Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Hiking

A few summers ago, we decided to take advantage of our beautiful forested areas nearby and do some summer hiking.



When my brother and his wife came to visit, we wound up driving over 2.5 hours to get to a national park, and, although it was beautiful, it's kinda far to go. At least we had good company.

Little did we know that a gorgeous hike around a lake was just ten minutes away from us. That Anderson Lake was our last hike of the summer, and it was a beauty.





We love our town so, so much. Glad that one day on the beach, we found this log that shows someone else feels the same way.





Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Fourth Grade

After what seemed like a pretty long summer vacation, we are back to school. Sojo started fourth grade yesterday, and the shift in maturity and the growth spurt in the last few months have definitely indicated that she is an upper elementary girl. Her new teacher is quite the techie, so she is excited about that connection.


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Beaches



Port Townsend is a peninsula, so there are lots of different beaches to choose from and all are close in proximity. I adore that there are so many: there's the sea glass beach with great tidepooling, the beach by the ice cream shop where Sojo and her cousin made their own parkour course this summer, the best driftwood beach by the marina and the skipping rocks beach by the coffee shop. We make it to the beach just about everyday in the summer, and that is downright dreamy to me. Sojo is often crazy enough to even get in the very frigid water for a bit.

Feeling homesick for beaches now. Our two lives are so vastly different. 







Monday, August 22, 2016

The Pits

This summer, the cousins and Sojo took full advantage of our local skate park and improved their BMX skills. On top of that, they wanted to go in "the pits," which are the advanced skating areas. This was freaky to me but very cool to them. Their goal was to get out of the pits in an American Ninja Warrior , warped wall sort of way. It was definitely a good exercise in persistence, as well as good exercise in general. Sojo woke up the next morning with sore arm muscles, which seems like a perfect thing in the summer.