Thursday, July 17, 2014

This Little Princess Got A Haircut...

I just had too. After all she was going to be having her big debut at my Sister's Wedding... and her hair was looking awfully drab...
It was literally falling out by the handfuls. It was in her car seat, in her crib, on my shoulder...
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It took a lot of courage for me to get to this point. And it totally changed her look. The dark hair was gone. What was left was short and light. Completely changed her skin complexion... Although it took awhile for me to get used to I love it. Her eyes just pop now... It's actually been almost 2 months since I cut it now and it's already getting so long. And it's crazy thick... It was a hard choice but I think we made the right one!
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I can't believe she is 5 months old already! Crazy how time flies. We sure do love her and can't imagine life without her in our home!
Shannon

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I need your advice...

I don't get very commenters here on my blog... not sure why... but that's alright... so I'm calling all you readers out... will someone be so kind to comment and help me out?
I have a 2 year old who likes to push the limits... Mainly because he has three older brothers who leave things out that shouldn't be left out...
This time. Black Baseball Eyeliner... you know it's in a lipstick tube. It's pretty much black lipstick...
Well not only was it all over my daughters white bookshelves I just built... (it came off with a MR. Clean Eraser...) It's in my carpet... Two bedrooms have big black spots... How in the world can I get them out?
I don't want to scrub and make the carpet come untwisted and fluff up. I don't want to lighten the carpet... But I don't want black there... but because it's greasy like lipstick I'm not sure where I should even begin...
Do any of you have suggestions that you know will work? Thanks so much!!!
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I should have taken pictures of the black spots... but I'm too mad to even look at them...
Shannon

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Where We Live. One Of The Most Beautiful Places On Earth.

I've lived in a lot of places. And I have to say I've thought everyone of them was more beautiful than the previous places that I have lived. And I must say yet again... where I live is one of the most beautiful places on earth. (unless I was on a cruise ship in the port of Jamaica or Cozumel... that was pretty surreal... but doing that day after day would get old...it wouldn't be the same feeling as when I was vacationing)

I live in the Pacific Northwest. And it's stunning. I can literally get to the coast, the mountains, deep in forest, or floating in a lake within hours...

Over memorial day weekend we ventured off with some friends and ended up at Ruby Beach and Second Beach. It was the perfect place to spend the day... and we can't wait to go back and camp next time.
If you are ever up in this area I highly suggest you check them out...

(please note... picture overload... don't say I didn't warn you... But it's so hard to narrow them down when it's such a gorgeous place to be...)

First up Ruby Beach. It's beautiful. Small rocks to throw for the kids, Large rocks to climb on with tide pools to discover, caves to explore, drift wood to play on...

And it still amazes me that you walk through our huge towering forest and wham... it opens up into the vast wide ocean...

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Next Up Second Beach...

Second Beach you can camp at. How fun. We can't wait to give it a try next time we head up that way. Second Beach has beautiful sand for what seems to be days. There are lots of pockets to play in, tide pools to explore, rocks to climb. It's a much more serene beach to the eye. It's just breath taking.

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Remember to check the tide charts. The lower the tide the better... it's worth it to try to plan your trip accordingly... Why? When the tide is low you are more likely to see star fish and tide pools and there are more rocks exposed to climb and play on.

And don't forget to bring your kites. It's perfectly windy for kite weather at the coast!

I hope at some point in your life you get to come up to Washington State and see what spectacular things God created here for us on Earth. It's just amazing to see. I never in my wildest dreams would have thought. I'm very grateful for where I live and that God has led my family to this part of the country. It's spectacular.
Shannon
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