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!

Monday, October 18, 2010


I decided to find out what kind of ethnic restaurants are along Sprague in the valley. I started at University and headed east to Sullivan. Here is a few of the ones I found.

Chinese Cuisine






Slow Motion

There is constant motion in life. Cars driving back and forth. People rushing here and there. Animals running around. All saying go go go, faster faster faster. Sometimes we need to enjoy the slower pace of life.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Spokane-Our Town

Spokane has not always been our town. We lived in the North Seattle area for seven years before moving here five years ago. It has taken us a while to acclimitize to our surroundings, mostly the hot summers and cold winters. We have found that there are so many new places to explore, things to do, sunshine to soak in and even snow outside our own front door. We can now say that Spokane is home and here are a few ways that we have made it so.
Being a part of our school sports.
Exploring the mountains in Id Movies in the park during the summer.
Boating on the lake with our puppy.

Hanging in the hammock in the backyard on a hot day.

Having a sleding hill in our own front yard.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Nature and Landscape Fieldtrip

A stroll through Finch Arboretum just as the leaves are turning.