Thursday, December 23, 2010

Morgan's Softball Team

Morgan played her first season of Girls Softball at school this fall. This gave me a chance to try out my sports photography, which of course got better as the season went on.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Give Blood

Monday, December 6, 2010

Week Ten-Winter driving

Winter driving can be very hazardous. Especially going over Snoqualmie Pass. The road has places that daylight does not touch. Patches of black ice that catch drivers unawares.

Huge Semi-trucks pass you by at what most think are dangerous speeds.
Ice forming off the side of the road bring smiles to passerby's.

At the summit you are rewarded for your efforts by the sight of ski lifts and winter homes peeking out of the snow topped trees.

Coming down the other side of the pass, patches of sunlight break through the glum.
Just when you think it is clear going you are back into the dangerous winter weather.

Week Nine-Freeway accidents

On my way to school two days after our first big snowfall of the season, I ended up in a traffic backup due to an accident. What amazed me was the amount of cars that passed me by after I had moved over a lane. At least nine cars went by and then wanted to get over when they couldn't go any further because of the accident. Pay attention people, if everyone in front of you is getting over then you should too.

Kaitlin Allen interview by Tricia Lowe

This is the big project I have been working on for the last two weeks. Not bad for my first time.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Week Seven-Horizon 8th Grade Volleyball

The Horizon Hawks started out the 2010 season with a game against the Greenacres Bruins. The opposing team had some force behind their serves and gave our girls a workout in the beginning.
Once our girls got their heads into the game, they had some amazing plays. All the players on court were hands on during one play that seemed to go on forever.
Twice the girls hit the ball so high that
it got caught in the nets high above the court.

The Hawks played great, winning the game 5 to 3.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

My Spokane

Friday, October 29, 2010

The life of a traveling babysitter

I arrived at the Spokane International Airport on a sunny afternoon.
I parked in the north parking lot and waited for the shuttle to drop me off at the terminal.The room we waited in was small and cramped due to the amount of people that we affected by several delays that day.The plane was a small turbo prop that was loud, cramped and vibrant just about the whole way over to Seattle.
The sight of the spiral parking garage at the Seattle Airport was a sight for sore eyes. Growing up with a traveling dad we were constantly dropping and picking him up there.
It was good to see the signs for the town I grew up in. I also knew that there were four little ones waiting for me to arrive not far away.

What do you do when mom and dad are away for the weekend? Everything that they tell you isn't good for you. You spend way to much time on the computer and lounge in your jammies watching t.v. most of the morning.
We went to the park when the sun came out. No meandering through the woods with these kids. It was straight to the play toys for them.

My mom and I took the kids on a three hour drive up to Bellingham to visit my brother James and his wife Candi. They took us to Hovander Homestead Park.
There were big turkeys for little Pierre to bark at.
A tall tower to climb up.
A large field perfect for tossing the ball around with Aunt Candi.
And of course a slide to enjoy with Uncle James.
The day I left to come back to Spokane was a typical Seattle day with gray skies and lots of rain.There were some of us that were not happy with my going home.
I left the Seattle airport as the day came to a close knowing that I would be back again soon.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Bowdish Softball No. 1

The 7th grade girls softball season started off with a bang. Our team won their first five games. The excitement of the girls was contagious. At one home game the football team marched off the practice field chanting 'Bowdish Softball No. 1'. The girls were really good at cheering their teammates on and letting each other know where the play was at. Sliding into home was a challenge for some of these girls, falling and getting dirty on purpose did not come easy for them. Our girls had grandparents, parents, siblings and friends cheering them on. In the end we lost the last 3 games, our enthusiam was down but bounced back for the last game, making it the best for most of the girls. Go Rockets!