7/31/13

San Juan Island. A Day of Adventure

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While I certainly enjoy visiting big cities and filling my days with museum visits, shopping, walks around busy streets and destination restaurants, I will take a trip to a quiet island in a heart beat. We didn't need to fill our days with activities, they happened to just fall into our hands. The family car ride that turned into a Bald Eagle watching adventure, breakfast on the deck that quickly had us running to the rocks to view the whales and a stop by the lavender fields that turned into a game of chase.

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They kids absolutely adored Popeye, the one-eyed harbor seal that likes to hang out around the fish market. I can't believe that he was eating out of their hands! He usually hangs around the docks daily and we were lucky to see him a few times during our trip.

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**Only two more vacation posts. Thanks for hanging around while it has taken me so long to get these published.

7/30/13

Friday Harbor and July Fourth.

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I realize how behind I am on these posts. Life has been consumed with our day to day livings and the happiness of summer. I have a personal rule that I don't work on my blog during the day, unless kids are napping or at a play date. I save my blog time for the evenings when they are tucked away in bed dreaming the night away. The problem with summer is that bed time has been pushed back, we usually have something going on and if we don't it's a family movie. So, blogging has been put on the back burner.

I'm ready to knock out these last days of our trip and move on to new and exciting posts.

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josh

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July 4th on the island reminded me of some of the past July 4ths that we celebrated in North Carolina and Maine. Small towns, quaint parades, locals gathering together and, of course, good food. We started the day off with a parade, lunch at the best mexican restaurant, a whale watching tour, dinner at home and children falling asleep on the deck under the stars.

I'm ready to go back and relive all these amazing experiences!

7/28/13

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"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013."

Jonas: Sometimes, this boy has his head in the clouds.
Joshua: Sometimes, this boy doesn't know how to be serious.
Jessica: Sometimes, she likes to dance with the wind.

Thank you Jodi for hosting this Portrait series.