So just in case you were wondering if those blue skies I posted in my last post about the road to Marysville were actually the last ones we'd seen, here are a few fun photos of our visit to the park on Sunday after church.
Note the gorgeous blue skies!
The weather here has really been surprisingly beautiful for the most part.
There were a few dismal days when I started to worry if I could really live here for three or four whole years, but the sun still broke through long enough to keep me from throwing myself off of the nearest bridge!
There was one bizzare day last week when it was 53 degrees outside and hailing!
People were walking around in the parking lot of Target wearing tank tops and capris and they were being pelted with marble sized balls of ice!
Everything is in bloom and most of the gloomy-all-day days are suposed to be over for a bit.
It does make me think twice though when almost everyone who knows that we are new arrivals says something like, "Welcome to the cold, wet northwest!"
As someone whose mood is greatly affected by the weather, a comment like that strikes fear and dread into my very soul.
For now, we've got lots of blue or spotty blue skies and weather that is warm enough to go out and play in.
The trees are in bloom, the grass is green, the birds are all out singing in the morning and the flower pots on everyone's porches are overflowing with color.
So far it's like a present waiting to be opened.
A new adventure everyday.
Something new to find, some place new to explore, someone new to trade smiles with.
So far the northwest is green and pleasant
and I'm stocking up on as much of that as I can get!!
For those of you who have been following this blog for a while, you know how big of a deal it was for Bren to come across this little guy!
It was fun to see Bren find something familiar to her.
Our FAVORITE beverage, ev-ah!!!
If you have not had an Orange Dream Machine from Jamba Juice you have soooooo much more living to do!
If you have experienced this heavenly concoction, then you know what I'm talking about.
Add an immunity boost and it will cure all that ails ya!