Monday, April 2, 2012


I was trolling my own blog today and noticed something.

First off, I am so sorry. I've been beyond selfish. And for that I apologize. The fact that it's been a while since I've posted pictures of my lovely state or adorable woofies is appalling to even me, and I'm not appalled by much.

But all hope is not lost. We're in luck. I went hiking in the last week not once, but twice. And neither occurrence would I technically call hiking, but lets for the sake of sounding incredibly adventurous and free-spirited.

Okay, fine. Last Thursday I accompanied my daughter's 5th grade class for a day of nature school in which we were continually reminded to stay on the path. That our feet kill plants. Good lesson. We traveled the wet lands on foot and then enjoyed them by way of canoe. And seeing as there were only two seats in each canoe and my daughter wanted to row with her friend, I got to sit on a cushion and not a seat. I sat deeper inside the canoe while getting sea-sick from a tiny lake. But I digress...

Then this morning I decided that since it's my girls' spring break and today is supposed to be the only sunny day in the forecast for the week, we should probably do our outdoor stuff today. So, I went to my parents house, stole their Keeshond, Vader, and tried to fit him, Squeakers, my two kids and myself into a little Ford Focus for a trip to the trails. Lets just say it REALLY smelled like dog breath in there.

So, without further ado, here are the pictures of beautiful Washington in early Spring (many plants are still dormant) and the woofies that I love so much. :)

Beautiful Mt. Rainier

I love moss AND ferns!

You can see where the beavers little teeth chewed into these trees .

Fluffy 1 and Fluffy 2

He's fluffy and he knows it. He works out!
 So what fun, or fun sounding, stuff have you been up to? Come on. Tell me in the best way possible. Make the monotonous sound adventurous. I double dog dare you. ;)   


  1. We do live in a beautiful state. I'm just hoping the rain will stay away long enough for me to enjoy the outdoors!

    I have been working in my garden. Tulip season is right around the corner, and I'm excited to see mine. They cheer up my garden!

    1. I'm with you Emily. I sat outside this morning just enjoying the fresh scent, and then a rain drop fell on me and I headed back into the house.

      We are buying a house this spring and I can't wait to have a garden again! I love growing flowers. :)I need to find some purple iris bulbs.

  2. I love your pics, Rachel! I think they just gave me the goosies! :) I'm a somewhat odd animal...I love the rain. I love it in the spring, I love it in the summer and I especially love it in the fall. I think you living in the rainy state is so awesome. It is so conducive to writing. And your pic of Mt. Rainier looks phenomenal! Gosh, thanks so much for sharing! ;)

    1. I couldn't agree more! Rain refreshes your creativity and makes you stay inside so you have no choice but to write. Gotta love the stuff! :) Thanks for stopping by!