Monday, October 31, 2011

My Birthday Hike in to the Wilderness

The weekend before my birthday some friends of ours graciously opened up their beautiful home overlooking a bay to us while they were out of town so we got to take some time away from our busy schedules. It was so nice, not long enough! Giulian planned some fun things for us like ice skating, dinner out & a really great hike. We journeyed to Foulweather Bluff which I have to say is the most insanely preserved and interesting wildlife habitat I've ever been to. Giulian also gave me a 50 mm camera lens for my birthday (!!!) so with new lens in tow we set off into the wilderness and found trees growing out of trees, mushrooms galore, brightly-colored leaves, crabs & even a furry little caterpillar. Enjoy!


(You can click the collage to enlarge it.)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Pumpkins, Corn & Mud!

We visited Craven Farm, a local pumpkin patch & corn maze, with some church fam a few weeks ago and it was awesome! While our group of roughly two dozen was navigating the Alice in Wonderland-themed maze I caught one of the children ask, "Are we ever going to get out of here?" She wasn't the only one wondering...

See pics below.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Regular

I talked to a gentleman named Paul today at Zeitgeist, a local cafe where I was working. He's a regular there and I could tell I was sitting in his "seat" because I had barely begun packing up before he swooped in to ask me if I was leaving. "Of course I am now Paul." But he seemed friendly enough so I engaged, "Do you come here often?" We talked about his love for trains, which is why he likes his seat at Zeitgeist, it reminds him of being on a train. We also discussed how more and more people like ourselves are moving into the cities all over the world. Paul was pleased to find out he wasn't the only one noticing that because in his home country of Zimbabwe he picked up on the same pattern - he was really in to patterns. He's a writer and observer who seemed to have a pretty good idea about the culture in Seattle with having only been here for five months... slow down Paul. "These people are all the same," Paul said. You're right Paul, we're all sinners in need of a Savior. Let's talk over coffee again soon, but this time I'll bring my husband. :)


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Chasin waterfalls with the family...

Kerry Park overlooking downtown Seattle

My sister and neice came to visit last weekend!!! We were so blessed to have Alicia and Haleigh here, which was also a great excuse to do some really awesome things like visit the Falls we've never seen before, and of course go to the markets that we love (see photos below). It was such a treat, metaphorically and literally as we also spent significant time stuffing ourselves with delicious food. We love you guys, thanks for the visit!