So my day full of Kodak moments
didn't go quite as smoothly as my pipe dream plans,
but my children are ever dedicated to
keeping it real,
and I can't blame them for that!
Perhaps I wouldn't know what to do
if I didn't have to beg and plead for four simultaneous smiles!
So, my children could have actually saved me from
utter euphoria resulting in sudden confusion
and then an onslaught of uncontrolled panic
over where my "real" children were
and who had replaced them with these
dream stepford like models!
So, thanks kids!
That could have been really bad!
We spent much longer at Deception Pass
and Rosario Beach during this trip
than the first one I had taken by myself
with the kids.
We wanted to show David all we had previously seen
and then explore even more with him.
It seems that everywhere we have lived
there is a scene like this.
Except for Georgia.
There is nothing like this anywhere in South Georgia,
but in the middle of a grey, rainy Pacific Northwest winter,
don't think for a minute that we wouldn't all trade this view for
sipping sweet tea and eating BBQ under the Spanish moss of the tall oak trees,
in the mild December temperatures.
This view here though, it is gorgeous!
Rhode Island had it's cliff walk
with similar rocks and cliffs meeting the Ocean.
California had it's tide pools teaming with life.
We love exploring places like this.
The Pacific Northwest is certainly beautiful!
I mean, Come on!
Just look at the green field dotted with little white flowers
and the backdrop of rocky cliffs
falling into the placid water below!
No matter how much you dislike rain,
you cannot deny the glorious payoff
when the skies clear and you can see
all of the treasures that have been hidden for so long!
to rest and take in the view.
We walked to the middle of the Deception Pass bridge
and we continued to be amazed at the beauty that lay before us!
This is something that I had not yet seen close up until then.
I wish I could get someone to take a photo
of me and David sitting together on those rocks
while all four kids are chasing each other down the beach
or wrestling each other in a pile of arms and legs.
That would be a true portrait of our crazy life!
If we could get one or two of them crying while we are at it,
that would round the picture out nicely!
My little Madison is growing up so fast!
She'll be 13 the end of this month!
While she's always been an old soul and
more mature and serious for her age,
I just can't believe she's officially entering the teen years so quickly!
Bren's bucket is now filled with "wishing rocks".