It’s Saturday and I am catching up on all the house things I have felt behind on lately, including family blogging. Yesterday we were lucky enough to be in our old neighborhood for about 5 seconds, so I took some pictures of rocks + plants that we could pull ideas from for our yard now.
Over the last month our house has been visited by my father and my father-in-law on alternating weekends all of April. It was pretty great to see them both and a wonderful excuse to attempt to keep our house clean. We have also now become the proud owners of an inflatable mattress for our guests to use from now, so feel free to stop by and take a nap or stay a while. I’ve been trying to take more pictures for everyone to post here so here they are!
On the nice days we’ve been so lucky to have, Devin and I have been trying to get out and enjoy places that we have never been to (and just so happen to have excellent rock samples.) The Samish Slab day was April 22 and took a total of 5 minutes to drive to. A huge exposed bedrock slab is the perfect place to lay down a blanket, catch up on my reading and let a geologist loose. The Whitehorn adventure was a bit of a drive toward the refineries and we received a few sideways glances from some security dude, but the park trail was so very lovely and the rocky beach was even better. To the left there were some giant oil tanker beasts and to the right was a private property, but the in-between beach was perfect.
This most recent weekend also happened to be my dear friends birthday, so we spent the day crafting cards, eating cheesy pretzel snacks and homemade lemon bars, and catching up. I hate living so far away from my friend family, but we make up for it by using our time to pose for pictures and make 3-person pyramids. I am sad the weekend had to end.
In other news, last night was my official announcement of my promotion at work! Yay!! Now family errands commence as we will take a trip to the bank, the grocery store and campus. Maybe I’ll take a picture of the stack of books my FIL lent me to read, which one will I choose first?