October 11 - Off to explore a little Edmonds beach as we wait for the ferry. This was captured minutes before a torrential downpour hit and we were soaked on our way back to the van.
October 12 - We had a great time with friends watching the Seahawks game today.
October 13 - There is this little deer statue nestled in the bushes outside the Indianola post office. Dani loves to give her a little pat anytime we stop in. One day last spring there was a sweet old man with a huge grin on his face watching Dani with the deer. He told me the deer belonged to his late wife and that he had brought it to the post office thinking others might enjoy it. I think of that man and his wife every time I stop while Dani says hello to her friend.
October 14 - Here we are, date night, learning our script to make calls on behalf of I-594. I've always been faily engaged politically, but never so much as to make phone calls, especially not for an initiative. But when our legislature failed to act to pass common-sense gun legislation, I wanted to get invovled. And Darin too. So we spent date night doing this.
October 15 - A community association in Kingston put on this apple cider event. We brought boxes of apples and pooled them with others and were able to take home several jugs of delicious cider. Plus, it was a ton of fun.
October 16 - 2014/15 school pictures. Daisy: 2nd grade, 7 years old, purple dress (purple has replaced green as the favorite color), and the headband we brought her from Belize that she wears all the time to hold back her growing-out bangs. Dani: kindergarten, 5 years old, cat dress was a gift from Gran, thrilled that I pulled her hair back so the picture showed both her earrings, tiny bit of green paint on her white sweater (this is our messy kid who is way harder on her clothes than her sister was).
October 17 - Road trip for Darin's birthday to Spokane! First, we made it to Eastern Wa U and were excited to surprise this sweet girl. We miss her amazing babysitting skills, and I know she is a little homesick herself, so it was great to see her.
After the storm comes the rainbow (as seen from the ferry).
Excited to turn these into cider
#DarinsBirthdayWeekend starts out with a wet and cold ferry ride to Seattle.
Sad Darin as we are stuck in traffic on the pass. Happy girls in the back seat with technology entertainment. #DarinsBirthdayWeekend
Lunch time fun. #DarinsBirthdayWeekend