting her college degree. She is a little hesitant because she has to take a math course but she need not be.......this lady can do whatever she sets her mind on. With her, failure is not an option. It doesn't mean she hasn't failed but she doesn't think about it too much so therefore, it isn't an option. I love this lady. She is a joy to be around. She inspires me to work harder at the little I do. Thank you, Heavenly Father, for allowing me to know this wonderful woman. It is an honor to have her in my life. It is also an awful lot of fun.