11 September 2010

Is it September already...

the columbia river

Where has this year gone?  More importantly, where has the summer gone, and what was I doing when it passed me by?  This has been a crazy-weather-year so far for my tiny part of the world.  We had an unusually warm, dry winter, and cold, rainy summer.  I don't know that I'm complaining, except that the light is dwindling fast, and I feel like it just got here!  I'm just not ready...

How has your summer or winter been so far?  I have to say this summer started with great promise...such great promise, and then I literally lost a good month of it, so I tried to salvage what I could of August.  We went on a lovely trip to eastern WA.  I really like going over there for a change of scenery, especially because it's so close!  We had such a wonderful time there.  I kid you not, the kids didn't even fight once!

mill pond

We stayed in downtown Spokane, so we did a lot of walking (I love walking).  We tried some cute little restaurants that we wouldn't have found had we been in the car.  We toured a dam, went in a cave, did a little hiking.  We even went to this little park thing where they have some carnival rides and I talked the kids into riding the scrambler with me...fun fun!  My boy even tried the tilt-a-whirl.  I just love those little rides.

Perhaps you've noticed a lack of pictures... I didn't take any!  jj got some, but I just didn't want to lug my camera around.  I really need a little point-and-shoot I can carry around in my purse (in a cute little case!).  jj said he'd buy one for me...I'll have to nag him!  ;D

this was like a huge dandelion, but it was so sturdy we couldn't blow the seeds off

I've been doing some crochet, but no pictures.  I'll have to take some and post again...hopefully in a timely fashion.  Until then, enjoy your last bits of summer/winter!