Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Belle's Life

When I walk through our new house looking for the dog, this is where I often find her. She sits there, super attentive, and watches. What does she see? I really don't know.

Monday, October 29, 2007

The Great Pumpkin Shall Rise From the Pumpkin Patch

The Great Pumpkin always picks the most sincere pumpkin patch to rise out of. He's just gotta pick this pumpkin patch. He's just gotta! Look around. You can see that there' not a sign of hypocrisy anywhere. Nothing but sincerity reaching out as far as the eye can see.
I don't know about you but many times in life I find that Charlie Brown must have been related somewhere in the lineage. Either that or I have just seen too many Great Pumpkins and Charlie Brown Christmas'. Here's to NOT finding a rock on those tricks and treats!

Friday, October 26, 2007

What is it with the moon?

So last night the moon was full. But it wasn't just full. It was closer to the earth and 14% bigger than it's been in the past year. You know what people say about full moons? They say it makes people goofy, off kilter, do wacky things. Both my boys were up in the night with issues (night issues are the worst!). As I got up and looked out my window, this ordinarily very dark area was transformed into a different scene. The moon was so incredibly bright but I couldn't see it. All I could see was the fog illuminating the trees like some strange movie set. At first it was so beautiful, so serene. Enter the dumb imagination of all the scary movies I saw back when I could watch scary movies and I had to run and jump back into bed!
It's morning now and still VERY foggy. But this time it's not so eerie- it's perfect.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Nothing Gold Can Stay

by Robert Frost

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold,
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

And yes, a helmet is required for raking leaves. This is very serious stuff!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The Sound of Fury

We've been told that the Snoqualmie Falls about 5 miles away can be heard from our front doorstep. I heard them this morning for the first time - it sounded like a truck barreling down our lonely road. What an awesome sound compared to the sirens back home. Every day I am amazed by the beauty of it all.

The Fog is Lifting

It's been almost 2 weeks since we arrived in this lush paradise just outside of Seattle. Moving our family here was one of the hardest things we've ever done. We left Las Vegas in a "life fog". Between health scares, being hit by a drunk driver and a peppering of a family wedding all within the last week - we felt as if the ship were sinking. By the grace of God, we're here and we're all together. And so the fog is lifting - and it's beautiful.

Goodbye desert. Goodbye friends, for now. Until we meet again.