Monday, April 14, 2014

Monday Morning Coffee

We have returned from the Pacific Northwest.  I'm not going to say we're well rested - as we had a very busy week.  Not the normal lay on the beach with a book all week kind of vacation, but get up & go do something physical kind.  But this mama's not complaining.  Spending a week with Son #2 & fiancĂ© was just what this mama needed.  

I must thank Son #2 for moving there, for if he hadn't, I doubt that we'd ever have chosen to vacation there.  But I can cross seeing the Public Market Place off my 'bucket list' of photo ops now!  And having a coffee from the original Starbucks, seeing Mt. Ranier, not once - but 3 times!  Hiking a mountain to get to the top for the magnificent view (although Dream Boy & I did that on our honeymoon in N. Carolina - but I don't believe the elevation was as high).  

Those are just a few of my favorite things to add to my memory bank…..and journal.

But for now it's back to reality.  Back to 9 weeks left of the school year.  I can do this!  Especially since next weekend is the annual senior trip to Florida, so I'll be packing my bags again & heading south with 34 high school seniors to show them what having fun is all about!

I will leave you today with this magnificent view - it was the final shot I took of Mt. Rainier on our way to the airport Friday.
I hope you have a wonderful week!  Come back soon!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Monday Morning Coffee

Good morning from the Pacific Northwest!!!  It's been a beautiful weekend so far, and it's true what they say - even if it rains, you keep going and you DON'T use an umbrella.

Dream Boy and I arrived on time Friday to the giant hug of Son #2.  We went to the Public Market on Saturday morning and walked all around downtown Seattle.  The kiddo's cooked us dinner on Saturday night.

Sunday found us at Son #2's soccer game under the Space Needle and Seattle Center.  We had taken the grand puppy with us, but she wasn't allowed in the stadium, so Dream Boy & I walked around with her during the 2nd half of his game doing some exploring.  They have the most amazing fountain in the park that is coordinated with the music playing.  So fun!

Today is promising to be a beautiful day - clear, sunny and 70!  We've already gotten a glimpse of the mountain scape from Son #2s balcony this morning.  The sun was hitting the snow caps & it was gorgeous.  

So we're off to do some exploring on our own today - the boy needs to work.

Until later……...

Sunday, April 6, 2014


No questions asked…….

Because I'm HAPPY, I have to join in on Kathy's meme.

Dream Boy and I left on a jet plane (sorry - another song for another day)….Friday and flew to Seattle to meet up with Son #2 & fiancĂ© for a week!
"I'm a hot air balloon that could go to space"

"well I should warn you I'll be just fine,
no offense to you, don't waste your time, here's why…."

Because I'm Happy,
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
"Clap along if you feel 
like happiness is the truth!"

We are having a great time!
See you soon.
Now off to do some more "touring" after watching Son #2 play some soccer.

Be sure to head on over to Kathy's  and check other's interpretations!

Friday, April 4, 2014


April Fool's!!

Ha, ha, ha - truth be told.  I'm the fool.  With my head in a fog most of the week I truly forgot to post my feet first on Tuesday.  Please forgive me.  No way to run a monthly meme, right?

These are the tootsies and they are a traveling today!  Off on a spring break adventure to the wild, wild pacific northwest!  I have been anxiously awaiting this day.

So - join in on the fun with me today & link up your Feet First shot with me below and/or on Instagram!!

What are you waiting for?   

Let's get walking!