Friday, January 23, 2015

Halloween Pumpkins

Our neighbours have been great, showing us around and introducing us to the US holidays.  For Halloween, they took us to a pumpkin farm where we could pick our own pumpkins for Halloween.  The younger two came with me, choosing their own pumpkins.

 

It was a beautiful day with blue skies and spots of clouds. The kids had a ball.

 

 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Walking the dog in the cold

Every now and then everything goes white with frost.  Somehow the colder it gets, the more energy our puppy has!  Must be a Golden Retriever thing since Binks’ best friend, Bailey also gets friskier!

 

The sun is starting to come up before 8, creating beautiful morning light.  It is nice to not walk in the dark anymore!

 

 

 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Road to Yelm

We found a great butcher, but they are a few hours away.  I took some photos through the window as we were driving. (Hubby isn’t so patient any more with stopping so I can get a shot.  I would triple our time!)

I kept reading this sign as Military Vehicle X-Wing.  Funny how the mind works Winking smile

Things had been chaos here over Christmas with the builders rushing against time to try to finish the house.  We were promised everything would be done by Thanksgiving.  After losing my temper, they finished painting the inside of the house two days before Christmas.  It is amazing to have space again.  The quiet will come much later as they are still hammering on the outside of the house and repairing the neighbour’s place.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Amazon Post Holiday Party 2015

We got to go out a bit.  Lately we had been trapped home with all the construction happening (inside is done!  Yay!).  Two live bands played, the first was Walk the Moon, a band from Ohio.  They had so much energy on stage, really great fun to watch!  The crowd was jumping.

One of their new songs is called Shut Up and Dance, you should check it out.

I have been dropping hints at hubby to get me their album for our anniversary Winking smile

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Colours of Fall

(Ok, so I am still using UK spelling, years of habit!)  It feels like everything we see is from a National Geographic documentary.  The environment is so much different to anywhere else we had lived before.

Mushrooms, toadstools and moss pop up overnight.

   

Vivid colours stand out against all the deep greens.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Oregon Grape

There are so many new types of plants here.  Researched this one.  Think it is the Oregon Grape.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014