I feel so lucky to live where I do. I mean, don't get me wrong, I whine and complain quite a bit about the grey clouds and rain that go along with living in the Seattle area. But at the same time, there is greenery everywhere, towering mountains every direction you look, lakes, cities, farms... everything. There really is something for everyone. The best part? I live only a couple of hours from the Washington Coast. I mentioned before that my Mom bought a house on the beach, and I have taken every possible opportunity to go down there with my kids. It's the kind of place that lends itself to new traditions and lifelong memories. It really doesn't get any better.
This past weekend (and monday & tuesday) we took a trip out to Ocean Shores. The first day we got there, is was windy and a tiny bit chilly. Which is to be expected throughout winter time in the pacific northwest. But toward the last half of the trip, we had ridiculously warm and sunny weather. Like, I was having a hard time believing it was actually mid-February. The boys were running around the beach in their swim trunks and bare feet. Incredible, is what it was. I was on cloud nine. It's crazy what a little warmth and sunshine will do for your sanity. ;-)
We were there with my Mom, my Sister and my Nephew and so much fun was had. We splashed around the beach, built sand castles, did some kite flying, went to the arcade, took a ride on the bumper boats, climbed rocks, went shopping, and witnessed some of the most amazing sunsets I've ever seen. So glad I made a point to cart around my "big girl camera" everywhere with me!!